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SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 7, 2016) - Zoomdata, developers of the world's fastest visual analytics platform for big data, today announced it was ranked first out of sixteen vendors in the 2016 Big Data Analytics Market Study. The annual research report is based on data collected from end users and provides a real-world perspective on various technical capabilities related to the business intelligence (BI) and big data analytics markets. "Dresner Advisory Services is at the center of innovation in big data analytics and their insights and industry smarts about where the market is going make this ranking a tremendous validation of our big data visual analytics solution," said Nick Halsey, CMO of Zoomdata. "Our solutions are helping customers dramatically reduce time to insight by enabling interactive data visualization at any scale -- from billions of rows of data to real time streams in less than a second." "Big data visual analytics solutions are addressing a growing market need and are important to business intelligence initiatives at scale," said Howard Dresner, president, founder and chief research officer of Dresner Advisory Services. "We congratulate Zoomdata on their performance this year." Today's news builds on a string of recent milestones for Zoomdata, including a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, a $25 million Series C funding round led by Goldman Sachs, the launch of the Zoomdata Developer Network, Ventana Research awarding Zoomdata its 2016 Technology Innovation Award for Operational Intelligence and technology market research firm Gartner naming Zoomdata a 2016 Cool Vendor. Zoomdata is an open platform that provides visual analytics solutions for big data. Natively architected for both cloud and on-premises deployments, its microservices architecture delivers visual analysis of big datasets in seconds. Zoomdata's patented Data Sharpening™ technology delivers the industry's fastest visual analytics for real-time streaming and historical data. Zoomdata's streaming architecture makes this possible by using Apache Spark as a complementary high performance engine. Zoomdata Fusion enables users to perform analytics across disparate data sources in a single view -- without the need to move or transform data. About Dresner Advisory Services Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI) and related areas. About Zoomdata, Inc. Zoomdata develops the world's fastest visual analytics solution for big data. Using patented data sharpening and micro-query technologies, Zoomdata empowers business users to visually consume data in seconds, even across billions of rows of data. Zoomdata Fusion enables interactive analytics across disparate data sources, bridging modern and legacy data architectures, blending real-time streams and historical data, and unifying enterprise data with data in the cloud. Delivered in a microservices architecture for elastic scalability, Zoomdata runs on premises, in the cloud or embedded in an application. With offices in Chicago, New York, San Mateo, Calif. and Reston, Virg., Zoomdata is venture-backed by Accel, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Comcast Ventures, Goldman Sachs, NEA, and Razor's Edge.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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HANOVER, MD--(Marketwired - Feb 15, 2017) - D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems and software, announced the addition of two new directors to the board of D-Wave Government Inc., a subsidiary formed to provide D-Wave's quantum computing systems to the U.S. government. Joining the board are Letitia "Tish" Long, former Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the first woman to lead a major U.S. intelligence agency, and Steven M. West, D-Wave Systems Inc. board member and a 30-year veteran of the information technology marketplace. Ms. Long has had a distinguished and decorated career in government. She served as a civilian in the U.S. Navy and the Intelligence Community from 1978 to 2014, retiring as the fifth director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Her other senior executive roles included Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (Policy, Requirements and Resources), and Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence. Ms. Long is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and sits on the boards of Raytheon Company, Urthecast Corporation, Noblis, Inc., the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. Ms. Long is the recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service, the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive, the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive (two awards) and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal (two awards). Steven M. West is the founder and a partner in Emerging Company Partners LLC, a capital investor and a provider of advisory services to technology firms. Over the course of his career he has held many executive positions including CEO of nCUBE Corporation, a provider of on-demand media systems; president and CEO of Entera, an Internet content delivery firm (acquired by Blue Coat Systems, Inc.); CEO of Hitachi Data Systems, and Group Executive of EDS. Currently Mr. West serves on the boards of directors of Cisco Systems and