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Calling All Hackers: Harris Teeter Announces Hackathon CLT

Matthews, N.C. (PRWEB) March 26, 2015

Harris Teeter is partnering with Tresata, a predictive analytics software applications company, to host the third annual Hackathon CLT on March 27-28 at The PORTAL on UNC-Charlotte’s main campus. The team-based competition will offer area tech developers, designers, analysts and others an opportunity to test and showcase their skills in a fast-paced overnight hackathon to solve a business problem using big data and mobile technology.

HackathonCLT MMXV kicks off Friday, March 27 with the city’s biggest developer party celebrating Charlotte’s tech community and runs through the night culminating in a final pitch for cash prizes on Saturday afternoon. The grand prize is $ 4,000 with a $ 1,000 runner up prize. Non-hackers can also rejoice, as there will also be a prize for the most creative solution provided by a general participant.

“We are thrilled to invite Charlotte’s talented pool of technology professionals back for a third year,” said Danna Jones, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Hackathon CLT provides a forum through which the tech community can collaborate to spark creative ideas and solutions – allowing our company to meet technology experts and encourage the growth of eBusiness within our city.”

This year MillerCoors has joined Data Chambers, P&G, Harris Teeter, Tresata and ettain group to make the Hackathon an even bigger success than the previous two years.

“In three short years, hackathonCLT has become a force multiplier for Charlotte’s big data community”, said Koert Kuipers, CTO of Tresata. “We expect this years hackathon to show Charlotte’s technology talent rivals the best in the country”.

Harris Teeter and Tresata hosted the country’s first-ever Big Data Hackathon in 2013 as a way to spark ongoing conversations and opportunities in Charlotte’s growing technology scene. Both companies have chosen to continue their commitment since the event’s 2013 launch.

The event includes a kickoff party and judging round which are open to the community at large. Tickets are free for spectators and participants and are available at


Twitter: @charlottehacks | #hackathonCLT

About Tresata

Tresata provides the leading software platform for real-time Customer Intelligence Management. Tresata Software enables businesses to monetize customer data by collecting, curating, computing and converting it to unmatched customer intelligence across all existing and growing data assets and at a unique segment of one. Tresata is the world’s first end-to-end real-time CIM software platform that runs completely in Hadoop and delivers actionable insight at scale, with incredible speed and unmatched fidelity. Tresata products offer automated solutions for Identity Intelligence, Marketing Intelligence, Risk Intelligence and Fraud Intelligence.

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Appnovation Announces $30,000 Donation to Drupal 8 Accelerate Project

VANCOUVER, BC (PRWEB) March 26, 2015


Appnovation Announces $ 30,000 Donation to Drupal 8 Accelerate Project

Appnovation today announced that it will commit $ 30,000 to support the D8 Accelerate project efforts to help move Drupal 8 from the initial beta to a full release. This directly relates to the Drupal Association’s mission: uniting a global open source community to build and promote Drupal.

D8 Accelerate is a pilot program from the Drupal Association to put $ 250,000 of community funds toward accelerating the release of Drupal 8; due to the strategic impact this work has on the entire Drupal ecosystem. Drupal 8 is the latest release on the Drupal journey, that is substantially more powerful than previous versions and provides new ways to tailor and deploy content that looks great on any device.

“We’re excited to support the latest and greatest Drupal release to benefit the whole open source community,” said Arnold Leung, CEO of Appnovation. “We also want to accelerate the development of this release and join the more than 2200 passionate people who have contributed to Drupal 8’s success so far.”

Since Appnovation’s founding in 2007, Drupal remains a cornerstone of the company’s development, design and consulting efforts today. Appnovation is proud to continue to give back and collaborate with the communities that make open source technologies so successful and truly innovative.

