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  • SAP buying KXEN for predictive analytics

    SAP is expanding its arsenal of data-analysis software with the acquisition of predictive analytics vendor KXEN, announced Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Sept. 13 17:56
  • Gartner: BI software market growth rate slowed in 2012

    The BI (business intelligence) software market cooled off a bit in 2012 after "a few historic banner years" of spending growth, due to difficult economic conditions and even confusion over industry buzzwords such as "big data," according to a report from analyst firm Gartner.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus06 June 13 14:31
  • Site tracks 'love,' 'hate' of SAP, Oracle and other software vendors

    Enterprise software vendors have been rushing to build or buy "sentiment analysis" technologies that can analyze the tone of what people are saying about companies and brands on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus19 Nov. 11 06:27
  • IBM's Netezza rolls out large-scale analytic appliance

    IBM's Netezza division is rolling out a new analytic appliance that can analyze up to 10 petabytes of data "in a matter of minutes," the company is expected to announce Wednesday during the Enzee Universe conference in Boston.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus22 June 11 05:49
  • Oracle adds iPhone support to BI, analytics software

    Oracle has introduced support for Apple's iPad and iPhone as part of a slew of enhancements to its BI (business intelligence) software, the company announced Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 May 11 01:00
  • Police using analytics to track offenders

    Two high-profile murders of college students in North Carolina during 2008 have led to the creation of CJLEADS (Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data Services), an analytics project that aggregates a slew of disparate data stores and is designed to give law enforcement officials a complete picture of a suspect's criminal history and status.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus22 April 11 04:31
  • Jive Software buys data-mining vendor for social analytics

    Jive Software is buying data-mining startup Proximal Labs in a move that will help it derive deeper insights into social-networking data, the companies announced Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus14 April 11 05:22
  • SAS pushes BI to Apple's iPad, iPhones

    SAS Institute is teaming up with mobile BI (business intelligence) vendor Mellmo to bring analytic applications to Apple's iPhone and iPad, the companies announced Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus09 March 11 06:27
  • SAS rolls out predictive analytics for business users

    SAS Institute on Thursday announced a new toolset aimed at giving business users the ability to work with predictive analytics software, which has historically been the province of specialized statisticians.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus03 Sept. 10 03:58