Interview: Globys Answers the Question–Can Big Data Go Too Far?

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“Our contextual marketing platform, Mobile Occasions, leverages our customers’high-volume behavioral transaction data to gain deep insight into subscriber behavior, the platform then manages, executes and dynamically optimizes marketing campaigns that help maximize long-term revenue and retention of those subscribers, leveraging that insight.”

Interview: Survey from Dell Discovers Need for Big Data in Midmarket Companies

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Big Data has mostly been considered the realm of big enterprise and not the midmarket segment. Dell launched a survey to study this notion and discovered that midmarket companies not only need Big Data to engender better, more competitive business practices, but many are already using data analysis. We caught up with Darin Bartik, Executive Director and GM of Database Management at Dell, to learn more about the survey and its findings.

Interview: Guavus Tackles Real-Time Data Analytics Across the Entire Enterprise

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Guavus uses live analytics with responsive queries to garner insightful business metrics to serve up competitive advantage. “Guavas is unique in its ability to provide an end-to-end view across your business and operations in real time. Our operational intelligence platform processes over 2.5 petabytes of data per day, which equals to 250 billion records per day and 2.5 million transactions per second.”

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.

Interview: Datameer Brings End-to-End Data Analytic Solutions Built on Hadoop

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“Datameer is all about providing a self-service, end-to-end experience for big data analytics on Hadoop. From data integration to analytics to visualization, we are wizard-led, point-and-click. Most recently we announced our Smart Analytics module, which allows business users to use data mining algorithms through a drag and drop UI. These new capabilities complement what data scientists are doing and enable business analysts to take advantage of advanced algorithms without involving IT.”

Interview: Caserta Brings New Business Insights via Data Intelligence

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“Caserta Concepts is a leading big data innovation and implementation services organization. Among our areas of specialization is the development of solutions to meet the volume and variety of data and overall speed demands of the financial services sector.”

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.”

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.

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.”

Analytics Sheds Light on Black Friday

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US Retail stocks have been on a strong upward swing. The holiday season starting with Black Friday is very important to retail, so let’s look at the US Retail industry price and Sharpe ratio using R rCharts and the PerformanceAnalytics R package + javascript dygraphs.