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Q&A with Sean Martin, CTO and Co-founder, on Anzo Smart Data Lake 4.0

Posted by Kirk Newell on Dec 11, 2017 3:56:00 PM

Cambridge Semantics' CTO and co-founder Sean Martin discusses the unique and user-friendly capabilities of the company’s latest version of its flagship product, Anzo Smart Data Lake 4.0, and the new platform’s potential impact on current and future markets.

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Topics: Semantics, Anzo, Graph, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Our Perspectives on Strata Data 2017

Posted by Kirk Newell on Nov 1, 2017 4:39:00 PM

Last month, thousands of big data professionals came to the Strata Data Conference in New York to discover the latest tools and technologies. Cambridge Semantics’ executives and staff were waiting for them with a booth and a demo of the new Anzo Smart Data Lake (ASDL) 4.0.

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[Slideshare] Anzo Smart Data Lake 4.0 - a Data Lake Platform for the Enterprise Information Fabric

Posted by Kirk Newell on Oct 20, 2017 6:09:00 PM

Only with a rich and interactive semantic layer can the data and analytics stack deliver true on-demand access to data, answers and insights - weaving data together from across the enterprise into an information fabric. By developing Anzo Smart Data Lake on knowledge graphs, Cambridge Semantics has built the foundation for a truly disruptive Semantic Layer.

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Topics: Big Data, Spark, Data Lake, Graph, Analytics, Smart Data Lake

Kudos to the Cambridge Team for Recent Industry Awards!

Posted by Kirk Newell on Sep 28, 2017 4:40:00 PM

We have been humbled by the number of industry awards Cambridge Semantics has garnered in recent weeks. We know they can only be the result of the hard work and ingenuity of the Cambridge team.

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Topics: Big Data, Anzo

Using a Semantic-Based Solution for GDPR Compliance

Posted by Kirk Newell on Aug 25, 2017 4:51:00 PM

May 25, 2018 has become a sword of Damocles hanging over the heads of any companies conducting business within European Union (EU) countries. Because that’s when the EU’s General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) goes into effect. The GDPR requires all firms to enhance their protection of personal data, whether the firm is located within the EU or not. Organizations must be completely compliant from the first day or suffer the consequences of large fines – potentially up to 2 to 4 percent of a firm’s global revenue.

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Topics: Semantics, Data Governance, GDPR

How Big Data and the Smart Grid Will Benefit Energy Users

Posted by Kirk Newell on Aug 11, 2017 4:51:00 PM

Utilities are implementing big data discovery and analytics tool to better manage energy flow and distribution, among other key benefits. But what are the benefits to the utility’s customers - government, commercial and residential energy users - as the power grid integrates these “smart data” enhancements?

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Topics: Smart Data

Amazon and Whole Foods – Big Data Comes to Retail

Posted by Kirk Newell on Jul 9, 2017 2:02:00 PM

Many retail industry observers are asking why e-commerce giant Amazon purchased the brick & mortar grocery chain Whole Foods. The unanimous answer is: access to real-world customer data that is richer and more robust that what Amazon can acquire from online purchases.

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Topics: Big Data, Retail

Taming the Big Data Beast of Retail Supply Chain Management

Posted by Kirk Newell on Jun 29, 2017 4:52:00 PM

Data is increasing in supply chain management for retailers. Most of this data is unstructured and flowing all day and night into servers, and there’s much more to come.

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Topics: Semantic Web, Analytics, Retail

The Role of Big Data Analytics in the Era of the Smart Grid

Posted by Kirk Newell on Jun 19, 2017 4:34:00 PM

The Smart Grid is poised to transform the energy industry using digital information to enhance efficiencies and performance for utility customers. As the Smart Grid continues to expand, demand for advanced big data analytics capabilities to better manage grid operations is growing as well. Utilities are looking for ways to effectively manage the large volumes of complex and unstructured data flooding the network to provide real-time, predictive and highly actionable intelligence to the enterprise.

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Topics: Smart Data, Data Governance, Analytics

Smart HR - Using Big Data to Find and Retain Quality Candidates

Posted by Kirk Newell on May 25, 2017 4:55:00 PM

An organization’s staff is its most valuable asset, and the human resources function is critical to the stability and growth of business operations.

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Topics: Text Analytics, Analytics, Unstructured Data, HR