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IBM Advances Big Data Analytics with Acquisition of Vivisimo

IBM is gobbling up analytics expertise.  Following the acquisition of Algorithmics from Fitch Group IBM announced a definitive agreement to acquire Vivisimo, a leading provider of federated discovery and navigation software that helps organizations access and analyze big data across the enterprise.  Vivisimo is a privately held company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Financial terms were not disclosed.    This acquisition accelerates ... Read More »

BIG Data, Workflow, Analytics: The Lost Chord and Killer Whales

BIIA Chairman David Worlock observes in his latest blog that as the information services market starts to get its thinking right about the influence of Big Data and the current obsession with workflow, one should begin to think that we will need to revise our whole approach to collaborative working in marketplaces.  At the moment we are playing all the ... Read More »

Connotate: Latest Funding of US$ 7 million is Claimed to Solidify BIG Data Leadership

Connotate, Inc., a provider of solutions that help organizations monitor and collect data and content from the Web, announced that it has raised $7 million in Series B funding led by Castile Ventures, with participants including new investor Prism VentureWorks and existing investor .406 Ventures.  Connotate will apply this new capital to execute on an accelerated growth strategy that includes ... Read More »

Online Information Show 2012 London, United Kingdom

November 20-21, 2012, Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London, United Kingdom MESSAGE FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR-STEPHEN DALE Surviving and thriving in a chaotic and increasingly volatile global environment requires organisations to be far more agile and innovative than at any time in our recent history. We’ve moved from the industrial age to the age of knowledge, where competitive advantage is predicated ... Read More »

New IBM Software Accelerates Decision Making in the Era of Big Data

IBM announced new software to provide clients with a sophisticated way to tame the data deluge and speed up business processes, making it easier for decision makers to gain insights from data.   Based on innovations from IBM labs, the new software continuously accesses, compresses, and analyzes data, freeing up IT staff to work on higher value tasks such as big ... Read More »

BIG Data: Six of the Best

So the UK government has decided to monitor every tweet and every email and every social network connection, all in the good cause of the greater security of the citizen. While I am up to my eyes in articles defending the civil liberties of the citizen (at least some of whom are more afraid of the police than the terrorists) ... Read More »

InsightsOne Analytics Obtains US4.3 million Funding

Cloud-based predictive analytics firm InsightsOne has closed a $4.3m series A round of funding led by venture capitalists Norwest Venture Partners. The company will use the cash to grow its executive team and invest in its sales, marketing and product development. CEO and founder Waqar Hasan said:  “This round of funding validates our vision to enable mid-to-large B2C companies to ... Read More »

MarkLogic Announces Major Enhancements to Worldwide Partner Program

Partner Momentum Growing with Key Announcements with NTT Data and Hortonworks Big Data is proving to be a major opportunity for organizations around the world.  As those organizations continue to search for Big Data technology, MarkLogic is developing new opportunities to make its best-in-class operational database available to customers.   MarkLogic Corporation, the company powering mission-critical Big Data Applications around ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches Social Media Sentiment Analysis Offering

Thomson Reuters today announced an extension of its machine-readable news offering to include a sentiment scoring service for social media.  The new capability will mine the expansive wealth of social media and blog content to deliver digestible analytics on selected companies and market segments, to help trading and investment firms identify and capitalize on new opportunities. Thomson Reuters News Analytics ... Read More »

Connotate Acquired Fetch Technologies

Connotate, Inc., announced that it has acquired Fetch Technologies, the leader in making Web data accessible and useful for the enterprise.  Combining two leaders in the data aggregation space with a shared vision enables the company to quickly broaden its footprint and meet the growing demand for solutions that monitor and aggregate real-time Web data; delivering any data from any ... Read More »

MarkLogic and Hortonworks Partner to Enhance Real-Time Big Data Applications with Apache Hadoop

MarkLogic Corporation, the company powering mission-critical Big Data Applications around the world, today announced it has joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program. Hortonworks is the leading commercial vendor promoting the development and support of Apache Hadoop.  The partnership will help businesses and public sector agencies take the next step in the evolution of Big Data: building sophisticated Big Data Applications. ... Read More »

D&B Appoints Paul D. Ballew Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Almost unnoticed and without fanfare D&B is ramping up its data and analytics capabilities by hiring Paul D. Ballew as Chief Data and Analytics Officer.    He will be responsible for global data and information management, customer analytics, predictive analytics and the overall data and analytic strategy for the company.    According to Mr. Ballew’s credentials he does not come with ... Read More »

Outsell: Five Technologies to Watch

Outsell published its report on the five technologies to watch which continues the tradition of providing an annual view of the five technologies that in Outsell’s opinion most warrant the attention of information industry executives in the next 12 to 24 months.  This year Outsell also explains why a few technologies did not make its list.  Not every technology important ... Read More »

Connotate and Information Evolution, Inc. Partner to Make Big Data Easy for Small Businesses

Alliance Enables SMBs to Automate Web Data Monitoring and Extraction to Reap Actionable Business Insights from Public Data Connotate, Inc., the leading provider of solutions that help organizations monitor and collect data and content from the Web, today announced a strategic services partnership with Information Evolution, Inc. (IEI). The alliance will help small- to medium-sized businesses take advantage of the ... Read More »

The Landmark Year of Incorporating Content into Workflow

Under the rather eye catching headline The Ape and the iPad David Worlock, BIIA’s Chairman,  stated that the key trends of 2011 will always be, for him, the landmark strides made towards incorporating content into the workflow of professionals , and the progress made in associating previously unthinkable data collections (not linked by metadata , structure and /or location) in ... Read More »