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New C9 Sales Application Harnesses the Power of IBM Watson

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C9, a leader in delivering predictive sales and marketing applications, has announced a new application, C9 Sales Advisor, which will be powered by IBM Watson. Designed explicitly for the sales representative, Sales Advisor uses predictive analytics to propose solutions to impediments that are preventing deal closure such as a failure to correctly engage the correct decision makers.

SoundOut Retail and WGSN Team Up for Fashion Industry Analytics

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SoundOut Retail, a leading predictive analysis company and WGSN, a leading trend forecaster have partnered together to develop an innovative customer insight tool. The new service, which will enable fashion brands and retailers to better predict best-selling items before they hit stores, is set to be a game changer for the industry and will launch in early 2015.

Glassbeam Unveils Machine Learning and Real Time Analytics Capabilities

Glassbeam, Inc., the machine data analytics company, today announced a new version of Glassbeam SCALAR tightly integrated with Apache Spark™, enhancing its cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform with new capabilities around advanced machine learning and real-time analytics.

BeyondCore V Delivers One-Click Smart Pattern Discovery in Minutes

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Business analytics innovator BeyondCore has announced the production release of BeyondCore V, one-click business analytics software designed for business users, setting the new industry gold standard for automated business analytics.

Cloudera Releases Impala 2.0: A Leading Open Source Analytic Database for Apache Hadoop

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Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™,has unveiled Impala 2.0, the most advanced release of Impala since its initial launch in early 2013. As the leading open source analytic database for Hadoop, Impala 2.0 is a core component of Cloudera 5.2.

Infosys and Tableau Software Partner on Next-Generation Business Intelligence and Visualization

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Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software, announced a strategic partnership with Infosys, a global leader in technology, consulting, outsourcing and next-generation services. The partnership will combine the global talent pool and client reach of Infosys with Tableau’s breakthrough analytics technology.

Syncfusion Adds Predictive Model Deployment Support

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Syncfusion, Inc., a developer solutions company, announced the release of Essential Studio 2014, Volume 3, the third major release of the year. This release brings a number of new features and updates, including new product for deploying predictive models developed using environments such as R, SAS, and SPSS with .NET applications.

Data Analytics Today: Customizing Products, Services to Match Customer Preference

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In this special guest feature, Joe DeCosmo of Enova International reflects on how the business world relies heavily on technology to determine customer preferences as a means to deliver personalized service. Joe DeCosmo is chief analytics officer at Enova International, a global financial resource service for under-served consumers.

BizNet Software Launches Cloud-Based Excel Reporting Solution for Intacct

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BizNet Software, a pioneer in Microsoft Excel cloud reporting and business intelligence solutions, and Intacct, a leader in cloud financial management and accounting software, has launched a new cloud-based reporting tool, BizInsight for Intacct.

How to Become a Data Scientist in 8 Easy Steps

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Our friends over at DataCamp just came out with a cool new infographic entitled “Become a Data Scientist in 8 easy steps.” This hits home to a lot of people who are trying to enter this new industry hoping to satisfy a lot of unfilled job openings. The question is how best to make this transition. The useful infographic below will help answer this question by outlining the process of becoming a data scientist.