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Ibm: Powering Pernod Ricard With Marketing Intelligence
BI & AnalyticsNews

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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Blue Yonder &Amp; Otto Trump Competition At Bt Technology Awards
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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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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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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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The Battle Between Oracle And Sap Continues
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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

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Combatting Alzheimer'S With Big Data And Science
HealthcareNews

A new challenge to combat Alzheimer’s disease was announced last week by the Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi), Sage Bionetworks and DREAM Project. The challenge aims to bring together experts in big data and science to fight against Alzheimer’s disease – of which more than 40 million people

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Chinese Search Giant Turns To Big Data To Forecast Flu Outbreaks
HealthcareNews

In an attempt similar to Google Flu Trends, The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention will be working with online search giant Baidu to use its large user database to help forecast flu outbreaks. The deputy director of the Centre, Gao Fu, suggested that the prediction tool may be

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