According to a study by Accenture, 77 percent of the C-level executives in chemical companies surveyed think cloud computing and big data analytics are necessary to remain competitive. 87 percent said that failing to use them may lead to a company's extinction.
Along comes a group of researchers who are proposing a new and interesting way to recognize emotion in written communications. Here's what they came up with...
Silk, a data publisher and collaborative platform, provides data visualizations on the current status of the ebola outbreaks, representing a blend of CDC and WHO data.
Here are a few of the product announcements made at Strata to give you an overview of the direction products and partnerships are now trending, or at least leaning.
Underscoring yet again that business users are essential to driving both the data-driven business and the big bucks to big data vendors, Platfora's Ben Werther said in his keynote that big data's "center of gravity is shifting to the business analyst and that's a really healthy thing because the person who's analyzing the data should be much more in control of the data. But that's leading to multi-structured questions and new stack requirements are emerging."
Put all three types of analytics together and you get an entire picture of the situation and possible solutions.
Louis Columbus has a chart of the Top 100 Enterprise Analytics Startups of 2014 in his post in Forbes.
Another area where jobs are springing up for data scientists is in mobile analytics startups. Of course, mobile companies of all types are also searching high and low for more data scientists, too.
U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) made multi-institute awards totaling nearly $32 million for 2014 under the NIH's Big Data to Knowledge, known as the BD2K initiative. One of the awards went to the University of Pittsburgh with Carnegie Mellon University, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Yale as partners, to the tune of $11 million.
It's not all that unusual for a General Electric (GE) business to hit the billion dollar mark, but as Quentin Hardy put it, GE's Internet of Things, or IoT, software business is "probably the fastest a GE business has hit the $1 billion mark." You can expect GE to pull in even more from this business arm because it has one heck of a great IoT strategy.