D-Wave. He was formerly on the board of Autodesk, a 3D design software; Delta-Q Technologies, makers of power management and power conversion solutions; and Bycast Inc., advanced storage virtualization software for large-scale digital archives and storage clouds. "Adding such impressive executive leadership to the board of D-Wave Government Inc. speaks to the growing importance of quantum computing for government," said Robert "Bo" Ewald, president of D-Wave International. "Ms. Long's career includes nearly four decades of outstanding service to the U.S. government. Mr. West is a highly regarded technology executive and has been a valued member of the D-Wave board since 2008. We are very fortunate and appreciative that both have agreed to join the D-Wave Government board to lend their expertise to our government operations." "Quantum computing will provide an unprecedented new resource to solve important problems we face," said Ms. Long. "As the industry leader in quantum computing, D-Wave will help shape how this exciting technology will aid the defense and intelligence communities. I look forward to working with the D-Wave team to make continued progress supporting our national priorities." Long and West join current board members with deep experience at U.S. government agencies including the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense and the National Science Board. These include Jeffrey K. Harris, chairman of the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and former president of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space; Dr. Delores Etter, who served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology and Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Frances Fleisch, former Executive Director of the National Security Agency and special advisor to the U.S Strategic Command; and Dr. Donald M. Kerr, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Director of the National Reconnaissance Office. D-Wave is the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems and software, and the world's only commercial supplier of quantum computers. Our mission is to unlock the power of quantum computing to solve the most challenging national defense, scientific, technical, and commercial problems. D-Wave's systems are being used by some of the world's most advanced organizations, including Lockheed Martin, Google, NASA Ames and Los Alamos National Laboratory. With headquarters near Vancouver, Canada, D-Wave's U.S. operations are based in Palo Alto, CA and Hanover, MD. D-Wave has a blue-chip investor base including Goldman Sachs, Bezos Expeditions, DFJ, In-Q-Tel, BDC Capital, Growthworks, Harris & Harris Group, International Investment and Underwriting, and Kensington Partners Limited. For more information, visit: www.dwavesys.com


News Article | October 26, 2016
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US intelligence agency aims to forecast unrest by reading the runes of social media. It is every government's dream: a system that can predict future events such as riots, political upheavals and the outbreak of wars. Last week, a collection of academics and private businesses was scrambling to meet the deadline for proposals for research aiming to do just that. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a research arm of the US intelligence community, is sponsoring the work under the Open Source Indicators (OSI) programme. The three-year project, with an unspecified budget, is designed to gather digital data from a range of sources, from traffic webcams to television to Twitter. The goal, according to IARPA, is to provide the intelligence community with predictions of social and political events that can "beat the news". Initially, the OSI project will focus on Latin America, which has abundant publicly available data and offers a convenient test bed for researchers' models. Those models will build on strategies that have already shown promise for predicting disease outbreaks and consumer behaviour, and which are becoming increasingly popular with US national security agencies (see Nature 471, 566–568; 2011). Indeed, the OSI project is one of many being sponsored by the US national security community, which seeks to meld mathematics, computer science and economics with the social sciences, creating a new field of social and political forecasting that has often been compared to Isaac Asimov's concept of 'psychohistory'. At the Center for Collective Intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, computer scientist Peter Gloor has been working with colleagues to build models that can predict consumer behaviour, such as ticket sales for Hollywood films, using a range of online sources including social media. "We're up to 90% accuracy" for predicting box-office returns, says Gloor, who is part of a team applying for OSI funding. John Brownstein, an epidemiologist at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, is working with a group that analyses international news sources, government data and social media to provide an early warning of disease outbreaks. He is also applying to work on the IARPA project. "In many cases, what we are searching for are patterns of activity that would not only apply to disease events but to conflicts, environmental disasters and other forms of social disruption," he says. However, there is disagreement about how effective such biosurveillance