SPOTLIGHT ON... Kings' basketball analytics guru Dean Oliver canned

Lest anyone gets to thinking that their analytics skills are Teflon – or maybe actual armor – against pink slips, think again. Although, whomever is writing the pink slip is probably just...

Denodo, Tableau data extract exporter tool launches

Denodo, a data virtualization provider; and Tableau, a business analytics software company, announced their partnership Tuesday, creating a new self-service business intelligence experience for end users.

ZapFraud to contribute data on scams to APWG's URL Block List report

ZapFraud announced Tuesday that it will be contributing data on scams and scammers to the APWG's URL Block List phishing report clearinghouse, which receives reports from hundreds of sources worldwide in a concerted effort to thwart cybercrime.

Predixion, PLAT.ONE team up to deliver predictive analytics for IoT

Predixion and PLAT.ONE have teamed up to provide real-time, predictive analytics on the edge for PLAT.ONE's vertical smart cities, industrial monitoring, smart buildings and vending Internet of Things applications.  

IBM launches new IoT community, training for developers

Wednesday, IBM launched a new Internet of Things community for developers called IBM developerWorks Recipes. It's designed to help novice and experienced developers learn how to connect devices to the cloud and how to use the data coming from those devices. 

Infegy launches News Ninja, a big data, automated news-generator

Social media intelligence company Infegy launched a big-data-based, automated news generator Wednesday called News Ninja. It's a free site that analyzes what people are saying and sharing online and generates stories about those trending topics in real-time.

The big data pigeonhole problem

For many companies, big data amounts to a black hole wherein a lot of data is sucked in never to be seen again. Fortunately some of those companies are already on their way to sorting that problem out – cleaning and labeling data and setting the data center to rights so that the data can be found and analyzed. But today, we're going to ignore the black hole and focus on the opposite challenge: the pigeonhole problem found in outputs. 

Reltio Cloud v 2015.2 launches

Reltio launched v 2015.2 of its Reltio Cloud master data management (MDM) platform, which fuels a spread of data-driven apps. The company says that the new version adds granular segmentation, advanced semantic search, enhanced personalization, configurable data-as-a-service, sophisticated match, and comprehensive audit capabilities. 

Neo4j sees graph-based search taking bigger hold on big data

Graph-based search has pretty much been the province of giants like Facebook and Google who use it to manage huge volumes of content and make data available in real-time to users. But like semantic search, graph-based search is beginning to take hold in more companies and industries. Take a look at where this came from and where its going. 

Microsoft's Power BI now generally available

Both Power BI service and Power BI Desktop were made generally available on Friday.  Here are the new features and a link to the free trial version. 

Congress to examine IoT

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet is holding a hearing on the Internet of Things this Wednesday. Given the breadth of its jurisdiction, it is unclear what precisely the subcommittee is looking for in its examination of the IoT but it's likely that privacy and security issues are on the list.

Spotlight: What do you need to do to protect your data?

A post in the Druva blog includes a great infographic that defines basic types of data to be protected, today's trends related to rising risks and regulations, tips to finding lurking risks in...

Super fast fluorescence discovery setting groundwork for optical computing

Researchers at Duke University have developed an ultrafast, fluorescent light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second, which exceeds the same function and speed of electrons used by traditional transmitters. In short, this could lay the groundwork for optical computing which would use photons instead of electrons to process and transmit data at a much faster rate.

Google shares data to seed new program aimed at blocking fraudulent data center traffic

 Other companies joining this project include Dstillery, Facebook, MediaMath, Quantcast, Rubicon Project, The Trade Desk, TubeMogul and Yahoo.

NSA shares info on 'NiFi' data automation project

You'll find an interesting post in Forbes on a NSA data automation project, originally called 'Niagarafiles' and now known as NiFi. It was submitted to The Apache Software Foundation in...

Medidata, Validic expand mobile health ecosystem for clinical research

Medidata, a provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research, and Validic, a digital health platform, announced the integration of Validic's digital health platform with the Medidata Clinical Cloud Tuesday to expand the scope of their mobile health tools for clinical research.

National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network expands, plans to add seven health data networks

This collaborative initiative links researchers, patient communities, clinicians and health systems to leverage large volumes of health data maintained by the partner networks. The funds include support to add seven more health data networks to the existing 34 individual health data networks that currently make up PCORnet. PCORI is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. 

Expert System releases Semantic API for Cogito

Expert System announced its expansion of content analysis platform Cogito Tuesday, with the addition of a new semantic API called Cogito API Finance. A key feature is out-of-the box taxonomy specifically designed to categorize financial content for easier and more uniform analysis.

Google releases Kubernetes 1.0; New cloud, container-based computing foundation launches

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, designed to accelerate the development of cloud native applications and services and drive container-based computing, launched Tuesday. The foundation is housed in the Linux Foundation, and its founding members list includes some of the industry's biggest names and brightest minds.

Spotlight: How big data analytics help hospitals stop sepsis from killing patients

There's an excellent post in CIO on how hospitals are using sensors and big data to identify patients with sepsis and even monitor them after they go home. It's an important thing to do since...