The fundraiser for D8 Accelerate has already raised over $ 130,000. To learn more about the Drupal Association and support the D8 Accelerate project, please visit

About Appnovation Technologies

Appnovation Technologies is a global IT services firm that delivers innovative and creative open source technology solutions. Appnovation is recognized as being a global leader in development using only proven open source software platforms, including Drupal, MuleSoft, Alfresco, HTML5, MongoDB and Hadoop. Appnovation is known for creating high performing, feature-packed web and mobile experiences as well as possessing the capabilities to deliver some of the most robust and complex enterprise-level content management, integration, Big Data and business intelligence solutions on the market. Appnovation has won over 20 awards for its technology, innovation and business success. You can learn more and visit Appnovation at 


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Isabel da Costa, Marketing Manager

Appnovation Technologies

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isabel(at)appnovation(dot)com & Announce New Datacenter Locations Across USA and Europe

Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) March 25, 2015 and are pleased to announce that, in conjunction with recently expanded services and solutions, the sister companies have continued their expansion of global datacenter locations. While headquarters for both companies remain alongside their flagship Tier IV datacenter location in USA (Columbus, Ohio) this site is now strategically complemented by geographically diverse datacenter locations in USA (Dallas, Texas; Cincinnati, Ohio) and Europe (Vienna, Austria).

Datacenter-to-datacenter services have also been launched via both point-to-point private fiber connections across all sites as well as via independent and redundant 10Gbps premium Internet carrier uplinks. For more information about and USA datacenter locations, please see, and for more information regarding European sites, please see

Additionally, today the companies outlined plans for continued datacenter expansions across the US and Europe with datacenter launches next planned for New York City—triangulating across two carrier hotels in Manhattan and one New Jersey location, with all sites connected via a 100Gbps private fiber ring.

The companies also jointly announced today latest enhancements to their feature-rich Public Cloud Control Panel, including dynamic load balancing and dynamic performance metrics that have now been combined with market-leading features such as hourly based billing, pay per use and full centralized Control over Customers Virtual Machines, network independently at each location the Customers Cloud Servers are located. The Customer has the choice between XenServer as well as VMware as hypervisor and is built on Enterprise SAN & Server Infrastructure. For more information about the companies’ Cloud Control Panels, please see and and receive your free Pay-per-Use Cloud Account and $ 100 Cloud credit. (primarily customer development and test hosting & Load Testing) and (specializes in 24×7 production hosting) offers some of the most robust, customized and performance-focused solutions in the enterprise managed hosting market, with their comprehensive product suites now available from all datacenter locations, including:

    Compliance Hosting (HIPAA, PCI, SSAE16, etc.)
    100% Automated Dedicated Server Hosting
    Managed Infrastructure & Application Hosting
    100% Automated Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud Hosting
    Managed Services and Complex Managed Hosting
    Big Data Infrastructure (Hadoop, HBase, etc.)
    Load Testing & Short Term Proof of Concept Hosting
    Colocation & Bandwidth / IP Transit Services—large capacity, premium bandwidth blends at affordable prices
    Disaster Recovery and Replication Services
    SAN Consulting, Sales & Implementation Services
    Infrastructure & Application Consulting
    Virtualization and Cloud Migration Consulting

All services can be mixed, matched and combined from and’s global datacenter locations. For example: (i) a cloud server in Dallas and a disaster recovery site in Columbus, (ii) a cloud server in each datacenter to provide increased redundancy and reduced latency across an organization or customer base, or (iii) a dedicated server in Cincinnati along with colocation in Columbus. Multi-site customers are provided with complementary transport on private VLANs across sites as part of available bandwidth solutions.

To highlight the launch of these additional sites and services, and are currently offering a range of specials to both existing and new customers! For more details or to discuss an upcoming project, please contact us at (855) 562-3348, sales(at)madeit(dot)com or via 24×7 live chat with our sales and support teams. Please visit and for more information.

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Business Intelligence vendor Yellowfin to exhibit at Gartner Las Vegas 2015

(PRWEB) March 16, 2015

Gartner’s Las Vegas Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit will be held across 30 March – 1 April 2015 in the Forum Ballroom at Caesars’ Palace (3570 Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109), providing a dedicated learning forum for BI, Data Warehousing (DW) and analytics professionals.

For further details and to register GO HERE:

To receive a $ 200 discount on Summit registration, simply quote Yellowfin’s sponsor priority code: BISP71

Yellowfin has been placed in Gartner’s recently released 2015 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms* report for its completeness of vision and ability to execute**.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms study provides an independent qualitative analysis of the BI and analytics market, its strategic direction, state of maturity and key technology vendors.

