Editor’s Pick The Strata + Hadoop World conference attracts the biggest names in big data, but it also gives some smaller, emerging players a chance to shine. Here are six promising startups we met at Strata.
Cloudera is embracing the cloud in a big way.
If there’s a social/content network that could be voted as most likely to succeed in 2014, it just might be Yahoo’s biggest recent purchase, Tumblr.
Paxata wants to help data scientists avoid getting bogged down in prep work and move right to analysis.
A brand-new website, NSA Haiku, takes words from the NSA’s watchlist of bad words and mixes them up to create weird and wonderful mashups of seditious and subversive haiku. From the resulting works of art, it’s clear that those NSA spooks are very interested in sex and suspicious packages.
New Relic gets hip to the age of connected everything with circuit boards standing in for conference badges at its first FutureStack event.
Machine learning may help organizations make sense of the massive amount of data floating around on their servers.
The company develops APIs for custom analytics. Today it announced locking up $2.35 million in financing to cement its foothold in current verticals, which includes ad tech, gaming, and the Internet of Things, and go after other verticals.
HootSuite announced this morning that is has partnered with Brandwatch, one of the leading social media monitoring and analytics platforms, to bring Brandwatch’s extensive “social business intelligence capabilities” to its users.
The business analytics software from SAS is about to get a lot faster.
VentureBeat will be hosting DataBeat, Dec. 4-5 in Redwood City, Calif., together with the Data Science Summit, giving attendees an unparalleled cross-seciton of ideas and experts from data science, analytics, and the business of big data.
ViewDo Labs is betting major enterprises want to know more about what’s happening on their internal social networks.
Varonis Systems filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.
Sqrrl wants to help regular private-sector enterprises take advantage of the majorly scalable and powerful NoSQL database created by the National Security Agency.
Big Blue has won a much-needed victory in the ongoing battle for the government’s cloud dollars, after its tussle with Amazon over a CIA contract fell flat in court.
The finalists will present their innovative products or services to an expert panel of judges at our GamesBeat 2013 conference.
Shifting from on-premises infrastructure to the cloud is no longer a tough decision: with few exceptions, the cost and scalability benefits are evident. The real debacle is which cloud provider to choose.
Nimble Storage filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday to raise up to $150 million in an initial public offering.
A trio of former Yammer executives have launched a new company, dubbed Mode, with seed funding from former boss David Sacks.
Regardless of your feelings on skeuomorphic design, mobile app makers are rushing to bring their products in line with iOS 7′s flat user interface. The latest reboot is Roambi, a mobile-only data visualization and content publishing app from eponymous developer Roambi (formerly MeLLmo).
Sponsored Post New Relic, the San Francisco-based leader in Software Analytics, is set to host their inaugural FutureStack conference in just one week from today. On Oct. 24-25, the Grand Hyatt San Francisco will be transformed by the sounds of 800+ disruptive developers, technologists and creatives, joining together to imagine, build and craft the future of Modern Software.
It’s no huge surprise that the software industry is thriving post-recession — where it’s growing is much more valuable information.
Editor’s Pick If you’ve ever managed a site, launched a Facebook page, run a Twitter campaign, or tried to sell anything via Google AdWords, you know one of the key challenges of analytics:
So much data, so little knowledge.
Performance marketing company Nanigans released a study today showcasing that Facebook advertising is alive and well, with retailers seeing a 375 percent explosion in click-through rates from Q3 2012 to Q3 2013 — and healthy 152 percent return on investment.
VMware’s new end user business unit chief Sanjay Poonen took the lead on the acquisition.
Myriad industries stand to benefit from in-memory computing, from oil companies that monitor pipelines and track real-time pricing information to logistics organizations that analyze real-time traffic and weather conditions to calculate optimal delivery routes. GridGain hopes to sell its services to all of them.
Sponsored Post If we look at historical technology waves to predict the future of the Hadoop market, business applications are going to be the next big thing.
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Big data researcher can draw conclusions about our personalities based on our social media opinions.
Greenwave has raid $19 million to prepare for the day when our homes are run by computers. The company is building a “Home2Cloud” platform that connects all the different connected devices in a home and makes it easier to manage them from one dashboard.
Sponsored Post New Relic, the San Francisco-based leader in Saas Application Performance Montoring is hosting its first-ever technology conference, FutureStack, in San Francisco on October 24th-25th. The conference—which is an exploration of the future of Modern Software—is inviting 800+ disruptive developers, technologists and creatives together to help imagine, build and craft the future of software innovation.
The Accelerated Discovery Lab will help customers identify new ways to use Big Data.
Big data startup Cirro thinks you shouldn’t need technical savvy to make sense of your company’s data.
Google launched new cloud-based development tools for iOS developers today, enabling them to connect to cloud services simply, easily, and cheaply. So cheaply, in fact, it’s free.
Can big data predict heart disease before today’s doctors can? IBM thinks so.
“The Industrial Internet is better characterized as a race with the new intelligent machines, not against them,” GE economist write in a new report.
“Today’s announcement is just the beginning,” said Len Jordan, Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group. “Their platform enables an entire set of applications and measurements for driving new levels of analysis and optimization.”
Companies that make investments in big data see significant positive returns, but it takes them a while to figure it out. Moreover, many companies are getting tripped up by hype about needing to use Hadoop when they should really be using simpler technology.
In the city, getting somewhere is only half the battle — and sometimes much less than that. Finding a parking spot can be an even bigger time-waster.