programmes have been. Picking up hints of an H1N1 outbreak is less useful if it is swamped by false alarms, says James Wilson, a medical doctor and the co-founder of Ascel Bio in New York. "There is a huge difference between a computer harvesting data and beginning to move communications so that people begin to contemplate action," says Wilson, whose company is applying for OSI funding. The approach is nevertheless catching on in the financial sector. Christopher Ahlberg, the chief executive of Recorded Future in Boston, also applying to the OSI project, says his company has proprietary software that can crunch through 300,000 sources an hour for clues to future stock movements. The company has already received investment from In-Q-Tel, a venture-capital firm in Arlington, Virginia, founded by the US Central Intelligence Agency, and is mining online data sources, such as Twitter, in an effort to predict cyber attacks and developments in the ongoing 'Occupy Wall Street' protests. There is already plenty of published literature on predicting stock market volatility based on open sources, says Kalev Leetaru, a computer scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. But that's a long way from being able to predict a riot next Wednesday. Leetaru, who is also part of a team applying to be part of the OSI project, says he asked IARPA whether it would consider a broader approach that involved predicting trends, such as the Arab Spring movement, rather than focusing on specific events (see Nature http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/news.2011.532; 2011). The answer, he says, was "no". "In my mind," Leetaru says,"this would be akin to the National Institutes of Health announcing it was terminating all funding for work on cancer drugs that targeted individual cancers or that slowed cancer down, and instead announcing that they would only fund a single miracle pill that you take and your cancer is cured the next morning." Robert Albro, an anthropologist at American University in Washington DC, and an expert in Latin American social movements, believes that IARPA is mistakenly presuming that social media will provide high-quality data. "Just because data are available doesn't make them good, or the key to the kingdom," he says. A bigger question is whether models used to measure consumer preferences and disease outbreaks are applicable to the complex world of social change and political events. Albro says that such models make faulty assumptions about what motivates humans, and he worries "that companies concerned about consumer behaviour are now driving how IARPA thinks. That's a leap of faith."


News Article | August 25, 2016
Site: www.technologyreview.com

Why can’t computers watch the Earth from above and automatically map our roads, buildings, and trash heaps? Satellite operator DigitalGlobe is teaming up with Amazon, the venture arm of the CIA, and chipmaker Nvidia to try to make it happen. In a joint project, DigitalGlobe today released satellite imagery depicting the whole of Rio de Janeiro to a resolution of 50 centimeters. The outlines of 200,000 buildings inside the city's roughly 1,900 square kilometers have been manually marked on the photos. The SpaceNet data set, as it is called, is intended to spark efforts to train machine-learning algorithms to interpret high-resolution satellite photos by themselves. DigitalGlobe says the SpaceNet data set should eventually include high-resolution images of half a million square kilometers of Earth, and that it will add annotations beyond just buildings. DigitalGlobe's data is much more detailed than publicly available satellite data such as NASA's, which typically has a resolution of tens of meters. Amazon will make the SpaceNet data available via its cloud computing service. Nvidia will provide tools to help machine-learning researchers train and test algorithms on the data, and CosmiQ Works, a division of the CIA’s venture arm In-Q-Tel focused on space, is also supporting the project. “We need to develop new algorithms for this data,” says Tony Frazier, a senior vice president at DigitalGlobe. The company operates four imaging satellites and provides data to U.S. intelligence agencies, humanitarian agencies, and other organizations that today mainly rely on humans to extract data from images. Frazier says it should be possible to train software to do things like map the roads and buildings of shanty towns, track changes to urban infrastructure such as park benches and stop signs, and measure the materials used in roofs and other structures. That kind of information could be commercially valuable, and help inform health and aid programs, he says. Mark Johnson, CEO of Descartes Labs, a startup that predicts crop yields from public satellite images, says the new data should be welcome to startups and researchers. Potential applications could include estimating economic output from activity in urban areas, or guiding city governments on how to improve services such as trash collections, he says. SpaceNet is modeled on ImageNet, a collection of 1 million labeled photos that has underpinned image recognition research for years, including recent, huge jumps in its accuracy (see “The Revolutionary Technique That Quietly Changed Machine Vision Forever”). Companies such as Google and Facebook use image recognition technology built on ideas first tested against ImageNet.