For more information on Yellowfin in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report, please GO HERE:

“Yellowfin is pleased to be a sponsor of Gartner’s Las Vegas Summit on BI and analytics,” said Yellowfin COO, Justin Hewitt. “The Summit will offer a fantastic educational opportunity, with seminars from BI industry thought leaders and respected Gartner analysts. It will also provide insight into this year’s big trends in BI, as well as showcase the world’s best BI and analytics solutions.”

The agenda for Gartner’s 2015 Las Vegas Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit comprises over 50 analyst sessions, spread across six tracks, which offer “practical, how-to recommendations across the breath of today’s BI and analytics challenges”. The six core conference tracks include: Jumpstart The Journey, Lead The Initiative, Communicate The Value, Modernize The Core, Evangelize The New and Share Best Practices.

Event ‘Hot Topics’ include: Leading a digital business with analytics, Evolution of self-service and Data Discovery, Big Data and beyond, The impact of the wider Hadoop ecosystem, and Growing advanced analytics skill sets.

In addition to the comprehensive track seminars, a group of ‘Special Sessions’ will be on offer, including: Keynote Sessions, Workshops, End-user Case Studies, Analyst one-on-ones, and Analyst – User Roundtables.

*Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report was authored by Gartner analysts Rita L. Sallam, Bill Hostmann, Kurt Schlegel, Joao Tapadinhas, Josh Parenteau and Thomas W. Oestreich, published 23 February 2015.

**Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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About Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit

The 2015 Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit focuses on ensuring organizations are at the right side of the analytical divide. This summit provides vital information needed to remaster skills and deliver the analytics advantage organizations need in the digital age in order to succeed. At the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit, insight and new and emerging technologies will be provided to be able to find the BI and analytics solutions in order to cross this analytical divide. For more information on the summit, please visit the website at

About Yellowfin

Yellowfin is a global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor passionate about making BI easy. Founded in 2003 in response to the complexity and costs associated with implementing and using traditional BI tools, Yellowfin is a highly intuitive 100 percent Web-based reporting and analytics solution. Yellowfin is a leader in mobile, collaborative and embeddable BI as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization. For more information, visit

For further media information, interviews, images or product demonstration, please contact:

Lachlan James, Yellowfin Communications Manager on +61 (0)3 8617 4954, +61 (0)431 835 658 or

For regular updates and news, follow Yellowfin on Twitter (@YellowfinBI), LinkedIn (Yellowfin Business Intelligence) or email to subscribe to Yellowfin’s free e-newsletter.

Inquidia Consulting Releases Parquet Output Plugin for Pentaho Data Integration

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 12, 2015

Inquidia Consulting has released another data integration component to allow data to be easily written into Hadoop using the advanced Parqet data format. With Inquidia’s Parquet Output Plugin for Pentaho Data Integration, Hadoop users can now easily produce Parquet outputs for optimal query performance with data ingested into HDFS.

Parquet is a columnar file format used in Hadoop with built-in dictionary encoding, compression, and the ability to only read the columns of interest. The increasingly popular format was first released in 2013 and has gained traction with the Hadoop user base since its launch. This adoption has been driven by the massive compression and performance benefits of Parquet over a non-columnar file format such as text or Avro.

However, despite this rise in adoption, it remained challenging to ingest data into Hadoop in the Parquet format without broad, simple-to-use Parquet support across all Hadoop frameworks.

Inquidia Labs took on this challenge and developed the Parquet Output Plugin for Pentaho Data Integration. Chris Deptula, senior architect for the Inquidia Labs project, led development of the plugin which is currently available through the Pentaho PDI Marketplace and Github.

“In almost all Hadoop deployments Inquidia is working on, Parquet is being used in some form. Our clients want to be able to reap the performance benefits of Parquet without the long list of challenges to actually implementing it,” said Deptula. “Inquidia’s Parquet Plugin allows for a much more manageable data absorption from essentially any data source into Hadoop as Parquet files including sources such as Salesforce, Excel, SAP, text files, databases, and many more.”

Inquidia’s Parquet Output Plugin for Pentaho Data Integration is currently available for free in the Pentaho Marketplace, or available on github. To learn more about the plugin, read about it here. For more information about Inquidia Consulting’s services and capabilities, and our work with Pentaho, visit

About Inquidia Consulting Inquidia is an innovative professional services firm delivering full spectrum data engineering and analytics services that help our customers inquire, learn and take action with their data. We are passionate about data. Find out more at

Trifacta To Brief BBBT On Data Wrangling For Big Data And Business Intelligence

Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) March 11, 2015

On Friday, March 13, 2015, the Trifacta executive team, led by Adam Wilson, CEO, will brief BBBT on the pioneering work the company has done with its data preparation software. The team will demonstrate advances in their Predictive Interaction™ technology, interactive data profiling capabilities and intelligent, scalable workflow that empowers information workers to make data available for exploratory analytics.

