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Big data ‘will save’ physical retailers

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Apr
2013
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Good use of big data analytics will be one of the key trends that helps bricks-and-mortar retailers compete more effectively with online competitors and ensure their future survival.… Read more

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Unstructured data and the cloud key forces affecting BI

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Apr
2013
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Greater volumes of unstructured data, the impact of cloud computing solutions on the analytics market and new technologies such as mobile are among the key forces that are changing the face of business intelligence (BI) for many firms.… Read more

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CRN Big Data 100: Business Analytics

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Apr
2013
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June 2014 – Kognitio yet again recognised as key vendor in big data solutions
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Online video budgets on the rise

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Apr
2013
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More marketers are recognising the benefits of using online video as an effective channel for engaging with consumers, as spending in this area is on the rise.

This is according to new research by Digiday and Adap.tv, which revealed 72 percent of video buyers have seen their budgets increase quarter-on-quarter compared with last year.… Read more

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Predictive analytics ‘to be vital’ to energy sector

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Apr
2013
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The adoption of big data analytics technologies will be one of the key trends that is set to be seen in the energy and utilities industry in the coming year.… Read more

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In-Memory Technology: Keeping Pace with Your Data

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Feb
2013
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This is a commentary on the Information Week article of 27 Feb 2013*

Interesting article.

While there is a great deal more noise about in-memory lately – it has indeed been around a long time.  The fact that SAP is marketing heavily with it’s version, and that Accenture is making a fair amount implementing it with SAP installed accounts to remedy issues around BW obfuscates the much larger capabilities beyond the typical database operations – to those of more advanced analytics.

Having data in-memory is not new, indeed IBM systems from the 1960s did that in essence, but what has changed of late is the precipitous DROP in the cost of commodity DRAM memory.  True in-memory computing is not about … Read more

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Why multi-node on Kognitio Cloud will get a huge lift with Amazon Web Services

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Dec
2012
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So far it has been great fun building multi-node Kognitio environments on Amazon Web Services (AWS), but it has not been without its issues.  The key one being the large number of nodes required to bring together a RAM footprint that is capable of supporting complex analytics on billion row plus data volumes.

This is because the Cluster Compute instances that Amazon supports have been limited to a maximum of 60GB of RAM per node and so a terabyte of RAM will require 17 of them.  From a Kognitio perspective, this is fine, our technology cares not about the number of nodes.  From a financial perspective, your wallet may feel the pinch after a few hours of processing, especially if … Read more

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Time for the traditional database to move over?

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Sep
2012
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Now, I’ve just read the website from a company called Splunk. They were on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme recently talking about big data – a subject close to my heart. So, I thought I would look at this interesting analytical company and find out more. Well blow me down sideways if I only went and found this on their website:

Traditional technologies, built on relational or multi-dimensional databases, cannot handle the complexity or scale of today’s massive volumes of machine data. Nor do they allow the flexibility to ask any question or get questions answered in real time–which now is an expectation of users.
Eureka, I thought, someone who understands. They have clearly been burnt

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V-C Blog: Keeping the Bankers Happy with Business Analytics

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Aug
2012
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If I were a Venture Capital funded organisation with a foothold in my market, I know what I would want. I would want to keep my funders happy. I would want to be able to strip down the goals they set in to simple understandable parts and set to work on them.  After all, entrepreneurs and their funders aren’t dumb, so it’s worth pursuing their instincts. There is a certain raw insight that makes up the substance of this sector. Following it may well lead on to fortune. I’m impressed anyway.

However, what is the substance of insight?  The knowledge behind it of course, and this is where we find venture backed entrepreneurs appetite for data fascinating.  Here at … Read more

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