Volume of new data source connectors, analytic models has created a platform that learns while detecting and scoring the risk level of threats across terabytes of data for an expanding set of use cases in business and government OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - Nov 2, 2016) -  Interset, the security analytics company selected as a portfolio investment company and strategic partner by In-Q-Tel, today announced the release of Interset 5. The new version aggressively expands beyond traditional User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) use case coverage with new data source integrations and more than 100 new advanced analytic models. Interest 5 also features a new security operations-centric (SOC) user interface. Additionally, the new version leverages cutting-edge, machine learning-driven cyber and insider threat detection capabilities developed for the In-Q-Tel community using Interset's extensible behavioral analytics engine. Interset was also named "Rookie of the Year" at the annual McAfee Security Innovation Alliance Partner of the Year Awards. According to D.J. Long, head of the Intel Security Innovation Alliance, "Interset's integrations with McAfee ESM and McAfee DXL through the Intel Security Innovation Alliance provide our mutual customers with better data protection and an improved threat defense lifecycle. Partnering with Interset to combine the strengths of both companies is key to delivering a security analytics solution that provides accuracy and speed in threat detection." Available Nov. 30, 2016, Interset 5 increases the platform's ability to detect threats and efficiently cover new use cases with out-of-the-box support for new data sources including Linux server, Web proxy, firewall, and VPN logs. The addition of these data sources to Interset's industry-leading coverage, combined with new analytic models, enables Interset to detect and surface indicators of compromise (IOCs) across all stages of an advanced attack. These include: initial infection, command and control, internal reconnaissance, privilege escalation, lateral movement, and data staging. Interset 5 is the only security analytics solution that can detect, surface, connect, and offer risk-based prioritization of advanced targeted attacks as they develop inside the network. This means SOC analysts and forensic investigators can proactively identify, understand, and stop even the most sophisticated attacks while they are happening, long before data is compromised. Interset 5 expands insider threat detection capabilities using specialized endpoint analytic models that detect and surface high-risk file access, movement, and exfiltration methods such as print, post and copy to USB. These capabilities -- along with Interset 5's ability to ingest Windows and Linux Server logs and run high-risk data access, usage, and movement analytics against them -- deliver unprecedented views of unfolding insider attacks. Interset 5's new SOC-defined user interface delivers entity risk and contextual validation views that enable level 1 and 2 SOC analysts to quickly and efficiently focus on, validate, and process potentially high-risk security incidents. By increasing the speed and accuracy of early detection and validation -- combined with Interset's strong cyber hunting and event query interface -- security teams can proactively detect, investigate, respond to, and stop cyber and insider attacks. "Interset 5 is about leveraging our big data platform and extensible advanced analytics engine to rapidly cover new use cases with out-of-the-box machine learning models and data connectors," said Interset co-founder and CTO Stephan Jou. "By building an extensible platform on a big data open-source architecture we are able to rapidly increase use case coverage at scale. Interset 5 is the start of a new paradigm for our customers, who can now look to extend the platform beyond insider and cyber threat detection to different or unique threat surfaces, such as fraud and supply chain use cases. This platform model offers security managers superior ROI and lower TCO, while increasing operational success." Interset is demonstrating Interset 5 at the annual SINET Showcase on Nov. 2 - 3, 2016, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Additionally, Interset is showcasing the new version at this week's Intel FOCUS security conference in Las Vegas, Nov. 1-3. Also featured at FOCUS is Interset's new integration with the McAfee Data Exchange (DXL), Intel's architecture for enabling an adaptive security ecosystem. About Interset  Interset provides highly intelligent, accurate insider and targeted outsider threat detection. Our solution unlocks the power of user behavioral analytics, machine learning, and big data to provide the fastest, most efficient and flexible way for IT teams to operationalize a data protection program. Utilizing agentless data collectors, lightweight endpoint sensors, advanced behavioral analytics, and an intuitive user interface, Interset provides unparalleled visibility into risks and threats facing sensitive business processes and data. This enables early attack detection and actionable forensic intelligence with reduced false positives to remove noise and stop attacks before compromise occurs. Interset solutions are deployed to protect critical data across government, manufacturing, life sciences, high-tech, finance, aerospace and defense, and financial services. For more information, visit Interset.com and follow us on Twitter @intersetca.


