Posts by Ian B. Murphy:


Pentaho Acquires Visualization Developer from Its Open Source Ranks

by   |   April 29, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Pedro Alves has been an active member of the Pentaho community, adding wisdom and code to the open source business intelligence software since he founded his company Webdetails five years ago. Webdetails develops custom visualizations and dashboards for clients exclusively Read More…


How Fast Database MapD Powers Real-Time Twitter Maps

by   |   April 26, 2013   |   Leave a comment

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Todd Mostak had a turbulent experience with trying to process and plot tweets during the Arab Spring for his master’s thesis for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard. So while taking a course on databases at MIT, he Read More…


In Quest to Build Big Data Platform, Actian Adds ParAccel to Its List

by   |   April 25, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Actian continued its quest to build a complete platform to deal with big data, announcing on April 25 that it has acquired the scalable analytics maker ParAccel. ParAccel has technology partnerships with several popular vendors: its analytic platform powers Amazon’s Read More…


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Fast Database MapD Emerges from MIT Student Invention

by   |   April 22, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Todd Mostak’s first tangle with big data didn’t go well. As a master’s student at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard in 2012, he was mapping tweets for his thesis project on Egyptian politics during the Arab Spring Read More…


Recommind Uses Meaning As Metadata For Text Analytics

by   |   April 18, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Recommind has plans to change its focus on quickly finding things that have already happened to predicting what will happen. The San Francisco-based company is developing new predictive analytics products based on its machine learning and text analytics technology that Read More…


How a Data-Driven Strategy Changes Your Customer Relationships

by   |   April 11, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Customers don’t want just to be viewed as part of the bottom line. Fortunately, they have a lot more to offer than just what is in their wallets. By tapping into the conversations people are having online and using their Read More…


Data Quality Is Like Taking a Shower: Do It Daily

by   |   April 9, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Once there is enough pain from bad data, then a data quality initiative is sure to follow, according to Lance Speck, Pervasive Software’s general manager of integration products. But cleaning up dirty data is not something that should be done only once a year, or every few months. Just like personal hygiene, it’s something that needs to be built into a daily routine. Read More…


SAP Pitches HANA Platform to Analytics Startups

by   |   April 8, 2013   |   Leave a comment

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Objective Logistics is the kind of startup application developer software giant SAP wants to lure to its HANA platform. The Boston-based company uses analytics and gamification techniques to help restaurants improve customer service and sales. Servers who Read More…


League of Legends Powers Up Hadoop-Based BI Queries with Platfora

by   |   April 4, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Riot Games is the developer of the most popular video game in the world, League of Legends. The game, which is hosted entirely online and is free to play, sees on average five million players logged in simultaneously during peak Read More…


Coveo Adds Enterprise Search to Salesforce.com

by   |   April 3, 2013   |   Leave a comment

It’s estimated that unstructured data makes up 80 percent of business information, and the proliferation of social media is only adding to the chaos of trying to find an exact topic in millions of documents, emails and conversations. Coveo attacks Read More…