Zoomdata Raises $17 Million for Big Data Exploration, Visualization and Analytics Platform

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Zoomdata, developers of a fast performing big data exploration, visualization and analytics platform, today announced the closing of a $17 million Series B funding round led by Accel Partners.

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This article is the third in an editorial series that has the goal to provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging big data technologies in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively in today’s climate of working to increase the value of corporate data assets.

Fortscale Introduces User Behavior Analytics Solution for User-Related Threat Mitigation

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Fortscale is officially introducing its innovative flagship product that helps enterprise security analysts identify user-related threats, malicious insiders, compromised accounts, suspicious behavior and risky access to data by extracting Big Data repositories with user behavior analytics.

Pepperdata Enables Opower to Rely on Hadoop for Real-time Big Data Analytics

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Pepperdata, a leader in Apache Hadoop performance optimization, has announced that Opower, a leader in cloud-based software for the utility industry, has deployed Pepperdata Supervisor, a real-time cluster optimizer, to ensure its production Hadoop environment can scale to hundreds of billions of data points reliably, efficiently and on time.

Yahoo! JAPAN Partners With Treasure Data

Treasure Data, a cloud service for big data, has announced a partnership with Yahoo! JAPAN to offer big data solutions.

Solutionary Leverages Big Data Analytics to Speed Real-Time Threat Detection

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Solutionary, an NTT Group security company (NYSE: NTT) and the next-generation managed security services provider (MSSP), has announced that its Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) is combining its deep security expertise with big data analytics to expand global correlation, providing customers with a greater view of attack indicators and a true understanding of attackers’ goals and techniques.

The Weather Channel Transitioning All Digital Properties to MongoDB

MongoDB today announced that weather.com, the online home of The Weather Channel brand, uses MongoDB to serve data for the company’s newest iOS and Android apps. The apps provide trusted, accurate weather data to more than 40 million users, including severe weather alerts to subscribers in affected geographic locations, in real time.

Certona Launches Predictive Cloud for Digital Marketers and Retailers

Certona, a leader in real-time omnichannel personalization for the world’s largest brands and retailers, has introduced the Certona® Predictive Cloud™ to empower brands, technology providers, digital agencies and system integrators to create the next generation of highly personalized apps and services with full access to Certona’s open infrastructure.

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Enterprise data assets are what feed the predictive analytic process, and any tool must facilitate easy integration with all the different types data sources required to answer critical business questions. Robust predictive analytics needs to access analytical and relational databases, OLAP cubes, flat files, and enterprise applications.

Visualization of the Week: US Weather Trends

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This week’s visualization choice was selected because it really hit home for me living in Los Angeles. Just in case you’re not familiar with our plight here in Hollyweird, we have a case of perpetual summer and severe drought conditions which when coupled together have produced a rather harsh climate in which to live.