New translation management system application provides automation to easily manage multiple LSPs LEHI, UT--(Marketwired - March 01, 2017) - Lingotek | The Translation Network today announced major enhancements to its Vendor Management application (app) on its industry-leading translation management system (TMS). The new Vendor Management app gives enterprise localization managers, vendor managers, and project managers revolutionary new tools for managing multiple language services providers (LSPs) and projects. Automating vendor management provides critical operational efficiency to enable more scalable globalization strategies and a cost-efficient localization network that optimizes budgets and reduces translation spending. These enhancements to the Vendor Management app automate the entire process for managing vendors: vendor selection, tracking costs and spending, vendor performance and quality, and collecting valuable business intelligence to evaluate project delivery and efficiency. With this data, organizations are able to easily and repeatedly select vendors who provide the highest translation quality and consistently deliver jobs on time. "These new vendor management app enhancements show that Lingotek continues to spearhead innovation in the translation industry," said Rob Vandenberg, President and CEO of Lingotek. "No other translation technology provider makes vendor management as seamless and easy as Lingotek does." The Vendor Management app simplifies and consolidates the process for requesting quotes, setting rates and pricing, choosing vendors, managing deadlines, tracking spending, and measuring translator quality and performance. An available dashboard displays easily in one place all of the information needed for tracking and evaluating information on vendors who are providing the highest quality translation and what their on-time delivery percentage are. This gives project managers insights to better manage workloads and resources for maximum throughput. Project managers can also use Lingotek's Vendor Management app to closely track translation spending and easily identify projects that are exceeding their estimated cost or are at risk for timely delivery. The app also tracks the leveraging of translation memories (TM) to gauge the efficient reuse of linguistic assets across the enterprise. The Vendor Management app is the latest in a series of recent app releases that automate and integrate translation in Lingotek's cloud-based TMS. Click here to learn more about our Vendor Management application. About Lingotek Lingotek | The Translation Network is the only cloud-based solution to connect all of your global content in one place, giving you the power to manage your brand worldwide. Our industry-leading technology pairs with the best enterprise applications and expert language services to continuously push dynamic multilingual content to all of your global markets. Lingotek is based in Lehi, Utah -- also known as Silicon Slopes -- and is funded by Signal Peak Ventures and In-Q-Tel.


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, HyTrust Inc., a leading workload security provider, announced its latest cloud survey analyzing healthcare organizations use of public cloud, the utilization of public cloud implementations, and how data is protected in these cloud environments. The survey of 51 healthcare and biotech organizations found that 25 percent of healthcare organizations using the public cloud do not encrypt their data. The survey also found that 63 percent of healthcare organizations say they intend to use multiple cloud vendors. What is troubling, is that 38 percent of organizations that have data deployed in a multi-cloud environment that included Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Azure are not using any form of encryption. This vulnerability comes as 82 percent of healthcare organizations believe security is their top concern, followed by cost. “Multi-cloud adoption continues to gain momentum among leading healthcare organizations,” said Eric Chiu, co-founder and president, HyTrust. “For these care delivery organizations, choosing a flexible cloud security solution that is effective across multiple cloud environments is not only critical to securing patient data, but to remaining HIPAA compliant.” The results also highlight healthcare and biotech preferences for public cloud providers with Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure and VMware’s vCloud topping the list. For more information, please visit www.hytrust.com. HyTrust’s mission is to make private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure more trustworthy for enterprises, service providers and government agencies. HyTrust provides solutions that automate security controls for software-defined computing, networking and storage workloads to achieve the highest levels of visibility, granular policy control and data protection. HyTrust customers benefit from being able to accelerate cloud and virtualization cost savings while improving their security posture by automating and enforcing security policies in real time, adapting quickly to compliance requirements, and preventing unplanned outages. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, HyTrust is backed by the leading providers of strategic IT infrastructure including VMware, Cisco, Intel and Fortinet; by the vanguard of innovative solutions for the intelligence community, In-Q-Tel; and by a world class group of financial investors including AIT Ventures, Granite Ventures, Trident Capital and Vanedge Capital. HyTrust was recently named one of CRN’s “20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors”, a recipient of VMworld’s 2015 Gold Award for Security/Compliance and Virtualization, and the Most Innovative Cloud Company at Intel Security Focus 2015.


