Earlier this week, I attended a very informative event sponsored by the LA RUG (Los Angeles R User Group meetup) that featured the topic “Extending the R language to the enterprise with TERR & Spotfire.”
MapR Technologies, Inc., a top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, and Elasticsearch Inc., a popular open source search and analytics solution, today announced the integration of Elasticsearch’s real-time search and analytics capability with the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop, enabling customers to search and store tremendous amounts of information in real time.
Experfy, based at the Harvard Innovation Lab, announced that it has launched a paradigm-changing, online marketplace that will allow industry leaders to solve their Big Data talent needs. Enterprises now have a central platform for on-demand hiring of vetted experts with algorithmic skills and domain knowledge, primarily for short-term projects related to data, analytics and business intelligence.
Bitvore Corporation, a developer of intelligence gathering and big data mining systems, recently announced it has closed a Series A funding round of $4.5 million. Led by prominent Southern California tech investor Yuri Pikover, the round also includes nearly $1 million raised from crowdfunding sources.
In this video from GTC 2014, Todd Mostak from MapD demonstrates the company’s GPU-powered in-memory relational database software for Big Data. The Cambridge, Mass., based startup has built a high-speed GPU in-memory database that brings interactivity to big data. It can, for example, track more than a billion tweets worldwide at a time – and provide real-time visual analysis of the data. MapD was also announced as the winner of the GPU Technology Conference’s Early Stage Challenge this year, and they will be coming home with a cool $100,000 check.
Always on the look-out for new offerings in the customer profiling and personalization space, I was able to catch up with Meyar Sheik, CEO and co-founder of Certona to talk about his company. Meyar has been a web analytics pioneer since 2000 and founded Certona with a team of predictive analytics experts to improve real-time behavioral targeting and personalization.