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Ibm Powering Wimbledon With Better Engagement
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Follow @DataconomyMedia 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. “We continue to look for new ways to innovate and

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Thoughtspot: Looking To Make Bi &Quot;Google Easy&Quot;
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Follow @DataconomyMedia ThoughtSpot, a business analytics company aiming to revolutionise the way organisations do business intelligence, announced $30 million in Series B funding yesterday. The funding round was led by Khosla Ventures with participation from existing investor Lightspeed Venture Partners. ThoughtSpot’s aim is to make searching for enterprise data “Google

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Birst Interview: Introducing Support For Hana
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We spoke with the VP of Product Strategy at Birst, Southard Jones, ahead of the announcement of Birst’s support for SAP HANA. Birst provides an enterprise-calibre Business Intelligence platform based on the cloud. Its approach is designed to be less costly and more agile than Legacy BI and more powerful

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Tibco: Big Data Is 'Irrelevant', Fast Data Is What You Need
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Follow @DataconomyMedia 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. However, according to Mark Quinn, CTO of software provider TIBCO, big data

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Oracle Gearing Up For $6 Billion Purchase
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Follow @DataconomyMedia The enterprise software giant Oracle is nearing a $6 billion deal with hospitality software maker Micros Systems, according a report from Bloomberg. While Oracle and Micros did not comment, FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives said that Oracle competitors could offer a higher bid to drive up the

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Birst Brings Enterprise-Caliber Cloud Bi To Sap Hana Customers
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SAN FRANCISCO — June 17, 2014 — Birst, the leader in Cloud BI, today announced Birst for SAP HANA to empower organizations to take advantage of Birst’s enterprise-caliber analytics capabilities on top of the latest in-memory technology from SAP. By combining the speed of HANA and the analytic horsepower of

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Rapidminer Acquires Radoop To Bolster Hadoop Analytics Processing
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RapidMiner, a big data analytic company, announced today that it has purchased Radoop, a leading big data analytics solution for Hadoop. Although the purchase price was not disclosed, it is believed that Radoop will take charge of RapidMiner’s big data division, with Zoltán Prekopcsák, Radoop’s co-founder, becoming vice president of

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Ibm: Powering Pernod Ricard With Marketing Intelligence
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IBM Big Data and Analytics recently announced that they had helped a wines and spirits company, Pernod Ricard Asia, improve its marketing intelligence and reduce reporting and query response time by more than 50 percent. The company claims that the efforts from IBM have provided the management team with updated

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How Airbnb Used Data To Secure Its $10 Billion Valuation
Data ScienceNews

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. As Riley explained, “data is the

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How Mastercard Sees Big Business In Selling Customer Data
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According to a recent Reuters article, MasterCard believes that the selling of data to retailers, banks and governments will be big business for the company in the future. MasterCard handles more than 2 billion customer payments and can generate that data in real-time to map consumer behaviour – making the

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