A Data Science Challenge to Predict Possible Mergers & Acquisitions

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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 Partners with Cloudera to Empower Enterprises with Data as a Platform Offering

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.

Prelert Announces Open API to Anomaly Detective® Analytics Engine

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Prelert, the anomaly detection company, today announced that it is enabling developers and power users to leverage its Anomaly Detective® advanced analytics engine through an open API.

Accenture Acquires i4C Analytics

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.

Accenture Introduces Predictive Health Intelligence Solutions

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched Predictive Health Intelligence, a comprehensive set of analytics solutions to help global life sciences companies determine the precise combination of treatments and services that can lead to better patient, provider, and economic outcomes.

Volante Technologies Adds Support for Hadoop®

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Volante Technologies, a global leader in the provision of innovative financial data integration, today announced that it has enhanced Volante Designer version 5.0 to support the Hadoop® framework.

A Solution for Real-Time Retail Analytics

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.

A Brief History of Big Data

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Big data is a relatively new phenomenon comprised of a number of disciplines that contribute to making the technology possible. But have you ever wondered how we got here, how big data evolved over time?

A Mathematical Model for Murder

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A recent paper published in PLos ONE, two UC Irvine mathematicians, Dominik Wodarz and Natalia Komarova, describe an elegant mathematical model to answer just these questions.

2014 Resolutions and Goals for a Storage Technologist

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“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.”