big data

  • Cheaper Sensors Will Fuel The Age Of Smart Everything

    Cheaper Sensors Will Fuel The Age Of Smart Everything

    The Internet of Things is a term that’s being bandied about with increasing frequency these days. You could think of it as the “cloud” of 2015 — that buzzword that marketers put in absolutely everything because it makes their company sound cool and hip. The Internet of Things in actuality involves a network of smart sensors collecting data. As the sensors grow ever… Read More

  • IBM Watson Group Buys AlchemyAPI To Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

    IBM Watson Group Buys AlchemyAPI To Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

    IBM Watson, the artificial intelligence platform made famous by beating the three best Jeopardy! champions ever several years ago, bought Denver-based AlchemyAPI today. It did not reveal the purchase price. The acquisition gives Watson a key piece of machine learning technology. The deal also gives it access to community of over 40,000 AlchemyAPI developers, who are building cognitive… Read More

  • New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Decision Making

    New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Decision Making

    Humanyze, a unique new firm spawned in the MIT Media Lab, has developed a system that uses a smart employee badge to collect employee behavioral data, which it links to specific metrics with the goal of improving business performance. It announced $1M in seed funding today. The funding was led by Romulus Capital with contributions from Boston Seed and dunnhumby Ventures. Humanyze… Read More

  • Pivotal Open Sources Key Parts of Its Big Data Suite

    Pivotal Open Sources Key Parts of Its Big Data Suite

    Pivotal announced today that it was moving three core pieces of its Big Data Suite to open source, while continuing to offer advanced features and support in a commercial version. The three components moving to open source are GemFire, the platform’s in-Memory NoSQL Database, the enterprise SQL on Hadoop component, HAWQ and the suite’s massively parallel processing (MPP)… Read More

  • Datameer Heads To The Cloud With Latest Big Data Product

    Datameer Heads To The Cloud With Latest Big Data Product

    Datameer launched a new cloud service called Datameer Professional today that offers customers a Big Data solution without the hassle of installing, configuring and maintaining it themselves in-house. The goal of this new approach is to put the buying decision into the hands of business units, instead of being mainly driven by IT. Datameer, which launched in 2009, offers big data and… Read More

  • Bottlenose Scores $13.4M To Help Enterprises Spot Emerging Trends And Threats In Real-Time

    Bottlenose Scores $13.4M To Help Enterprises Spot Emerging Trends And Threats In Real-Time

    Bottlenose, a big data analytics firm which likens itself to “a real-time Palantir,” referencing its focus on tracking, filtering and analyzing stream data, has raised $13.4 million in Series B funding, an SEC filing shows and the company now confirms. The round was led by KPMG Capital, a new fund created by KPMG International to invest in data and analytics globally. Bottlenose… Read More

  • YC-Backed Yhat Gives Data Science Teams A Head Start

    YC-Backed Yhat Gives Data Science Teams A Head Start

    Yhat founders Greg Lamp and Austin Ogilvie were working with a team of data scientists at OnDeck, a successful small business loan startup, when they noticed a problem. The data science team was coming up with cool ideas, but the engineers couldn’t implement these applications, as fast as they could produce them, simply because they lacked the tools to do it. That’s when they… Read More

  • White House Report Sees Potential, Pitfalls Of Big Data

    White House Report Sees Potential, Pitfalls Of Big Data

    A new report released by the White House today outlines the potential and pitfalls of big data in our lives. While there is tremendous economic and social promise from big data, there is also equal prospect for abuse, especially when it comes to privacy and personal data protection. President Obama plans to file several pieces of legislation in the coming months around consumer privacy and… Read More

  • Hockey And Big Data Crunch Network

    Hockey And Big Data

    Hockey is a naturally aggressive sport, and the casual fan has learned to associate it with violence, the kind that makes the daily sports highlight segment on the news. But like other sports, there are subtle nuances to the game that are lost in between the bare-knuckle brawls and bone-jarring hits. Hockey is the ultimate team sport in the regard that players are more than willing to… Read More

  • Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

    Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

    Y Combinator-backed Smarking found a technology gap in parking industry, and the three founders decided to fill it with a smart parking solution. Designed for parking garages, the Smarking service, makes use of big data, analytics and the cloud, to help parking managers maximize pricing and availability based on usage patterns and other factors that could affect demand like weather… Read More

  • Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9

    Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9

    Some developments on the class action suit filed against Facebook over alleged privacy violations in Europe. Europe vs. Facebook, the group leading the suit now with 25,000 claimants in tow, has had its first hearing set for April 9, in a court in Vienna, marking the first time Facebook will appear in court over the case. The class action covers a number of areas ranging from data use… Read More

  • Rubikloud Raises $7 Million In Funding To Help Retailers Analyze Big Data

    Rubikloud Raises $7 Million In Funding To Help Retailers Analyze Big Data

    More and more retailers are learning the importance of big data and how it can be applied to improve sales, but few have the core expertise to understand how to gather, organize, and to analyze it. To help them do so, Toronto-based startup Rubikloud has raised $7 million in Series A funding from strategic investors. Read More

  • French Startup Dataiku Grabs $3.6M To Continue Developing Big Data Software

    French Startup Dataiku Grabs $3.6M To Continue Developing Big Data Software

    Dataiku, a French startup that makes software to help teams of data scientists process and make sense of big data, announced €3.2M in Series A funding today — that’s approximately $3.6M USD. Alven Capital and Serena Capital jointly led the round. The company’s product is called Data Science Studio, which provides soup-to-nuts services for data science teams. The software… Read More

  • Finding The Elusive Big Wisdom In Big Data Crunch Network

    Finding The Elusive Big Wisdom In Big Data

    You probably already know ‘Big Data’ is top of mind heading into 2015. How could you not? You are hearing about it constantly from vendors and journalists alike (guilty as charged). And you know what that hype says, right? Big data is going to provide all the answers, make your companies run more efficiently and help you make brilliant, data-driven decisions that give your… Read More

  • RapidMiner Adds Streams To Bring Real Time To Its Big Data Processing

    RapidMiner Adds Streams To Bring Real Time To Its Big Data Processing

    RapidMiner announced their new Streams service today to enable customers to capture streams of data and process it in real time. RapidMiner president Michele Chambers explained this could be particularly useful when it comes to capturing and processing Internet of Things or industrial sensor data and getting back answers in seconds. The new Streams product pulls the data from your source… Read More

  • Aiming To Be A ‘B2B Google’ For Business Intel, Mattermark Raises $6.5M Led By Foundry Group

    Aiming To Be A ‘B2B Google’ For Business Intel, Mattermark Raises $6.5M Led By Foundry Group

    Mattermark, the business intelligence site that pivoted out of YC-backed curation site Referly, is today announcing that it has raised a round of $6.5 million, funding that the startup will use the funding to build out its ambition to be a “B2B Google.” Read More

  • Lies, Damn Lies And The Myth Of Following The Data

    Lies, Damn Lies And The Myth Of Following The Data

    We are told to follow the data and the truth will be revealed, but data tells many tales and it depends on the data and how you interpret it. It makes me wonder if anything is definitive if you can present two similar sets of data and draw wildly different conclusions, depending on your emphasis. That’s because data is a tool in the hands of humans and we can interpret it as we choose. Read More

  • Mo’ Data Mo’ Problems Crunch Network

    Mo’ Data Mo’ Problems

    The most exciting promise of Big Data—and if you hate that term, you’re not alone, but I think we’re stuck with it now—is this: the data collection happening on an increasingly gargantuan scale, parsed by modern data-processing and pattern-recognition algorithms, will unearth powerful new insights into our world and, especially, human behavior. Unfortunately this is… Read More

  • DataFox Brings Private Company Analysis And One-Pagers To Mobile

    DataFox Brings Private Company Analysis And One-Pagers To Mobile

    DataFox, the online research platform that allows anyone to track information about private tech companies, has now brought its service to mobile in the form of a new iOS application. The free app provides DataFox subscribers with access to over 500,000 company one-pager’s, private and public lists, and an events stream detailing recent news on companies tracked, like new hires… Read More

  • Healthcare’s Big Data Opportunity Crunch Network

    Healthcare’s Big Data Opportunity

    The hospitals where my grandchildren are born will be unrecognizable to what we know today – safer, cleaner and more efficient. And what is considered world class in 2014 will tomorrow be viewed with the same disdain we reserve for medical practice in the Dark Ages. Read More