It’s not the big data, it’s the right data

Big data’s fine; the right data’s a game changer. Serial database entrepreneur Andy Palmer — who co-founded Vertica Systems and VoltDB — sees this massive amount of diverse big data as table stakes. The real, compelling value lies in “big analytics,” he says.

Vid-Biz: Jinni, Anne Frank, TiVo

Jinni Enters Public Beta; recommendation service lets you search for movies based on your mood. (TechCrunch UK)

Anne Frank Video Draws Viewers; only known moving image of the 11-year old diarist seen nearly 1.7 million times since launching last week. (Anne Frank House Channel) (Hat tip to

TiVo Data Breaks Down TV Watching by Political Party; during July, Deadliest Catch was tops for Republicans, while Democrats preferred Saving Grace. (TV by the Numbers)

Bluefin Lab Raises Funds; sports video anaylzing software had $500,000 in SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grants, gets undisclosed seed funding from Kepha Partners. (

Kaltura Targets the Educational Market; open-source white-label video provider offers education-specific tools to integrate video into the learning process. (release)

Limelight Launches XD Platform; new product adds an “Adaptive Intelligence” software layer that identifies unique conditions of delivery requests and adjusts the edge server to optimize each delivery. (release)