Susa Ventures is a new seed stage VC that recently announced the final close of its $25 million seed fund. The bi-coastal firm, which was founded by a collection of four friends and regular co-angel investors, looks to focus on what it calls “companies with a maniacal focus on data.”
Versium, a data technology company that operates a LifeData® predictive analytics scoring service, today announced the launch of its Predictive GivingScore solution.
“In the next few years, the imperative for marketing to be “data-driven” will force big data & digital analytics to converge becoming the standard for applying big data to marketing. Webtrends is already heading down this path, utilizing big data technologies to enable in-the-moment marketing. The chasm between reporting and action will be crossed and the digital analytics vendors that do not have major investments in big data today will be even further behind in the future.”
Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark—the powerful open-source processing engine that provides blazingly fast and sophisticated analytics—announced today the launch of Databricks Cloud, a cloud platform built around Apache Spark. In addition to this launch, the company is announcing the close of $33 million in series B funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with follow-on investment from Andreessen Horowitz.
The communications market is a huge one with a lot of competition that mostly centers around price and service. If a company can–via real-time analytics–identify their customers needs and predilections, they can more likely retain them and give them better service. Razorsight uses a cloud-based solution to address this concern that utilizes streaming data to […]
Dataguise®, a leading provider of data-centric security solutions for Big Data Protection, has announced at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit the immediate availability of the Dataguise for Data Governance™ suite, a solution suite for Big Data Governance. Dataguise for Data Governance enables organizations to easily declare policies, discover sensitive data, view and track entitlements, and audit access to sensitive data – automated across transactional databases, data warehouses, file shares, Apache Hadoop, and other Big Data sources.
GridGain™ Systems, provider of the leading open source In-Memory Computing (IMC) Platform, announced that it has enhanced the security features on the latest version of its Enterprise Edition product to enable full visibility into all data access points across its platform, and now offers security audit, advanced authentication and fine grained authorization.
It was Saturday, June 14 and I was up at the crack of dawn (which is quite an achievement for a late night data hacker like me) to get over to the Big Data Camp 2014 happening at the DirectTV campus in beautiful El Segundo, Calif. (actually a spartan industrial area just south of LAX). I was anticipating a great day of big data technology focusing on three advertised session tracks: Data Science, Hadoop, and NoSQL.