BI & Analytics
Big Data and analytics go hand-in-hand. New and improved tools allow vast data sets to be finessed, and previously unmanageable data structures to be tamed.
Intelligent Ecommerce Startup Ometria Secures $500k, Plans to Give Small Retailers a Data-Driven Advantage
Ometria, an outfit providing software solutions to drive profitable e-commerce, has bagged $500k in seed funding, after the $1.5 million seed round in March this year. This round saw participation from 17 new investors including James Bromley, COO at Swiftkey, Andreas Andreou, commercial director at Quidco, Alicia Navarro and Joe
Under New Chief’s Reign, NICE Systems Aim to Reverse Recent Stock Market Rout and Capitalise on Growing Demand for Data Analytics
NICE Systems, the telephone voice recording, data security, and surveillance firm, has had a turbulent run at the Stock Market. The 21 percent rally, followed by the 17 percent dive since mid-April, after Barak Eilam took the helm as the chief executive officer in February had been proof enough of
IBM’s Watson Analytics in a Freemium Model, Fine Tuned to Make Cognitive Computing Accessible to the Masses
In a major announcement this week, IBM has released Watson Analytics, a service that will give businesses — both large and small — access to natural language tools and predictive algorithms on a freemium pricing model. It will be a cloud-based service designed to run on desktop and mobile devices. Calling it
Qlik Launches Full Qlik Sense Product To Answer Need for Governed Self-Service Business Intelligence and Data Visualization
Press Release: Qlik, a leader in data discovery, today introduced general availability of Qlik Sense, the first device-independent, self-service visualization and discovery product engineered for enterprise-class governance and performance. Built on a modern architecture and powered by the patented, industry-proven Qlik data indexing engine, Qlik Sense gives users the unrestricted
STIHL Inc. had a problem. A big problem. With 2013 sales of roughly $3.7 billion, STIHL might be the envy of many. Founded in 1926, the company is the world’s largest manufacturer of chain saws and handheld power equipment. But it was in immediate danger of dramatically losing market share.
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
Tableau announced yesterday at its annual user conference that it is working on a new tablet-based product called Project Elastic. In a bid to increase its outreach from enterprises to small scale businesses and consumers, their latest product aims to ‘bridge that gap,’ reports Gigaom. As Gigaom describe, “[Elastic is]
Berlin-based business intelligence platform adjust have secured $7.6 million in Series C funding round. to bolster their outreach in the U.S. The round saw contributions from existing investors Target Partners, Iris Capital and Capnamic Ventures, as well as new investment from ACTIVE Venture Partners. With the war chest, adjust are training their sights
A salary survey of predictive analytics professionals conducted by leading executive recruitment agency, Burtch Works, reports a marked climb, as more enterprises are lured by the utilities of Big Data. The subjects of the survey included analysts who work with SAS, R, SPSS and SQL and other tools such as
Indian companies are likely to embrace Big Data Technologies by 2015 according to a survey carried out by business intelligence & data visualisation provider Qlik. Phillip Beniac, Regional Vice President, Qlik Asia Pacific and Japan, explained, “Despite the relatively low implementation of big data technologies in India today, we have