“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 4/18/2016

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Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, 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: daniel@insidebigdata.com.  Be sure to Tweet Above the Trend Line articles using the hashtag: #abovethetrendline.

In NoSQL use case news, MarkLogic Corporation, a leading operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider, revealed that ALM, an information and intelligence company serving business professionals in the legal, consulting, insurance, finance and real estate industries, created a 360-degree customer view in just four months with the MarkLogic® database after trying for two years using a relational database. This comprehensive customer view is helping ALM expand its audience base with adaptive news and ensure advertising customers are hitting the mark with targeted ads …

Some thoughts about Data and the CFO: 43% cite data analytics as having the biggest effect on their future role and 30% state that turning real-time data into insights is how they could provide the most strategic value during a market contraction … TARGIT business intelligence has achieved significant growth and expansion – the company has nearly doubled U.S. sales over the past two years with total revenue reaching $13M— and they are hiring! On the heels of announcing its new TARGIT data discovery solution this winter, the company’s momentum is only just beginning … In industry alignment news, we found out that Ethien, the legal and compliance services firm, has partnered with RAVN Systems, experts in Artificial Intelligence and Enterprise Search technology, to improve the digital delivery of legal services for law firms and in-house legal functions. Ethien is a newly-established business based in London providing advisory, managed legal services and technology to law firms and in-house legal and compliance functions. RAVN Systems has broad and deep experience with unstructured data processing and offers revolutionary search-based and cognitive computing solutions. The partnership will combine the power of RAVN’s artificial intelligence with Ethien’s legal services offerings to dramatically improve transactional efficiency by automatically reading, interpreting and summarizing key information from documents and unstructured data … According to a new report from Tractica, worldwide shipments for healthcare wearables will increase from 2.5 million in 2016 to 97.6 million units annually by 2021.  By the end of that period, the market intelligence firm forecasts that the global healthcare wearables market will account for $17.8 billion in yearly revenue. Great news for the IoT sector! …


In big data infrastructure news, Cloudian announced HyperStore 6.0, the newest version of its flagship object storage solution. HyperStore 6.0 was designed for simple, yet advanced operations and data management for petabyte-scale so enterprises and solution providers can alleviate the manual labor burden, and rising costs, of managing massive data volumes. The object storage solution offers automated and intelligent data management features … MultiView, the leader in digital publishing solutions for associations and digital marketing solutions for B2B marketers, announced the launch of their latest solution Persona HD. Persona HD enables B2B marketers to develop insight-driven campaigns targeting niche audiences based on deep firmographic and demographic data sources … In recent cloud news, we learned that Xangati announced three new data-source compute extensions to its service assurance analytics and performance control platform – the only live, cross-silo intelligence and IT efficiency solution engineered for hybrid-cloud infrastructures. With support for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Docker, Xangati’s virtual appliance software will correlate real-time data across on-premise virtualization, containers and public clouds to enable self-healing optimization … People keep moving with Talend, a global leader in big data integration software, revealing the appointment of Kamal Brar as SVP & GM, APAC, with a directive to establish and grow the company’s customer and partner ecosystem across Asia Pacific … For an update from across the pond, namely Hortonworks Summit Europe we have – following last month’s announcement of a new distribution cadence for Hortonworks Data Platform, Hortonworks announced the latest Extended Services Release. This release includes Apache Ranger of security, Apaches Atlas for data governance, Cloudbreak for expanded support for cloud resources, and the latest for Apache Ambari … In new product news, we learned that 6sense, a predictive intelligence platform for B2B marketing and sales, announced the launch of 2sense, a first of its kind product to solve the biggest problem plaguing marketing and sales teams – understanding buyer timing. The patent-protected technology finds buyers in active buying cycles for a particular product need. 2sense connects the outside world of buyer intent activity data from the 6sense Exclusive Data Network with internal customer digital activity. This provides customers the immediate competitive advantage of being the first to know when prospects, known or net-new, enter a buying cycle … In more new product news, DataStax announced DataStax Enterprise Graph, the only scale-out, real-time graph database used to manage complex and highly connected data. DSE Graph will be offered as an added solution to the leading DataStax Enterprise NoSQL platform, giving businesses that manage cloud applications a complete, multi-model database solution for some of the most common data modeling cases. The addition of DSE Graph, which can provide better recommendation and personalization engines, security and fraud detection, and use of high volume IoT sensor data, will build on the open source Titan graph database with a new set of software that extends its capabilities. DSE Graph also includes DataStax Studio, a new web-based solution that helps developers visualize graphs and write/execute graph queries, as well as a new and updated server, OpsCenter and drivers … Rumor has it that Lightfleet Corp., innovator of intelligent networking technologies for the high-performance computing and Big Data processing industries, invited John M. Fluke, Jr. to join its Board of Directors. John is chairman of Fluke Capital Management, L.P., a private investment company, and has been involved with the boards of a number of firms in the region … Romonet unveiled that it has developed a Big Data and predictive analytics Platform that enables organizations to solve their water-related sustainability, financial and operational challenges. Romonet’s Platform already accurately models and simulates data center energy and total cost of ownership, and now provides the ability to precisely measure water efficiency, capacity, consumption and the cost of water. This lets organizations analyze and understand the trade-off between energy, cost and water consumption.


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