Revolution Analytics, the only commercial provider of open source R software, recently announced the launch of an Academic Institution Program and a Public Service Program. The new programs provide educational and nonprofit institutions with full access to Revolution R Enterprise (RRE), the company’s flagship Big Data predictive analytics software, for a yearly licensing fee of $999, which includes a license for unlimited users and general support.
The father of the S language which ultimately became R, Dr. John Chambers, sits down with Professor Trevor Hastie of the Stanford University Statistics Department to discuss the long and fascinating history of the R language.
Data grid software leader ScaleOut Software is using in-memory computing to achieve operational analytics for real-time decision making. There are real benefits in support of in-memory technology when it comes to fraud alerts, transportation management, and taking advantage of short-lived financial opportunities.
Treating the web as a data source is a passion of Import.io, a start-up company founded in 2012 with co-headquarters in London and San Francisco. The company recently announced a new service allowing its users to turn any web page into an API, thus making it easy for developers to pull data from the web.
A recent big data report was based on a Forbes Insights survey and conducted in association with Rocket Fuel, a provider of artificial intelligence advertising solutions. The report provides insight into how marketers perceive the value of using big data technology to drive marketing initiatives.
Raising capital for a shiny new start-up company is a daunting task what with shoring up interest by funding sources like Angels and VCs, producing a compelling “pitch deck,” and stacking your management team with the right people. But the big elephant in the room is always – how much to raise? Entrepreneur Jamie Davidson recently put some science (data science that is) behind this very important question.