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The CFO Perspective: Building a Data Empire

In this special guest feature, Rob Hull, Founder and Chairman of Adaptive Insights, highlights the future of big data from the perspective of CFOs.

Zoomdata Launches Federal Program for Big Data Visual Analytics

Zoomdata, developers of one of the world’s fastest visual analytics solution for big data, announced the launch of its new federal program, designed with leading technology and professional services partners to help government agencies capitalize on the enormous amounts of data they generate and collect.

Interview: Valery Bollier, Founder and CEO of Daily Fantasy Sports Game Oulala

I recently caught up with Valery Bollier, Founder and CEO of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) Game Oulala, to discuss the big data revolution and fantasy sports. The iGaming industry is seldom linked with big data and data science, however Valéry Bollier chooses to contest this notion. He fleshes out the various do’s and don’ts of building a fantasy soccer game such as Oulala.

Best Practices – Big Data Acceleration

“This talk will provide an overview of challenges in accelerating Hadoop, Spark and Memcached on modern HPC clusters. An overview of RDMA-based designs for multiple components of Hadoop (HDFS, MapReduce, RPC and HBase), Spark, and Memcached will be presented. Enhanced designs for these components to exploit in-memory technology and parallel file systems (such as Lustre) will be presented. Benefits of these designs on various cluster configurations using the publicly available RDMA-enabled packages from the OSU HiBD project (http://hibd.cse.ohio-state.edu) will be shown.”

Data Science and the Language of Politics

In this contributed article for Super Tuesday, Assaf Baciu, Co-Founder and SVP Product and Engineering of Persado, discusses the power of data science generated language designed to evoke a focused emotional response from voters.

Visualization of the Week: 2016 Oscar Nominees

As insideBIGDATA’s visualization of the week, here’s a look at the 2016 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture. Using Tableau Public, data author Andy Rudd provides a useful data visualization that ranks the movies by IMDB score and total nominations.

Arterys Continues to Apply Deep Learning to Transform Medical Imaging

Arterys Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to deep learning medical imaging technology, continues to advance improved imaging capabilities bringing artificial intelligence called deep learning to the healthcare field, beginning with the heart.

Glint Introduces AI-for-HR™ with Smart Alerts that Predict Business Impact of At-Risk Employee Populations in Real-Time

Glint, the real-time employee engagement platform, introduced AI-for-HR™, delivering real-time intelligence to help organizations make faster, more impactful people decisions.

Online Retailer SHOP.CA Selects Sumo Logic for Real-Time Continuous Intelligence

Sumo Logic, a leading cloud-native data analytics service, announced SHOP.CA, one of the fastest growing e-commerce websites in Canada, selected Sumo Logic for complete visibility and PCI compliance across its IT infrastructure.

How Has Big Data Changed Public Policy?

The compelling infographic below was created by New England College’s Public Policy program and asks the question of how big data has changed public policy.