Predictive Analytics - Infoworld en Microsoft's new toolset brings analytics to 'ambient intelligence' <p>Microsoft is targeting the growing volume of data being generated by both machines and humans. CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday showed off tools that could help organizations better understand -- and profit from -- this trove of information.</p> <p>One new hosted service, called the Azure ISS (Intelligent Systems Service), promises to ease the process of managing machine data from sensors and devices connected in the so-called Internet of Things. ISS is now available as a limited public preview.</p> Business Intelligence Microsoft Big Data Data Mining Hadoop Predictive Analytics Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:57:51 +0000 admin 240576 at Teradata's QueryGrid to power multi-database analytics <p>Teradata is hoping to gain ground in the hotly competitive data-warehousing and analytics market with QueryGrid, a new product that allows users to run a single SQL-based query across multiple data stores, from Teradata's own system to Hadoop and rival databases.</p> <p>QueryGrid will be available in the third quarter and is aligned with the release of Teradata Database 15, which was also announced Monday.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management Database Administration Data Warehousing Predictive Analytics Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:44:54 +0000 admin 239971 at Business groups see IT shops as roadblocks to data analytics projects <p>Business groups in a growing number of companies appear to be plowing ahead on data analytics projects with little input or help from their own IT organizations. Rather than leveraging in-house IT skills and technology, many business groups are using their own data and department-level analysts to cobble together analytics strategies, according to a survey by IDC.</p> Business Intelligence IT Management Predictive Analytics Business Intelligence Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:33:50 +0000 admin 239088 at Huawei expands partnership with SAP, launches new HANA hardware <p>Huawei's enterprise unit has launched the FusionCube for high-end HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance) systems and will also work with SAP on products for areas like enterprise mobility.</p> <p>The enterprise segment of the IT market isn't an easy one to break, but with its three-year-old unit, Huawei is betting big on repeating the success the company has seen in most parts of the world with its telecom infrastructure products.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management HANA SAP Database Administration Predictive Analytics Servers Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:31:10 +0000 admin 238161 at Oracle creates unified suite of marketing software <p>After spending billions to acquire a series of marketing-related software companies, Oracle is now undergoing the process of creating a unified suite it can take to battle against competing offerings from the likes of and Microsoft.</p> Applications Oracle M&A CRM Predictive Analytics SaaS Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:37:32 +0000 admin 236639 at Wolfram offers data analysis stack to device makers <p>Banking on its deep expertise in mathematical analysis and visualization, Wolfram Research is extending its set of tools so they can be used by portable device manufacturers to offer richer, more interactive data to their users.</p> Business Intelligence Consumer Electronics Predictive Analytics Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:29:57 +0000 admin 233629 at Big data demands nonstop experimentation <p>The universe is an immensely tangled knot of correlations. Science is humanity's tool for identifying which correlations reveal the deep, dark, dense knots of causation at the heart of it all.</p> Big Data Big Data Predictive Analytics Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 James Kobielus 232534 at Apple buys Topsy for at least $200 million, gaining deep access to Twitter <p>Apple has acquired Topsy, a social media analytics company that analyzes a range of data from Twitter, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.</p> Business Intelligence The Industry Standard Apple Twitter M&A Predictive Analytics Social Networking Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:52:49 +0000 admin 231963 at Amazon: New analytics tool can scrutinize massive amounts of data <p>Amazon Web Services this week rolled out a new cloud-based data analytics tool named Kenesis, which can analyze massive amounts of data in real time and be paid for by the hour.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Big Data Predictive Analytics Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:44:51 +0000 ccraig 230962 at IBM applies predictive analysis to IT operations <p>Turning its considerable expertise in analytics to the study of IT operations, IBM has assembled a software package to help system administrators better pinpoint potential problems and performance issues, using many of IBM's tools for business intelligence, machine learning, and data mining.</p> <p>"We've applied the IBM investments in analytics to IT," said Matt Ellis, vice president of software development for performance management.</p> Business Intelligence Predictive Analytics Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:57:09 +0000 admin 230240 at Splunk launches Hunk for Hadoop <p>Analytics software provider, Splunk, has released a new platform which allows anyone to explore, analyze and visualize data in Hadoop.