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Databricks’ $140M Funding Will Drive AI, Engineering Investments

Databricks' $140M Funding Will Drive AI, Engineering Investments

Databricks, a San Francisco-based business and customer analytics platform, will double its engineering staff, build out its analytics suite using artificial intelligence (AI), focus on specific verticals and expand globally thanks to a $140 million investment.

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Thoughtspot Nets $60M, Debuts AI-Driven Analytics

Thoughtspot Nets $60M, Debuts AI-Driven Analytics

ThoughtSpot, a business intelligence and analytics provider, has released an artificial intelligence-backed analytics platform on the heels of a $60 million funding round. The funding — which closed in January but was announced for the first time today — brings the Palo Alto-based company's total funding to more than $160 million.

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Why Google Beat AWS, IBM Watson, And Others in Forrester’s Insight PaaS Wave

Why Google Beat AWS, IBM Watson, And Others in Forrester's Insight PaaS Wave

If you’re not familiar with the term "Insight Platforms-As-A-Service," fear not, it’s new. Forrester, the term's creator, thinks Google is the lone leader in the space. In its Forrester Wave: Insight Platforms-As-A-Service, Q3 2017 report (fee charged), analyst Brian Hopkins and colleagues Srividya Sridharan, Dave Bartoletti and Sara Sjoblom, defined

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What Happens When IoT, Big Data and Retail Location Systems Meet?

What Happens When IoT, Big Data and Retail Location Systems Meet?

The retail industry is in decline. People commonly attribute the decline to three factors: too many malls, customers switching to online shopping and a change in mindset from materialism to experiences.  But what if we brought the online experience to offline shopping — would that counteract the latter two reasons? Customer Experience Drives the Way An estimated 73 percent of shoppers use mobile devices  while shopping in a store to check reviews, product datasheets, usage guidelines and more.

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Watch Out Watson, OpenText Magellan Is Generally Available

Watch Out Watson, OpenText Magellan Is Generally Available

In early June, OpenText told CMSWire its artificial intelligence platform Magellan would be ready by July. Today it made good on its promise with the announcement that the platform was generally available. The announcement came during the Waterloo, Ontario-based company's Enterprise World conference, taking place through July 13 in Toronto.

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