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IBM Acquires Star Analytics

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by Angela Guess According to IBM, the company has agreed to buy Star Analytics, a privately held business analytics company based in Redwood City, CA. The announcement states, “The combination of IBM and Star Analytics software will further advance IBM’s business analytics initiatives, allowing organizations to gain faster access and real-time insight into specialized data…

DataGravity Raises $30M for Big Data Analysis at Small Firms

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by Angela Guess Kate Kaye of AdAge.com reports, “Stealth mode firm DataGravity landed a $30 million series B round of funding that should help it on its quest to bring data-analysis services to the business masses. The firm won’t launch until 2014, but its mission is a lofty one: to ‘change the way people think…

New Report May Help You Pick Your Text Analytics Vendor

A new report from Hurwitz & Associates seeks to put text analytics vendors in context. In an environment where unstructured text accounts for 80 percent of the data available to companies, the market analyst and research firm has prepared a Victory Index to help companies suss out who can best help them get value from…

4 Reasons Financial Institutions Need Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Steve Sarsfield of Smart Data Collective reports, “In working with clients in the financial services business, I’ve noticed that there is a common set of reasons why they adopt data governance.  When it comes down to proving value of data management, it’s all about revenue, efficiency and compliance.” The number one reason for…

4 Steps to Better Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Michael Koploy of Software Advice recently shared four steps for creating effective Business Intelligence teams. Koploy writes, “BI is everywhere, and it’s everyone’s job. But with this proliferation comes new challenges. Teams of BI users today often lack the structure, guidance and leadership to effectively mine data. In this article, I’ll share…

Most Popular DATAVERSITY Content in 2012

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by Shannon Kempe DATAVERSITY™ selected twenty of its most popular content in 2012 including: Blogs, Articles, White Papers, Interviews, and Webinars available On Demand. In reviewing the most popular pieces of 2012, it was clear that DATAVERSITY subscribers were hot on NoSQL and Big Data topics. Data Modeling (especially when discussing modeling NoSQL databases) and…

Strategic Analytics: The Final Frontier for “Enterprise” Data

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by Rod MacPherson Sorry for the bad pun.  I have been blogging recently about the incredible achievements of NASA- nailing the landing of the latest Mars Rover-Curiosity.  After a journey of 350,000,000 miles, it landed within 1.5 miles of its target. The jubilation in mission control was unconfined, as the team of mission monitors and…