“Data wrangling is a hot topic among executives and practitioners in BI, analytics and big data,” said Adam Wilson, CEO of Trifacta. “In our first briefing with this distinguished group, we’ll explain how Trifacta clients are empowering users to prepare data of all shapes and sizes for exploratory analytics and visualizing them with current BI tools, all while taking advantage of new data to gain insight.”

“Data preparation for analysis is never an easy process, especially for Hadoop environments,” said BBBT Founder, Claudia Imhoff. “Fortunately, we are starting to see new data integration technologies from providers like Trifacta that hold great promise in taming the chaotic data world of Hadoop.”

A podcast summarizing the presentation will be available at the BBBT podcasts page and a video of the presentation will be available at the BBBT videos page.

About BBBT

The Boulder Business Intelligence Brain Trust has served the BI industry since 2006. It is a consortium of over 180 industry analysts, experts, and practitioners from around the world. BBBT hosts BI industry vendors who provide extended, interactive briefings, streamed live as webinars exclusively to BBBT members. It’s a reciprocal arrangement, the members receive the latest information on current and planned BI tools and technologies, and the vendors get valuable feedback on their offerings, marketing, and messaging.

About Trifacta

Trifacta, the pioneer in data transformation, significantly enhances the value of an enterprise’s big data by enabling users to easily transform raw, complex data into clean and structured formats for analysis. Leveraging decades of innovative work in human-computer interaction, scalable data management and machine learning, Trifacta’s unique technology creates a partnership between user and machine, with each side learning from the other and becoming smarter with experience. Trifacta is backed by Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and Ignition Partners.

Accumulo Summit 2015: Speakers Have Been Selected

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 11, 2015

Sqrrl Data, Inc. (Sqrrl) and ClearEdge IT Solutions, LLC (ClearEdge) are excited to be jointly hosting the Second Annual Accumulo Summit on April 28-29, 2015 at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The event will bring together Big Data leaders and practitioners for two days of interactive discourse.

Apache Accumulo is a sorted, distributed key/value store for Hadoop based on the BigTable technology from Google and initially developed within the US Intelligence Community. Some of the key features of Accumulo include cell-level security, massive scalability, best-in-class ingest, and high degrees of flexibility.

The schedule for the Summit has recently been released, and it is two full days of talks and use cases featuring Apache Accumulo. The talks will be presented by a wide range of Accumulo users and developers with years of experience, including experts who have been using Accumulo since its beginning. Speakers at the Accumulo Summit include Big Data experts from a variety of organizations, including Sqrrl, National Security Agency, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Cloudera, Hortonworks, CSC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems.

To register for the Summit, and for all information pertaining to the event, visit

About Sqrrl

Sqrrl is the Big Data Analytics company that lets organizations pinpoint and react to unusual activity by automatically uncovering hidden connections in their data. Sqrrl’s linked data analysis platform gives analysts a way to visually investigate these connections, allowing them to rapidly understand their surrounding contexts and take action. With Sqrrl’s cybersecurity solution, users can detect and respond to advanced data breaches associated with cyber-espionage activity, insider threats, and other types of hard-to-detect attacks. At the core of Sqrrl’s architecture are a variety of Big Data technologies, including Hadoop, link analysis, machine learning, Data-Centric Security, and advanced visualization. Learn more at

About ClearEdge

ClearEdge IT Solutions, LLC is a mission-driven technology thought leader grown out of the Intelligence Community that provides software engineering, big data, cloud, data analytics, and data science solutions and services. As a small business, ClearEdge is personally committed to responding to customers’ requirements by attracting and retaining only top-tier engineers and field experts. The goal at ClearEdge IT Solutions, LLC is to use its top talents to help clients find clear, effective solutions to their data problems in an efficient and cost effective manner. Learn more at

Sqrrl’s Cybersecurity Big Data Revolution Webinar

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 09, 2015

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:00pm ET, Richard Stiennon will join Sqrrl for a webinar discussing the Cybersecurity Big Data Revolution.

