While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.
Consumer finance technology company, Kreditech, has raised EUR 82.5 million in Series C financing to fuel the company’s growth. The round was led by J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, a leading private investment firm dedicated to investing in the financial services industry globally. Peter Thiel and Amadeus Capital Partners (Amadeus)
As the founder and CTO of Kreditech, Alexander strongly believes that algorithms and statistical data are the building blocks for the next Industrial Revolution. Kreditech, one of Germany’s most data-driven FinTech companies, is a testament to that belief. Before founding Kreditech alongside Sebastian Diemer, Alexander managed engineering and product development
Most analytics products today are designed either for the individual or for the enterprise—and each requires a major compromise. On one hand, if you choose an individualized product so businesspeople can create their own reports, the tool probably can’t scale to provide widespread sharing, consistency, or collaboration on those reports,
Energy is a huge conversation and big data is already being used to make incredible changes. It’s leveraged to create better oil and gas practices, keep better tabs on expenditures, and even ramp up the renewable energy movement. With not just one, but countless companies integrating big data practices, the
Today, in an unusual seed round for an Israel based company, Panoply.io just announced a $1.3m seed round led by a quality list of US investors. Significant participants in the round include Blumberg Capital, 500 Startups, and FundersGuild. The Panoply.io data warehousing platform released its closed beta in Q3
Whenever you ask a successful company why they wrote their own large distributed system, or put a lot of work into gluing multiple systems together, the reason almost always boils down to something like, “Well, XYZ did nearly everything we needed, except…”. There are a couple of stellar write-ups from
DataHero, one of the leading providers of self-service cloud BI, has expanded its integration with HubSpot, launching the first connector that enables sales and marketing professionals to easily generate data visualizations and analytics dashboards from HubSpot CRM. HubSpot CRM is a flexible, intuitive solution for managing prospects and sales pipeline.
The concept of data ingestion has existed for quite some time, but remains a challenge for many enterprises trying to get necessary data in and out of various dependent systems. The challenge becomes even more unique when looking to ingest data in and out of Hadoop. Hadoop ingestion requires processing
Mainframe users are getting a major upgrade thanks to an open source tool from Syncsort that links the IBM z Systems with big name big data processor, Apache Spark. In the days of cloud computing, few people even remember the mainframe. Likely, no one in your neighborhood knows what they are, and
Emerging technological breakthroughs enter our consciousness promising a bright future, but more often than not they follow Gartner’s well plotted hype cycle – from the peak of inflated expectation through the trough of disillusionment, before mainstream adoption materialises. Some technologies, however, take on a new meaning after a prolonged maturity