big data

  • How The Digital Health Revolution Will Become A Reality Crunch Network

    How The Digital Health Revolution Will Become A Reality

    To outlive the hype that comes with being Silicon Valley’s latest trend, and actually improve care for patients and consumers, health tech will require more than a just a funding pipeline. The good news is that all the pieces are in place — the problem, the appetite for a solution and the tech — to bring healthcare into the modern age. Read More

  • AWS Introduces Kinesis Firehose To Move Sensor Data To Cloud

    AWS Introduces Kinesis Firehose To Move Sensor Data To Cloud

    Today at AWS re:invent, Amazon introduced a new service called Kinesis Firehose to move data streaming from sensors and other locations directly to the cloud. As Andy Jassy, SVP at AWS, pointed out, the company launched Kinesis a few years ago to take this kind of streaming data and build custom applications on top of that to handle the data. Amazon found that was taking customers far too… Read More

  • Data Is A Mine And A Minefield Crunch Network

    Data Is A Mine And A Minefield

    I’ve worked in data science and healthcare-adjacent fields for about five years now. I studied biology and marketing at Wharton, where I did pancreatic cancer research. And I will tell you, regardless of the stunning achievements of access and strength in tech, the healthcare field is not even close to keeping up. Let’s put this in perspective. Read More

  • Data Driven Everything Remains Elusive

    Data Driven Everything Remains Elusive

    One thing was clear at Dreamforce last week, Salesforce’s enormous customer conference — something that has become apparent to anyone paying attention. It’s becoming a data-driven world. We are awash in data, but the problem is figuring out what we are supposed to do with it. Salesforce wants to be the center of your data-driven customer strategy, of course. To that end… Read More

  • Bursting The Top Three Myths To Get Your Healthcare Startup Funded Crunch Network

    Bursting The Top Three Myths To Get Your Healthcare Startup Funded

    The evolution of the healthcare industry has brought forth innovative startup opportunities in the past few years. A few are actually helping to change the world. Unfortunately, typical buzzwords for other startups have oversimplified the understanding of entry into the healthcare startup industry. Here are three myths I want to dispel to help some of those struggling healthcare startups find… Read More

  • The Best Things Come In Threes Crunch Network

    The Best Things Come In Threes

    The ’80s were fun, fabulous and economically stimulating. What brought us Michael Jackson, the Sony Walkman, Star Wars and Pac-Man also ushered in the era of Analytics. Toyota pioneered just-in-time manufacturing, retailers deployed bar code scanners and ATMs became widespread. The world was being digitized. Read More

  • Datos IO Raises $12.5M Series A Round For Its Big Data Recovery Platform

    When you have a lot of data in your data warehouse, NoSQL database or cloud-native data store, recovering all of that data after it has become corrupted or inaccurate is difficult. Datos IO, which was founded by a group of veteran Data Domain, Veritas and IBM researchers, is now trying to make it easier to recover data from these big data services. The company is launching out of stealth… Read More

  • Salesforce Announces New Internet of Things Cloud, As Dreamforce Opens

    Salesforce Announces New Internet of Things Cloud, As Dreamforce Opens

    When you think of Salesforce.com, you probably don’t think about the burgeoning Internet of Things, but Salesforce wants to help customers make sense of all of the data coming from the growing number of connected devices — often referred to as the Internet of Things. The company is announcing its brand new Salesforce Internet of Things Cloud at Dreamforce, its huge customer… Read More

  • Tech’s Role In Fighting Wildfires Crunch Network

    Tech’s Role In Fighting Wildfires

    “Burn rates” are perennially on the minds of Silicon Valley VCs and entrepreneurs, but what about the very real burn rates that ravish the surrounding California countryside, as well as other areas each year? Currently there are five states that are each battling more than 10 major wildfires, with seven million acres burned so far. Big data is already being used to understand… Read More

  • Building Smart City Security Crunch Network

    Building Smart City Security

    As urbanization intensifies and public sector technology initiatives advance quickly, the once-futuristic promise of “smart cities” is coming to fruition. Cities have always been “smart” to a degree, using technology to boost the productivity and efficiency of municipal services. But today, the proliferation of digital connectivity and big data explosion are creating… Read More

