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Big Data And Cloud Hit Trough Of Disillusionment In Latest Gartner Hype Cycle Installment
BI & AnalyticsNews

Gartner has released this year’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, a report that looks at technologies that are — or have the potential to — transforming the way businesses operate. The report scans a spectrum of influential technologies ranging from robots to 3D bioprinting systems to ‘software-defined anything’, but two

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Big Data Ecommerce Outfit Qubit Scoops Up $26M In Series B - Now Looks To Expand Outreach And Product Development
BI & AnalyticsNewsRetail & Consumer

Ecommerce analytics startup Qubit has secured $26 million in Series B funding on Monday, with Accel Partners leading the round. Original investors Salesforce Ventures and Balderton Capital, also participated. The funding will be used to expand Qubit’s US and European operations and development of the ongoing product innovation pipeline. Qubit

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Rjmetrics Bags $16.5 Million In Series B Funding
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Business intelligence and database analytics startup, RJMetrics has secured $16.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by August Capital, with participation from existing investors Trinity Ventures and SoftTech. Eric Carlborg from August Capital will join the ranks of RJMetrics board of directors. RJMetrics co-founder and CEO Robert

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Germany To Get Two Oracle Data Centers Catering To Questions Of Data Sovereignty
Data ScienceNews

On Monday, it was announced that Oracle will introduce two new data centers in Germany with colocation partners Interxion and Equinix. In the wake of recent Snowden disclosures of surveillance carried out by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s GCHQ, Oracle’s data centers come as a solution

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Google Reveals That Government Demands For User Data Has Risen By 250% Since 2009
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With the increase in the usage of internet services, request for user information by Governments and courts has been steadily rising. In the wake of last weeks revelations about Yahoo’s secret legal battle with the US NSA, over customer data, latest is Google’s biannual Transparency Report which reveals the number

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Community Health Systems Says 4.5M Patients Affected By Data Breach
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Community Health Systems, a major US hospital group in the US, yesterday announced that hackers stole approximately 4.5 million records with patient names, addresses, birth data, phone numbers and Social Security numbers. With 206 hospitals in over 29 states, Community Health Systems reported that hackers used “sophisticated malware” to attack

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Israeli Cyber Security Startup Guardicore Raises $11 Million To Protect Data Centers From Malicious Attacks
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Israeli cyber security startup GuardiCore yesterday announced that it has raised $11 million in a series A funding. The investment round was led by Battery Ventures, with participation from Greylock IL – an affiliate fund of Greylock Partners – and other undisclosed strategic partners. “GuardiCore is developing a completely new

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Sisense Appoints Business Intelligence Veteran As Vp Of Global Alliances &Amp; Channels
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SiSense, a leader in big data analytics for business users, today announced the appointment of Mark Ferretti to the position of Vice President, Global Alliances & Channels. Ferretti, the company’s first-ever Channel Chief will be responsible for developing and growing a network of alliances and partners globally. In June, SiSense closed $30M in

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Instaclustr Gets $2M Boost In Seed Funding, Gains Foothold In The Nosql Ecosystem
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Instaclustr, a startup that provides hosted and managed DataStax Enterprise and Apache Cassandra™ services, announced a first round investment offer for over $2 million in funding. The round was spearheaded by ANU Connect Ventures, a fund manager responsible for investing in promising commercial opportunities arising out of the Australian National

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U.s. Sec Taps Into Big Data And Cloud Computing To Make Big Savings And Enhance Prospects
Big DataNews

The U.S. Government’s regulator of federal securities, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reportedly utilising Big Data analytics processes and cloud computing in making records public and sifting/sorting through millions of trading data which in turn is saving the agency upwards of $3 million each year. The SEC’s move

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