Travel season is upon us, and what used to create excitement and anticipation now creates dread and anxiety. Flying is certainly not what it used to be, but thankfully, it’s also getting a little bit better, thanks to data science and advanced analytics. The world’s largest airlines generate and consume huge amounts of data on hundreds of millions of passengers, and that data is finally paying off for travelers. Of course, not all airlines use data the same way, and some of them hardly use it at all. But here, we take an inside look at those that do to give you the three best ways advanced analytics are improving the travel experience for over 200 million passengers.
Topics: Signal Hub Technologies
We’ve all been there. That place in the airport where you’ve just learned your flight has been canceled. If the weather’s bad, you can understand and roll with it. But if it seems arbitrary and royally screws up your plans — well, that’s another story. As a customer, you wonder, “Why do airlines do this? And how do they decide that my flight is canceled when others are not?” But airlines are asking their own questions, namely: “We have to cancel X number of flights, but which flights should we cancel to minimize the loss of revenue and customer loyalty?” Here, we delve into both sides of the issue, and the answers should provide a little context — and hopefully quell the frustration for everyone.
Big data moves fast, but you can prime your company to always have the latest technology and ultimately grow with its data.
When you bring up the subject of Big Data, the conversation can go one of two ways: into the past or into the future. If the first question to come up is, “What kind of data warehouse do you use?,” you know you’re talking to someone living in the past. The new reality is that the demand for data storage is increasing much faster than the cost of data storage is decreasing, meaning enterprises will run out of affordable storage soon — if they haven’t already. A more forward-looking question might be, “What’s your plan to deal with the growing volume of data?”
We never really thought of ourselves as cool, but we're sure glad somebody does! Gartner, Inc. has named us a "Cool Vendor" in its Cool Vendors in Analytics, 2013 report. Each year, Gartner identifies a select number of new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these companies and their products and services. For the Analytics designation, Gartner evaluated dozens of potential candidates to whittle it down to five final designees.
ATLANTA, G.A., Nov. 13, 2012 — LexisNexis Risk® Solutions today announced that Opera Solutions, LLC, a leading global Big Data science company, has chosen HPCC Systems®, an open-source, enterprise-proven platform for Big Data analysis and processing, as one of the processing components in its Vektor™ Big Data platform. Opera Solutions, whose global customers are in data-rich industries, will leverage the HPCC Systems’ platform to rapidly process and analyze large internal and external data.
NEW YORK, N.Y. & RADNOR, P.A., Nov. 5, 2012 — Opera Solutions, LLC, a leading global Big Data Science company, and QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in Business Discovery — user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced the two companies have reached an OEM agreement. Under the agreement, QlikTech's industry-leading in-memory associative search technology will be incorporated into select applications developed by Opera Solutions as part of its Signal Hub™ Suite and related Signal Apps.
NASHVILLE, T.N. & NEW YORK N.Y., Oct. 23, 2012 — Digital Reasoning™, the leader in unstructured data analytics at scale, today announced a partnership with Opera Solutions, the leading global Big Data science company. This integration will expand Opera Solutions’ Signal Hub technology to include unstructured text analytics from Digital Reasoning’s Synthesys, providing a comprehensive Big Data solution for innovative enterprises.
AUSTIN, T.X., Oct. 2, 2012 — Pervasive Software® Inc. (Nasdaq: PVSW), a global leader in cloud-based and on-premises data innovation, today announced Opera Solutions, LLC, a world innovator in using advanced analytics to extract and use predictive information from Big Data, is leveraging Pervasive DataRush™ in its technology stack.
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2012 — Opera Solutions, LLC, a leading global Big Data science company, today announced the availability of its Signal Hub Suite and related applications, which can integrate with the Oracle Big Data Appliance and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine. This gives Opera Solutions' and Oracle's mutual customers the ability to use enterprise-ready solutions to leverage a broad range of Big Data—structured and unstructured, both from within and beyond enterprise firewalls.
NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2012 — Opera Solutions, LLC, a leading global Big Data and advanced predictive analytics company, today announced its results in the KDD Cup 2012, a leading worldwide competition that attracts the best and brightest minds in machine learning and advanced analytics. Competing against 170 teams, Team Opera Solutions won second place in the Track 2 contest, edged out by 6.9 thousandths of a point by a team from academia.