Technology has made the world easier to access. It is at our fingertips, empowering, informing and uniting us. Over the years, technology has driven innovation, bringing success to businesses. The im…
Do you know the answer to the next simple question? "What do you know about web 2.0 technology?" What's so interesting about this video, is the simple fact that none of these so called digital natives are familiar with the term web 2.0. Although they never had a life without technology, they just don't know…
GE will announce on Wednesday a push (their $500M investment) to connect machines to cloud computing centers. The service, called Predix Cloud, will collect data from sensors to help with performance and maintenance. The manufacturing conglomerate manufacturers everything from steam and gas turbines to jet engines, and has a strong presence in the Albany, New York, region with more than 7,000 employees. Eventually, GE wants to create an online location where manufacturers can find the software they need for their businesses. The company expects $6 billion in revenue from software this year, a 50% increase from last year.
A recent partnership between SAS and NC State geared toward expanding research in cyber security, analytics and big data analysis is aiming to promote collaboration between the institutions and provide new opportunities for student researchers.
This post looks at the gigantic big data repositories Facebook is creating and discusses the exciting as well as terrifying opportunities to exploit that big data. The question is, does big data analytics put too much power in the hands of a commercial company like Facebook?
Linux heavyweight Red Hat and big data tech developer Hortonworks announced plans to redouble efforts to jointly develop and market big data innovations based on Apache Hadoop. The move will see further integration of both companies’ product lines and expand on a partnership announced last summer.
Aerospace company will open its first cybersecurity analytics facility outside the U.S. as part of efforts to avail such capabilities and services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The new center is slated to open in 2015.
IBM is announcing a new software defined storage-as-a-service on IBM SoftLayer, code named Elastic Storage on Cloud, that gives organizations access to a fully-supported, ready-to-run storage environment, which includes SoftLayer bare metal resources and high performance data management and allows organizations to move data between their on-premise infrastructure and the cloud. Elastic Storage on Cloud is optimized for technical computing and analytics workloads, providing more storage capability in a more cost-effective way.
Hadoop provider MapR Technologies has secured $110m in a funding round led by Google Capital, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. The funding round is another mark of success for the distributed file system spun out of Google years ago.
One company that has been moving in the big data analytics space is Actian. Formerly known as Ingres, the Redwood City, California company has spent $200 million over the past few years assembling an all-star cast of analytic technologies, including a pair of fast analytic databases, VectorWise and ParAccel, and building the connective tooling that let them work in the real world. Now Actian says all the pieces are in place, and the company is looking to make a big splash in 2014.
It doesn’t take a veteran social media manager to understand that social media has taken off big-time across the world; and that’s why brands and advertisers are scrambling to follow what the word on the virtual-social street is about their product. And they’ve just been given a significant helping hand in that quest, courtesy of New York social analytics startup PopTip, and its new offering, Zipline for Instagram. Social polling Launched in summer 2012, PopTip’s polling analytics platform began by letting brands ask social media users questions like “do you wear #sneakers or #shoes?” The “#” gives it away: PopTip’s service was originally only available on Twitter. Brands would see a dashboard giving real-time conversations and answers in response to the questions they’d posed. Respondents didn’t even need to use a hashtag or spell properly – PopTip’s technology tracks natural language in real-time. By March 2013, the service was available on Facebook too, giving brands a broader window on their following over multiple platforms. In October last year, PopTip launched Zipline, an offering that removes the need for polling. Brands don’t need to formulate questions on Zipline; they just select the words and phrases they’d like to track, sit back...
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