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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.

Highland Spring Gives Sales Team Sparkling Data Analysis


Qlik® (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, announced that Highland Spring is using QlikView® to give sales staff rapid insight into sales and marketing performance figures and gain better insight into the business.

Insilico Medicine to Utilize Deep Learning for Drug Repurposing and Discovery in Cancer and Age-Related Disease


Insilico Medicine, a bioinformatics company dedicated to drug discovery for cancer and aging, has launched its proprietary DeepPharma (TM) platform. DeepPharma utilizes the latest advances in deep learning to improve computer analysis of massive structured multi-omics data banks and millions of tissue-specific pathway activation profiles.

How Cox Auto Became a Data-driven Organization

BigData use case

In the presentation below, Cox Auto, a leading provider of automotive products and services, shares how it has transformed their business by simplifying data analysis and making data easily accessible to business decision makers.

Cardinal Health: Improving Sales Performance with Data Blending & Advanced Analytics


In the presentation below, the Nuclear Pharmaceutical Services division of Cardinal Health uses Alteryx to combine data from, an Access Database, an Excel spreadsheet, and Teradata; then performs time series forecasting before writing the data back to a Teradata Datalab.

Station X Accelerates Pace of Genome Interpretation With Qubole

HPC Life Sciences

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, announced that Station X, a leading developer of technologies that make large-scale human genome management and analysis easier, is using Presto on Qubole’s cloud-based big data platform to power GenePool™, a powerful software-as-a-service solution for real-time analytics of genomic and medical information.

Niara Launches from Stealth with Big Data Based Security Intelligence Solution


Cyber security startup Niara emerged from stealth to unveil its Security Intelligence solution, the first of its kind to combine advanced security analytics and forensics to help security teams quickly surface sophisticated cyber threats within their organization. Built on a big data architecture, the Niara Security Intelligence solution analyzes security data from disparate sources.

MarkLogic NoSQL Powers Saturday Night Live App and Dedicated SNL 40 Website


MarkLogic Corporation, a leading Enterprise NoSQL database platform provider, announced that NBC Entertainment’s (NBC) wildly popular and upgraded SNL app and SNL 40 website are powered by the MarkLogic® Enterprise NoSQL database platform.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Gains Operational Insight across 500 Stores with Advanced Big Data Analytics in the Cloud


Business intelligence (BI) and data warehouse solutions provider iOLAP Inc. has combined Syncsort’s DMX data integration software with Yellowfin’s BI platform and Amazon Redshift for data warehousing to provide one of America’s most successful food chains, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, with deep operational insight across its 500 U.S. restaurants.

Crunching Time and Space to Turn it Into Usable Data


Today platforms including Open Source solutions for Big Data (like Hadoop) and GIS Mapping solutions (like ESRI), SAP HANA, and BigTable, a highly scalable distributed storage system that is used in Google Maps – but none of these solutions scale to the requirements of data with space and time attributes or are designed to enable real-time decision-making using this data.