News Article | February 19, 2017
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The new business unit, Zoomdata Asia Pacific Japan (APJ), to open offices in Australia, Singapore and Japan to serve fast-growing regional demand for big data analytics SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2017) -  GARTNER DATA & ANALYTICS SUMMIT -- Zoomdata, developers of the world's fastest visual analytics platform for big data, announced it has appointed StrategyCore K.K. as its master distributor for Asia Pacific and Japan, to meet the fast-growing demand for Zoomdata big data analytic solutions in Asia. The new entity, to be called Zoomdata Asia Pacific Japan (APJ), will work through offices in Singapore, Japan and Australia and be headed by veteran Asia business intelligence and market entry executives John Goode and Robert MacGregor. Big data analytics software revenues are forecast to grow globally at a compound annual rate of nearly 19% between 2016 and 2021 with Asia leading the world in demand, according to research firm MarketsandMarkets1. "The market in APAC is in a growth phase and is the fastest-growing regional big data market. This is mainly attributed to the growing manufacturing industry in this region. Moreover, with the growing data centers in developing countries such as India and China, the amount of data being generated has increased tremendously. Hence, organizations are looking for big data solutions to perform advanced analytics and management on this data to get real-time access." "StrategyCore K.K. has a 15-year track record of success in partnering with global vendors to deliver solutions in Asia Pacific for enterprises in cloud software, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), cyber security and mobile applications," said Justin Langseth, CEO of Zoomdata. "They are very plugged into the big data community in Asia and work closely with the leading Hadoop distribution vendors. Together we can offer a one-stop shop for Asian enterprises who want complete solutions to meet their big data analytics requirements." Zoomdata APJ has offices in Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney to offer customers expert service and solutions locally. In tandem with partners such as Cloudera, MapR and CBIG Consulting, the company will help customers architect big data analytic solutions in verticals such as finance, government, manufacturing and telecommunications. Cameron Price is APAC Managing Partner at CBIG, one of the largest specialist big data analytics consultancies in the region. "We're thrilled to be working closely with Zoomdata and have already seen the value the product brings in client engagements." Price will be participating along with Zoomdata at the Gartner Sydney Data & Analytics event. "We already work with a wide range of leading organizations in key verticals helping them gain competitive advantage through big data solutions in Asian markets," said Goode, managing director of Zoomdata (APJ). "Gartner estimates that the Asia Pacific business intelligence market will grow from US$2.5B in 2016 to more than US$4B in 20202. With Zoomdata, we'll be able to bolster our offerings and move into new markets with the leading big data analytics platform." Zoomdata was recently selected as a Visionary in Gartner's BI & Analytics Platforms 2017 Magic Quadrant, less than a year after being named a Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor. The company's expansion into Asia follows recent milestones that include a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, a $25 million Series C funding round led by Goldman Sachs, the launch of the Zoomdata Developer Network, Ventana Research awarding Zoomdata its 2016 Technology Innovation Award for Operational Intelligence and top ranking in the second annual Big Data Analytics Market Study from Dresner Advisory Services. Zoomdata is an open platform that provides visual analytics solutions for big data. Natively architected for both cloud and on-premises deployments, its microservices architecture delivers visual analysis of big datasets in seconds. Zoomdata's patented Data Sharpening™ technology delivers the industry's fastest visual analytics for real-time streaming and historical data. Zoomdata's streaming architecture makes this possible by using Apache Spark as a complementary high performance engine. Zoomdata Fusion enables users to perform analytics across disparate data sources in a single view -- without the need to move or transform data. About Zoomdata, Inc. Zoomdata develops the world's fastest visual analytics solution for big data. Using patented data sharpening and micro-query technologies, Zoomdata empowers business users to visually consume data in seconds, even across billions of rows of data. Zoomdata Fusion enables interactive analytics across disparate data sources, bridging modern and legacy data architectures, blending real-time streams and historical data, and unifying enterprise data with data in the cloud. Delivered in a microservices architecture for elastic scalability, Zoomdata runs on premises, in the cloud or embedded in an application. With offices in Chicago, New York, San Mateo, CA and Reston, VA, Zoomdata is venture-backed by Accel, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Comcast Ventures, Goldman Sachs, NEA, and Razor's Edge.


