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Discovering Alpha Through Automation


In this special guest feature, Dr. Venkat Srinivasan, Chairman and CEO of Rage Frameworks, Inc., outlines how big data can help active investment managers see success in financial markets in pursuit of Alpha.

RAI Stone Analytics Announces Partnership with the State of Wisconsin, Offering Helping Hand to Small Businesses with Next Stage Prosperity Initiative


RAI Stone Analytics today announced its partnership with the State of Wisconsin. The Next Stage Prosperity Initiative will use the RAI Stone Analytics platform to unite county economic development agencies, the University of WI, small business development centers, and small businesses in Wisconsin.

Coinalytics Taps MemSQL to Speed Actionable Insights From Blockchain Technologies


MemSQL, a leader in real-time databases for transactions and analytics, today announced that Coinalytics, the real-time intelligence service for blockchain, has tapped MemSQL to more quickly and easily access data to turn blockchain into actionable insights.

Global Survey Reveals CFOs Seek Single Source of Truth to Power Data-Driven Business Transformation


Adaptive Insights, a leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM) for the biggest brands and the hottest companies, unveiled its Q3 2015 CFO Indicator report bench marking chief financial officers’ (CFOs’) perspectives on their evolving roles as they lead business transformation across their organizations in an increasingly data-driven world.

Efficiency: Big Data Meets HPC in Financial Services

HPC BIGDATA Convergence

Converging High Performance Computing (HPC) and Lustre* parallel file systems with Hadoop’s MapReduce for Big Data analytics can eliminate the need for Hadoop’s infrastructure and speeding up the entire analysis. Convergence is a solution of interest for companies with HPC already in their infrastructure, such as the financial services Industry and other industries adopting high performance data analytics.

Spark 101: Estimating Financial Risk with Spark


The talk below by Sandy Ryza, walks through a basic VaR calculation, aiming to give a feel for what it is like to approach financial modeling with Spark.

RAI Stone Group Launches Predictive Analytics System for Financial Services Providers


RAI Stone Analytics announced the launch of its new analytics software for financial service providers, enabling them to harness the power of big data to develop successful growth strategies for small business clients in record time.

The Science Behind Big Data

Eric Haller Experian

In this special guest feature, Eric Haller executive vice-president of Experian’s global DataLabs offers his perspectives on the growing demand for data scientists.

Pathways to Data Dexterity


Our friends over at State Street launched a global survey identifying three groups of investment organizations at different points of progress on the path to data dexterity. Compelling infographic included.

New Study Reveals CFOs Value Data-Driven Decision Making


Adaptive Insights, a leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence (BI) for the biggest brands and the hottest companies, unveiled its Q1 2015 CFO Indicator. The CFO Indicator reports what is top of mind for CFOs, as well as unveils key attributes that define the modern CFO.