  • Big Data Doesn’t Exist Crunch Network

    Big Data Doesn’t Exist

    My customers always lie to me. They don’t lie about what they can afford. They don’t lie about how much (or how little) customer service they’ll need. They don’t lie about how quickly they can pay us. They lie about how much data they have. Read More

  • Google Updates Play Games Player Analytics With Improved iOS Support, New Ways To Track Players

    Google Updates Play Games Player Analytics With Improved iOS Support, New Ways To Track Players

    Earlier this year, Google launched Play Games Player Analytics, a service that allows game developers to get improved analytics for what their users are doing while they are playing their games. Today, the company is updating this service with a new report for tracking users during their first couple of minutes of gameplay, a new API for letting developers take their analytics data to… Read More

  • Is Enterprise Hyper Growth The New Normal? Crunch Network

    Is Enterprise Hyper Growth The New Normal?

    The enterprise cloud has entered a new era of hyper growth thanks to a combination of dramatically expanded global markets, access to unprecedented later-stage private growth capital and the ability to scale sales organizations with remote talent. Read More

  • Hortonworks Acquires Onyara, Early Startup With Roots In NSA

    Hortonworks Acquires Onyara, Early Startup With Roots In NSA

    Hortonworks, the big data company built on Hadoop, bought early-stage startup Onyara today. The company, which launched at the end of last year, has its roots in the NSA — yes that NSA. The Onyara engineers worked at the NSA for 8 years helping to develop a technology that would later be known as Apache NiFi. The NSA released the technology to the open source community last year as… Read More

  • Big Data Vendor BlueData Announces $20M Round And Intel Partnership

    Big Data Vendor BlueData Announces $20M Round And Intel Partnership

    BlueData, a company that helps customers generate virtualized big data clusters, announced a $20 million Series C round and a partnership with Intel today. Intel Capital led the round. Also participating were Amplify Partners, Atlantic Bridge, Ignition Partners, as well as a strategic investor who chose to remain anonymous. As part of the deal, Doug Fisher, senior vice president of Intel… Read More

  • Retail Analytics Startup IntelligenceNODE Raises $4M From NEA And Orios

    Retail Analytics Startup IntelligenceNODE Raises $4M From NEA And Orios

    Mumbai-based IntelligenceNODE, a big data analytics startup that serves retailers, is eyeing expansion in the U.S. after raising $4 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates and Orios Venture Partners. The company plans also plans to hire more engineers and data scientists to build its platform, which helps brands figure out the best merchandising strategies for their products. Read More

  • Datameer Bags $40M Round Led By Singapore Investment Firm

    Datameer Bags $40M Round Led By Singapore Investment Firm

    Datameer, the big data analytics company built on Hadoop, announced a $40 million Series E round today led by ST Telemedia, an investment firm based in Singapore. Top Tier Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures, Next World Capital and Software AG also participated. Today’s investment brings the total raised to over $76 million. The company… Read More

  • The Boom, Not Doom, Of Market Failure Crunch Network

    The Boom, Not Doom, Of Market Failure

    While it might seem that the disruption du jour is all anybody is ordering these days — making innovation, growth and new value seem like insurmountable things — businesses should focus on where they can find value most quickly. Three common challenges plague companies today: non-consumption, organizational friction and market failure. However, such unexpected failures provide… Read More

  • IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

    IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

    IBM announced a huge deal today, agreeing to pay a billion dollars for Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging company it plans to fold into the Watson Health unit. Merge’s technology is in use in 7500 healthcare facilities in the US, according to information supplied by IBM. The firm processes billions of images such as x-rays, MRIs and CT scans with 30 billion images processed to-date… Read More

  • GE Adds Infrastructure Services To Internet Of Things Platform

    GE Adds Infrastructure Services To Internet Of Things Platform

    GE announced today that it was expanding its Predix Internet of Things platform to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The IaaS market is dominated by Amazon Web Services with many others, including Microsoft, Google and IBM vying for a piece of the action. GE hopes to differentiate itself from these companies by offering infrastructure services specifically tuned to the needs… Read More