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ProximiTel demos more than 7 million data points on customer behaviors, iBeacon tie-in, and other features at CES

ProximiTel, a backend system for hotels and retail businesses that  launched last June, is showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. The big data platform provides over 7 million data points of consumers' demographics, hobbies, interests, and non-personally identifiable information, and allows clients to use iBeacon tech and mobile-pushed personalized ads. Its focus is on instant awareness, understanding of and responding to hotel and retail patrons and passersby.

Building an analytics pipeline for IoT

Considering analytics are everywhere now, it's time to talk about how to converge them and make them play nice. George Gilbert, previously with Gigaon Research and now a big data and analytics analyst for Wikibon/theCUBE, has posted a "recipe for an IoT-ready analytic pipeline."

Oracle's Business Intelligence 12c now generally available

Oracle announced last week the general availability of Oracle Business Intelligence 12c, essentially an integrated platform for self-service data discovery.

Software AG's Apama beefed up with predictive analytics, IoT standards

Monday, Software AG announced the 9.9 release of its Apama Streaming Analytics platform. The new release comes packed with predictive analytics and new support for Internet of Things industry standards added.

IBM launches Spark-as-a-Service, tackles unstructured data head-on

IBM launched Spark-as-a-Service Monday, unveiled a slew a new APIs and announced it has added cognitive computing capabilities to tackle unstructured data head-on. IBM is stepping up its big data game, and its game wasn't shabby to start with.

Machine learning demystified

Even researchers skilled in statistical modeling and other research techniques are sometimes a bit confused over how exactly a machine can learn and what that means to them and their work. More than a few IT professionals are confused over it too and struggle to understand products that offer it. To the uninitiated, the sea of algorithms and their many uses can appear unfathomable and indistinguishable.

CrowdFlower unveils new AI product

CrowdFlower unveiled its new AI product – a module for its platform for data science teams – at the Rich Data Summit last week. The capability is in private beta and referenced as simply AI for now. The company said it combines machine learning and human-labeled training data sets to create predictive models that can be applied against new data.

Booz Allen Hamilton, Splunk team on predictive security analytics

Booz Allen Hamilton and Splunk have teamed on cybersecurity, the firms announced last week. They are currently developing joint products that integrate Splunk's technology products with Booz Allen's technical and operational expertise. The companies said that the first of many joint offerings is "an incident response flyaway kit that will enable teams to rapidly conduct post-cyber-breach analyses to pinpoint weaknesses."

Spotlight: And the winner of the race between an NPR reporter and a machine to write a news story is…

Many jobs, from janitor to the C-suite, are being replaced by automation, or soon will be. An algorithm sits on a company board already! So, when a seasoned human NPR reporter raced a machine in...

Microsoft, DataStax team on IoT, Web and mobile apps in the cloud

DataStax, provider of Apache Cassandra enterprise, announced today at Cassandra Summit 2015 that it is collaborating with Microsoft on Internet of Things, Web and mobile apps in cloud environments. DataStax Enterprise – or DSE – is now available on Azure to aid in fast, scalable enterprise app development, deployment and monitoring.