Acquisition Supports Via Science’s Move to Leverage Proprietary Machine Learning Platform, REFS™, Beyond Healthcare and Financial Services Sectors
Cambridge, Mass. – March 4, 2011 – Via Science announced the acquisition of Dataspora, a predictive analytics firm that helps companies solve complex big data problems. The acquisition helps strengthen Via’s positioning to support the consumer packaged goods and retail sectors, areas of focus for Dataspora.
REFS™ provides the ability to leverage causal mathematics at scale with its supercomputing platform. This allows decision-makers to make better use of data with mathematical models that can diagnose problems or predict future outcomes. Via has invested over 10 years and $25 million to prove the value of REFS™ in high-stakes problem areas such as precision medicine and quantitative trading. Dataspora has experience leveraging predictive analytics in numerous industry verticals.
Via has integrated the knowledge acquired, and will continue to target the core sectors Dataspora pioneered.
About Via Science
Via Science applies “big math” to solve high-value, complex problems. Via’s patented, machine learning platform, REFS™, uses Bayesian networks to go beyond correlation and discover cause and effect relationships directly from big (and small) data. REFS™ runs on a massively parallel supercomputer with 130,000 CPU cores and has solved problems with as many as 80,000 variables and as few as 25 rows of data.
REFS™ produces intuitive, causal software models that decision-makers can use to identify actions that can shape the future in their favor. These explanatory models of complex systems make accurate predictions, detect anomalies and help optimize business outcomes.
Via Science = Big (Math + Computing + Data)
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