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Big Data Analytics to Grow from US$39bn in 2015 to US$76bn in 2020

Research and Markets have published a report on the future of Big Data Analytics – Global Market and Technologies Forecast – 2015 – 2020.  This report examines, analyzes, and predicts the evolution of Big Data technologies, markets, and outlays (expenditures) over the next 5 years – 2015-2020.  It also examines Big Data’s markets geographically, focusing on the top 95% of ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Ushers in a New Era

Brand Modernization Underscores Impact of Data on Growing Business Relationships Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) unveiled a new brand purpose, values, tagline and logo as part of a major brand modernization effort.  The company’s new creative expression and tenets are rooted in a data inspired, relationship-driven approach, bolstered by the new tagline: “Growing relationships through data.”  The work was created in collaboration ... Read More »

Veda Supports Fintech Hub in Sydney

Veda announced its support as a foundation corporate partner of Sydney’s fintech hub. To be known as Stone and Chalk, the hub is a cross-industry initiative, with the support of the NSW Government, to help foster and accelerate the development of world-leading Australian fintech start-ups. Premier Mike Baird officially launched the hub in Sydney recently, welcoming the commitment from government and ... Read More »

AnalytixInsight Announces New Mobile Content Licensing Partnerships

Big data analytics company AnalytixInsight Inc. entered into a series of partnerships and revenue sharing arrangements between its mobile subsidiary Stockwall S.r.L and several leading content and financial information providers.  With these agreements, the Company is strongly placed to offer high-value business content, financial markets content, videos and news to subscribers of its Marketwall app. Under the terms of these ... Read More »

Salesforce.com Is Bringing Greater Analytics Functionality To Mobile Devices

Salesforce.com revealed three new capabilities Wednesday that will extend Wave, the CRM giant’s recently released cloud analytics platform, to mobile devices.  The upcoming Wave release, set to go live in March, focuses entirely on mobile innovation with features designed specifically for smartphones that allow users to access, integrate and visualize data generated by Salesforce and partner applications. The three new ... Read More »

Velocity Credit Characteristics Expected to Significantly Improve Credit Models

In an independent study released by Capital Services, Sioux Falls SD performed in conjunction with South Dakota State University researchers concluded that enhanced time series information recently introduced by the leading U.S. credit bureaus will significantly improve credit scoring and decision support platforms across all aspects of the consumer credit lifecycle http://www.sdstate.edu/mathstat/upload/A-Credit-Evolution_ASMBI.pdf .  As a leading payment portfolio management and ... Read More »

FICO Announces New Data Management Platform

FICO Data Management Integration Platform analyzes data in stream to accelerate timely and actionable insights and decisions FICO announced the launch of FICO® Data Management Integration Platform, a streaming analytics and real-time distributed processing platform that ingests, normalizes, correlates and distills Big Data as it is being generated. FICO Data Management Integration Platform provides a solution to deliver timely and actionable insights to ... Read More »

Microsoft Acquires Revolution Analytics

Microsoft is spending an undisclosed sum to acquire statistical computing and predictive analytics firm Revolution Analytics. Revolution provides consulting, training and software for R, described as ‘the world’s most widely used statistics programming language’, and both parties say the buy will help more companies make use of it to unlock big data insights, as well as bolstering the open source ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Q4 Revenue Up 4% – Full Year 2014 Up 2%

D&B reported 2014 full year revenue of US$1,681.7 million up 2% from prior year.  Fourth quarter revenue was US$ 489.8 up 4% before and 3% after the effects of foreign exchange.  North American core and total revenue was $379.9 million, up 4% year over year both before and after the effect of foreign exchange. Asia Pacific core and total revenue ... Read More »

Verisk Unit ISO Launches New Initiative Targeting Reinsurance and ILS

ISO, a division of Verisk Analytics, has launched a new initiative that will see it targeting the reinsurance and ILS space as it seeks to develop data and analytics tools which make operating, capital and capacity management more efficient. One of the focuses will be on helping insurance-linked securities (ILS) specialists and reinsurers to put their capital to work, a ... Read More »

Social Media Analytics Firm tracx Raises $18m

Social media analytics specialist tracx has secured an $18m Series C round of financing, which it will use to drive product innovation, hire new staff, and fund the launch of additional global offices. With existing locations in New York, Tel Aviv and London, tracx’ solutions allow real-time relevancy analysis and data mining of social media, giving insights into customer, competitor ... Read More »