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Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

The current process for creating and sharing analytic applications is a disjointed chain: authors create analytic programs and share only the resulting data, and none of the underlying business logic, with non-technical business analyst consumers. This broken process provides non-technical consumers with only a static, end-result report that is segregated from the source data used to develop it. Without transparency showing how results were obtained and what data were used, non-technical consumers often lack trust in the results to make key business decisions. Meanwhile, authors, in their attempts to maintain data governance, end up as bottlenecks and barriers, preventing transparency and trust.

With the introduction today of Lavastorm Analytics Engine 6.0, collaboration and transparency are finally delivered to both the authors and non-technical consumers of analytic programs. Lavastorm Analytics Engine 6.0 makes analytics a truly collaborative activity, enabling technical and non-technical users to work together on analysis, anywhere. Additionally, non-technical consumers are now given insight into an analytic program’s underlying business logic, the how and what of the results, improving transparency and trust.

In an increasingly data-driven culture accelerated by demands for Big Data technology and data storytelling, Lavastorm Analytics Engine 6.0 makes life easier for both technical and non-technical analytic users. Authors can now deliver read-only applications showing the business logic of the analytics to non-technical consumers via only a web link with no software installation required. Using that link, non-technical consumers can view data flow logic, inspect interim data, and even re-run an analytic application using dynamic parameter values to serve ad-hoc requests. Lavastorm Analytics Engine 6.0 decentralizes data access without compromising data security.

New Features of Lavastorm Analytics Engine 6.0

●    Authors can now send non-technical analytic consumers a link to an analytic application that is viewable and executable via the web on any desktop or mobile device.

●    Non-technical analytic consumers can now view the “what” and “how” of analytic applications, including data flow logic and interim data, and also execute it using dynamic parameter values.

●    A separate view-only mode is now available for analytic consumers in an HTML5 web interface that requires no installation or download.

Lavastorm Analytics Engine 6.0 Use Cases

There are a variety of scenarios where both authors and non-technical consumers would find Lavastorm Analytics Engine 6.0 to improve collaboration, process, efficiency or even results, including:

●    Quality Assurance managers can send a graph to many people in view-only mode to solicit feedback without requiring all reviewers to download software.

●    Compliance teams can file regulatory compliance reports after easily verifying that all logic and data is correct and consistent with corporate policies.

●    Run-time analysts can execute pre-built analytic applications on-demand with dynamic parameter values to serve ad-hoc requests, while maintaining overall data consistency and accuracy.

●    Analytics can be distributed to an entire organization with business logic intact, showing complete transparency into how they were created and what data was used.

●    Employees can troubleshoot analytics by viewing node properties and status through a web interface without installing or running any software.

Supporting Quotes

“In data-driven cultures, people seek to understand the process and logic behind data management and governance for analytics. Lavastorm is empowering organizations to analyze disparate data types from many different sources. Analytic application producers and consumers can now use tools such as Lavastorm Analytics Engine to gain greater visibility into their data; and identify and surface any issues associated with data quality. With this ability to collaborate across the enterprise via web-based user interfaces, Lavastorm enables organizations to take action in relation to analytical governance in a new way.”

— John Myers, Managing Research Director for Business Intelligence, Enterprise Management Associates

“Lavastorm Analytics Engine 6.0 is a new paradigm for analytics that fosters collaboration and transparency throughout the creation and sharing of analytic applications. We felt a compelling demand from not only our customers, but also the broader industry, for analytic authors to share their work. Lavastorm Analytics Engine 6.0 provides a data flow user interface that shows the what, where and how that leads to trusted analytic results.”

— Drew Rockwell, CEO, Lavastorm Analytics

Additional Resources

●    Community and Collaboration: A Big Requirement of the Big Data Landscape by Drew Rockwell

●    Collaboration Comes to Big Data and Analytics by Parag Pathak

●    Introduction to the Lavastorm Analytics Engine Video

●    Twitter – @Lavastorm_News

Lavastorm Analytics Engine 6.0 is available to Lavastorm customers beginning today.

