MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced that NTT Comware is using the MapR Distribution including Hadoop to power its new SmartCloud service. Launched earlier this month for customers in Japan, SmartCloud provides Hadoop-as-a-service to leverage its big data processing infrastructure running in the cloud.
Savvy retailers are harnessing the power of big data by combining data from a number of sources such as web browsing patterns, social media and industry forecasts. They are using big data to predict trends, prepare for demand, optimize pricing, and ultimately to improve each customer’s experience to increase acquisition and retention rates.
At the Alteryx user conference this year, Ingersoll Rand shared how they use data blending and advanced analytics to help achieve their company goal of advancing the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments for places such as homes, buildings and for transportation.
GoGrid, an infrastructure-as-a-service leader specializing in multi-cloud solutions, unveiled its new partnership with Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, providing companies with a fast and easy way to evaluate and run the platform for Big Data through Cloudera Live.
Intel Corporation recently convened thought leaders in technology, healthcare, education and smart cities industries to encourage action on data privacy issues. Malcolm Harkins, vice president and chief security and privacy officer for Intel, said that the potential to unlock revolutionary discoveries is at stake, and called on the industry to be more transparent and accountable when collecting and using consumer data.
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.
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.