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Are All Analytics Predictive?

By: John O'Neil and Sid Probstein
The term "analytics" is very popular at the moment, but it covers a lot of ground. Let's tease apart the strands of how it's used... "Visualize" First, analytics often refers to an overview, segmentation or visualization of data that makes it more easily understood. It's not very different from reporting or visualization, or from various "dashboard...

Drinking Our Own Champagne: Attivio’s New Website – Powered by AIE

By: Drew Smith
In Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services, Guy Kawasaki advises that you have to eat your own dog food, i.e., you have to use the products that you create. We recently launched a new version of the Attivio.com website that’s powered by our Active Intelligence Engine…. but we just couldn’t bring ourselves to...

Is Your Big Data a Trick or a Treat?

By: Attivio
Halloween is known for scary surprises, just like big data. How does yours measure up? Is it a trick or a treat? Take a minute for our quick, five question survey about enterprise information and we'll give you a sweet treat — you'll be entered for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Is your big data more like the king-size candy bars on Halloween, or does it...

AIE 3.5: Event Driven Monitoring & Management

By: KD Singh Arneja, Principal Engineer
The release of Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®) Version 3.5 introduces an important set of new functions. Besides introducing new modules like Ontologies; features such as index rollback, image thumbnailing, and document preview and many essential enhancements including SQL, we have improved built-in support for monitoring the performance and health of your AIE infrastructure...

The Attivio AIE Experience - A First-Hand Account From a New Employee

By: Mike Schiraldi, Solutions Architect Just how user friendly is the Attivio Active Intelligence Engine (AIE)?  The short answer is, AMAZINGLY friendly! I was recently tasked with building a set of connectors to interact with Jive, a social business solution, for a prospective client. As it was just my second week on the job, I was understandably apprehensive (queue the ominous horn section). Armed only with a high-level...

Maximizing the Value of the Industrial Internet

By: Ali Riaz, CEO GigaOm's Jon Bruner has written extensively about the Industrial Internet, describing it as installing intelligence above the level of individual machines — enabling remote control, optimization at the level of the entire system and sophisticated machine-learning algorithms that can work extremely accurately because they take into account vast quantities of data generated by large...

Navigating the Vast Ocean Of Open Source: Ten Things You Must Consider in Build Versus Buy Decisions

By: Vishal Rao, Senior Software Engineer
Image courtesy of Tiago Fioreze Open Source in the Enterprise Some say, "You get what you pay for".  Other times, you hear, "The best things in life are free". When it comes to incorporating open source into your software development project, which is correct? Not unlike many situations in business and in life, the answer is actually, "It depends.". ...

Try the London 2012 Social Media Analysis App by Attivio and TIBCO Spotfire

By: Michael Urbonas We're very excited to team up with TIBCO Spotfire, a leading business intelligence (BI) and data visualization vendor and Platinum Certified Attivio BI partner, to offer you the London Athletes Social Mania app to analyze top-trending athletes and topics on Twitter. Check out this intro, and try the app for yourself! TIBCO Software spoke with Mass High Tech about the app and how its...

What Makes You So Special?

By: Alejandro Quiroga
As a sales director for Attivio, I travel throughout the U.S., meeting current and prospective clients to discuss ways in which Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine®, our unified information access (UIA) platform, can infuse new value and insights throughout their business. Very often, the first meeting with a prospective client will have been initiated internally by an executive...

Active Security in AIE

By: Will Johnson
Information retrieval systems have classically been interested in simply retrieving information based on a user's query. Typically these applications were going after data that was either public, such as job listings, or semi-private, such as research papers that were viewable by anyone with an account. Most enterprise data does not fit into either of these categories, though. Content...
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