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Intel Spearheading Big Data Projects In Food &Amp; Water Security
Data ScienceNews

Intel is spearheading projects to improve food and water security in California. California is a particularly apt place to start; agriculture in the region is a $46.3 billion industry, and they’re world leaders in avocado and almond production. But they’re also facing a devastating drought; nearly one third of their

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Blue Yonder &Amp; Otto Trump Competition At Bt Technology Awards
BI & AnalyticsNews

OTTO Wins BT Retail Week Technology Award with Blue Yonder June 13th, 2014 – OTTO, the largest online retailer for end-consumer fashion and lifestyle in Germany, and  Blue Yonder, a leading provider of Predictive Analytics, are/were named winner of the Best Customer Insight Project category at the  BT Retail Week

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Sisense Gains Momentum With $30M Series C Funding
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SiSense, a business intelligence startup based in Tel Aviv, announced yesterday that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding. The round was led by DFJ Growth and included participation from existing backers Battery Ventures, Genesis Partners and Opus Capital. The company’s software is designed to make big data

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Big Data Set To Revolutionise Recruitment
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Combing through piles of CVs is considered an essential part of a recruiter’s work, but big data might be about to change that. We are witnessing the development of “people analytics”, which aggregate CVs, applications, scanned business cards, social media profiles and aptitude tests to lift the best candidates out

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How Netflix Is Using Data To Improve Quality Of Experience
Data ScienceNews

We recently reported on how Netflix is using big data algorithms to power its recommendation system; now, a Netflix blog post highlights other ways in which the company is using big data behind the scenes to enrich its service. They’re putting the data to work largely to improve Quality of

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Mapr Obtains Three Awards
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MapR, a leading provider of Apache™ Hadoop®, has been awarded a number of awards honouring important companies in the in the cloud and big data industries. Below are the three awards MapR has received recently. AlwaysOn OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies AlwaysOn evaluated companies in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to select

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Germany'S Bringing Data To The World Cup
BI & AnalyticsNews

In an article last week, we looked at whether data analytics could help us predict the winner of the world cup. Admittedly, it is unclear whether big data will have any effect in the predictions we make in this field, but the possibility of it being used in something as

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Ibm Technology Arranging Marriages In India
NewsRetail & Consumer

IBM recently announced that Matrimony.com, one of India’s leading marriage matchmaking conglomerates, has begun using IBM Big Data and Analytics technology in order to create better matches for their subscribers. With over 3 million users across hundreds of micro-sites, Matrimony.com has no shortage data points with which to pair up

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Wells Fargo Open Big Data Lab
Big DataFinanceNews

Jim Smith, Executive VP and Head of the digital channels group at Wells Fargo, has been discussing recent innovations within the company. Among these innovations is the establishing of Big Data lab, which will augment customer experience, help to identify and prevent fraud, and garner insights about who’s using their

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Us Military Using Big Data To Improve Situational Awareness
Big DataNews

The military and intelligence community in the US have been publicly discussing how they’re integrating Big Data analytics to increase situational awareness. But for the military using big data is not without its challenges; with oceans of data at their disposal, knowing with data is valuable and how best to

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