Evolution in cybersecurity is the norm. As computer threats evolve, so have defenses. The debilitating effect of viruses borne by email gave rise to the what is now a vast anti-virus infrastructure. The rise of network-based attacks created the incrementalism of constant updates to IDS and IPS. The inability to make sense of millions of IDS alerts gave rise to SIEM solutions.

Join Sqrrl to hear from Richard Stiennon, industry analyst and author of Surviving Cyberwar, and from Luis Maldonado, Sqrrl VP of Products. In this webinar you will learn:

Richard’s perspective on cybersecurity evolution vs. revolution

How Sqrrl is on the forefront of the revolution in cybersecurity by leveraging Big Data Analytics and Linked Data techniques

How the Sqrrl Enterprise tool unites cyber incident detection and response efforts and is used for cyber hunting, APT mitigation, and insider threat response.

If you are interested in registering for Sqrrl’s webinar, visit

About Richard Stiennon

Richard is the most followed IT security analyst on Twitter. He is author of Surviving Cyberwar (Rowman&Littlefield, 2010) and the soon to be published Cyber Defense: Countering Targeted Attacks. He also wrote and published UP and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence (IT-Harvest Press, July 2012). Prior to founding IT-Harvest Richard Stiennon was Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. the leading network security infrastructure vendor. Before that he was VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. Before Webroot, Mr. Stiennon was VP Research at Gartner Inc. where he covered security topics including firewalls, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, security consulting, and managed security services for the Security and Privacy group. He is a holder of Gartner’s Thought Leadership award and was named “One of the 50 most powerful people in Networking” by NetworkWorld Magazine. Learn more at

About Sqrrl

Sqrrl is the Big Data Analytics company that lets organizations pinpoint and react to unusual activity by automatically uncovering hidden connections in their data. Sqrrl’s linked data analysis platform gives analysts a way to visually investigate these connections, allowing them to rapidly understand their surrounding contexts and take action. With Sqrrl’s cybersecurity solution, users can detect and respond to advanced data breaches associated with cyber-espionage activity, insider threats, and other types of hard-to-detect attacks. At the core of Sqrrl’s architecture are a variety of Big Data technologies, including Hadoop, link analysis, machine learning, Data-Centric Security, and advanced visualization. Learn more at

JReport Receives Strong Review in Gartner Magic Quadrant Report

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

JReport, the leading embedded visualization and reporting software, was featured in the latest Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report published by Gartner Research in February 2015. JReport was included in the Magic Quadrant report based on key vendor capabilities and customer feedback.

Among the positive acknowledgments made about JReport, Gartner stated, “Jinfonet’s product strengths are its embedding capability, through its customizable architecture for integration with host applications, and a high-performance reporting engine (JReport).” Gartner also commends JReport as “optimized to be scalable and fault-tolerant” and mentions recent “improvements to geospatial, performance and visualizations.” JReport also added “enhanced dashboards, interactive visualization and mobile capabilities, and support for big data sources — MongoDB, Hadoop (through Hive), and Amazon Redshift.”

Gartner gives insight into the future direction of JReport. “Enhancements to usability and investment in the cloud are on the company’s near-term road map,” which positions JReport as a BI platform to watch out for in the present and near future for enterprise reporting and analysis needs.

JReport had to meet strict corporate and product requirements in order to be featured in the Magic Quadrant report. Among these requirements were an extensive list of vendor capabilities and customer survey responses, which emphasize JReport’s strong commitment to both their products and their customers.

JReport 13.1 is now generally available. To request a customized demo, please contact sales(at)jinfonet(dot)com or call (240) 477-1000. You can also view our in-depth JReport Product Demo anytime.

About Jinfonet Software

Jinfonet Software is the leading provider of data visualization and embedded reporting solutions for the enterprise. JReport is a Java-based reporting platform that embeds seamlessly into any application, while delivering reporting, dashboards, and analytics via the Web and mobile devices. JReport’s intuitive approach to design, deployment, and interaction simplifies the work for both developers and users. JReport is in its 13th release cycle and is employed by hundreds of thousands of users at more than 10,000 installations worldwide.

More information on Jinfonet Software and JReport is available at


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