According to the findings of an international survey conducted by the certification body DNV GL – Business Assurance and the research institute GFK Eurisko, only one in four companies using big data are able to leverage it to actually boost productivity. But technology isn't the problem. The lack of a clear strategy is.
Starbucks is using big data from its in-store coffee sales to guide decisions it makes about creating new products for grocery stores, a recent CNBC article reported.
This morning AtScale released the results of a comprehensive business intelligence (BI) benchmark for SQL-on-Hadoop engines. The benchmark tested top SQL-on-Hadoop engines – Impala, Spark and Hive-- over key Business Intelligence (BI) use case queries and here are some of the results.
Software AG released its findings on top trends in integration, APIs and master data management based on an analysis of its own sizable customer base's actions. The results reveal how businesses are attacking the problem of the need for speed. Faster transformation, after all, is not only key to remaining competitive but to surviving an ever-changing marketscape.
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.
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 announced last week the general availability of Oracle Business Intelligence 12c, essentially an integrated platform for self-service data discovery.
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 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.
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.