Refers to the large amount of data, both structured and unstructured, available to corporations and individuals for analysis that is not being utilized today. Many companies are creating new analytical analysis tools, including visual analytics, to allow for the capture and processing of this information, often on real time, to enable better decision-making.
Microsoft announced today its acquisition of Revolution Analytics, which specializes in software and services for R, a programming language used for statistical computing and graphics. "We are making this acquisition to help more companies
TORONTO – IBM Watson has beaten Jeopardy champions like Ken Jennings and most recently is being used to improve patient treatments for lung cancer. But can Watson cook? Well, Watson can’t actually cook
The rumour coming into the HP Discover conference in Barcelona was that the vendor would not be planning any announcements because it was still dealing with its split. That rumour was absolutely squashed
SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce.com announced a new product that capitalizes on the analytics software acquisitions it’s made in 2013. Wave is Salesforce’s analytics cloud, a big data engine paired with a visual, user-friendly
For nearly a year, cloud computing and big data software company EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) was engaged in merger discussion with Hewlett-Packard Co., according to a report by the financial publication Wall Street
Just as the Internet turned 40, a “Wall Street Journal” article suggested email was “over the hill.” Today’s online tools enable folks to instantly reach a wider audience (Facebook, LinkedIn, other social networking