big data analytics

Meltwater has acquired DataSift to double down on social media analytics

In a week when all eyes are on Facebook and the subject of how data about us on social media platforms gets used without us knowing, there’s been some consolidation afoot in the world of media-

Teralytics wants to tap telcos’ big data to help cities get smarter about Uber and Lyft

Teralytics's big data analytics platform is targeting government agencies and transport companies wanting to understand complex problems relating to human mobility -- from how to relieve transport pre

John Deere partners with Kespry to bring drones and aerial data to construction and forestry

Heavy equipment makers Deere & Co., better known as John Deere, have forged a strategic alliance with drone-tech startup Kespry, the companies announced Tuesday in Las Vegas at CONEXPO, an interna

Esri helps move masses for marches

Since President Trump took office, there have been protests large and small across the United States and around the globe. Esri, the big-data collection and analysis company, has helped communities us

Why the promise of big data hasn’t delivered yet

The ubiquity of big data is such that Gartner dropped it from their Hype Cycle of Emergent Technologies back in 2015. Across sectors, businesses are scrambling to make every function "data driven," an

How data science and rocket science will get humans to Mars

President Obama recently re-affirmed America’s commitment to sending a manned mission to Mars. Think your data science challenges are complicated? Imagine the difficulties involved in mining data to

Celonis takes $27.5M led by Accel, 83North to grow the market for big data process mining

How do big businesses optimize IT-driven processes? Often by hiring management consultants to cast an expert eye over digital traceries and deliver recommendations for improving core operations li

Only humans, not computers, can learn or predict

In late January, Nature magazine announced that a computer designed by Google’s DeepMind defeated a human master in the ancient Chinese board game, “Go." This impressive achievement once again rai

Qubit Raises $40M To Power Big-Data Analytics For Marketing That Goes Beyond Adwords

The halcyon days of people clicking on Google search links and instantly converting into customers are over. But a startup called Qubit, founded by four ex-Googlers, has built a big-data analytics p

Optimizing Analytics On Time Series Databases

When Matthew Fontaine Maury was restricted to a desk job because of a leg injury, little did he know that he was showcasing an impressive example of crowdsourced, open source and big data time series

The 2015 Analytics Software Market

Now that the books have closed on 2015, it’s time to look back and take in some of the changes in the analytics software market. There have been several trends (open source, cloud hosting, SQL on Ha

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

Pitching A Means To Automate Data Processing, Xplenty Raises $3 Million

Selling itself as “Big data processing. Simplified.” the Tel Aviv-based Xplenty, which has developed technology to make data processing possible for professionals who aren’t versed i

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 sen

Quri, A Retail Intelligence Platform Using Mobile Crowdworkers, Scores $10 Million From Matrix & Others

A company tapping into the power of a distributed mobile workforce is <a target="_blank" href="http://www.quri.com/">Quri</a>, a retailer analytics and intelligence company whose software has been ado

So What If You Have Big Data? Without Data-Driven Processes And Products, It’s Useless

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>John De Goes is co-founder and CEO of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.precog.com/">Precog</a>, an analytics platform for developers.</em> These days, you don’t have

ParStream Raises $5.6 Million For Big Data Analysis

<a target="_blank" href="http://parstream.com/">Par Stream</a> has raised $5.6 million for furher extending its big data search engine technology that uses in-memory and massive parallel processing to