While vendors struggle to find a data-driven reason to sell IoT anything and everything, one value they typically overlook is the value-added asset of secondary data functions. That is, the gathering and analysis of data outside the device or app's primary line of function.
Redfin is opening up much of the data it collects to the public, via a new website where anyone can create visualizations with the data using Tableau.
Syncfusion, a provider of developer products, launched its standalone big data product for Windows. Yep, it's a Hadoop distribution designed specifically to run on Windows. It provides a production environment that can run Hadoop on a full cluster and includes a Cluster Manager application to manage multiple-node Hadoop clusters on Windows.
Researchers at the University of Alabama Huntsville have developed a new artificial intelligence algorithm designed to improve the accuracy of health reads on complex mechanical systems through vibration analysis. Yes, this algorithm can tell the condition of equipment based on an analysis of its vibration while operating. The researchers say testing has revealed a 90 percent accuracy rate.
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Investor trends are not the same as predictive analytics because far too much stock market movement is merely knee-jerk reactions with precious little data to aim the kick. But there are those that think big data's very bad day in the stock market is a strong indicator of a slowdown in overall business spending. After all, the thinking goes, if the biggest, baddest, hottest tech – big data – isn't hitting earnings forecasts, then businesses must be seriously curtailing tech purchasing.
Two analytics providers, Teradata and Knowledgent, have teamed to produce a product for healthcare providers and payers that combines predictive analytic models and behavior-based analytics. Specifically, the product is designed to reduce hospitalizations and improve preventive care for patients.
EY, formerly known as Ernst and Young, launched its global Analytics-as-a-Service (AaaS) platform called EY Synapse. The platform contains specialized analytics for several verticals. It's also designed to work across multiple locations and geographies. They've also included a new and much needed twist.
Talend released an open source, free desktop tool for use by business users and analysts for data prep. The desktop application helps users pull, combine and clean data from a variety of sources through intuitive, drag-and-drop tools, smart guides and automated processing functions.
Efma, Microsoft and Avanade have teamed with some of the world's largest financial institutions to create a new, collaborative fintech portal. The idea is to enable fintech providers to better meet the needs for innovation in the financial sector by networking and collaborating with more than 3,300 Efma member financial institutions in 130 countries. In this digital age, big data will be at the center of the discussions.
CNIL, the French data protection authority, came down hard on Facebook. It gave the social media giant only three months to stop tracking non-users' web activities and ordered a stop on data transfers to the U.S. Interestingly, this could mean more than just a French action. It could pressure the EU to follow suit instead of waiting on the Privacy Shield to fail or be approved as was originally the plan.
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The Apple Watch may soon be able to automatically adjust the volume of iPhone alerts based on the sounds the Watch picks up on its microphone, according to a patent application the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Thursday.
Bromium launched on Wednesday its advanced endpoint security product that integrates endpoint threat isolation, threat analysis, and continuous host monitoring to enable enterprises to protect against, detect and respond to targeted attacks, zero-day threats and breaches.