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Cloud Computing Excellence Award Goes to Porticor

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by Jelani Harper Porticor recently unveiled that, “Porticor®, a leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption and key management solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data confidential, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named its Porticor Virtual Private Data (VPD) system as a…

Keyrus Group Further Pursues Big Data Analytics

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by Jelani Harper An announcement from The Keyrus Group reveals that, “The Keyrus Group, an international player in performance management consulting and Business Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics solutions, has made a strategic investment in the BIPB Group, a major provider of Big Data & Analytics with offices in London, New York, Paris, Dubai and…

Analytics Helps Banks Put Customers First

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by Jelani Harper An interview with Group Vice President and Manager of Analytical Modeling at Sun Trust Bank Dudley Gwaltney states, “The banking industry faces a commoditization of its services under consumer pressure for convenience, but many changes have proven to be fruitful for banks themselves as services are automated and delivered across multiple channels.…

IBM Cloud Marketplace Enhances Big Data Capabilities

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by Jelani Harper A recent press release from IBM states, “IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is transforming how organizations engage with business content and make it more usable and interactive across the enterprise to deliver better results and improve decision making. Through a new Big Data service available on the IBM Cloud marketplace,…

Thomson Industries Selects Stibo Systems’ Multidomain MDM

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by Jelani Harper A recent announcement from Stibo Systems reveals that, “Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has selected Stibo Systems’ award-winning multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solution to strengthen its supply chain efforts and bolster sales across a network of more than 2,000 distributors worldwide. With facilities in North America, Europe…

Big Data Analytics Transforms Users

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by Jelani Harper Bob Picciano recently noted on Forbes that, “Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. Destroyers of our attention span or innovations that make us smarter and closer? We’re still trying to understand how today’s technologies—which many can’t seem to live without—are transforming us. Still, there is one change they’ve brought about that’s indisputably positive, one that…

IBM Watson Gets Cooking with Bon Appetit

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by Jelani Harper IBM and Bon Appetit recently unveiled that, “America’s most technologically advanced sous chef is back.  In collaboration with Bon Appétit, IBM (NYSE: IBM), today is introducing an app called “Chef Watson with Bon Appétit.” Initially available via a limited beta program, this new app, powered by IBM Watson technology and Bon Appétit’s culinary knowledge,…

$110 Mil Revitalizes MapR’s Hadoop Push

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by Jelani Harper In a recent article for Gigaom, Derek Harris wrote, “Hadoop vendor MapR has raised $110 million in capital to help it keep growing in a heated enterprise Hadoop market. Most of the funding — $80 million — came in the form of venture capital from Google Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and MapR’s previous investors…

Couchbase Funds Further Work on its NoSQL JSON Database for Mobile

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by Jelani Harper Toby Wolpe of ZDNet recently wrote that, “Open-source NoSQL firm Couchbase says a new round of investment worth $60m will help fund further work on its mobile software and the creation of a worldwide technical support channel. The series E round, participated in by all the document-oriented database firm’s existing backers but…

Twitter Refines its Analytics Approach

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by Jelani Harper Jonathan Vanian of Gigaom reported that, “Twitter has unveiled its new real-time analytics orchestration system, dubbed TSAR (TimeSeries AggregatoR) that will help ease the burden of its engineers. The framework was designed for the purpose of aggregating and automating all the data gathering and calculations of its various analytic systems like Hadoop and Storm…