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Building a Successful Predictive Analytics Program

In this special guest feature, Jane Hendricks, WW Portfolio Marketing Lead at IBM Predictive Analytics, describes a methodology for realizing business value from predictive analytics: start by understanding the business before the data that’s available and obtainable, then develop and apply models while considering how the models can be put into practice. The article includes three short case studies that illustrate the successful application of these principles.

Scaling Home Energy Simulation to New Markets

In this special guest feature, Mark Gately, Senior Manager, Decision Science at Tendril, describes a future when homeowners can use data analytics to accurately model energy consumption and corresponding costs.

Sumo Logic Announces Machine Data Analytics Platform that Unifies Logs and Metrics Data

Sumo Logic, a leading cloud-native, machine data analytics service, introduced a machine data analytics platform to natively ingest, index and analyze structured metrics data and unstructured log data together in real-time.

xPatterns Delivers Apache Spark 1.6 for Enterprise at the Speed of Now

Atigeo™, a technology company and developer of the xPatterns® big data analytics platform and cyber and healthcare analytics solutions, has migrated enterprise-grade Apache Spark 1.6 to its platform distribution, allowing customers immediate availability and seamless integration into the rest of their technology stack.

Case Studies: How are Enterprises Using Streaming Analytics

The insideBIGDATA Guide to Streaming Analytics is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new area of technology. Many enterprises find themselves at a key inflection point in the big data timeline with respect to streaming analytics technology.

Lavastorm Announces Global Availability of Accelerators Library

Lavastorm, a leading agile analytics company, today announced the global availability of its Accelerators Library. This free, new solution offers an array of pre-configured components that make it easier and faster for all Lavastorm users to build analytic applications regardless of technical acumen.

Lexalytics® Brings Enterprise-Level NLP and Sentiment Analysis to Social Media and Messaging Apps for Android™

Lexalytics®, a leader in cloud and on-prem text analytics solutions, announced that it is launching Salience® for Android™, the first native text analytics package for a mobile operating system.

BigchainDB and RethinkDB Partner to Enhance and Expand Blockchain Capabilities

BigchainDB, a scalable blockchain database that can process one million writes per second, and RethinkDB, an open-source scalable database for the realtime web, announced their new partnership. This partnership will enable BigchainDB to realize the potential of blockchain by building upon the strong foundation of RethinkDB’s open-sourced, realtime database.

Dialpad’s Communications Analytics Provides Actionable Insights Across Voice and Messaging Usage

Dialpad, communications for the modern workplace, today announced general availability of Dialpad Analytics, providing actionable insight into today’s mobile and distributed workforce. Dialpad Analytics works “out-of-the-box,” giving easy-to-use access to phone and messaging usage by person, department and location, enabling organizations to precisely visually understand employee engagement anywhere in the world.

How to Turn Big Data into an Actionable Marketing Tool

In this special guest feature, Mike Iaccarino, Chairman and CEO of Infogroup, contents that many of the more advanced approaches to big data analyses are not widely practiced among marketing organizations today. In order to turn big data into a valuable marketing tool, brands must do several important things.