big data

  • Big Data Analytics Go Large: GoodData Gets $25.7M Led By Intel, Eyes Up 2016 IPO

    Big Data Analytics Go Large: GoodData Gets $25.7M Led By Intel, Eyes Up 2016 IPO

    GoodData, a cloud-based big data analytics firm, is rising higher into the clouds itself. Today it is announcing a $25.7 million round of funding led by Intel Capital, with participation also from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tenaya Capital, TOTVS, Next World Capital, Windcrest, and Pharus Capital. This is a Series E round for the company, which has raised… Read More

  • IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses

    IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses

    IBM today announced a new product called Watson Analytics, one they claim will bring sophisticated big data analysis to the average business user. Watson Analytics is a cloud application that does all of the the heavy lifting related to big data processing by retrieving the data, analyzing it, cleaning it, building sophisticated visualizations and offering an environment for communicating… Read More

  • Three Marks Of Real Data Science

    Three Marks Of Real Data Science

    As a venture investor looking to invest in data-driven companies, telling real data science apart from pseudo science is difficult, but it’s critically important. Investing in a data science application company won’t deliver long-term returns if the company uses quackery. Read More

  • When Big Data Is Watching You

    When Big Data Is Watching You

    Is the answer to our feeble human minds needing to grapple with increasing quantities of big data to stand in a purpose built room immersed in complex data visualisations while wearing an array of sensors that track our physiological reactions? A group of European Commission-backed scientists believe so. Read More

  • Adatao Emerges With $13M In Funding And Visions Of Changing Big Data

    Adatao Emerges With $13M In Funding And Visions Of Changing Big Data

    Big data has emerged as a big trend over the last several years, but as an area it has remained ill-defined and focused for the most part on data scientists, while ignoring business users. Adatao wants to change that by offering a solution that has something for both parties and a collaboration environment that lets them work together in one tool -and they got $13M in Series A funding led… Read More

  • The Dark Age Of Enterprise Software Is Ending

    The Dark Age Of Enterprise Software Is Ending

    Enterprise software has been a critical tool to help companies organize data and automate painfully manual processes. And unfortunately little else. To call enterprise software “dumb” might be slightly unfair, but as “smart” devices begin to proliferate it’s time we all accept that today’s software that we use to run our businesses is painfully ill-equipped… Read More

  • Backed By Tencent And Felicis, Scaled Inference Wants To Be The Google Brain For Everyone

    Backed By Tencent And Felicis, Scaled Inference Wants To Be The Google Brain For Everyone

    Google Brain, an artificial intelligence and machine learning project at Google, has been used to power services like Android’s speech recognition system and photo search on Google+. Now, two of the most longstanding machine learning engineers, one of whom worked on Google Brain, have left the search giant to start a new company. The idea: to build machine learning, artificial… Read More

  • Lexalytics Acquires Semantria To Bring Sentiment Analysis To The Masses

    Lexalytics Acquires Semantria To Bring Sentiment Analysis To The Masses

    Lexalytics is looking to bring sentiment analysis to smaller firms around the globe with the acquisition of Semantria, whose Excel-based sentiment analysis tool offers an easy, affordable way to find out the emotions behind customer satisfaction ratings. Read More

  • Salesforce Buys Big Data Startup RelateIQ For Up To $390M

    Salesforce Buys Big Data Startup RelateIQ For Up To $390M

    The motto at Salesforce.com seems to be if you can’t beat them, buy them. This time the exact target of Salesforce.com’s $390 million desires is the scrappy startup RelateIQ, which uses searches of unstructured data from email, social networks, and calendars to automate large portions of the sales process. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company raised a significant $40 million… Read More