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.
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
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
Oracle announced yesterday that it has launched its in-memory option for its Database 12c, which will be available within 30 days. Although the pricing has not been disclosed, the company said that it would release the official details once the Oracle Database In-Memory is generally available. “We’re constantly evolving,” said
HP have unveiled a batch of big data analytics programmes targeted towards the business intelligence market. Uniting themes across the line of products include the aim to lower IT costs, processing data from multiple channels and minimising service downtime. “Organizations are looking for solutions that let them aggregate data from
At the Hadoop Summit Conference this week, AT&T Vice President of Big Data Victor Nilson outlined the ways in which AT&T are using Big Data to cut costs and improve customer experience. The volume of data in the AT&T network has skyrocketed by over 50,000% in the past six years.
We met up with Miguel Arias, COO of Vizzuality at the Code_N contest in CeBIT, Hannover. Vizzuality, as the name might suggest, deal in visualisations, and using data to tell stories, gain insights and fuel decisions. We talked to Miguel about making data visualisation accessible for all, working with Twitter
Press Release: Tibco Software Inc. today announced that CRN Magazine has named Jaspersoft to the “Big Data 100” list in the “Big Data Business Analytics” category. The comprehensive list recognizes businesses that create innovative tools and technologies that help organizations manage, process, and analyze the rapidly increasing volume of information generated
Netflix is now undoubtedly an entertainment behemoth. In the first quarter of 2014 alone, they streamed 6.5 billion hours of TV and posted revenues of over a billion. Last week, CEO Reed Hastings and and Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt talked about the future of Netflix, and how they’re going
Big Data is permeating Australia. We recently reported on how Big Data is being used to improve efficiency in Australia’s mining industry, and to predict crime hotspots. Now, Sense-T, a data analysis project in Tasmania, are using existing datasets to transform Australian agriculture. “We are looking at repurposing production optimisation