Next Data Frontier: Your Cursor Moves
SAP, SAS Team on Big Data Analytics
Facebook Buys Israeli Start-Up Onavo
IBM Buys Yet Another Analytics Firm
Oracle Unveils In-Memory Processing
Imagine that a Web site could track where your cursor was moving and how long it spent hovering over a link. Now imagine this is happening on the largest social network in the world, Facebook.
In a move to advance in-memory data analysis capabilities for businesses across industries, SAP and SAS are working together to create a joint technology and product roadmap.
Onavo, a 3-year-old start-up known for its data compression technology and mobile analytics, has been acquired by Facebook. The technology may be useful to Facebook's initiative to spread Internet access worldwide.
Big Blue has scooped up yet another analytics firm to beef up its mobile-first strategy. This time, IBM is betting on The Now Factory and its analytics for communication service providers.
"Ungodly speeds." That's what Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is promising from a new Oracle 12C in-memory option for his company's database products, announced this week at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.