</p> <p>Hunk, the next generation of big data analytics, is built on patent pending virtual index technology that delivers self-serve analytics without the need for specialized programming skill sets, fixed schemas or costly integrations.</p> Business Intelligence Data Mining Hadoop Predictive Analytics Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:44:14 +0000 admin 229696 at New Relic to mine performance data for business insights <p>Software provider New Relic is extending its system administrator tools for monitoring the performance of applications to help business managers as well.</p> <p>"The data coming out of your software is transformative to your business. The answers are there, you just to need to query the data correctly and do it fast," said New Relic CEO Lew Cirne, speaking Thursday at the company's FutureStack13 user conference in San Francisco.&nbsp;</p> Business Intelligence Data Mining Predictive Analytics Free Tools Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:33:30 +0000 admin 229514 at MicroStrategy revamps BI software for bigger data sets, faster visuals <p>Keeping up with the ever-changing nature of business intelligence, MicroStrategy has revamped and expanded its line of BI software to incorporate big-data analytics and desktop visualization.&nbsp;</p><p>"We're delivering a substantial new set of functionality," said Kevin Spurway, MicroStrategy's vice president of industry and mobile marketing.</p> Business Intelligence Big Data Predictive Analytics Business Intelligence Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:59:48 +0000 ccraig 229354 at Sometimes it's OK to treat people like numbers <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Sometimes it's OK to treat people like numbers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> </em></div><p>One of the most hackneyed complaints in the modern world is the notion that being "treated like a number" is always a bad thing.</p> Big Data Big Data Predictive Analytics Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 James Kobielus 228920 at Google modifies Analytics in EU-wide privacy concession <p>Following mounting pressure from data protection agencies (DPAs) in different European countries, Google has started offering so-called data processing agreements to websites using its Google Analytics suite in the European Union, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland.</p> <p>Up to now Google did not provide such contracts because it maintains that it does not process personal data. Since 2011 it has offered such agreements only in Germany, after demands from the German DPA.</p> Business Intelligence Security Google Predictive Analytics Internet Privacy Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:49:54 +0000 admin 228272 at 4 simpler alternatives to Google Analytics <p>Let's get it out of the way up front: You're a fool if you don't include <a href="" target="_blank">Google Analytics</a> in your toolkit as a way to track your website's traffic. The <a href="" target="_blank">advantages</a> are almost too numerous to list. A de facto industry standard, its reports are often taken as gospel by advertisers.</p> Business Intelligence Internet Predictive Analytics Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:15:40 +0000 admin 228092 at Monsanto bets nearly $1 billion on big data analytics platform <p>Agribusiness giant Monsanto is paying $930 million to acquire the Climate Corporation, maker of a software platform that crunches weather-related data in order to help farmers more effectively grow crops.</p> <p>"Everyone benefits when farmers are able to produce more with fewer resources," Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant said in a statement released Wednesday.</p> Business Intelligence The Industry Standard Big Data M&A Predictive Analytics Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:01:32 +0000 admin 228039 at Splunk announces enterprise services on AWS cloud <p>Splunk, the big data company that allows companies to monitor machine data to drive efficiency, has announced the general availability of its flagship enterprise product running on Amazon Web Services' public cloud.</p><p>It also revealed plans to make Splunk Cloud available on other public and private clouds in the near future.</p> Big Data Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Big Data Predictive Analytics Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:49:58 +0000 ccraig 228023 at Splunk dives deeper into business analytics <p>Splunk continues to enhance its flagship machine data search engine so it can be used by business analysts and managers, in addition to its typical audience of system and network administrators.</p> <p>The newly released Splunks Enterprise 6 includes new capabilities to easily visualize data, as well as a framework to build Web applications based on Splunk data, said Sanjay Mehta, the company's vice president of product marketing.</p> Business Intelligence Predictive Analytics Free Tools Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:11:10 +0000 admin 227986 at Google's new 'Hummingbird' algorithm is about queries, not just SEO <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Google's new 'Hummingbird' algorithm is about queries, not just SEO" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>HTML coders inevitably panic when they hear word of another tweak to Google's search algorithms. Applications Google Predictive Analytics Search Engines Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:00:32 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 227732 at