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By | December 11th, 2014 | Analytics, Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Hadoop

From Data to Revenue: Business Models for Data-Driven Organizations

Exploiting big data is both a technical and managerial challenge. There are many resources for learning about the technical side of this challenge (including this blog!). But there are fewer resources out there that talk about the challenges of weaving a big data mindset into your day-to-day business operations. Established businesses have methods and procedures in place that are often resistant to change. Start-ups have fewer impediments to change, so researchers at the University of Cambridge have turned to startups as the ideal candidates for studying how businesses can exploit big data, with an eye towards generating insights useful for established firms.

By | November 18th, 2014 | Analytics, Hadoop, Hadoop as a Service

Devicescape Selects Altiscale’s Hadoop-as-a-Service for Analytics Reporting

Devicescape, which operates the world’s largest Wi-Fi service platform, has selected the Altiscale Data Cloud for data analysis. In choosing Altiscale, Devicescape was able to improve application performance by 5x, resulting in lower operating costs. Altiscale’s purpose-built Hadoop-as-a-Service infrastructure delivers superior performance, reliability, and scalability that enables Devicescape to quickly derive actionable insights to enhance its customers’ sales and marketing programs.