Additions to KDnuggets Directory in August

New big lists of Data APIs, Hubs, Marketplaces; Government and Public Data sources; New education options, Big data meetings, Analytics software, and Data mining solutions.

Date: Sep 01, 2013

In Datasets

In Datasets :: APIs, Marketplaces, and Platforms

  • AggData, aggregate data in 15+ categories, with a focus on location data, like Starbucks locations.
  • BigML Azure Data Marketplace widget
  • CKAN, the world leading open-source data portal platform, aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available.
  •, free data management platform from the Open Knowledge Foundation: publish, search, and get updates about data.
  • DataProvider, crawls the web to create a database of information about companies.
  • Exversion, search 100K+ datasets, consume them through one simple API or upload your own data to collaborate, publish, or share.
  • Factual location platform enriches mobile location signals with definitive global data, enabling personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences.
  • Figshare, a platform for researchers: figures, datasets, media, papers, and presentations can be published in a citable, searchable, and shareable way.
  • Freebase, a community-curated database of well-known people, places, and things.
  • Knoema, provides statistical profiles, commodity prices, and other data for countries around the world.
  •, a platform to explore, discover, and share public ocean data.
  • OpenDataSoft, a cloud-based platform for seamless and unlimited data re-use.
  • OSDC: Open Science Data Cloud Repository, for very large public data sets of scientific interest.
  • Zanran, search the web for data and statistics.
  • Big Data Startups Public Data platforms.
  • BigML Data Marketplaces and Data Hubs bundle and

In Datasets :: Government and Public Data

In Education :: Certificates

In Education :: Online and web-based

In Education :: USA/Canada

In Meetings

In Software :: BI, Database and OLAP

  • Logi Analytics offers low-cost web-based BI and analytic applications that can be embedded and integrated.

In Software :: Data Transformation, Data Cleaning

  • OpenRefine (ex-Google Refine), a powerful tool for working with messy data, cleaning it, transforming it from one format into another, extending it with web services, and linking it to databases like Freebase.

In Software :: Social network analysis, Link analysis, Visualization

  • Idiro SNA Plus, social network analysis platform, supports Hadoop and Big Data.

In Software :: Text Analysis, Text Mining and Information Retrieval

  • IKANOW Infinit.e, all-in-one big data analytics solution for harvesting and analyzing both structured and unstructured data, including social media data from Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
  • IKANOW Infinit.e open source Community Edition, a scalable framework for collecting, storing, processing, retrieving, analyzing, and visualizing unstructured documents and structured records.

In Software :: Visualization

In Solutions :: Risk Analysis and Credit Scoring

  • Big Data Scoring, successfully created the first credit scoring model based on Facebook data.
  • Brinqa, a provider of an integrated risk analytics platform, for minimizing enterprise risk, meeting regulatory mandates and increasing the operational efficiency.

In Solutions :: Stock Analysis

  • Oxford Capital Strategies, develops systematic strategies for futures, equities, ETFs, and cash markets and provides tools for financial forecasting.
  • Social Market Analytics, extracts signal from Twitter noise and uses Twitter sentiment for trading.