The list of big data applications is never-ending. This week, we reported on how big data is being used to save California’s farms; empower Taiwan’s SME’s; sell wine and spirits in Asia and give better coverage during this year’s Wimbledon tournament. Here are some other highlights of the week in data science:
TOP DATACONOMY ARTICLES
This is the first edition to a three part series and gives a brief overview of the history of business intelligence. Starting in the 1960’s and 70’s, the article looks at the advancements made in data storage, database management systems, and companies that were pioneering BI from the early stages.
In this weeks post, Jamal Khawaja, a senior manager at Wipro, suggests three spaces that enterprise-class organizations should invest in over this year: cloud, mobile and bigdata. For those that are late, Jamal tells us, there will be a “bloody and agonizing conflict between those that catch-up and those that fall to the wayside.”
As a continuation of our popular “Understanding Big Data” series, this week we examined the different analytics platforms — how they work, what opportunities they offer enterprises, and how they differentiate themselves from their competitors.
TOP DATACONOMY INTERVIEWS
We spoke with Brian Gentile, the CEO of Jaspersoft, ahead of the new release of TIBCO Jaspersoft’s 5.6 Platform. Version 5.6 of the Jaspersoft BI platform is designed to help more business users become capably analytic, with advances in key areas such as Big Data connectivity, platform performance, analytics and reporting.
TOP DATACONOMY NEWS
The enterprise software giant Oracle is nearing a $6 billion deal with hospitality software maker Micros Systems, according a report from Bloomberg.
ThoughtSpot, a business analytics company aiming to revolutionise the way organisations do business intelligence, announced $30 million in Series B funding yesterday.
The All England Lawn and Tennis Club (AELTC) and IBM have announced that big data and the cloud will be leveraged in this years Wimbledon tournament to offer fans better and more advanced coverage over the two-week period.
The growth of Airbnb has received a lot of attention over the past few years, especially since it’s $10 billion valuation. In a recent interview, the company’s head of data science, Riley Newman, explained how data was at the core of its tremendous success.
Big data has been a focus for many companies in the past few years and the market is expected to grow further at a compound annual growth rate of 32 percent in the next four years.