big data analytics

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

    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 international trade show for the construction industry. The deal could prove a boon for sales of Kespry’s drones and data analytics software. It could help John Deere tap into a new, high-tech means… Read More

  • Esri helps move masses for marches

    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 using its services plan for these large-scale events and adapt when things don’t go as planned. “Whenever there’s a march or a disruption, there’s lots of factors to take… Read More

  • Why the promise of big data hasn’t delivered yet Crunch Network

    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,” and there’s no shortage of firms lining up to help them. The big data analytics industry is worth $122 billion — and growing. Read More

  • How data science and rocket science will get humans to Mars Crunch Network

    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 understand the health impacts of a trip to Mars. When sending humans “where no one has gone before,” there are a multitude of variables to consider, and NASA is hard at work… Read More

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

    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 like logistics and production. But Munich-based B2B SaaS startup Celonis reckons software can do a better job of flagging up areas where there’s room for business optimization. Its… Read More

  • Only humans, not computers, can learn or predict Crunch Network

    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 raised the expectations for a predicted future in which computers will have artificial intelligence. No matter which side of the debate one falls on, DeepMind’s achievement… Read More

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

    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 platform that it believes could make selling online today and in the future nearly as easy and successful; and it’s announcing a substantial $40 million in funding to fill out that… Read More

  • Optimizing Analytics On Time Series Databases Crunch Network

    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 analysis. Soon after his injury he devoted his time to studying navigation, meteorology, winds and currents. He studied thousands of ships’ logs and charts and analyzed more than a billion… Read More

  • The 2015 Analytics Software Market Crunch Network

    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 Hadoop) that have continued to play out, as well as the emergence of AWS Redshift as a major force in data warehouses. Read More