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News Article | May 8, 2017
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"Open source is sparking innovation for data science and analytics developers," said Greg Papadopoulos, venture partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA). "An open-source GPU-powered SQL database will make entirely new applications possible, especially in machine learning where GPUs have had such an enormous impact. We're incredibly proud to partner with the MapD team as they take this pivotal step." MapD has also released a free Community Edition of its software for non-commercial development and academic use. The MapD Community Edition includes the MapD Core database and MapD Immerse visual analytics client. "The focus of my research group is developing faster algorithms for parallel compute devices, particularly GPUs," said John Owens, Child family professor of engineering and entrepreneurship at the University of California, Davis. "We've been impressed for some time with the work MapD is doing, only wishing we could use it as a real-world test bed for our research. Now that they are open sourcing their database offering, our team is excited to use it as a research platform and to contribute to the code base." "MapD's decision to open source its Core database is significant, as it will further energize an already active GPU analytics community," said Jim McHugh, NVIDIA general manager of DGX Systems. "I expect this move by MapD will drive adoption, by enabling hundreds of thousands of GPU developers to experiment with database acceleration and build new GPU-accelerated application solutions." For customers that need advanced features such as Distributed Architecture, High Availability, ODBC connectivity and 24/7 support, MapD is introducing an Enterprise Edition. This commercial edition also includes the MapD Immerse visualization client, a server-side graphics rendering engine for visualizing the results of SQL queries, as well as enterprise-grade warranties and support. MapD Core open source database - source code of the MapD Core database provided under the Apache 2 license. MapD Analytics Platform Enterprise Edition - comprising the MapD Core database including Distributed and High Availability capabilities, GPU rendering engine, ODBC and LDAP features, and the MapD Immerse visualization client. Also included is a product warranty and enterprise support. MapD Analytics Platform Community Edition - offering a non-commercial and academic use license of MapD Core database with rendering engine pre-installed, and MapD Immerse visual client. Support will be provided via community forums. MapD visualization libraries - MapD is also providing open source Javascript libraries that allow users to build custom web-based visualization apps powered by a MapD Core database. The libraries contain functionality for producing charts, crossfiltering data and managing connections to the MapD Core database. The charting and crossfilter libraries are based on the popular DC.js Dimensional Charting project. "I was proud to be involved from the start, and to watch MapD set a new standard for high-performance analytics," said Samuel Madden, professor of electrical engineering and computer Science at MIT CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory), and an advisor to MapD. "Now I am just as proud that MapD is putting its technology in the hands of developers around the world. I foresee our research team, and many others, building on the MapD Core database to fuel innovation in real-time analytics and machine learning." "From the earliest days at MIT, it was my goal to release MapD to the open source community," said Todd Mostak, co-founder and CEO of MapD Technologies. "Now that our product has matured and with backers who believe in open source, the time is right for us as a company to take that step. We're at the beginning of a GPU era of analytics, and we believe that by open sourcing we can help take the space mainstream. I can't wait to see what developers will do with the ability to query and analyze massive datasets with sub-second response times." Further details about MapD open source software, and MapD Community Edition can be found here. MapD Technologies is a next-generation analytics software company. Its technology harnesses the massive parallelism of modern graphics processing units (GPUs) to power lightning-fast SQL queries and visualization of large data sets. The MapD analytics platform includes the MapD Core database and MapD Immerse visualization client. These software products provide analysts and data scientists with the fastest time to insight, performance not possible with traditional CPU-based solutions. MapD software runs on-premise and on all leading cloud providers. Founded in 2013, MapD Technologies originated from research at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). MapD is funded by GV, In-Q-Tel, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), NVIDIA, Vanedge Capital and Verizon Ventures. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit MapD at www.mapd.com or follow MapD on Twitter @mapd. For more information or to evaluate MapD, contact sales@mapd.com. Press inquiries, please contact press@mapd.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mapd-technologies-open-sources-lightning-fast-gpu-powered-database-300452871.html


