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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, 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, 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 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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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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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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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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Intel announced recently that it will be tackling two global challenges with Big Data — one project looks at irrigation and the other at snow mapping. Irrigation and Farming Intel’s irrigation project — named ‘Precision Farming’ — will attempt to perfect farming techniques by placing sensors in crops and other

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The use of statistical language tools like R, SAS and SPSS is growing at unprecedented rates. Forums are full of questions about which program to learn, is one easier than the other, how popular are they, etc. However, what is the current state of these programming languages? – what companies

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In order to avoid security chaos, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) need to approach big data through a data-centric approach, according to a new report by Gartner. Analysts reckon that over 80 percent of organizations will fail to initiate a consolidated data security policy across all their data silos by

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