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FICO Analytic Cloud to Enable Real-time Customer Engagement with Big Data Analytics

Provides rapid development, execution and management of high-volume campaigns that engage customers with mass personalization FICO (NYSE: FICO) announced that it will deliver its analytic-powered customer engagement services via the new FICO® Analytic Cloud, for creating, customizing and deploying analytic-driven applications and services. Application developers, FICO clients, and FICO partners will be able to take advantage of these services to ... Read More »

Connotate and Aurora WDC Partner to Provide Corporations With Timely, Powerful Competitive Intelligence

Delivers Refreshed Web Data, Enabling Aurora to Offer Its Clients High-Value Information Assets That Lead to Sound Business Decisions Connotate, Inc. announced a partnership with Aurora WDC, an advisory firm in competitive, strategic and market intelligence.  Connotate and Aurora will work together to provide corporate clients with enhanced competitive intelligence services that incorporate timely, accurate Web data collected by Connotate’s ... Read More »

Big Data Firm Tableau Raises $254m with IPO

Big data visualization and analytics provider Tableau Software has raised $254.2m in an IPO, which priced its shares at $31 each and has valued the company at $2 billion. Seattle-based Tableau offers a range of business intelligence, data visualization and data analysis products. The IPO involved the placement of 8.2 million shares of the company’s Class A common stock – ... Read More »

IMS Health Buys Social Media Analyst Semantelli

IMS Health has acquired social media analytics firm Semantelli for an undisclosed sum. Bridgewater, NJ-based Semantelli offers a set of cloud-based tools that automate the collection of insights into consumer and physician behavior and sentiments. Its proprietary technologies enable organizations to access, navigate and analyze both structured and unstructured data from thousands of online resources, including social networks and other ... Read More »

FICO Q2 Fiscal 2013 Revenues up 12% Buoyed by Acquisitions

FICO reported revenues of $179.3 million for the quarter as compared to $159.5 million reported in the prior year period, an increase of 12%.  Revenues for the second quarter fiscal 2013 across each of the company’s three operating segments were as follows: Applications revenues, which include the company’s preconfigured Decision Management applications and associated professional services, were $117.2 million in ... Read More »

International Business Machines (IBM) Acquires UrbanCode

International Business Machines Corp. has acquired UrbanCode Inc., which helps businesses quickly deliver mobile, social, big data and cloud software.  Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. With UrbanCode’s technology, businesses can reduce the cycle time it takes to get updates or new applications into market, from months to minutes.   By combining UrbanCode software with the IBM Worklight technology, ... Read More »

Veda and RP Data Announce a Strategic Alliance

Big data to benefit Australia’s property market with unprecedented insight Veda announced a strategic alliance with RP Data, Australia’s leading provider of property data and risk analytics.  The alliance gives lenders, and other commercial entities that extend credit, the option to incorporate RP Data’s real-time property valuation model with Veda’s own credit bureau data. “This strategic alliance will really help ... Read More »

MarkLogic Raises US$25 million

MarkLogic Corp., a maker of software for managing and interpreting data, has closed a $25 million investment round led by Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital, with participation from Northgate Capital. MarkLogic CEO Gary Bloom, who was appointed last May, also personally invested in the round.  He is MarkLogic’s fourth chief executive officer. The new investment brings the total raised by MarkLogic ... Read More »

TEMIS and MarkLogic Strengthen Strategic Alliance

TEMIS and MarkLogic Corporation announced they are extending their partnership to deliver world-class content enrichment over unstructured Big Data.  With new, enhanced integration capabilities, TEMIS’ Luxid® and MarkLogic® Server can now help organizations do more with their content. Read More »

FICO Awarded 10 New Patents for Decision Management and Fraud Protection

FICO (NYSE: FICO), the leading provider of predictive analytics and decision management has been awarded 10 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, bringing its patent portfolio to 137 U.S. and foreign patents.  These patents were awarded to FICO Labs team members for inventions underlying FICO’s industry-leading solutions in decision management and fraud protection. “FICO helps its client extract ... Read More »