Few people realize that Palantir works with a number of nonprofit organizations, assisting in various disaster relief efforts after Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina.
When you think sports, the first word that comes to mind is likely not “sensors,” but two startups are using sensors to make some of the coolest products in data-focused sports training we’ve seen.
We asked data scientists from Lyft, the Weather Company and other brands to tell us how they’re providing very real business value.
Big data tools are evolving fast. Here’s an overview of the most popular tools used in the field today and how some of the most experienced data scientists are making their decisions.
As we depend increasingly on data to drive our decisions, what is the role of intuition? Where are the key cultural points of tension between gut and analytics? Where does human thought still matter?
At DataBeat/Data Summit, investors said they are funding technologies that level the playing field by making it easier for anyone to build predictive models.
Guest Post Healthcare is a massive amount of invaluable data waiting to be unearthed. This is why an application developer is a data scientist’s best friend: to put data the hands of the people who make everyday decisions.
Two data scientists at Pinterest open up about some of their projects and the bigger goals of all their nerdy work.
At our DataBeat event this week, we’ll be featuring the most interesting companies we can find that leverage data science in fresh ways.
Editor’s Pick Some might call it good parenting. Others, snooping. But how much can a Chrome extension tell you about your kid, anyway?
The latest startup to capitalize on the “big data” trend is Alpine Data Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that just raised $16 million in venture funding.
Online petitions platform Change.org reached a huge milestone today, when its 50 millionth user registered on the site.
Intel is becoming a new kind of company, but it isn’t going to toss out its old business.
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.
People who don’t take their car out very often will save money, as MetroMile’s insurance prices on a per mile basis.
Guest Post This idea doesn’t do justice to the wonders of the human mind, nor to the amazing potential of contemporary technology.
Guest Post Big data can be harnessed, but you need to lay the groundwork.
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.
Data scientists are the new rock stars. At Devbeat, we heard from Pivotal’s team lead Hulya Farinas about how developers can make the jump.
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.
We’re on the verge of a health data breakthrough, in which computers will be able to do similar diagnostic tasks, by analyzing massive amounts of data, including genome sequences, risk factors, medical histories, drug interactions, and more.
If you’re looking into a career as a data scientist, you may soon become one of the most sought-after people in your industry.
Guest Post Startups and emerging businesses — without million-dollar budgets for marketing, market research and analysis — can enjoy the rewards of big data just as well as the large corporations.
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.
Editor’s Pick After Facebook released its Presto querying engine into open-source today, Hadoop distribution vendors pointed out how existing tools already let business analysts sift quickly through huge amounts of data.
What’s in a name change? Garantia Data originally saw value in transforming into RedisDB but ditched the idea after complaints from a key figure in the Redis open-source community.
Guest Post Alex Romanov is president and CEO of iSIGN.
Data scientists might always be the most efficient source of business intelligence, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the enterprise can’t dabble.
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.
Paxata wants to help data scientists avoid getting bogged down in prep work and move right to analysis.
Intuit just acquired LevelUp Analytics, a consulting company that is focused on the emerging field of data science and analytics.
A trio of former Yammer executives have launched a new company, dubbed Mode, with seed funding from former boss David Sacks.
The Silicon Valley-based fund aims to be a Y Combinator of sorts, but specifically for big data and analytics startups.
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.
Josh James took Omniture public and sold it for $1.8 billion. VentureBeat sat down with James in Park City, Utah, to learn more about Domo, his mysterious new venture.
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.
“The Industrial Internet is better characterized as a race with the new intelligent machines, not against them,” GE economist write in a new report.
Your mobile phone carrier knows what you want before you do.
Big data investors say that Cassandra is still perceived by many customers as more “enterprise ready.” With $150 million in new funding, MongoDB has the opportunity to “close that gap.”