Accenture and Hortonworks Join Forces to Help Businesses Manage Big Data

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an alliance agreement with Hortonworks, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, in a further strategic move to build its big data and digital capabilities and bring big outcomes from big data and analytics to its clients.

Gurunavi Chooses MapR to Strengthen its Big Data Analysis

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Nautilus Technologies, Inc., provider of enterprise middle-ware with consulting and development for Hadoop environment, and MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced that Gurunavi Inc., a leading restaurant search site in Japan, has chosen the MapR Distribution for Hadoop to leverage its big data and search history to provide greater value-add for its services.

Infragistics Announces Enterprise Mobility Suite

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Infragistics, a global leader in enterprise mobility empowerment, has announced it has enhanced its powerful business intelligence and collaboration solutions, ReportPlus and SharePlus, combining them into the new Infragistics Enterprise Mobility Suite. The Enterprise Mobility Suite was built for the next generation of employees to empower them to work anywhere, anytime by unlocking enterprise data on their smartphones and tablets.

Kony, Inc. Selects TIBCO Jaspersoft for Cloud-based Analytics and Reporting

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TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) has announced that Kony, Inc., a leading enterprise mobility company, is using TIBCO Jaspersoft® for Amazon Web Services to achieve embedded analytics within its mobile platform. Jaspersoft®, the “Intelligence Inside” applications and business processes, is used by Kony and its customers to monitor, report, and analyze the deployment of mobile applications.

Alteryx and Databricks to Lead Development of Apache SparkR for Scalable Hadoop Analytics

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Alteryx and Databricks has announced they are collaborating to drive the value of Apache Hadoop and Spark into the hands of everyday analysts. These companies will become the primary committers to SparkR, a subset of the overall Spark framework.

Leaving Data on the Table: Data Scientists Reveal Obstacles to Big Data

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The huge volume of Big Data produced by sensors, genomic sequencers, electronic exchanges, and connected devices continues to generate headlines but it’s the diverse types of data, not the volume, that’s a bigger challenge to data scientists and is causing them to “leave data on the table.”

Guavus Enhances its Reflex Operational Intelligence Platform with Apache Spark and Hadoop YARN

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Guavus, a leading provider of big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence, has unveiled Reflex 2.0 with support for Apache Spark and Hadoop YARN. The Guavus Reflex™ Operational Intelligence Platform provides a real-time analysis across business and operations for better quality decision-making.

Interview: Webtrends Delivers Marketing via In-The-Moment Analytics

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“In the next few years, the imperative for marketing to be “data-driven” will force big data & digital analytics to converge becoming the standard for applying big data to marketing. Webtrends is already heading down this path, utilizing big data technologies to enable in-the-moment marketing. The chasm between reporting and action will be crossed and the digital analytics vendors that do not have major investments in big data today will be even further behind in the future.”

Cambridge Semantics Launches Anzo Smart Data Integration Software

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Cambridge Semantics, a leading provider of Smart Data solutions driven by Semantic Web technology, has announced the launch of its Anzo Smart Data Integration (ASDI) software to help enterprises rapidly understand and integrate information assets. ASDI is designed to reduce integration time-frames and costs by 10x and enhance time-to-revenue when on-boarding new customers, partners and data.

Zendesk Insights Delivers Deeper Understanding of Customers

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Zendesk, Inc. (NYSE: ZEN) has launched Insights, its next-generation analytics tool for organizations to measure and visualize the impact of their customer service interactions managed through its cloud-based customer service platform.