New Search Engine Puts a Check on Big Data

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With today’s big data industry, it’s all about consumers doling out their personal data and companies gladly scooping them up to push them through advanced machine learning algorithms in an attempt to understand every last nuance about you – whether you like it or not. With today’s beta launch of the new Private.me search engine, the playing field has changed.

John Chambers: Interfaces, Efficiency and Big Data

In the video presentation below, industry luminary John Chambers makes a keynote presentation at the recent useR! 2014 conference, Interfaces, Efficiency and Big Data.

Metanautix Comes Out of Stealth to ­Simplify the Data Supply Chain

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Metanautix, a big data analytics company focused on simplifying the data supply chain, has announced that it has partnered with Sequoia Capital for a $7 million Series A financing round.

HAMR – Beyond MapReduce

ET International, Inc. (ETI) has announced that a beta version of HAMR is available for testing. After an extensive period of collaborative R&D and private testing, its big data analytics framework HAMR is now available for market-wide testing by developers and data scientists.

AAA Uses Target Marketing with Predictive and Geo-spatial Analytics

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At the recent Alteryx Inspire conference, the American Automobile Association (AAA) shared shared how they rely on predictive and geo-spatial analytics to better serve their members, their branch offices and anticipate business needs.

Conversion Logic Launchs New Attribution SaaS

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Conversion Logic, a company offering next generation SaaS advanced attribution with a deep focus on informing cross-platform video measurement and optimization, officially launched in Santa Monica. Conversion Logic offers a way to offer brands, ad agencies, media buyers and digital marketers the ability to attribute value across all digital channels with an initial emphasis on video, and take action on those insights immediately to maximize their media investment.

Tidemark Adds Advanced Analytics to its Cloud-First Financial and Operational Planning Applications

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Tidemark, maker of modern cloud-first business planning and enterprise analytics solutions, announced it has added a new and innovative collection of features that brings advanced analytics to the office of finance.

Cisco Systems Releases UCS Big Data CVD Based on Ubuntu OpenStack

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Ubuntu OpenStack continues to be the “go to” platform for enterprise scale out solutions, as Cisco releases its latest CVD (Cisco Validated Design), Hadoop as a Service (HaaS) with Cisco UCS Common Platform Architecture (CPA v2) for Big Data and OpenStack .

Do You Know What You R Doing With R?

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In this special guest feature, Bill Franks from Teradata talks about how to get the most out of the R open source statistical environment when doing business analytics. He also tailors expectations in terms of several perceived limitations of R and how to get around them.

Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

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The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies just hit the streets! This guide to the industry’s pulse is a good way to balance the hype with reality. As you’ll note in the chart below, big data is entering the Trough of Disillusionment.