Above the Trend Line – January 11, 2016

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Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a new recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we’ll present a variety of short news items such as people movements, funding news, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz. Our intent is to provide our readers a one-stop source of late-breaking news to help keep you abreast of this fast-paced ecosystem. We’re working hard on your behalf with our extensive vendor network to give you all the latest happenings. Heard of something yourself? Tell us! Just e-mail me at: bigdata@insidehpc.com.  Be sure to Tweet Above the Trend Line articles using the hashtag: #abovethetrendline.

Here we go!

Cloudability, a leading cloud cost management provider, announced it has acquired DataHero, a leading provider of self-service cloud BI. The acquisition positions Cloudability to better meet the demands of the rapidly growing cloud computing market. DataHero’s San Francisco location will become Cloudability’s first Bay Area location and a key part of future expansion … Talend, a leader in open source-based, big data integration software, announced that it appointed Fergal McDonnell as Regional Vice President for Emerging Markets, reporting to François Mero, Senior Vice President of EMEA Sales … Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, announced its completed acquisition of Infogix, Inc., a leader in helping companies provide end-to-end data analysis across the enterprise, from an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital. Financial details were not disclosed … – Sisense, disrupting the BI market by simplifying business analytics for complex data with its innovative In-ChipTM analytics, announced that it has closed $50 million in Series D financing. The company is revolutionizing the business analytics market, growing revenue by more than 100 percent for the fifth consecutive year … Company to watch in 2016 – Reltio, created data-driven applications, delivered via the cloud in what the industry would consider a “modern” data management platform. The company launched in March 2015 post-product development and work with early partners to deliver value to significant customer end-user orgs. Founding members come from Informatica, Siberian, Veeva, Salesforce, Siebel, IBM, PwC and other industry leaders … Built for data analysts, Oracle Big Data Prep Cloud Service is a self-service data preparation tool that provides a highly intuitive and interactive way to prepare complex business data for downstream processing … and finally, courtesy of CrowdFlower, the most in-demand skill for data scientists in 2016 is – SQL. Better get your SQL on!



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