Panel at Dell Conference Advises Companies to Use Big Data Wisely

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The big takeaway from a panel discussion on big data at the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network conference is to use data and analytics responsibly. “Use data smartly,” said Matt Wolken, vice president and general manager of information management at Dell Software. Wolken referenced a story in which […]

W20 Group acquires Austin-based Ravel

W2O Group has acquired Austin-based Ravel. All of Ravel’s employees will join W2O Group. The company also has acquired all of Ravel’s big data technology, pending patents and software assets. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. CEO Jim Weiss founded W2O Group. It operates a network of marketing, communications, research and development firms […]

InfoChimps Helps Companies Mine Big Data for Golden Nuggets

BY SUSAN LAHEY Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Dhruv Bansal and Flip Kromer, two of Infochimps’ founders, were budding research scientists, graduate students at the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas Physics Department. They had no real thought of building a startup. But it did occur to them that not only […]

Austin-based Infochimps announces new cloud-based data platform

Austin-based Infochimps, a data marketplace, has announced a new product, the Infochimps Platform for big data. The Infochimps Platform allow companies to create and manage big data sets faster and cheaper, according to its news release. Infochimp customers including SpringSense Runa and BlackLocus use the platform to sort through data from databases, the web and […]