I love a good data science competition to let me stretch my arms around a good problem. Kaggle is one of my favorite destinations these days to learn about all the innovative ways machine learning is being applied to real-life business problems. So I was pleasantly surprised to see this new challenge sponsored by Algomost, an international data mining platform.
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an alliance agreement with Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache™ Hadoop®, to give clients access to Cloudera’s enterprise data hub. This big data platform will help clients to better utilize their big data and compete in today’s increasingly digital world.
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire i4C Analytics, an advanced analytics software platform provider based in Italy that specializes in helping clients solve complex business problems through easy to use analytics applications.
Large Austrian retailer MPREIS has long been using QlikView for business analytics. When the data got too large, the company turned to ParStream to provide immediate query response on billions of records for QlikView’s Direct Discovery. Now the retailer is able to view aggregated and highly detailed information in the same dashboard in real-time. In this use case examination, we’ll take a look at the problem the company faced and the steps taken toward a solution.
“Most technology does some things well, and some things poorly. There is no ‘one thing’ that is the perfect solution for all use cases. As you make your next move, pick gear, software and partners that will first and foremost help solve the problem, don’t worry about what someone else will think of your choice. On more occasions than you think, an “old” technology, such as tape or virtualization, can create a competitive advantage.”