CenturyLink, the $18 billion telecom provider, is preparing to hire dozens of additional data scientists. Chief Science Officer Manav Misra — from his seat in the CenturyLink Cognilytics business — is leading the charge. But what exactly are his key priorities for all of that big data talent? Misra shared his insights with Information Management this week. First,…

Datacenter, internet and hosting provider CenturyLink is forming a new vertical to provide cloud-based, managed predictive analytics and Big Data services to financial firms, following the acquisition of San Jose, Calif.-based Big Data technology and analytics provider Cognilytics for an undisclosed sum at the end of last year. At the time of the acquisition, CenturyLink…

SAP is shipping a new release of its SAP Predictive Analytics software that merges the application with the InfiniteInsight technology SAP acquired when it bought KXEN in October 2013. The company also launched SAP Lumira Edge, a new edition of the vendor’s data visualization software that’s sold through the channel and targets small and midsize…