big data

  • If You’re Launching A Tech Startup In 2016, Focus On Privacy And Fast Data Crunch Network

    If You’re Launching A Tech Startup In 2016, Focus On Privacy And Fast Data

    Enterprises over the last decade have devoted large portions of their IT budgets to collecting, securing and analyzing huge volumes of big data. Or at least trying to. But heading into 2016, the increasing complexity of networks, and the sheer number of connected devices that are constantly streaming data over those networks, will create a paradigm shift in how enterprises secure and… Read More

  • SnapLogic Raises $37.5 Million To Help Legacy Data Play Nicely In The Cloud

    SnapLogic Raises $37.5 Million To Help Legacy Data Play Nicely In The Cloud

    SnapLogic, a company that helps connect data from legacy applications to the cloud or to a centralized internal data lake, announced a $37.5 million round today. Investors include Microsoft and Silver Lake Waterman, the growth capital arm of Silver Lake along with existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners and Triangle Peak Partners. Today’s investment brings the total… Read More

  • Platfora Big Data Analytics Platform Scores $30 Million Round

    Platfora Big Data Analytics Platform Scores $30 Million Round

    Platfora, a company that helps customers process and make sense of big data, announced a $30 million investment today. The round includes money from new participants HSBC and Harmony Partners with contributions from earlier funders Allegis Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Citi Ventures, Cisco, Sutter Hill Ventures and Tenaya Capital. The most recent investment before… Read More

  • “Unsexy Plumbing,” Integrated Data And The Future Of The Healthcare System Crunch Network

    “Unsexy Plumbing,” Integrated Data And The Future Of The Healthcare System

    Healthcare, like so many other sectors of the economy, is being transformed by technology. The changes are most obvious at the front end of healthcare, where health payment solutions, data analytics tools, telehealth, wearable devices and other products and services are addressing the needs of both businesses and consumers. But just as important is what’s happening behind the scenes, in… Read More

  • Leveraging Technology To Make Credit Credible Crunch Network

    Leveraging Technology To Make Credit Credible

    The small-dollar credit (SDC) market — think payday and auto-title lending — is ripe for innovation and disruption. Most of the $44 billion industry consists of high-cost, low-quality products that lead people into cycles of repeat usage and mounting debt. Regulatory burdens, reputational risk and the tough economics of making small loans profitable have limited the supply of… Read More

  • Tableau Software Soars 17% On 3Q Earnings

    Tableau Software Soars 17% On 3Q Earnings

    Data provider Tableau Software reported third quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday, posting an adjusted earnings per share of 14 cents, blowing past analyst expectations of 7 cents. Shares ticked up 17 percent in after-hours trading. Revenue grew to $170.8 million, up 64 percent year over year on strong international growth. Analysts surveyed by Yahoo Finance were expecting just… Read More

  • How RFID Delivers Big Data On Cows And Milk Production Crunch Network

    How RFID Delivers Big Data On Cows And Milk Production

    We know that big data has been used in retail, healthcare and finance, but you might be surprised to find out that it also helps farmers with dairy production. This practice, called precision dairy farming, involves the use of technology such as RFID tags and sensors to track the health of cows, which are essential to the economy in areas such as India. Read More

  • IBM Will Acquire The Weather Company’s Digital Business

    IBM Will Acquire The Weather Company’s Digital Business

    IBM announced this morning it’s acquiring The Weather Company, the parent company to the The Weather Channel, as well as the company’s B2B, mobile and web properties. The deal is being valued at more than $2 billion, according to a report from The Wall St. Journal. The companies are not disclosing the financial terms, however. The deal will see The Weather Company licensing… Read More

  • Michael Jordan, Mark Cuban, Ted Leonsis Betting $44 Million on Sportradar’s Data

    Michael Jordan, Mark Cuban, Ted Leonsis Betting $44 Million on Sportradar’s Data

    Michael Jordan and Mark Cuban are betting that Sportradar will triumph as a sports “big data” leader, as the Swiss company continues its U.S. expansion. The two have invested in a $44 million (€40) funding round led by Revolution Growth and are joining the newly formed advisory board at Sportradar. The fast-growing sports technology company is developing various applications for… Read More

  • Nick Halstead, Founder Of Big Data Analytics Firm DataSift, Steps Down As CEO

    Nick Halstead, Founder Of Big Data Analytics Firm DataSift, Steps Down As CEO

    Another big change for DataSift — the UK startup that applies analytics to social network data firehoses to surface trends, which had a notable break up with Twitter earlier this year. Nick Halstead, who founded the company in 2010, is stepping down as CEO. Halstead will be replaced by Tim Barker, DataSift’s chief product officer. In a blog post announcing the move… Read More

  • The California Drought And Standards Of IoT Crunch Network

    The California Drought And Standards Of IoT

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has a remote control problem — devices are operating independently with no knowledge of each other’s existence. Even systems that are supposed to work together don’t do so easily. We need a digital age of enlightenment and openness to unleash the full potential of the IoT. This means standardizing cross-device and multi-platform communication… Read More