Accenture Study Shows Satisfaction with Business Outcomes from Big Data

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Ninety-two percent of executives from companies that are applying big data to their businesses said they are satisfied with the results, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone

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Making its biggest announcement in a decade as leader in analytics, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses.

Slidecast: Fortissimo Foundation – A Clustered, Pervasive, Global Direct-remote I/O Access System

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“Fortissimo Foundation is a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system that linearly scales I/O bandwidth, memory, Flash and hard disk storage capacity and server performance to provide an “in-memory” scale-out solution that intelligently aggregates all resources of a data center cluster into a massive global name space, bridging all remote compute and storage resources to look and act as if they were local.”

Tableau Conference 2014 – A Field Report

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I just returned from the annual Tableau Conference 2014 (affectionately referred to as TC14) and I’m data overload! The big event took place Sept. 8-11 in beautiful Seattle and I must confess that the experience really energized me.

Putting Hadoop to Work the Right Way

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A new paper sponsored by MapR “Putting Hadoop to Work the Right Way,” takes a deep dive into the intricacies of Hadoop, and recommends how to evaluate Hadoop’s platform offerings so you can meet your short-term goals and long-term architectural plans.

Fuze Selects Sumo Logic to Gain Visibility into Application and Security Infrastructure

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Sumo Logic, the next generation machine data intelligence company, announced that Fuze, a leading enterprise video communication and collaboration service that allows people to work from anywhere, selected Sumo Logic to monitor and provide insight into their technical infrastructure.

Couchbase Shines in Newly Released NoSQL Performance Benchmark

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Couchbase, Inc., provider of the most complete NoSQL database, today announced final results of an independent NoSQL vendor comparison by Thumbtack Technology, Inc., an industry leader in NoSQL consulting services.

Business Uses of Predictive Analytics

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The need for predictive analytics in the enterprise is clear, as it can provide smarter analysis for better decision making, increased market competitiveness, a direct path in taking advantage of market opportunity and threats, a way to reduce uncertainty and manage risk, an approach to proactively plan and act, discovery of meaningful patterns, and the means to anticipate and react to emerging trends.

Dentsu razorfish Selects MapR Hadoop Distribution for Next Generation Communication Platform

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced that Dentsu razorfish, a joint venture between digital agency razorfish and Dentsu, a globally recognized advertisement firm, has deployed the MapR Distribution including Hadoop as the underlying technology for its Next Generation Communication Platform (NGCP) solution.

NVIDIA “Drop-In” Software Simplifies Acceleration of Deep Learning Applications

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NVIDIA has introduced easily deployable software that helps developers harness the power of GPU acceleration for groundbreaking deep learning applications in areas such as image classification, video analytics, speech recognition and natural language processing.