About Lavastorm Analytics

Lavastorm is the agile data management and analytics company trusted by enterprises seeking an analytic advantage. The company’s data discovery platform empowers business professionals and analysts with the fastest, most accurate way to discover and transform insights into business improvements, while providing IT with control over data governance. The company’s solutions have identified business improvements worth billions of dollars for some of the largest corporations in the world. A global company, Lavastorm is headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices throughout EMEA and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit

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Posted by BlairMABEL25 December - 27 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

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Posted by admin October - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014

News Facts

    Lexmark’s Perceptive Software will be exhibiting its range of solutions at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, September 28-October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

    Perceptive Software is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). The company’s solutions supplement Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle’s JD Edwards World, Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Sales Cloud to enable users across all industries to access, manage and communicate structured and unstructured business content to allow accountability, transparency, efficiency and productivity across the organization.

    This year’s exhibit will include an in-booth theater where three presentations will demonstrate the value of Perceptive Software for Oracle users. Visitors will observe Perceptive’s customer success stories; how Perceptive Content and Perceptive Capture help eliminate manual data entry to allow reduced errors and optimized transaction-based processes; and how Perceptive Evolution can offer Oracle users a cloud-based, mobile capability for virtually seamless collaboration with their applications, anywhere, anytime. A representative from AMC Theatres will be on hand to discuss the entertainment group’s successful automation of accounts payable operations with Perceptive Software.

    Visit Perceptive Software at Moscone South, Booth No. 1921 for a chance to win one of four GoPro camera giveaways and learn how Perceptive solutions can generate long-term value and continuous improvement for content-based business processes.

Supporting Quote

“Global enterprises are constantly trying to innovate, finding ways to eliminate redundancies, minimize manual work and devote their resources—both capital and personnel—to projects and objectives that support reliability, sustainability and the greatest possible returns for stakeholders,” said Scott Coons, president and chief executive office, Perceptive Software. “Giving management insight into content that typically remains trapped in unstructured documents makes Perceptive Software a tool for organizations that look to optimize their investments in Oracle. Together, these technologies performance at all levels of any business, and Oracle OpenWorld provides us with an excellent opportunity to engage with the marketplace and demonstrate precisely why this is so.”

About Perceptive Software (

Perceptive Software, a Lexmark company (NYSE: LXK), builds a complete family of intelligent capture, content and process management, enterprise search and integration products that connect enterprise applications to the processes and information outside those applications, providing the visibility and control needed to improve financial performance, reduce risk and ensure future flexibility.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business & technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud and infrastructure solutions – all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 – October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information, to register, or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions and more live, please visit Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook and the Oracle OpenWorld Blog.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit:


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Posted by gildenshelton565 October - 22 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

New Haven, Connecticut (PRWEB) October 22, 2014

More than 70 higher education and K-12 educators and administrators gathered last week to share ideas and best practices in financial literacy education at Bridging the Gap: Increasing Financial Capability Among College-Bound Students, a symposium held in advance of the Council for Economic Education’s Annual Conference and hosted by Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and universities.

“The symposium created a wonderful environment where professionals from both K-12 and higher education could come together and discuss the needs of today’s students in regard to financial education—we were able to address concerns and give possible solutions for our specific student populations,” said attendee and presenter Ashleigh Lewis, student development professor and ‘Academic Foundations’ coordinator at Tyler Junior College in Texas. “The importance of financial education was highlighted and verified as a significant aspect within a student’s progression and completion of their degree.”

Money Matters on Campus, a recently released research report that examined the financial attitudes and behaviors of 65,000 first-year college students, found that those who received financial literacy education in high school scored significantly higher than their peers on financial knowledge questions and are more responsible when it comes to money.

However, even though K-12 and college-level interventions can have a positive impact on a student’s ability to become financially capable, there has been a lack of dialogue between K-12 and higher education practitioners on the issue, explained Mary Johnson, director of financial literacy and student aid policy at Higher One.

