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Opening Information Markets in Asia

A delegate of 60 executives came together last month at Outsell’s exciting first event focused on doing business in Asia, and co-produced with the region’s leading association, Business Information Industry Association (BIIA) Important Details: Leading-edge thought leaders blazing information industry trails in the far east came together last month at the Regent Singapore at Outsell’s event [1] to compare practices, ... Read More »

Gartner Predicts Three Big Trends for Business Intelligence

Being an Introvert versus an Extravert:  Big data has given businesses a window into valuable streams of information from customer purchasing habits to inventory status.  However, internal data streams give only a limited picture, especially with the growth of digital business. Gartner has identified three trends which describe information’s ability to transform business processes over the next few years.  Gartner’s ... Read More »

MarkLogic Corporation Secures US$102 million Funding

MarkLogic Corporation announced it has closed a $102M round of funding to fuel growth to satisfy global market demand for the MarkLogic® Enterprise NoSQL database platform. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s global market expansion across Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific, expand its thriving partner ecosystem, and to support continued innovation of the industry’s only new-generation database ... Read More »

Experian Introduces Enterprise Fraud and ID Business in North America

Dedicated unit launches Big Data fraud service for breach and identity compromise detection At the start of the Vision 2015 Conference, Experian® announced a new dedicated enterprise Fraud and ID business in North America. This newly established business unit allows Experian to more aggressively address the growing variety of fraud risk and identity management challenges businesses, financial institutions and government agencies ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes MarkLogic as a Member

MarkLogic Overview For over a decade, MarkLogic® has been empowering global enterprises and governments to turn data into a competitive advantage. MarkLogic has emerged as the new generation database platform of choice by delivering a solution that helps enterprises not only analyze their data for better insight, but operationalize it to use in day-to-day activities that are crucial to business ... Read More »

IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI Enhancing Watson’s Deep Learning Capabilities

IBM announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a leading provider of scalable cognitive computing application program interface (API) services and deep learning technology. The acquisition will accelerate IBM’s development of next generation cognitive computing applications.  The acquisition also significantly expands the Watson ecosystem, welcoming 40,000 developers that have innovated on the AlchemyAPI platform to the IBM Watson developer community. Financial terms of the deal were ... Read More »

FICO Debuts Purpose-Built Big Data Analytics Environment

FICO Big Data Analyzer reduces Hadoop complexity, putting powerful analytics in the hands of a broad range of business users and analysts FICO announced the availability of FICO® Big Data Analyzer, a purpose-built analytics environment for a new generation of data professionals. Big Data Analyzer empowers a broad range of users to collaboratively explore data and discover new insights from any type and ... Read More »

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 »

First Private Sector Consumer Credit Bureau Launched in China by Alibaba Affiliate

Sesame Credit, heralded as China’s first private sector consumer credit information company, was launched by Ant Financial Services Group, the parent company of Alipay.  Called Sesame Credit, the new agency leverages big-data technology and customer behavior analytics to assess creditworthiness, which is expected to make it easier for companies to extend credit to millions of Chinese consumers, according to Sesame Credit officials. ... Read More »

FICO Introduces New FICO Analytic Cloud Partner Network

FICO invites early adopter partners and developers to join the new program to create, market and sell their wares in the FICO Analytic Cloud and marketplace FICO introduces the FICO® Analytic Cloud Partner Network.  The new program will provide independent developers and data providers with everything they need to create, market and sell analytic development tools, decision management technology, analytics-powered ... Read More »

Outsell Signature Event “ConvergenceNOW” a Great Success

BIIA extends its compliments to Anthea Stratigos, CEO and Co-founder of Outsell, and her team for producing an outstanding industry event “ConvergenceNOW!”  The event, which was co-produced with the Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI), took place in the historic town of Versailles outside Paris.  Over twenty presenters covered a wide range of key topics on the convergence of content, technology, ... Read More »

Big Data Startup CloudPhysics Hires Jeff Hausman as CEO

CloudPhysics, a big data startup founded by former VMware employees, said Tuesday it hired former Symantec and Hewlett-Packard executive Jeff Hausman to be its CEO.  Hausman joins CloudPhysics from Symantec, where he spent the past two-plus years as senior vice president of its $1 billion Information Availability and Intelligence unit. Existing CloudPhysics CEO John Blumenthal, who co-founded the Mountain View, ... Read More »

FICO Infographic: Analytics That “Think” Like Humans

Stopping fraud, recognizing faces and detecting hackers are a few ways artificial intelligence software is acting human … for the good of humans FICO published an infographic that illustrates various ways in which Big Data analytic software mimics processes in the human brain. These applications of artificial intelligence address a range of real-world challenges, from combatting financial crimes and computer hacking to ... Read More »