Treasure Data Catches the Eyes of Ad Tech Market with Flexible Cloud Data Service

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Treasure Data, a cloud-based, managed service provider for big data, has announced a new offering empowering advertising technology companies to collect, store and analyze enormous data volumes in near-real-time, without operating a costly infrastructure.

Platfora Reports Greater Than 200 Percent Sales Growth

Platfora, the Big Data Analytics platform that runs natively on Hadoop, today announced tremendous sales growth in excess of 200 percent in annual recurring revenue over the past 12 months.

Alteryx Announces New Read and Write Capabilities for Hadoop Data

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Alteryx, a leader in data blending and advanced analytics, today announced during its Inspire 2014 keynote that analysts will soon be able to read data directly from the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), blend it with other sources, perform advanced analytics, and then write enriched data back to HDFS with Alteryx Analytics.

EXASOL Enhances Performance of In-Memory Analytic Database

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EXASOL AG, www.exasol.com, the provider of EXASolution a powerful engine for analytics and data warehousing, has announced the latest release of EXASolution Version 5. EXASolution Version 5 provides enhanced performance and a completely new in-database analytic tool called Skyline to enable “Preference Analytics.”

Birst Brings Enterprise-Caliber Cloud BI to SAP HANA Customers

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Birst, a leader in Cloud BI, today announced Birst for SAP HANA to empower organizations to take advantage of Birst’s enterprise-caliber analytics capabilities on top of the latest in-memory technology from SAP.

Interview: Deloitte Report on Business Analytics and the C-Level Executive

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“Some c-suite executives have quickly discovered the power of analytics, while others were more reluctant to embrace it. We see companies that embrace analytics across the enterprise as being more successful than their competitors. These observations have also been supported by academic studies that conclude that analytic oriented and metric driven organizations outperform those that do not embrace analytics holistically.”

Big Data Survey Finds 75% of Businesses Yet to Reach Production

Seventy-five percent of businesses have yet to successfully deploy big data analytics solutions to gain business-impacting insights, despite 65 percent increasing their investment in analytic services and technologies in 2014. These findings are part of “Analytics 2014,” Lavastorm’s second annual survey on analytic usage, trends, and future initiatives.

Lenovo Selects Talend Big Data Integration

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Talend, a global big data integration software leader, recently announced that Lenovo has chosen Talend Enterprise Big Data to help understand its customers by acquiring data sets from a variety of touch points – such as third parties, APIs, and social networking feeds – and transforming that data into a visual picture of the end-to-end customer journey.

Deloitte Launches New CXO Guidebook for Big Data

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Deloitte recently completed a new study designed to improve Big Data’s strategic role in the Corner Office. It provides a good lens toward better strategic and holistic use of the work being done by the data scientists. The result of the study is the new CXO “guidebook” designed to help leadership get their arms around Big Data.

Visualization of the Week: NFL Players Getting Beefier

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It is amazing what data can tell you. Football players are getting bigger. Noah Veltman, a developer for the WNYC Data News team, shows by how much through an animated heatmap. You can mouse the slider back and forth quickly for maximum effect, or stop at a particular year.