Software tracks customers' journeys to detect trouble spots and missed opportunities; The new Journey Watch solution to be previewed at Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Grapevine, TX March 6-8 SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 1, 2017) -  ClickFox announced today that it has chosen Zoomdata, developers of the world's fastest visual analytics platform for big data, as the embedded data visualization solution for their product line, to better surface business opportunities from customer experience insights. The new Journey Watch solution will be previewed at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Grapevine, TX March 6-8. As customer journey use cases are analyzed and unique metrics emerge, such as channel of choice or channel hops, there needs to be a fast and intuitive way to visualize and drill into these metrics and transform them into actionable insights. ClickFox already delivers deep journey analytics capabilities, but customers want to see these unique journey metrics in convenient, interactive dashboards. Rather than building and maintaining its own visualizations, ClickFox turned to Zoomdata. "ClickFox connects an enormous amount of journeys, the sequenced events along with business context about what a customer is trying to accomplish, for our clients," said Al Mays, Chief Product Officer at ClickFox. "As we've refreshed our technology stack to keep up with big data demands, it didn't make sense to build our own dashboarding solution from scratch. Zoomdata gave us an option to easily integrate an enterprise-scale solution that uses best-in-class technology to present visualizations and calculations on an absurd amount of customer journey data in seconds." ClickFox is the pioneer and industry leader in advanced journey analytics and providing journey data to the entire enterprise. ClickFox visually displays journeys as layered maps for easily examining the direct impact of journeys on business outcomes. View top journeys, unique journeys, drop-off points and next-step activity in any timeframe. Business users are given the ability to define and categorize journeys for easy analysis and communication across the enterprise. "Businesses often struggle with fine-tuning customer interaction for maximum profitability and customer satisfaction. What makes them drop from a web site? What makes them call a representative?" said Nick Halsey, Chief Marketing Officer of Zoomdata. "ClickFox has a unique way to track these customer journeys, find the sticking points and then do something about it. By integrating Zoomdata's big data visualization platform into ClickFox' Hadoop-based data stack, ClickFox customers can quickly and easily see what is working and what is not." Zoomdata was recently selected as a Visionary in Gartner's BI & Analytics Platforms 2017 Magic Quadrant, less than a year after being named a Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor. This follows recent milestones that include a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, a $25 million Series C funding round led by Goldman Sachs, the launch of the Zoomdata Developer Network, Ventana Research awarding Zoomdata its 2016 Technology Innovation Award for Operational Intelligence and garnering the top ranking in the 2016 Big Data Analytics Market Study from Dresner Advisory Services. Zoomdata is an open platform that provides visual analytics solutions for big data. Natively architected for both cloud and on-premises deployments, its microservices architecture delivers visual analysis of big datasets in seconds. Zoomdata's patented Data Sharpening™ technology delivers the industry's fastest visual analytics for real-time streaming and historical data. Zoomdata's streaming architecture makes this possible by using Apache Spark as a complementary high performance engine. Zoomdata Fusion enables users to perform analytics across disparate data sources in a single view -- without the need to move or transform data. ClickFox will be joining Zoomdata at the Gartner BI Summit on March 6th and will be previewing their forthcoming "Journey Watch" dashboard application that's powered by Zoomdata. For those not able to attend the Summit, learn more about ClickFox's latest products here: http://bit.ly/2mdw6bJ. About ClickFox ClickFox offers a one of a kind big data platform that enable enterprises to get the most value out of each customer interaction across all channels. With its unique data infrastructure and proprietary algorithms, the ClickFox Platform connects all customer touch point data across enterprise systems to create end-to-end customer journeys. The ClickFox Platform provides