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How Mashable Seeds Journalism with Data Science

Feb 27, 2017 |

In journalism, researching what to write about often takes more time and effort than actually writing. But the online news site Mashable has found a way to accelerate the editorial process using a judicious application of big data tech and data science. Read more…

Can Big Data Tame the Chaos of Virtualized IT?

Feb 23, 2017 |

The “software-defined” revolution is driving private data centers toward AWS-like efficiency. However, the virtualization of hardware, storage, and networking—not to mention agile coding techniques and a rapid-fire “DevOps” culture–also makes it much more difficult for IT professionals to track down problems. Read more…

Four Ways to Visualize Big Streaming Data Now

Feb 22, 2017 |

Every day, the data deluge continues to grow.  From clickstreams and transaction logs to mobile apps and the IoT, big data threatens to overwhelm customers relying on traditional BI tools to analyze it. Read more…

Data Opportunities Slipping Through the Cracks

Feb 21, 2017 |

If you’re struggling to make the most of your data, take heart in the fact that you’re not alone. A large percentage of companies are not fully executing on their big data, data science, and IoT strategies, several recent studies say. Read more…

Why Anaconda’s Data Science Tent Is So Big–And Getting Bigger

Feb 16, 2017 |

With more than 13 million downloads to date, Anaconda is blossoming into a real phenomenon in a crowded data science field. What made the collection of mostly Python-based tools so popular to data hackers—a dedication to openness, interoperability, and innovation—is also the strategy behind Continuum Analytics’ Read more…

News In Brief

Kinetica Joins Growing List of Kafka Connectors

Mar 1, 2017 |

As large enterprises move big data via Apache Kafka, the open source data-messaging platform is gaining more adherents in response to Kafka pioneer Confluent Inc.’s release of a commercial platform for connecting data inside big companies. Read more…

U.S. Voter Data Gets Wrangled

Feb 28, 2017 |

The unforeseen outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election underscored the need for more granular data about the American electorate and its attitudes. Save for a few datasets focusing on national campaign contributions, nearly every pollster missed the populist surge that elected Donald J. Read more…

Platform Incorporates Spark to Boost Collaboration

Feb 23, 2017 |

In-memory tools such as Apache Spark continue to mark inroads on predictive analytics platforms designed to allow data scientists and analysts to apply machine learning to large and diverse data sets. Read more…

Reltio Previews Upgraded Cloud Data Manager

Feb 22, 2017 |

Reltio, the cloud data management specialist whose platform automatically sources, prepares and analyzes data, said it is readying the latest version of its cloud platform that adds integration and collaboration features intended to boost real-time analytics. Read more…

Microsoft Surges in Gartner Quadrant with Power BI

Feb 21, 2017 |

Microsoft is the new king of the hill when it comes to business intelligence and analytics platforms, at least according to the latest Magic Quadrant from Gartner, which placed the Power BI backer in the pole position. Read more…

This Just In

Clarabridge Acquires Engagor

May 21, 2015 |

RESTON, VA., May 21 — Clarabridge, Inc., the leading provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions for the world’s top brands, today announced the acquisition of Engagor, the most comprehensive platform for real-time social customer service and engagement. Read more…

MemSQL Launches Community Edition: World’s Fastest In-Memory Database Now Available to All

May 20, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 20  – MemSQL, the leader in real-time databases for transactions and analytics, today announced the most significant release of MemSQL to date. MemSQL 4 – which includes a new Community Edition – empowers interconnected enterprises to aggregate and report on real-time data, accelerating the growth trajectories of their digital businesses. Read more…

Apache Unveils Hadoop 2

Oct 17, 2013 |Apache Software Foundation, which oversees the 150 or so open source projects under the famous Apache umbrella, this week announced Hadoop 2 – the latest version of the popular software framework for distributed computing. Read more…