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Apache Spark is the Smartphone of Big Data

In this special guest feature, Denny Lee of Databricks, talks about the versatility of Spark – essentially comparing it to the Swiss Army Knife of on your camping tri​p, called​ Big Data/Analytics.

Fortscale 2.0 Launched for User Behavior Analytics for Enterprise Security

Fortscale Security Ltd., a leader in the growing field of user behavior analytics for enterprise security, introduced Fortscale 2.0, the latest upgrade of its award-winning solution that results in an unparalleled ability to target and eliminate insider threats.

No Data Scientist Required with Launch of Taste Analytics Signals

Advanced data analytics has traditionally been costly, time-intensive, complicated, and often reserved for the large enterprise, but Taste Analytics is looking to change that with the launch of the Taste Analytics Signals platform, making data discovery simple and approachable for everyone – no data scientist required.

Signet Accel and Predixion Software Partner to Bring Joint Data Integration and Predictive Modeling to Healthcare Industry

Signet Accel, a software and services company specializing in data integration and harmonization, announced a partnership with Predixion Software, a developer of cloud-based advanced analytics software.

Data Science & Analytics at Birchbox

Liz Crawford, CTO of Birchbox, presented at Data Driven NYC in October 2015. She gave a behind-the-scenes look at Birchbox’s Data Science & Analytics practice.

Numerify Closes $37.5 M Series C Funding Round Led By Tenaya Capital

Numerify, a provider of cloud-based analytics applications for the business of IT, announced it closed a $37.5 million Series C funding round led by Tenaya Capital, with support from existing investors Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners and new financing from Silicon Valley Bank and Four Rivers Group.

Periscope Data Unveils New Data Analysis Platform Designed Specifically for Data Scientists

Periscope Data, the industry’s first data analysis platform designed specifically for data scientists, announced that it has secured a $9.5M Series A funding round led by DFJ and unveiled it’s platform that enables data scientists to run analyses on SQL-based databases 150X faster than any other solution on the market.

Survey Says Self-Service Data Preparation Increases Workplace Value of Tableau Analysts

Self-service data preparation technology significantly increases the value of Tableau users to their businesses by freeing them to spend more time on high-value analytics. That is one of several key findings from a survey conducted at the recent Tableau Conference 2015.

New Study Shows Analytics Gaining Ground in the Legal Industry

The legal industry is in the midst of an analytics revolution, according to a survey commissioned by the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL) via research performed by the Information Governance Initiative (IGI).

86 Percent of Predictive Analytics Users Report Tangible Gains to Their Bottom Line

A new study by Forbes Insights, “The Predictive Journey: 2015 Survey on Predictive Marketing Strategies,” reveals that 86 percent of executives with experience in predictive analytics indicate the technology has delivered a positive return on investment for their business.