Category Archives: Big Data

DataFactZ Adds Clients, Employees and Partners in Q1

NORTHVILLE – DataFactZ, a Northville-based global business analytics company, announced the addition of new clients, new partnerships, and the hiring of 15 new employees in the first quarter of 2017.

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UM, Bloomfield Firm In Data Storage Partnership

BLOOMIFELD TWP. — Officials at the Bloomfield Township-based software developer Yottabyte announced a new partnership with the University of Michigan for flexible cloud storage for complex computational analyses of sensitive and restricted data.

The Yottabyte Research Cloud will provide scientists high performance, secure and flexible computing environments that enable the analysis of sensitive data sets restricted by federal privacy laws, proprietary access agreements, or confidentiality requirements.

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UM, IBM Collaborate In Supercomputing

ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan is collaborating with IBM to develop and deliver supercomputing systems designed to increase the pace of scientific discovery in fields as diverse as aircraft and rocket engine design, cardiovascular disease treatment, materials physics, climate modeling and cosmology.

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iDashboards Forms OEM Partnership With Dataccuity

TROY — Digital dashboards from the Troy software firm iDashboards will help clients of an Oregon-based software company visualize data under a new partnership.

IDashboards announced the partnership with Dataccuity, an Oregon-based software company that helps organizations centralize, integrate and analyze their data.

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Build A Better Bracket With Help From Troy Dashboard Developer

TROY — Let the madness begin! The Troy-based data dashboard developer iDashboards is giving college basketball fans a fast-break opportunity to score a trip for two to the college basketball national championship in Houston.

Fans are also invited to view the annual iDashboards College Basketball Dashboard, which provides built-in statistical analysis of each team, aiding bracketologists in making more informed decisions.

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IBM Buying Ann Arbor Health Analysis Firm For $2.6 Billion

ANN ARBOR — The Watson Health business unit of Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced plans to acquire Truven Health Analytics, an Ann Arbor-based provider of healthcare data analysis. The purchase price was $2.6 billion.

Truven has about 2,500 employees, roughly 750 of them at the Ann Arbor headquarters, Truven spokeswoman Ariana Nikitas said. And, she said, “this is a growth acquisition, so there are no changes planned at this time” to the Ann Arbor office or its staffing level.

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iDashboards Hires United Kingdom Regional Manager

TROY — The business intelligence dashboard software developer iDashboards announced the appointment of Gee Lamba as regional manager for its business in the United Kingdom. It’s a new position for the Troy-based company.

“As we continue to expand our UK presence, we needed someone who exemplifies a strong work ethic and who knows the technology industry inside and out, and Gee is the perfect fit,” said Shadan Malik, iDashboards founder and CEO. “We are excited to welcome him to the team and look forward to continuing our global expansion.”

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The Data Awakens: Troy Dashboard Firm Pays Homage To Star Wars

TROY — Look, I am your data!

Well, maybe that sounds better if you hold an empty coffee cup up to your mouth and say it in your best James Earl Jones impression.

At any rate, Troy-based iDashboards, the data visualization and business intelligence developer, Thursday launched a new data dashboard inspired by the upcoming release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The Data Wars dashboard uses iDashboards’ custom software and its extensive library of charts and graphs to create visually stunning depictions of key characters from the space opera series. The Star Wars-inspired dashboard also offers fans a breakdown of movie release dates by decade, as well as the tentative release dates of upcoming features.

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New Software From iDashboards

TROY — The business intelligence data analysis dashboard developer iDashboards has released version 9.0 of its dashboard software.

The company said the new version offers several enhanced features, providing deeper insights, smarter graphics and greater capabilities.

The company said V9.0 adds new features to further wow end users with unprecedented visual enhancements, including more chart types, new ways to navigate and find dashboards, and improved interactive functionalities to better analyze data.

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EigenRisk Names Data Partners for Catastrophe Modeling and Analytics Platform

ANN ARBOR — EigenRisk Inc., a software development and professional services firm serving insurers, reinsurers, brokers, and corporate risk managers, has added three data partners for its EigenPrism platform.

Together, the data partners — KatRisk, HurricaneMapping, and Meteorological Connections — provide individuals using the platform with ready access to realtime data on flood exposures, hurricanes, and evolving weather conditions to analyze potential and emerging risks related to these conditions in various parts of
the world.

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