Democratizing data science

“We’re democratizing data science,” explains Steve Dodson, CTO Prelert. “With the shortage of data scientists, we’re enabling end users to get these advanced statistical capabilities of anomaly detection in a consumable package.”

This startup’s technology will help Tumblr scan your photos for your favorite brands

Tumblr has enlisted image-recognition startup Ditto Labs to help brands see how their stuff appears in pictures on the microblogging site, Mashable reports today. The news is interesting from a corporate perspective — another social service is becoming a place for brands to discover what’s going on in the world. But the news might be much more interesting than that.

Just how big will sales acceleration technology get?

Every indication shows the sales acceleration category will continue to grow, and more importantly, continue to help companies increase their revenue. Studies, as well as practical real-life examples, show a direct correlation between investment in sales acceleration technology and increased revenue.

StrataCloud raises $2M to keep on rocking with its data center management software

Virtualized data centers that run lots of virtual machines for handling applications on every single server can save you a lot of money. But managing these virtual machines along with regular, non-virtualized servers might not be easy. StrataCloud, a startup that helps manage VMware-based data centers, has just picked up $2 million in seed money to better market its software to enterprises.