“After seeing that the conversation about financial literacy education has been predominantly separate in terms of K-12 and higher education, Higher One wanted to bring together these groups to explore the different ways each is preparing students to succeed through innovative approaches to financial literacy,” said Johnson. “The results of Money Matters on Campus show the need to start financial literacy education in the K-12 setting and continue throughout a student’s college years—it’s imperative that we work together to bridge the gap and increase financial capability among students.”

Bridging the Gap featured an array of speakers, including Eileen Klein, president of the Arizona Board of Regents, who showcased the state’s AZ Earn to Learn initiative that aims to “prepare high school students for college with financial education and matching funds.” Further, a panel of K-12 innovators and high school educators—featuring teachers from Reading, Ohio, and Duncanville, Texas—discussed the ways in which they have addressed financial literacy in high school courses through peer-to-peer mentorship programs and mobile technologies, including the Moneythink model.

“One of our district’s core beliefs is that our schools should be impacting the community. Producing graduates who are credit wise borrowers, disciplined savers and savvy investors will result in both personal financial security and a healthy local economy,” said attendee and presenter Jerry Lozier, economics instructor at Duncanville High School. “I have found that our students rank personal financial literacy and smart money management as the most important skills they need to acquire for future successes in the ‘real world.’ This event introduced me to an entire network of individuals committed to helping students learn these necessary and relevant skills.”

From a higher education perspective, attendees learned about Tyler Junior College’s “Good Cents” financial literacy program, which has been established through a partnership with a local bank; Sam Houston State University’s Student Money Management Center, offering financial coaching sessions, workshops and classroom presentations; and heard from Bryan Ashton, assistant director of the student life student wellness center at The Ohio State University, who highlighted his institution’s approach to financial literacy, which includes a focus on peer-to-peer counseling as “preparing students for successful citizenship beyond college.”

About Higher One

Higher One Holdings, Inc. partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. We provide a broad array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness. And for students, we offer financial literacy programs and convenient, flexible and affordable transaction options to help them manage their finances. Higher One is a leader in higher education, supporting more than 1,900 schools and 13 million enrolled students. More information about Higher One can be found at

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Posted by mod198 September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

SnapLogic, the Elastic Integration company, today announced the Fall 2014 release of its SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform. The new release brings integration platform as a service (iPaaS) to the enterprise with an expanded set of capabilities for big data acquisition, preparation and delivery as well as productivity, performance and scalability updates.

According to Gartner, “It is time to shed the one-size-fits-all approach to integration and for companies to reassess their IT investment strategy to accommodate the adaptive and citizen integration approaches to complement — and in some cases, replace — their systematic approach.”

SnapReduce: Hadoop-Enabled Processing and Big Data Wrangling

With the Fall 2014 release, SnapLogic customers can specify where integration processing should occur (in the cloud, behind the firewall and/or within a Hadoop cluster) and, if desired, Hadoop-enable a data flow with a single click.

Hadoop-enabled Pipelines: In the multi-tenant, cloud-based Designer, data consumers can select SnapReduce to transform data flows, called pipelines, into MapReduce jobs that run on Hadoop. The Fall 2014 release also introduces support for parsing and formatting additional Hadoop file formats (SequenceFile and RCFile) and document (JSON) processing for MapReduce jobs.
Hadooplex: Certified by Cloudera and Hortonworks, SnapLogic customers can now set, schedule and trigger a multi-source pipeline to run natively as a YARN application. The elastic execution grid can be easily configured by simply selecting the Hadooplex option when running in a Hadoop cluster.
Kerberos Authentication: Many enterprises are deploying Hadoop clusters with Kerberos security enabled. The SnapLogic Hadooplex now supports Kerberos authentication for reading and writing HDFS data as well as launching Hadooplex nodes via YARN and SnapReduce pipelines to MapReduce. Native support for Kerberos in the Hadooplex helps enterprises meet their security requirements while achieving easy-to-use data integration.

