Salesforce Delivers Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud

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Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), a leading CRM vendor, has announced Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. Wave is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user, making it easier than ever for anyone to explore data, uncover new insights and take action instantly from any device.

MapR Announces Initiative for Integration between Apache Drill and Apache Spark

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced an initiative to integrate Apache Drill, which provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources, with Apache Spark, the in-memory processing framework that provides speed, programming ease and real-time processing advantages.

New Survey from GE and Accenture Finds Growing Urgency for Big Data Analytics

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A new global study, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” from GE (NYSE: GE) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy.

RapidMiner Moves Predictive Analytics, Data Mining and Machine Learning into the Cloud

Pioneering predictive analytics leader RapidMiner has announced the general availability of RapidMiner Cloud.

LexisNexis Launches HPCC Systems® Developer Contest

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LexisNexis® Risk Solutions has announced its inaugural HPCC Systems Developer Contest. Developers and other technical professionals have the opportunity to demonstrate how they leveraged HPCC Systems to solve either a Big Data or Complex Query problem.

Predictive Modeling and Production Deployment

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Using predictive analytics involves understanding and preparing the data, defining the predictive model, and following the predictive process. Predictive models can assume many shapes and sizes, depending on their complexity and the application for which they are designed. The first step is to understand what questions you are trying to answer for your organization.

Prelert Introduces Real-Time Analysis of Complex Anomalies in Big Data Sets

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Prelert, the anomaly detection company, has announced a new feature of its Anomaly Detective machine learning engine that enables multidimensional analysis to be conducted on large volumes of data at speeds never before possible. This new feature, Stats Reduce, dramatically shrinks data transfer sizes, making it possible to perform the complex behavioral analysis of terabytes of data per hour.

Alteryx Secures $60 Million in Funding for Data Blending and Advanced Analytics

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Alteryx, Inc., the leader in data blending and advanced analytics, today announced a $60 Million investment led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from existing investors, SAP Ventures and Toba Capital. This new investment is in response to the significant growth Alteryx has experienced in the last year, with over 200 percent growth in its customer base.

Zoomdata Raises $17 Million for Big Data Exploration, Visualization and Analytics Platform

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Zoomdata, developers of a fast performing big data exploration, visualization and analytics platform, today announced the closing of a $17 million Series B funding round led by Accel Partners.

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This article is the third in an editorial series that has the goal to provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging big data technologies in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively in today’s climate of working to increase the value of corporate data assets.