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Overcoming the Quant Crunch

May 30, 2017 |

Think it’s hard to find trained data scientists in the job market now? According to a new report from IBM dubbed “The Quant Crunch,” the shortage will grow so big in the years to come that it could derail the delivery of big data benefits that we all expect. Read more…

Open Data Science Presents Business Opportunity to New Continuum CEO

Feb 2, 2017 |

Continuum Analytics turned some heads last month when it announced the appointment of IT industry veteran Scott Collison to be its new CEO. With stints running departments of Microsoft, VMware, and Salesforce.com, Collison looks to grow Continuum’s data science platform business through a combination of enterprise savvy and open-source scale. Read more…

How Intelligent Machines Learn to Make Sense of the World

Jan 31, 2017 |

Home Depot uses it to show which bathtubs in its huge inventory will fit someone’s oddly shaped bathroom. Apple uses it to present customers with relevant apps from the app store. Read more…

Data Science Platforms Seen as Difference-Makers

Jan 23, 2017 |

How will data scientists work in the future? Based on today’s trends and a new survey by Forrester, it seems likely that much of the work that data scientists do will revolve around centralized platforms that help to organize not just the data and the tools, but data scientists themselves. Read more…

Text Analytics and Machine Learning: A Virtuous Combination

Nov 21, 2016 |

The world of big data analytics is incredibly diverse, and people are coming up with new analytic tools and techniques every day. But one particularly productive combination that should not be overlooked involves the use of text analytics and machine learning. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

ODPi Tackles Hive with Latest Hadoop Runtime Spec

Sep 27, 2016 |

ODPi today unveiled the second major release of its Runtime Specification that’s geared at setting a standard for Hadoop components to ensure greater interoperability among distributions and third-party products. New additions to the spec include Apache Hive and the Hadoop Compatible File System (HCFS). Read more…

What’s Driving the Data Prep Market? TDWI Digs In

Jul 8, 2016 |

It’s no secret in the analytics community that data quality is a problem. But how big a problem is it? TDWI, a respected provider of data warehousing insights, shed some light on the topic with a new report. Read more…

Predictive Analytics Now In Reach Of the Average Enterprise, Forrester Says

Apr 7, 2015 |

The average enterprise is better positioned than ever to take advantage of advanced analytic software, says Forrester Research, which put out its annual power rankings for advanced analytic tool vendors last week. Read more…

Data Analytics Used to Spot Certification Test Cheaters

Apr 21, 2014 |There has been much media coverage lately about standardized testing in American schools as well as fundamental changes to college entrance exams. But employers also have issues preventing cheating on professional certification and licensing exams. Read more…

This Just In

UNC Charlotte Receives Research and Software Grant From SAS

Apr 9, 2014 |Utilities lack a strong pipeline of data scientists to tackle tough industry-business concerns. Analytics leader SAS has stepped up with a research and software grant, including energy forecasting technologies, to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC). Multidisciplinary engineering coursework combined with practical data applications are expected to attract new students to the field. Read more…

SAS Updates MDM Software

Apr 2, 2014 |As organizations seek more insight from their data, the ability to organize and manage the data pouring in from an ever-growing list of sources is critical. To help organizations better access, manage and use data from any source, SAS has updated its SAS Master Data Management and SAS Federation Server software. Read more…

SAS Releases New In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop

Mar 25, 2014 |With its new SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop, SAS is rapidly becoming the analytics platform of choice for the Hadoop open source framework, considered the future of big data. Read more…

Registration Still Open for SAS Global Forum

Mar 20, 2014 |Here’s more proof that big data and analytics are white hot: The world’s premier analytics conference, SAS Global Forum, has achieved record registration this year. Read more…

Data Science Technologies to Host Seminar On Big Data Analytics

Mar 10, 2014 |Data Science Technologies (DST), a subsidiary of StorIT Distribution and a pioneer in the Big Data Analytics solutions and services space, today announced its inaugural event on Big Data Analytics for customers and partners on March 18, 2014 at The Westin Mena Siyahi in Dubai. The event titled 'The Big Data Analytics Power Lunch' is a joint effort by DST and SAS to offer customers complete insights into harnessing their structured and unstructured, optimizing this data to grow their business further and demonstrate the features and benefits of using SAS Visual Analytics. Read more…