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MapR Hadoop Training Program Seeks to Build Up Federal Contractor IT Workforce Skills

MapR Hadoop Training Program Seeks to Build Up Federal Contractor IT Workforce Skills

A new free training program from MapR Technologies launched in January for information technology administrators, developers and data analysts to obtain certifications for data distribution platform Apache Hadoop. This program aims to help… Read more »

IBM Unveils Analytics Offering for Hadoop; Beth Smith Comments

IBM Unveils Analytics Offering for Hadoop; Beth Smith Comments

IBM has launched its new in-Hadoop analytics offering that works to leverage the R language, machine learning and data science functions to help enterprises extract business insights from their data. The company… Read more »

DigitalGlobe Adds New Clients to Geospatial Big Data Platform; Sean Anklam, Shay Har-Noy Comment

DigitalGlobe Adds New Clients to Geospatial Big Data Platform; Sean Anklam, Shay Har-Noy Comment

Exogenesis has subscribed to DigitalGlobe’s geospatial big data platform in a move to develop new products based on data analysis. DigitalGlobe will provide Exogenesis with access to its algorithms and… Read more »

IBM Launches Analytics Platform for Energy & Utility Sector; Brad Gammons Comments

IBM Launches Analytics Platform for Energy & Utility Sector; Brad Gammons Comments

IBM has unveiled its new cloud-based analytics offering for the energy and utility sector that works to facilitate situational awareness and data-driven decision-making for managing the energy generation-to-distribution process. The company… Read more »

McKinsey’s David Court: Aim to Scale Up Analytics Benefits with Tech, Culture Change

McKinsey’s David Court: Aim to Scale Up Analytics Benefits with Tech, Culture Change

David Court, a director at McKinsey & Company, believes companies that want to explore the potential business impact of data analytics must undergo a strategic transformation that involves planning, restructuring and frontline development…. Read more »

Lockheed Designs Open Source Analytics Software; Jason O’Connor Comments

Lockheed Designs Open Source Analytics Software; Jason O’Connor Comments

Lockheed Martin has introduced an open source platform for developers and non-developers to process analytics work in real time. The StreamFlow software launched on hosting service GitHub and is designed to work with… Read more »

Altamira, ATIC Form Analytics Collaboration; Jonathan Moneymaker Comments

Altamira, ATIC Form Analytics Collaboration; Jonathan Moneymaker Comments

Altamira Technologies and the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center have signed a partnership agreement to develop analytics tools and offer workforce development services for the U.S. government sector. The alliance will… Read more »

Cisco, Asystec Form Big Data JV; Adam Grennan Comments

Cisco, Asystec Form Big Data JV; Adam Grennan Comments

Cisco has invested $238,000 in a big data joint venture with Asystec, Tech Central reported Monday. Cisco will provide big data services to the partnership and Asystec will contribute human… Read more »

Informatica’s Margaret Breya Forecasts Big Data Trends in 2015

Informatica’s Margaret Breya Forecasts Big Data Trends in 2015

Margaret Breya, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Informatica’s business services, has highlighted several trends that she believes will govern the big data landscape in 2015 onwards, CXOtoday… Read more »

Andrew Harsch: Unisys Offers Data Analytics to Help Firms Manage Service Delivery

Andrew Harsch: Unisys Offers Data Analytics to Help Firms Manage Service Delivery

Andrew Harsch, director of product and portfolio management at Unisys, observed that organizations are shifting away from metrics toward analytics for business management. In an interview published Friday on Unisys’… Read more »

AWS Marketplace to Offer Optensity’s App Mgmt Web Interface; Pamela Arya Comments

AWS Marketplace to Offer Optensity’s App Mgmt Web Interface; Pamela Arya Comments

Amazon Web Services will offer Optensity‘s AppSymphony Web Personal Edition via the AWS Marketplace to facilitate the development and deployment of applications for big data analytics using a single-user web interface. “This personal… Read more »

Red Hat-Logi Analytics Form BI, Data Virtualization Team; Rob Cardwell Comments

Red Hat-Logi Analytics Form BI, Data Virtualization Team; Rob Cardwell Comments

Logi Analytics has partnered with Red Hat to facilitate the integration and transformation of huge volumes of data from multiple sources into actionable insights in an effort to generate business value for organizations. The companies said… Read more »

Praescient’s James Spencer: Data Analyst-Engineer Coordination Needed to Derive Insights

Praescient’s James Spencer: Data Analyst-Engineer Coordination Needed to Derive Insights

James Spencer, analyst consultant at Praescient, believes coordination between the data analyst and data engineer is key in work to extract insights from big data. “The problem as I see it is… Read more »

Deltek’s Chris Dixon: Local IT Pros Consider Big Data Strategy to Facilitate ‘Smarter’ Cities

Deltek’s Chris Dixon: Local IT Pros Consider Big Data Strategy to Facilitate ‘Smarter’ Cities

Deltek and the Public Technology Institute conducted a survey on how government information technology leaders facilitate the transformation of smart cities, the Washington Post reported Friday. Chris Dixon, a senior… Read more »

IBM Rolls Out Beta Version of Watson Analytics

IBM Rolls Out Beta Version of Watson Analytics

IBM has released a beta version of the Watson Analytics cognitive service for business clients. IBM Watson is now available to customers as a cloud-based free premium service via desktop computers and mobile devices, IBM… Read more »

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