News Article | April 17, 2017
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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) will host the third annual NVTC CXO Auction on April 20, 2017. During the event, regional and industry C-level executives will be auctioned off to raise money for NVTC's Veterans Employment Initiative, which provides tools and resources to match Veterans with employment opportunities in Virginia's technology community. At the live auction event, attendees will bid electronically to win one-on-one meetings with C-level leaders. Participating CXOs are looking to meet qualified vendors for future projects. Winning bidders are guaranteed a meeting with their auctioned executive within 12 months, during which they can gain insight, pitch future plans or receive advice. Some auction packages go beyond a meeting to include a lunch, dinner, wine tastings and rounds of golf. Brad Antle, CEO, and Tom Ferrando, President, SalientCRGT Kenneth Asbury, President and CEO, CACI International John Backus, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, NAV.VC Mike Baird, CEO, Avizia Rodney Blevins, Senior Vice President and CIO, Dominion Resources, Inc Teresa Carlson, Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services Kelly Clark, CIO, MAXIMUS Marilyn Crouther, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Mac Curtis, President and CEO, Vencore Karen Dahut, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton Ted Davies, President and CEO, Altamira Technologies Corporation Nelson Ford, President and CEO, LMI Mark Frantz, Co-Founder, Blue Delta Capital Partners Kim Hayes, CEO and Co-Founder, The Ambit Group Timothy Hurlebaus, President, CGI Federal Sudhakar Kesavan, Chairman and CEO, ICF Curt Kolcun, Vice President, U.S. Public Sector, Microsoft Paul Leslie, CEO, Dovel Technologies Joe Martore, President and CEO, CALIBRE Systems Terri McClements, Market Managing Partner, and Mohamed Kande, Vice Chairman and U.S. Advisory Leader, PwC Rich Montoni, CEO, MAXIMUS Tony Moraco, CEO, SAIC Dan O'Neill, President and CEO, SunTrust, Inc. Carolyn Parent, President and CEO, LiveSafe Shailesh Prakash, Chief Product and Technology Officer, The Washington Post Larry Prior, President and CEO, CSRA Dr. Jason Providakes, President and CEO, MITRE Brian Roach, Executive Vice President and Managing Director Regulated Industries, SAP North America James Schenck, President and CEO, PenFed Credit Union Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, and Karen Chupka, Senior Vice President CES and Corporate Business Strategy, CTA Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, Inova Center for Personalized Health Matthew Strottman, COO, In-Q-Tel John Wood, Chairman and CEO, Telos Corporation Auction packages include meetings and excursions such as an Italian dinner with SAIC CEO Tony Moraco; a VIP CES 2018 ticket package and a meal with CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro and CTA Senior Vice President CES and Corporate Business Strategy Karen Chupka; a Topgolf outing with Altamira Technologies Corporation President and CEO Ted Davies and Altamira principals; a dinner and wine tasting with CACI President and CEO Kenneth Asbury and select CACI leaders, as well as many more opportunities! In a new bonus auction, NVTC will also be auctioning off four tickets to see Hamilton during its 2018 run at the Kennedy Center. REGISTRATION:     To register as a member of the press, please contact Alexa Magdalenski at 703-904-7878, ext. 207 or email amagdalenski(at)nvtc(dot)org. The event is free for press, but advanced registration is required. Press credentials are required for entry. The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; and the NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community. Visit NVTC at http://www.nvtc.org.


SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuum Analytics, H2O.ai, and MapD Technologies have announced the formation of the GPU Open Analytics Initiative (GOAI) to create common data frameworks enabling developers and statistical researchers to accelerate data science on GPUs. GOAI will foster the development of a data science ecosystem on GPUs by allowing resident applications to interchange data seamlessly and efficiently. BlazingDB, Graphistry and Gunrock from UC Davis led by CUDA Fellow John Owens have joined the founding members to contribute their technical expertise. The formation of the Initiative comes at a time when analytics and machine learning workloads are increasingly being migrated to GPUs. However, while individually powerful, these workloads have not been able to benefit from the power of end-to-end GPU computing. A common standard will enable intercommunication between the different data applications and speed up the entire workflow, removing latency and decreasing the complexity of data flows between core analytical applications. At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), NVIDIA’s annual GPU developers’ conference, the Initiative announced its first project: an open source GPU Data Frame with a corresponding Python API. The GPU Data Frame is a common API that enables efficient interchange of data between processes running on the GPU. End-to-end computation on the GPU avoids transfers back to the CPU or copying of in-memory data reducing compute time and cost for high-performance analytics common in artificial intelligence workloads. Users of the MapD Core database can output the results of a SQL query into the GPU Data Frame, which then can be manipulated by the Continuum Analytics’ Anaconda NumPy-like Python API or used as input into the H2O suite of machine learning algorithms without additional data manipulation. In early internal tests, this approach exhibited order-of-magnitude improvements in processing times compared to passing the data between applications on a CPU. “ The data science and analytics communities are rapidly adopting GPU computing for machine learning and deep learning. However, CPU-based systems still handle tasks like subsetting and preprocessing training data, which creates a significant bottleneck,” said Todd Mostak, CEO and co-founder of MapD Technologies. “ The GPU Data Frame makes it easy to run everything from ingestion to preprocessing to training and visualization directly on the GPU. This efficient data interchange will improve performance, encouraging development of ever more sophisticated GPU-based applications.” “ GPU Data Frame relies on the Anaconda platform as the foundational fabric that brings data science technologies together to take full advantage of GPU performance gains,” said Travis Oliphant, co-founder and chief data scientist of Continuum Analytics. “ Using NVIDIA’s technology, Anaconda is mobilizing the Open Data Science movement by helping teams avoid the data transfer process between CPUs and GPUs and move nimbly toward their larger business goals. The key to producing this kind of innovation are great partners like H2O and MapD.” “ Truly diverse open source ecosystems are essential for adoption - we are excited to start GOAI for GPUs alongside leaders in data and analytics pipeline to help standardize data formats,” said Sri Ambati, CEO and co-founder of H2O.ai. “ GOAI is a call for the community of data developers and researchers to join the movement to speed up analytics and GPU adoption in the enterprise.” The GPU Open Analytics Initiative is actively welcoming participants who are committed to open source and to GPUs as a computing platform. Details of the GPU Data Frame can be found at the Initiative’s Github link - https://github.com/gpuopenanalytics In conjunction with this announcement, MapD Technologies has announced the immediate open sourcing of the MapD Core database to foster open analytics on GPUs. Anaconda and H2O already have large open source communities, which can benefit from this project immediately and drive further development to accelerate the adoption of data science and analytics on GPUs. Anaconda is the leading Open Data Science platform powered by Python, the fastest growing data science language with more than 13 million downloads and 4 million unique users to date. Continuum Analytics is the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, empowering leading businesses across industries worldwide with solutions to identify patterns in data, uncover key insights and transform data into a goldmine of intelligence to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Learn more at continuum.io. H2O.ai is focused on bringing AI to businesses through software. Its flagship product is H2O, the leading open source platform that makes it easy for financial services, insurance and healthcare companies to deploy AI and deep learning to solve complex problems. More than 9,000 organizations and 80,000+ data scientists depend on H2O for critical applications like predictive maintenance and operational intelligence. The company -- which was recently named to the CB Insights AI 100 -- is used by 169 Fortune 500 enterprises, including 8 of the world’s 10 largest banks, 7 of the 10 largest insurance companies and 4 of the top 10 healthcare companies. Notable customers include Capital One, Progressive Insurance, Transamerica, Comcast, Nielsen Catalina Solutions, Macy's, Walgreens and Kaiser Permanente. MapD Technologies is a next-generation analytics software company. Its technology harnesses the massive parallelism of modern graphics processing units (GPUs) to power lightning-fast SQL queries and visualization of large data sets. The MapD analytics platform includes the MapD Core database and MapD Immerse visualization client. These software products provide analysts and data scientists with the fastest time to insight, performance not possible with traditional CPU-based solutions. MapD software runs on-premise and on all leading cloud providers. Founded in 2013, MapD Technologies originated from research at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). MapD is funded by GV, In-Q-Tel, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), NVIDIA, Vanedge Capital and Verizon Ventures. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit MapD at www.mapd.com or follow MapD on Twitter @mapd. For more information or to evaluate MapD, contact sales@mapd.com. Press inquiries, please contact press@mapd.com.


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 | 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.


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
Site: www.marketwired.com

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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