“The Fall 2014 release furthers our mission of delivering a unified platform to power big data, cloud application and API adoption in the enterprise,” said Gaurav Dhillon, CEO of SnapLogic. “As customers and partners continue to recognize the architecture and usability strengths of the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, we’re seeing increasing opportunities to democratize the flow of information and replace legacy data integration technologies that are slowing down business growth and innovation in the era of social, mobile, analytics, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.”

Enterprise iPaaS: Productivity and Performance

With each release of the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, there is a continued focus on usability, deployability, security and performance. Updates in the Fall 2014 release include:

Data Mapping and Shaping: The ability to preview a subset of data and its structure before and after it has been transformed, cleansed or otherwise integrated makes big data small, relevant and impactful to analysts and data scientists. The new Data Mapper also introduces progressive schema loading, direct schema-to-schema mapping and map-path highlighting to optimize performance and productivity when working with complex schema.
Hierarchical SmartLinking: To accelerate development and improve the self-learning features within the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, SmartLinking now understands context in JSON and XML documents and adds support for nested hierarchies.
Pipeline Versions: Data flow designers can now easily see previous versions of a pipeline and replace an existing pipeline with a newer one or rollback to a previous version as necessary to improve the development lifecycle.

New and Updated Snaps

Snaps are pre-built connectors for specific enterprise applications, data sources and technologies. The Fall 2014 release introduces new and/or updated Snaps for: Expensify, JMS, Oracle,, SAP, ServiceNow, SFTP, SOAP, Workday, Xactly, File Writer and XML.


All SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform customers will be updated with the Fall 2014 release on Saturday, October 4. To learn more about what’s new, visit:

About SnapLogic

SnapLogic is the leader in Elastic Integration, helping companies connect enterprise applications and data in the cloud and on-premise for improved business agility and faster decision-making. With the award-winning SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, organizations can more quickly and affordably accelerate the “cloudification” of enterprise IT with a fast, multi-point and modern integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Funded by leading venture investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners, and co-founded by Gaurav Dhillon, co-founder and former CEO of Informatica, SnapLogic is run by prominent companies in the Global 2000.

For more information, call +1.888.494.1570 or visit

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Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) October 5, 2010

Karmasphere, the leader in Big Data Intelligence software, today announced that Richard J. Guth, a software marketing veteran, has joined the company as vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer reporting to chief executive Martin Hall. Guth joins from the open source business intelligence company Actuate, where he was most recently vice president and general manager of the open source strategy group and vice president, solutions marketing. In his new role, Guth assumes responsibility for marketing at Karmasphere including: marketing strategy and programs, demand generation, and product management and messaging.

Rich brings a unique combination of software marketing expertise to Karmasphere. He is one of the true pioneers in open source marketing, and has been consistently successful in devising effective marketing programs leading to commercial awareness, acceptance and growth, commented Hall.

Big data presents tremendous potential for Karmasphere and this opportunity to leverage my experience in achieving market acceptance for enterprise, Internet and open source software products is an ideal fit, commented Guth. Well-designed strategic marketing programs and well-executed go-to-market strategies will be a critical differentiator in Karmaspheres success and I embrace that challenge.

Twenty-Five Year Career Addressing Software Market

Guth has built a 25-year career bringing new software technologies to market including development methodologies, Java-based business intelligence and reporting tools, interactive development environments and web application servers. Guth has held senior product management, marketing and sales positions at NeXT Software, Apple, Sybase, Interactive Development Environments and Index Technologies.

As the vice president of marketing at Sendmail, Inc., one of the first companies to offer commercial value-add products for successful open source projects, Guth was among the first executives developing relationships with and offering value to the open source community, including launching one of the first commercial open source developer sites.

Guth graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science.

About Karmasphere

Karmasphere is a big data intelligence software company bringing Apache Hadoop power to developers and analysts. Karmasphere enables companies to unlock the competitive advantages within their large datasets by providing an easy-to-use class of client-side software. Karmaspheres products, built around the Karmasphere Application Framework, feature independence across any Hadoop environment, easy one-click deployment across any cloud/cluster, and a rich and friendly user-interface to maximize productivity, discovery and insight. For more information please see


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