The Analytics Lifecycle, Analytics Maturity, Analytics Canvas, and Absorptive Capacity

Analytics lifecycle

In today’s article, we will learn about four main concepts that are important to consider when starting to lead analytical projects. These concepts include tools and frameworks that will assist you and your team to structure your analytics projects in a professional manner to consider all aspects involved in the use case. These collaboration tools will guide you from getting the raw data to the final step of making an important decision that will affect your company on a big scale.

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Video Highlights: Business Analyst or Data Scientist?

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What field to choose if you want to launch a Startup in the future. This Data Science Salon (DSS) video is presented by Julia Khan, Vice President of Analytics at SEMrush. This presentation will be most useful for young data professionals, who are trying to choose their own path within the wide range of specializations inside the data science field.

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“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 4/30/2021

Above the Trend Line

In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, industry partnerships, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz. Our intent is to provide you a one-stop source of late-breaking news to help you keep abreast of this fast-paced ecosystem.

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Arturo Raises $25 Million in Series B Funding For AI Platform to Help P&C Insurers and Banks Better Understand Physical Properties

Arturo platform

Arturo, an AI-powered platform that derives property insights and predictive analytics from aerial and satellite imagery, raised $25 million in a Series B funding round led by Atlantic Bridge Capital, with participation from RPS Ventures and existing investors Crosslink Capital and IAG Firemark Ventures – the venture capital fund for IAG, Australia’s largest general insurer.

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Adobe extends AI-infused customer analytics platform to offline data

Adobe analytics platform

Adobe today unfurled an enhanced Adobe Customer Journey Analytics cloud service that enables organizations to apply AI to data from both online and offline sources to gain deeper insights into customer behavior. Available as an extension to the Adobe Experience Platform, the Adobe Customer Journey Analytics service extends the analytics capabilities based on its Sensei AI platform that is already widely employed to track online engagements into the realm of data collected offline.

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Unsupervised Nabs $35 million Series B funding for Automated Analytics

Unsupervised

Unsupervised today announced $35 million in Series B funding, according to a press release on the company’s website. The Unsupervised funding brings the company’s total earned to more than $55 million since its founding in 2017. The round was led by Cathay Innovation and SignalFire with participation from existing investors. The funding will hasten the company’s market growth and product roadmap.

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“Above the Trend Line” – Your industry Rumor Central for 4/16/2021

Above the trendline

In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, industry partnerships, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz. Our intent is to provide you a one-stop source of late-breaking news to help you keep abreast of this fast-paced ecosystem.

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The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q2 2021

Impact 50 companies Q2 2021

Quarterly IMPACT 50 List of the most important movers and shakers in our industry. These companies have proven their relevance by the way they’re impacting the enterprise through leading edge products and services. We’re happy to publish this evolving list of the industry’s most impactful companies!

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Cloud management startup Striim plans new integrations and streaming analytics with $50M funding

Striim Insights

Striim, a startup specializing in streaming data integration, today closed a $50 million series C funding round led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. Striim founder and CTO Steve Wilkes says the funding will be used to scale the company’s offerings that power cloud integration, edge processing, and streaming analytics.

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Big data analytics firm Dataminr raises $475M to fund platform expansion

Dataminr

Dataminr, a New York-based company specializing in AI that provides real-time information to customers, today announced it has raised $475 million at a post-money valuation of $4.1 billion. The company says the capital will be used to accelerate the growth of its corporate business line, which spans physical safety and security, reputation risk and crisis management, business intelligence, and cyber threat detection.

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Best of arXiv.org for AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – February 2021

In this recurring monthly feature, we filter recent research papers appearing on the arXiv.org preprint server for compelling subjects relating to AI, machine learning and deep learning – from disciplines including statistics, mathematics and computer science – and provide you with a useful “best of” list for the past month.

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Intel and Microsoft work with DARPA to solve biggest Analytics and AI at Scale problem

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Getting secure global data access to data is a key problem. This problem came up early on as the industry spun up advanced Supercomputers and AI systems like IBM’s Watson to rapidly locate existing medications that could help prevent hospital stays and the loss of life due to the pandemic. The data that could provide the answers the researchers needed was spread worldwide in encrypted databases, uniquely secured, and had little in common with each other.

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“Above the Trend Line” – Your industry rumors as of 3/11/2021

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In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, industry partnerships, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

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Splice Machine 3.1 enhances support for real-time AI deployments

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Splice Machine, a startup that offers offline and batch analysis tools to power intelligent apps for operational workflows, today launched version 3.1 of its platform. Splice Machine 3.1 introduces new features and functionality to support enterprises with real-time AI projects, including resource elasticity support on Kubernetes, GPU support, and extensions to Spark’s machine learning libraries.

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Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing the Sports Industry

Data science is a principle of machine learning that uses several tools and algorithms to find patterns from raw data. This has become quite a buzz in the tech world and almost every industry uses it to leverage its business, even sports. Surprised? Around 2.7 zettabytes of data are produced digitally which can be analyzed to make competitive strategies.

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The Making of AI Snake Oil

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“I felt completely trapped, a prisoner in my own body.” These are the words of Joe Morris, a filmmaker from London. After a sore spot on his tongue would not heal, Joe decided to see a doctor. He was 31 years old and a non-smoker. It was supposed to be nothing, but the MRI showed a tumour that would need to be carved out and removed, taking along with it Joe’s ability to speak.

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