June 23-26, 2013
INFORMS Healthcare 2013
October 6–9, 2013
2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting
June 5-6, 2013
Customer Analytics Summit 2013
June 10-14, 2013
Predictive Analytics World
September 8-14, 2013
2013 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Big Data
“Data science begins with data. Nothing gets built without data. Data science continues with science. Accurate, persuasive and effective prediction requires patterns. The process of discovering that pattern is science. Any product worth building requires a reliable pattern to exist in the data.”
– Christopher Berry, co-founder and chief science officer of Authintic, in his article on recommendation engines in the current issue of Analytics.
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As water increasingly becomes one of the world’s most precious resources, IBM scientists are working with Arad Group, a world leader in reliable water meter systems, to help water companies and utilities around the globe provide more effective and efficient management of drinking water through the use of big data and advanced analytics technology.Read More
Special Articles‘Cool Vendors’ transforming how businesses operate
The converging and mutually reinforcing social, cultural and technological factors in the Nexus of Forces (cloud, mobility, social and information) are driving a radical power shift away from the culture of the enterprise and toward that of the consumer. “Cool Vendors” are exploiting this nexus to challenge long-held assumptions and affect IT investment, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner’s 2013 Cool Vendors research series identifies the innovative companies, products and services that will shape business and consumer strategies in the future.Read More
Lavastorm Analytics launches free software for business analysts
On May 16, Lavastorm Analytics announced the availability of Lavastorm Desktop Public, a free edition of the company's award-winning Lavastorm Desktop analytic software. Unrestricted availability of Lavastorm Desktop Public puts discovery-driven, audit analytic capabilities at the fingertips of any business analyst, data professional and IT worker in the world.
Lavastorm Desktop Public is an analytics tool for anyone combining and analyzing data. The product is based on the Lavastorm Analytics Engine that powers the Lavastorm Analytics Platform and the Lavastorm Desktop Professional software products, giving users the power of an enterprise-class analytics engine on their desktops.
Lavastorm Desktop Public provides users with the ability to manipulate file-based data, such as Microsoft Excel files and delimited files, and analytic controls for acquiring, aggregating, and publishing data. Similar to the Professional edition of Lavastorm Desktop, the Public edition offers a visual, discovery-driven environment that replaces lengthy code-based development efforts with rapid, interactive configuration. This provides a free and compelling alternative to existing analytics packages, delivering greater accuracy and faster results.
"Lavastorm Desktop Public solves a fundamental analytic problem – how can I bring together all of my data in a single analytic environment without waiting for months and spending a fortune," said Drew Rockwell, CEO, Lavastorm Analytics. "With this new version, we're helping to remove a barrier that has prevented enterprises from finding new insights and optimizing their business performance."
Users of Lavastorm Desktop Public can upgrade to Lavastorm Desktop Professional or the enterprise-caliber, server-based edition of the Lavastorm Analytics Engine software if their analytic needs grow more complex or require greater scale.
For a comparison of the Lavastorm Desktop editions, visit http://www.lavastorm.com/products/comparisontable.
To download a free copy of Lavastorm Desktop Public, visit www.lavastorm.com/products/lavastorm-desktop-public.