The new money will pay for Egnyte’s expansions in the United States and in Europe, including a research-and-development center in Poland.
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While Google might be retreating on data center construction plans in Hong Kong, the search and cloud giant’s infrastructure growth has been steady and considerable. Expect that to continue.
Networking startup Viptela has raised $33 million from Sequoia Capital, according to a report from AllThingsD. The goals of the young company stand out in a market filled with startups and heavyweights.
DataHero just picked up $3.15 million to keep building an accessible product for letting pretty much anyone visualize data online, from a wide variety of sources.
Birst wants to help more business users understand data with its business intelligence software. Google-like searching and Amazon-like recommendations are now possible with Birst.
UberConference doesn’t want users to have to deal with the annoyance of entering a PIN number to enter a group call. Now paid users can live without it.
Investments in big data are coming hard and fast this year in comparison with the last five years, according to a new infographic from the website Big Data Startups.
Facebook’s news feed and other elements could be in for improvements by way of artificial intelligence. The company is expanding its team and collaborating with New York University.
Opscode morphs into Chef and takes on more funding amid a lively competition for helping code roll out more frequently across thousands of servers.
Academic publisher Elsevier has issued take-down notices to Academia.edu for researchers who have posted scientific papers on the site.
IBM researchers have cooked up technology to move data across clouds confidentially. The announcement suggests Big Blue clearly has a lot of goals in mind for its cloud strategy.
Amazon’s public cloud is still the one to beat, but because it can come with technical issues and high costs are possible, it’s not always ideal for startups. Another one called TestingBot just defected.
Software might be making data science easier and more accessible for the masses, but stars in the field are pointing to the power of data scientists who embrace creativity and accidents.
As companies rush to implement big data and data science projects, employees might want to embrace hot technologies. But solving real problems should be a higher priority, MailChimp’s John Foreman says.
Machine learning doesn’t have to give you a headache. It’s just a two-step process of training and scoring, a BigML executive said.
Trifacta has picked up $12 million in funding to help companies get data set for analysis much more quickly.
Once a company succeeds in hiring data scientists, then come questions about what to do with them. Different large companies have different views on who they should work with and when.
Domo is picking up traction as it pushes an analytics tool for many kinds of data, and investors have been quite eager to back it, chief executive Josh James says.
Big data age is finally here. Now Pivotal’s Scott Yara has some ideas about what’s coming up next in the big data world.
Just because lots of companies use Salesforce.com’s software for managing sales leads doesn’t mean the program can’t get better. Startups have found ways to improve on it with data and analytics.
More traffic on Bay Area highways lately isn’t just a coincidence. It’s happening in sync with soaring rent and continually falling unemployment rates, according to publicly available data.
Editor’s Pick Two data scientists at Pinterest open up about some of their projects and the bigger goals of all their nerdy work.
One retailer got way more of its social content shared than others leading up to Black Friday. But on this fateful day, that retailer isn’t where people are actually shopping, according to some data.
Barry Eggers, an investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners, is trying to piece together growth opportunities in the emerging Internet of things, and while he can’t be sure, he’s got some ideas.
A former Visa engineer has built and open-sourced the InfiniSQL database to handle hundreds of thousands of transactions simultaneously and support familiar SQL query language.
As the Internet of things picks up speed, connectivity and vast cloud resources will be important, and so will analytics tools.
Diffbot can find important text on a website. Semantria can determine the sentiment of text. The two companies ran into each other and have decided to offer the services together.
BIME Analytics, a startup that delivers business intelligence in the cloud while allowing data to stay on premise, just nabbed $4 million.
Tech companies can point the finger at end users for not getting quick returns on analytics software investments. But sometimes the vendors themselves are to blame for making complicated products.
Coursera uses data on clicks and response to emails to see how engagement with course content changes, co-founder Andrew Ng said at an IBM event today.
Academics and industry researchers are forming a council to play up ethical issues to watch out for when working with big data.
Wing Venture Partners, a new group dedicated to cloud, mobile and data startups, just disclosed that it’s got some additional money to dole out.
Todd Paoletti, vice president of product marketing at Pivotal, thinks the company’s new cloud and data services will enable more data-driven applications and easier analysis.
By launching its Kinesis service today, Amazon Web Services is advancing its leadership among public clouds by making it easier to build applications that use real-time data.
Amazon Web Services continued its march forward in the cloud today with a new GPU-powered service for processing data and streaming it to mobile devices for seamless experiences.
Startup Mesosphere wants to simplify the use of Mesos to increase utilization of infrastructure for big data projects. It’s released a tool to set up Mesos for free on Amazon.
Big data isn’t an afterthought anymore as Pivotal introduces a commercially supported Cloud Foundry distribution with multiple data services to run on top of it.
Futurelytics, a startup from the Czech Republic, has seed funding to help lots of companies make the most of their customer data by sending custom messages to specific segments of customers.
With many clouds coming out with new big data services lately, Amazon needs to stay at the forefront. Now it’s clear the company has some ideas about how to do that.
Another pack of Obama for America data analysts has launched a startup to democratize big data smarts. The company, BlueLabs, is already profitable.