Industry Perspectives from the 2013 O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference

The O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference is one of a few conferences that seriously can deliver on the mission of providing a state-of-the-art perspective on the big data industry. Here is a selection of video presentations made by industry luminaries that can guide enterprise thought leaders.

Signal Enables SurveyMonkey to Manage Vendor Evaluation Process

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BIG DATA USE CASE Signal, a leader in real-time, cross-channel technology, recently announced it has enabled leading online survey platform SurveyMonkey to test and compare the performance of two retargeting vendors, resulting in a 33 percent reduction in customer acquisition cost. A/B testing allows marketers to make data-driven decisions that take the guesswork out of […]

Susa Ventures Raises $25M Seed Fund to Back Data-Focused Startups

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Susa Ventures is a new seed stage VC that recently announced the final close of its $25 million seed fund. The bi-coastal firm, which was founded by a collection of four friends and regular co-angel investors, looks to focus on what it calls “companies with a maniacal focus on data.”

Big Data Humor: Grade School Data Privacy

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Data Science 101: The OpenCPU System

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The OpenCPU System is an important step towards a universal interface for scientific computing.

IBM and Real-Time Big Data in Critical Care and Treatment

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From premature babies to traumatic brain injuries in adults, critically-ill patients often hang in a precarious balance between stabilizing and taking a turn for the worse. Doctors and nurses work tirelessly to keep track of data from heart monitors, respirators, and other machines to help restore health. But it’s not just the amount of healthcare-related data that seems to be growing exponentially — so is the pace needed to analyze it.

Versium’s Predictive GivingScore Identifies High-Impact Donors

Versium, a data technology company that operates a LifeData® predictive analytics scoring service, today announced the launch of its Predictive GivingScore solution.

Weather Data Contest – Climate Crush

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If you’re a weather visionary and/or data scientist looking for a noble way to spend your summer, consider the Climate Crush – a weather data visualization contest with a cash prize. Weather Analytics opens its data and invites participants to create a visualization – infographic, dynamic interface, widget, app, anything – using the weather data (as well as any other open data sources).

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.

New Forrester Report Names Collibra as a Leader in Data Governance

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Collibra, a pioneer in creating business data authority solutions to enhance data value for the enterprise, recently announced it has been named a leader in the new report, The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Tools, Q2 2014. The Forrester Research report says “Collibra shows the direction.”