big data

  • RapidMiner Scoops Up Radoop For Hadoop Analytics Processing

    RapidMiner Scoops Up Radoop For Hadoop Analytics Processing

    RapidMiner, a big data analytics startup, purchased former partner Radoop, giving it Hadoop processing and access to the Radoop team’s Hadoop expertise. They did not share the purchase price. RapidMiner enables customers to create a data-analytics workflow and grab data from a variety of sources without scripting using built-in connectors, then process that data to see patterns that… Read More

  • Microsoft Announces Azure ML, Cloud-based Machine Learning Platform That Can Predict Future Events

    Microsoft Announces Azure ML, Cloud-based Machine Learning Platform That Can Predict Future Events

    Microsoft has been on quite a cloud roll lately and today it announced a new cloud-based machine learning platform called Azure ML, which enables companies to use the power of the cloud to build applications and APIs based on big data and predict future events instead of looking backwards at what happened. The product is built on the machine learning capabilities already available in… Read More

  • SiSense Raises $30M More To Bring Big Data Analytics To Businesspeople

    SiSense Raises $30M More To Bring Big Data Analytics To Businesspeople

    SiSense, a business intelligence startup that is among those making big data analytics accessible to ordinary business users (and not just data scientists) is today announcing more funding: a $30 million Series C round led by DFJ Growth — the VC’s arm dedicated to later-stage investments that recently announced a new fund we understand to be totalling over $500 million (in May… Read More

  • Combining Big Data And Human Resources Nets Visier $25.5 Million

    Combining Big Data And Human Resources Nets Visier $25.5 Million

    Continuing the growth of its software business applying big data analytics technologies to the human resources market, Visier has managed to attract $25.5 million in new financing. The new round will help the company expand into new verticals and consolidate its position in the human resources category, according to investors and the company’s chief executive John Schwartz. Read More

  • DataTorrent, A Big Data Platform Built On Hadoop, Can Process A Billion Events Per Second

    DataTorrent, A Big Data Platform Built On Hadoop, Can Process A Billion Events Per Second

    DataTorrent made its primary product, DataTorrent RTS, generally available today. The product is built on top of Hadoop 2.0 and allows companies to process massive amounts of big data in real time. According to Phu Hoang, co-founder of the company, who was one of the first engineers at Yahoo! hired in 1996, the product can process more than a billion data events per second. Prior to a… Read More

  • Trifacta Raises $25 Million For Its Data Transformation Software

    Trifacta Raises $25 Million For Its Data Transformation Software

    While companies spend trillions of dollars on big data technologies to compile, store, and deliver the volumes of data they’re collecting and the software and services that they have to make sense of that data once it’s collected, there’s a divide that separates the two parts of the process. San Francisco, Calif.-based Trifacta is selling a software that purports to bridge… Read More

  • Actually, Every Company Is a Big Data Company

    Actually, Every Company Is a Big Data Company

    Every day companies collect data about their customers and industries, simply as an artifact of the act conducting business. As I listened to a panel on Big Data yesterday at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in Cambridge, Mass., I had an epiphany: every company is a Big Data company, it’s just that some get it and some don’t. There is a notion around cloud computing that companies born… Read More

  • Microsoft, SAP Strengthen Ties With Mobile, Data, Cloud Partnership

    Microsoft, SAP Strengthen Ties With Mobile, Data, Cloud Partnership

    Microsoft and SAP are two old-school enterprise vendors that have been partnering for almost 20 years, and this week their partnership is taking a pronounced leap into the future as they come together around cloud, mobile and big data products. To that end, the partnership involves 3 parts: The Cloud SAP plans to run several of its key cloud services on Microsoft’s Azure platform… Read More

  • Celmatix Begins Clinical Trials For Big Data-Based Fertility Planning Services

    Celmatix Begins Clinical Trials For Big Data-Based Fertility Planning Services

    Now a startup company named Celmatix is starting clinical trials for its technology, which aims to make the process more transparent and provide better therapies to women who want to get pregnant. The New York-based company combines genetic therapies with an ability to compute massive amounts of data to better predict the outcomes of various fertility treatments. Read More

  • First Class Graduates From Data Elite Big Data Lab

    First Class Graduates From Data Elite Big Data Lab

    Stamos Venios, Managing Partner of Data Elite says his company had a vision when they conceived of Data Elite, a lab of sorts, providing a support system for people with ideas for big data companies. This week, the first seven participants are moving onto the next stage. Venios said from the beginning they conceived of a place to provide more intensive support than startups normally get from… Read More

  • Aviso Aims To Take Guesswork Out Of Earnings Forecasts

    Aviso Aims To Take Guesswork Out Of Earnings Forecasts

    Aviso came out of stealth mode today with the goal of helping companies provide more accurate earnings forecasts. K.V. Rao, co-founder and CEO at Aviso explained that the company has been working on the problem for two years and they hope to make earnings forecasting, which when wrong can cost companies millions in market cap, less about gut and instinct and more about data-driven… Read More