Salesforce kicked off its annual conference with a product aimed at developers who want to build visualization tools for sales and marketing people.
GoodData, a cloud-based big data analytics firm, is announcing a $25.7m Series E round led by Intel Capital, and is eyeing up an IPO in 2016.
Hewlett-Packard has invested $50m in Hadoop startup Hortonworks as part of a broad integration pact aimed at big data analytics customers.
Salesforce acquired RelateIQ, which provides relationship intelligence via data science and machine learning, for $390m.
Couchbase, which helps companies manage data, raised $60m in a funding round that almost doubled the amount it had received from investors.
Companies are racing to encrypt their data. But researchers have found that data mining techniques can get around one widely used version of the technology.
RapidMiner, a big data analytics startup, purchased former partner Radoop, giving it Hadoop processing and access to the Radoop team’s Hadoop expertise.
The tech industry’s big promises about big data haven’t quite materialized. Investors are keeping the dream alive, pouring more money into data-analysis software.
MasterCard sees business booming from selling data to retailers, banks and governments on spending patterns found in the payments it processes.
Spotsetter, a social search engine using big data to offer personalized recommendations as to places to go, has been quietly snapped up by Apple.