the data and tools required to surface tangible opportunities rapidly, track impact and integrate journey data seamlessly into existing client business intelligence systems. ClickFox's unified, dynamic views of data, mapped across interaction channels, give both a bird's eye and granular view of the top customer journeys for deep insights into customer, employee and system journeys. Journeys have proven to be 30 percent more predictive than individual events for key business drivers such as customer satisfaction and reducing churn. Using ClickFox, our Fortune 500 clients have gained insights that have led to billions in savings and revenue. About Zoomdata, Inc. Zoomdata develops the world's fastest visual analytics solution for big data. Using patented data sharpening and micro-query technologies, Zoomdata empowers business users to visually consume data in seconds, even across billions of rows of data. Zoomdata Fusion enables interactive analytics across disparate data sources, bridging modern and legacy data architectures, blending real-time streams and historical data, and unifying enterprise data with data in the cloud. Delivered in a microservices architecture for elastic scalability, Zoomdata runs on premises, in the cloud or embedded in an application. With offices in Chicago, New York, San Mateo, CA and Reston, VA, Zoomdata is venture-backed by Accel, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Comcast Ventures, Goldman Sachs, NEA, and Razor's Edge.


News Article | February 22, 2017
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Company debuts as a Visionary in Magic Quadrant; Evaluation based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2017) - Zoomdata, developers of the world's fastest visual analytics platform for big data, announced today they are debuting in Gartner's February 2017 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence & Analytics Platforms in the Visionaries quadrant, less than a year after being named a Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor.* "To be recognized by Gartner, first last year as a Cool Vendor and now in the Magic Quadrant as a Visionary, we feel is a high honor indeed," said Justin Langseth, founder and CEO, Zoomdata. "The days of the monolithic Business Intelligence model are gone. Customers want end-user ease of use, embeddable in their own applications, with fast access to big and real-time data." Today's news builds on a string of recent milestones for Zoomdata, including a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, a $25 million Series C funding round led by Goldman Sachs, the launch of the Zoomdata Developer Network, Ventana Research awarding Zoomdata its 2016 Technology Innovation Award for Operational Intelligence and scoring #1 in the Big Data Analytics Market Study from Dresner Advisory Services. Zoomdata is an open platform that provides visual analytics solutions for big and fast data. Natively architected for both cloud and on-premise deployments, its modern architecture delivers visual analysis of huge datasets in seconds. Zoomdata's patented Data Sharpening™ technology delivers the industry's fastest visual analytics for real-time streaming and historical data. Zoomdata's microservices architecture makes this possible by using Apache Spark as a complementary high performance engine. Zoomdata Fusion enables users to perform analytics across disparate data sources in a single view -- without the need to move or transform data. Gartner Disclaimer Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. To download a complimentary copy of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, please visit: https://www.zoomdata.com/resource/zoomdata-named-visionary-gartner-magic-quadrant-business-intelligence-and-analytics. About Zoomdata, Inc. Zoomdata develops the world's fastest visual analytics solution for big data. Using patented data sharpening and micro-query technologies, Zoomdata empowers business users to visually consume data in seconds, even across billions of rows of data. Zoomdata Fusion enables interactive analytics across disparate data sources, bridging modern and legacy data architectures, blending real-time streams and historical data, and unifying enterprise data with data in the cloud. Delivered in a microservices architecture for elastic scalability, Zoomdata runs on premises, in the cloud or embedded in an application. With offices in Chicago, New York, San Mateo, CA and Reston, VA, Zoomdata is venture-backed by Accel, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Comcast Ventures, Goldman Sachs, NEA, and Razor's Edge.

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