big data analytics

  • 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

  • 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

  • Trifacta Raises $25 Million For Its Data Transformation Software

    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 sense of that data once it’s collected, there’s a divide that separates the two parts of the process. San Francisco, Calif.-based Trifacta is selling a software that purports to bridge… Read More