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Acquisitions for Big Data Startups are Hot. What’s Driving the Money?

In this contributed article, Ben Bloch, CEO of Bloch Strategy, discusses some of the reasons for the recent M&A activity we’re seeing in the big data space, and what we might see in the future.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for May 2019

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels.

Infographic: The State of Big Data in CPG

An interesting new study coming from Bedrock Analytics on “The State of CPG Manufacturers & Big Data” is summarized with the infographic below. One of the study’s main findings was that while 4 out of 5 CPG manufacturers say that analytics are important in supporting their business decisions, a majority of them say that data and analytics are either “not at all” or only “somewhat” rooted in their organization’s culture. In other words, CPG companies know that Big Data is important, but they have yet to embrace it in their day-to-day work.

The Future of Open Source Big Data Platforms

Three well-funded startups – Cloudera Inc., Hortonworks Inc., and MapR Technologies Inc. — emerged a decade ago to commercialize products and services in the open-source ecosystem around Hadoop, a popular software framework for processing huge amounts of data. The hype peaked in early 2014 when Cloudera raised a massive $900 million funding round, valuing it […]

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 6/12/2019

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.

Drowning in Data? Here’s How to Get Control

In this contributed article, Yaakov Cohen, CEO of harmon.ie, believes that with data coming from all directions in multiple formats and sourced and employed on different platforms, employees are increasingly overwhelmed by data. In fact, it’s estimated that businesses lose 32 work days a year due to time spent inefficiently searching for and managing data. Yaakov outlines this quiet but serious problem and describes how machine learning could be the answer to today’s data woes.

5 Ways Big Data Can Vitalize Healthcare

In this contributed article, digital marketer and technical writer Sumayya Mahin offers 5 ways big data can vitalize healthcare. Healthcare, like any other industry, is undergoing a sea change. Doctors who never had any exposure to data are now leaning on data analytics, especially heavyweight technologies like big data to mine out insights about their patients. Big data will enable healthcare providers to dish out proactive healthcare processes, thereby delivering better healthcare to patients.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 5/28/2019

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.

Growing Number of Data Workers Face Inefficiencies as Data Complexity Grows Worldwide

Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX), revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, revealed that approximately 54 million data workers around the world face common challenges associated with the complexity, diversity and scale of their organizations’ data. In an increasingly data-driven world, the term “data worker” spans beyond the 54 million identified in this study, but the findings are indicative of the challenges specific to those engaging in significant data work in their day-to-day jobs. The Alteryx-commissioned IDC Infobrief, The State of Data Science and Analytics, uncovered inefficiencies, ineffectiveness and wasted time as many organizations turn to data as the lifeblood of their digital transformation.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 5/13/2019

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.