Editor’s Pick SAP has been throwing its hands in the air for years, exclaiming that it is indeed a cloud company. But yesterday, SAP took a big step that shows where it and its customers are at by offering its “HANA” in-memory database technology from its own cloud.
Startups targeted to businesses, rather than consumers, are increasingly closing the largest rounds. Today was no exception.
Every mouse has a story, whether its Mickey and Minnie, Alice in Wonderland’s Dormouse, or the one helping you navigate around the Internet.
Founder and CEO Dan Siroker formed the idea for the company while working as an analytics lead on the Obama campaign.
“We’re kinda matching Zendesk and Evernote in user growth curve,” Holmes said. “Our progressive cycle to each additional million is getting shorter and shorter, which is a good thing.”
Editor's Pick Imagine this: You’re a founder of a Silicon Valley enterprise software company. It’s only 15 years old, but it’s already worth $3.5 billion. You’ve never lost money, and you’ve left your initial competition in the dust.
Shockingly, Rebecca Black searches spike every week on the day after Thursday and before Saturday.
The myth of the “average shopper” is dead, according to New York City customer analytics startup Custora.
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PeopleLinx does metrics for LinkedIn — definitely niche, but it’s a niche where there’s a lot of money to be mined, say investors.
Data nerds will benefit from the batch of updates to BigQuery, a web service that lets developers perform interactive analysis of massive datasets.
Even though analytics is already a $34 billion industry, only 25 percent of workers have access to BI tools — mostly due to costs which are still too high, and complexity, which is still too great.
This is huge, because brands like Sephora say their Pinterest followers spend 15 times more than their Facebook fans.
Evolv’s “big data” tech to increase workplace productivity and tenure has attracted the attention of investors.
To prevent a horse meat scandal in the U.S., The Cheesecake Factory is using IBM’s tools to analyze large data sets from 175 locations.
A startup called SiSense says it will break computing records today by crunching 10 terabytes of data on a $10,000 machine in a matter of seconds — all on a single server node.
With tracking capabilities like these, the new SDK is almost starting to impinge on dedicated app analytics solutions like App Annie and Flurry, but of course in a purely Facebook-focused manner.
Playnomics PlayRM service helps predict which users should be targeted with special offers inside games.
People have health care, and now clouds have “cloud care.” The only difference? Cloud care is free.
Guest Post According to a joint study published today by NetBase and J.D. Power and Associates, a double standard may exist in social media customer service where consumers say that listening is intrusive — except when it’s not.
“Smart Data” startup Sailthru raised $19 million to grow its platform, which sends customized marketing content to millions.
Contrary to what it sounds like, Twitter’s acquisition of Bluefin Labs does not signal a desire by the social network to get into the fishing business. It is, however, stepping up its game when it comes to social TV analytics.
The Mountain View Calif. based startup leverages open source computing framework Hadoop and NoSQL to bring “big data” to large companies.
Twitter is dead set on playing a vital role in the media industry, which is why rumors of its latest acquisition would make a lot of sense.
Media Intelligence startup Aggregate Knowledge (AK) has acquired Quantivo to beef up its analytics capabilities.
“The core reason for the deal is that we have a killer Facebook advertising solution, and they have a killer Facebook analytics solution,” Unified VP of corporate communications Dave Donohue said.
Launching today, a new technology from a startup called PromoJam lets marketers create promotions in a matter of minutes and share them on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter — no HTML expertise required.
Adometry, a startup that generates analytics to get a better return on advertising, has raised a $8 million round of funding, the company announced today.
For the 20th consecutive year, IBM has held its ground as the king of patents. And it will now devote considerable resources to big data and analytics technologies.
Euclid furthers its quest to become the Google Analytics for the real world.
“Big data” startups are experiencing fast-growth and are getting funded on an international scale, a sure sign that it’s more than just a fleeting Silicon Valley trend.
Sumo Logic, the “big data” startup that specializes in analytics, has pulled in $30 million in funding.
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Pinterest is serious business, and this new tool helps businesses take it seriously.
Swrve enables game publishers to test different outcomes and see which path leads to the best monetization.
Chartboost has analyzed the best days to launch a mobile game and the busiest days to download.
Guest Post While I’m pleased with the outcome of yesterday’s election in political terms, I’m equally thrilled about the victory for data science versus gut instinct, philosophy and fundamentals.
The female executives on the list span a variety of industries from enterprise technology to retail. Given the amount of media attention paid to technology companies of late, it’s no surprise that Silicon Valley-based CEO’s dominate the list.
When companies really know how to take advantage of cloud computing to increase profit and margin, they have the opportunity to achieve real cloud “nirvana.”
Editor’s Pick Flurry-powered apps collect data from more than 700 million mobile devices a month.