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DataVisor Secures $14.5M Funding Round for Utilizing Big Data Analytics for Internet Security


DataVisor, an innovator in utilizing Big Data analytics for Internet security, today announced it has secured $14.5 million in Series A funding, led by GSR and NEA, to help protect consumer-facing websites and mobile apps from cyber criminals.

Data-Driven Insights with MATLAB Analytics: An Energy Load Forecasting Case Study


In this article, Seth DeLand and Adam Filion use MATLAB to complete the entire data analytics workflow for a load forecasting application. Using this application, utility analysts can select any region in the state of New York to see a plot of past energy load and predicted future load.

Accanto Systems Chooses Actian to Power Its Intelligent Customer Experience Management Platform


Actian Corporation, a high-performing enterprise-grade SQL (Structured Query Language) analytics platform company, announced that Accanto Systems has selected the Actian Analytics Platform to power its well-known Intelligent Customer Experience Management (iCEM) offering.

Visualization of the Week: Mass Shootings – America’s Gun Violence Problem


Mass shootings are now sadly a very common occurrence in America. This visualization by Andy Kriebel uses Tableau public to look at gun violence related events in the US.

Tinder and Interana Find a Match

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Tinder uses behavioral analytics solution, Interana, to understand and explore how its tens of millions of users interact with the app. Generating massive volumes of event data from over 1.8 billion “swipes” per day and 26 million matches per day, Tinder is one of the most used social applications across the world. Gaining deep insights from its event data with Interana, Tinder is providing the best social discovery application to its users.

Razorsight Launches New Cloud-Based Predictive Analytics Solution on MapR with Apache Spark

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Razorsight, a provider of cloud-based predictive analytics solutions, is using the MapR Distribution including Hadoop, along with Apache Spark, to take advantage of big data storage and compute. Razorsight evolved its technology stack with Hadoop from MapR to scale cost effectively and to generate valuable insights using data science and predictive analytics for communications service providers.

Interview: Dell’s Migration of Internal Analytics to Statistica


I recently caught up with John K. Thompson, General Manager of Advanced Analytics at Dell Software to discuss Dell’s migration of its entire internal analytics system to Statistica (its own platform).

Apache Spark Outgrowing Hadoop as Users Increasingly Move to the Cloud


Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark, released the findings of a survey of more than 1,400 respondents from the Spark community to identify how organizations and users are utilizing the data analytics and processing engine.

The Future of Big Data and Retail with Case Studies


This article is the sixth and final in an editorial series with a goal of directing line of business leaders in conjunction with enterprise technologists with a focus on opportunities for retailers and how Dell can help them get started. The guide also will serve as a resource for retailers that are farther along the big data path and have more advanced technology requirements.

Visualization of the Week: Height and Weight of the NFL


The new NFL has commenced! This visualization by Shine Pulikathara uses Tableau public to analyze the heights and weights of the NFL players for the 2015 regular season.