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Detecting and Mitigating Fraud at Scale

The presentation below by Eric Levine, Engineering Manager at Airbnb shows how Airbnb’s Trust and Safety team has built machine learning infrastructure from the ground up to catch and defuse fraudsters on the platform.

How Hotels Are Now Benefiting From Big Data

In this contributed article by Rick Delgado, the hospitality industry is examined in terms of how it can benefit from big data technologies.

Lexalytics® Launches New Airlines Industry Pack to Help Improve Customer Satisfaction

Lexalytics®, a leader in cloud and on-prem text analytics solutions, announced the Airlines Industry Pack, a version of its text analytics software honed to meet the specific needs of customer experience management and social media marketing professionals working in the airlines industry.

Rail Europe 4A Chooses TIBCO Jaspersoft to Centralize Reporting and Analytics Needs

TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced that it has been chosen by Rail Europe 4A (RE4A), a worldwide leader in the distribution of European rail products, to provide centralized and reliable data analytics and automated reporting capabilities.

Enterprise Grade Lustre in the Clouds

With the release of Intel® Cloud Edition for Lustre software in collaboration with key cloud infrastructure providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), commercial customers have an ideal opportunity to employ a production-ready version of Lustre—optimized for business HPDA—in a pay-as-you-go cloud environment.

Ask a Data Scientist: Recommender Systems

Welcome to the first article in a weekly series called “Ask a Data Scientist.” Once a week until you’ll see reader submitted questions answered by a practicing data scientist. Think of this new insideBIGDATA feature as a valuable resource for you to get up to speed in this flourishing area of technology. If you have a big data question you’d like answered, please just enter a comment below, or send me an e-mail.

InsideBIGDATA Guide to Big Data Solutions in the Cloud

For a long time, the industry’s biggest technical challenge was squeezing as many compute cycles as possible out of silicon chips so they could get on with solving the really important, and often gigantic problems in science and engineering faster than was ever thought possible. Now, by clustering computers to work together on problems, scientists are free to consider even larger and more complex real-world problems to compute, and data to analyze.

Platfora Reports Greater Than 200 Percent Sales Growth

Platfora, the Big Data Analytics platform that runs natively on Hadoop, today announced tremendous sales growth in excess of 200 percent in annual recurring revenue over the past 12 months.

Groupon Expands Teradata System to Power Analytics

Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications and services company, has indicated that Groupon, a global leader of local commerce known for its website featuring discount coupons usable at local or national companies, has expanded its Teradata Data Appliance-based Data Warehouse to accommodate rapid business growth as well as a rising demand for deeper detail in analytics-driven intelligence.

Interview: ParStream Analyzes Billions of Records in Less than a Second

“ParStream is a columnar database with a hybrid in-memory storage and a shared nothing architecture. Based on patented algorithms for indexing and compressing data, Parstream uniquely combines three core features: Analyzing billions of records in sub seconds, continuous fast import with up to 1 million rec/s and a flexible, interactive analytics engine with a SQL interface.”