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Slidecast: Finding “Social Whales” with the Katana Analytics Engine

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In this slidecast, Dimitri Williams from Ninja Metrics describes the company’s innovative Katana Social Analytics Engine. “Katana measures the value of social contributions in applications and games, provides detailed projections for the outcomes that matter to developers, and offers the tools to determine how effectively features facilitate engagement and social interaction.”

Interview: How Anaplan Delivers Innovation in Real-Time Data Modeling

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“The Anaplan revolution is to provide a big-data engine for business users, removing the need to work with data scientists. The ability to scale your data – 100 billion cells in one model, with 1 billion items in a list – will prove to be the key to proliferation, so long as the data is immediate, useable, consumable via apps, and easy to modify. With Anaplan, business users can build a model with 500 million cells, use it for one hour for a specific purpose, and then throw it away and start on a new one if they want! Ease of use is key. This is the future of enterprise big data.”

Interview: Carpathia Leverages Hadoop and the Cloud to Host Big Data Solutions

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“As a cloud operator and managed hosting provider, we’re seeing demand from a wide range of companies that are interested in leveraging the scalability and efficiency benefits of the cloud to better manage, analyze, and extract value from Big Data.”

Retail Analytics Specialist Reflektion Secures $8 Million Series B Funding

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Reflektion, an innovator in retail analytics, today announced that it raised $8 million in a Series B funding round led by Intel Capital as well as NIKE, Inc. and several private investors. Reflektion provides a predictive analytics platform for retailers and brands through a SaaS model.

Interview: Spectra Logic and Deep Storage Solutions for Massive Data

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“Deep storage, and tape library-based storage in general, benefit organizations that are looking to incorporate low-cost, high-density, scalable storage into their fast-growth data environments. Industries that recognize the value and regularly rely on tape storage include education, federal and state government, finance, life sciences, media and entertainment, oil and gas exploration, and Web 2.0, among others.”

How Kiuwan Measures and Analyzes the Quality of Your Code

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“Kiuwan does automatic code review based on static analysis in the cloud. It is SaaS model, as opposed to other software quality solutions based in code analysis that are on-premise and very expensive to implement, Kiuwan is an affordable solution in the cloud. We are the Salesforce.com of software quality.”

Preventive Healthcare: Big Data’s Rising Role

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Today’s healthcare industry is bursting with all kinds of data about patients, conditions, treatments, drug protocols, outcomes, etc. The problem is that this type of data is unstructured, making it difficult to capture and analyze by traditional means.

Versium: Predictive Analysis for Actionable Consumer Intelligence

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“Versium is a data technology company that operates a LifeData™ predictive analytics scoring solution that produces predictive scores. These technologies enable organizations to be more data-driven by powering solutions that help optimize consumer engagement, improve marketing efficiencies and better understand, retain and find new customers.”

Tarmin Defines and Refines Data Defined Storage

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“We are continuing to align GridBank with the growing demands of the information economy to deliver a future proof data centric solution for organizations. “

Interview: Data Analytics and the Ubiquitous Internet of Things

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We sat down with Cristian Borcea, PhD from the New Jersey Institute of Technology to discuss the IoT and Big Data applications. “New machine learning techniques could help us extract knowledge from these data – this happens especially for knowledge that we don’t expect and we don’t even know exists – we cannot search for something that we don’t know exists.”