A few days ago, 23andMe announced a new ResearchKit module researchers can use to integrate genetic information into their app-based studies. Mount Sinai and LifeMap's Asthma Health app and Stanford Medicine's MyHeart Counts app, both the first to use the module, were immediately released. While the genetic data is limited to 23andMe's 1.2 million plus customers, it's an important step in easily incorporating genetic data in app-based studies – indeed, it's a harbinger of the future of clinical research.
According to the CDC, the annual flu season is between October and May and it commonly peaks between December and February. This year, there's a late flu outbreak, and in January, Sickweather's Nightingale, an emerging AI forecasting engine, accurately forecast its appearance in March. And here it is, right on cue.
Today, Talend released a new version of its Talend Integration Cloud, Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) product. The new release allows IT to automate data integration in AWS Redshift or AWS Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) projects, while enabling developers and architects to bring native Spark processing capabilities into an iPaaS.
Hortonworks and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, aka HPE, announced a joint initiative to produce new enhancements to Apache Spark, specifically to handle a new class of analytic workloads from large pools of shared memory. Hortonworks also unveiled DataFlow 1.2.
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ODPi, a nonprofit focused on accelerating an open ecosystem of big data products around Apache Hadoop, picked up three new members: 4C Decision, ArenaData, and AsiaInfo. The initiative is to advance efforts to create a common reference specification called ODPi Core to streamline the development of analytics applications.
Accenture and Splunk entered an alliance in which Splunk products and cloud services are integrated into Accenture's application services, security and other products. The two companies are also collaborating on a new line of products, the first of which integrates Splunk analytics into Accenture's Managed Security Services.
A new report by technology policy think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) pushes back hard on policymakers for making financial data exemptions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The United States pushed for financial data to be carved out of the TPP's prohibition on laws that force data to be stored within a country's geographic borders. The practice is known as "data localization" and the ITIF thinks that carve out will drastically curtail the digital economy and won't provide consumers with any additional protections.
FICO, yes the same company that produces the FICO score, the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the US, thinks most big data practitioners have been doing it wrong. FICO has put its money where its mouth is and launched a prescriptive analytics product that puts the decision before the data.
Prescient, a risk management firm co-founded by former naval intelligence officers and best known for federal counterintelligence and national security programs, launched its commercial spinoff. Prescient Traveler, a sophisticated traveler risk management system, analyzes petabytes of data from over 38,000 sources in real-time. Further, prescriptive analytics advise travelers on how to mitigate those risks or "react smartly" to the dangers.
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Google is a getting a bona fide hardware division, Re/code reported Thursday. The division will house the development of Nexus devices, Chromecast streaming TV technology, consumer hardware, Google Glass and more.
There were nearly two dozen major mergers and acquisitions in the Internet of Things and related market segments in the first four months of 2016, according to the latest data from Strategy Analytics.