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Big Data Vendor Of The Week

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With all the recent hype surrounding Niantic’s Pokémon Go, one could be forgiven for assuming that Augmented Reality (AR) is set to be the emergent technology of the next few years. This may be the case for the entertainment and gaming industries, but in terms of practical utility across multiple commercial fields, Virtual Reality (VR) still has the edge, with the VR market projected to be worth over $30 billion by 2020. Here, we explore the potential impact of VR applications on the increasingly sophisticated world of Big Data.

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Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA)  announced the general availability of Tableau 10. A completely refreshed design, new analytical and mobile enhancements, options for preparing data and a host of new enterprise capabilities make this one of Tableau's most significant releases in its history.

"Tableau 10 includes new capabilities that deliver more analytical power than ever before," said Chris Stolte, Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Tableau Software. "The new design makes data the hero. Data integration helps maximize time spent on analysis. Data analytics innovations like the drag and drop clusters, help people do more advanced analysis of their data without needing to program. And enterprise advancements continue to up the standard for delivering a governed, trusted self-service environment."

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Rhiza, an online platform pioneering the way marketers and salespeople make Big Data actionable, announced the launch of Rhizabot, the first intelligent virtual assistant for business users. The product has a conversational interface, like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, that enables users to ask straightforward business questions and delivers clear answers quickly.


The Rhizabot tool marries natural language processing and artificial intelligence with Rhiza’s powerful data analytics engine. The resulting core technology is a virtual assistant for business analytics, which allows users to easily ask complex business questions by voice or text about customers, market dynamics and sales. Building data queries with...

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Oracle Press Release

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Oracle put a stunning new visual face on data with the announcement of Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service. This latest addition to Oracle’s analytics offerings in the cloud makes rich, powerful visual analytics accessible to every business user. People at all levels of an organization can blend and analyze enterprise, personal or big data in just a few clicks, effectively sifting through data clutter to quickly uncover and share hidden patterns and actionable insights. All of this can be done without the need for expert IT resources, resulting in faster time to value and significant increases in ROI.

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