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The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q4 2018

The team here at insideBIGDATA is deeply entrenched in following the big data ecosystem of companies from around the globe. We’re in close contact with most of the firms making waves in the technology areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Our in-box is filled each day with new announcements, commentaries, and insights about what’s driving the success of our industry so we’re in a unique position to publish our quarterly IMPACT 50 List of the most important movers and shakers in our industry. These companies have proven their relevance by the way they’re impacting the enterprise through leading edge products and services. We’re happy to publish this evolving list of the industry’s most impactful companies!

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 10/15/2018

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

MarkLogic Unveils MarkLogic® Data Hub Service to Quickly Turn Enterprise Data Into Business Value

MarkLogic Corporation, a leading operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider, announced the launch of MarkLogic Data Hub Service, which provides the fastest and most cost-effective way for enterprises to integrate, store, harmonize, analyze and secure mission-critical data in the cloud. MarkLogic Data Hub Service amplifies the power of MarkLogic’s industry-leading Data Hub technology by lowering the cost and operational burden of integrating large swaths of business and user data.

The Big Data of Selling a Home

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips takes up the topic of using data analytics for real estate – selling a home. Using machine learning to crunch numbers and observe data, such as how homes are selling in an area, can greatly affect the buying and selling process. From setting prices to marketing, and even determining if you will be able to get a good mortgage, big data can streamline major parts of the selling process.

A How-To Guide for Digital Transformation Laggards (Yes, You)

In this special guest feature, Vimal Vel, Vice President and Global Head of Master Data Solutions at Dun & Bradstreet, offers six key steps that will jumpstart your digital transformation process, starting with a key individual and ending with full self-assessment. If you don’t start somewhere, you’re destined to leave behind a company full of broken connections, siloed systems and missed opportunities. It’s time to choose structured success and true digital transformation instead.

Beyond the Delta: Compression is a Must for Big Data

In an era of big data, high-speed, reliable, cheap and scalable databases are no luxury. Our friends over at SQream Technologies invest a lot of time and effort into providing their customers with the best performance-at-scale. Dr. Benjamin C. van Zuiden of SQream wrote a special report, “Beyond the Delta: Compression is a Must for Big Data,” that focuses on compression algorithms that make big data-at-scale possible.

CrowdANALYTIX Launches dataX Moderator App to Flag Objectionable Halloween Costumes

CrowdANALYTIX, creator of dataX.ai, an AI-driven platform that auto-creates context-aware product attributes and meta tags for retailers and brands, announced the launch of its new application, dataX Moderator. With the Halloween celebration just a few weeks away, this powerful new app helps retailers maintain stricter checks and balances on their clothing lines, to avoid unintended offensiveness and inappropriateness.

4 Major Ways in Which Big Data is Impacting Social Media Marketing

In this contributed article, content and brand strategist Nidhi Dave throws light on the application of big data on social media marketing, examining its current as well as future impact. She offers four major ways in which big data is impacting social media marketing

Protecting Data Assets Critical Amid Increased Technology Acquisitions

In this contributed article, Geoffrey R. Morgan, founding partner at Morgan Legal Group, LLC., discusses how companies are spending significant sums to acquire the technology assets that enable them to slice and dice data like never before. The world’s largest organizations – technology-focused and otherwise – deal in data, not unlike the companies of the 90s that dealt in oil.

Cloudera + Hortonworks: A Marriage from the Edge to AI

Did you hear the clap of thunder in the big data ecosystem today? If so, it was only just Cloudera, Inc. and Hortonworks, Inc. jointly announcing that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, will create the world’s leading next generation data platform provider.