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Infosys

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 India’s second-largest software services provider, has won an order from Japan's Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd. (TYO: 7453), best known for its Muji brand stores, to implement the IT company's big-data software platform InteractEdge. Infosys announced the deal in a statement on Tuesday but did not provide financial details.

InteractEdge is expected to help Muji generate higher sales by enabling the retailer to make personalized product recommendations to over two million registered customers. Better understanding of customer preferences will also help the retailer cross-sell and up-sell products, and build new revenue streams, Infosys said in its statement. 

“They are using advanced analytics to better understand what their customers need and deliver it quickly,” said Sanjay Purohit, CEO of EdgeVerve, the...

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MapR

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 MapR provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the addition of Apache Drill 0.5 to the MapR Distribution including Hadoop. Bringing next-generation ANSI SQL to Hadoop, Apache Drill provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources including modern applications.

“Organizations want to provide access to data stored in Hadoop and NoSQL databases to a broader set of users with existing SQL analysis skills,” said Matt Aslett, research director, data platforms and analytics, 451 Research. "Apache Drill's ability to provide access to data in Hadoop without the need for centralized schemas and also to NoSQL datasets with complex data structures including nested and repeated fields differentiates it from traditional approaches to SQL-on-Hadoop."

Apache Drill provides the flexibility to immediately query complex data in native formats, such as schema-less data, nested data, and data...

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SAP Press

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SAP has made updates to its Lumira software and InfiniteInsight solution that extend capabilities in enterprise business intelligence and agile visualizations as well as predictive analytics.

The new release of SAP Lumira – 1.1.8 – provides the ability for users to create interactive stories from their desktop, server, or the cloud and present insights with customizable infographics, including support for custom charts and ESRI maps. In addition, the latest innovations with Lumira bring together trusted data discovery with the ability to create compelling visualizations and uncover hidden insights in the data, and allows that to be shared with the Business Objects 4.1  BI Platform, noted Nic Smith, senior director of marketing for analytics at SAP. “This brings together the both worlds - the best of...

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AutoGrid Systems PR

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AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry, has been named a World Economic Forum Pioneer for 2015 for its breakthrough technologies that will help expand electric grids to provide more people around the world with access to power.

The World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers program recognizes companies from around the globe that have demonstrated the ability to harness innovation and creativity to develop transformative solutions that hold the potential to have a lasting impact on society. Past winners include Google (2002), Coursera (2014), Dropbox (2012), Twitter (2010), Solazyme (2012), Airbnb (2014), Mozilla (2007) and Silver Spring Networks (2008). AutoGrid was one of 24 Pioneers selected for 2015 from hundreds of applicants.

“The...

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