Location Analytics That Actually Make an Impact

Mobile, social plotting a new role for geographic data

Hadoop 2013 – Part One: Performance

It’s no surprise that we’ve been treated to many year-end lists and predictions for Hadoop (and everything else IT) in 2013. I’ve never been that much of a fan of those exercises, but I’ve been asked so much lately that I’ve succumbed. Herewith, the first of a series of posts on what I see as the 4

The Real Battle At Dell

Editor’s note: Roman Stanek is CEO and founder of GoodData. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStanek. Private or public – either scenario for Dell will be interesting to watch. One of the most difficult skills I’ve worked hard to master as an entrepreneur is the ability to see the world six months out. Even more difficult is

Despite worries over recruitment startup DeveloperAuction, VCs are showing interest

Developer Auction is a startup that aims to disrupt recruitment for software developers and other professions with low supply and high demand, by putting control in the hands of the people who will actually do the work. It’s a nice idea. AdRoll, Counsyl, Lookout and other companies have hired developers through DeveloperAuction. The trouble is

Big Data success depends on better risk management practices like FAIR, say conference panelists

A panel of experts explores how large enterprises are delivering better risk assessments and risk analysis, and how big data can be both an area to protect, but also a tool for understanding and mitigating risks.

Why Business Intelligence Software is Failing Business

Business intelligence software is supposed to help businesses access and analyze data and communicate analytics and metrics. I have witnessed improvements to BI software over the years, from mobile and collaboration to interactive discovery and visualization, and our Value Index for Business Intelligence finds a mature set of technology vendors and products. But even as these products

Big data: Why most businesses just don’t get it

Big data could be the answer to all their problems but the trouble is most businesses may be failing to ask the right questions, according to analyst firm Gartner.

Social Video Ad Firm Virool Raises $6.6M

Social video advertising firm Virool rakes in funds to keep its momentum going.

Naked Statistics

I spend most of my time teaching people the basic concepts and skills of data visualization. You can’t learn data visualization by memorizing a set of rules. You must understand why things work the way they do. Stated differently, you must understand data visualization on a conceptual level. To engage in data sensemaking, which is central to

Facebook’s Graph Search mastermind shares a few tech secrets

A month after launching its vaunted Graph Search feature to much fanfare, Facebook is finally opening up a bit about how, exactly, it works. The product’s primary architect, Lars Rasmussen, took to Reddit yesterday in an Ask Me Anything session during which he elaborated (beyond what Om reported last month) on how Graph Search is
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