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Palantir at StrataRX 2012: Doing Big Data By Yourself

Lauren Chaparro and I were honored to be among the speakers at Strata RX 2012, O’Reilly’s conference on the use of big data in health care/medical field. Our talk was called “Doing Big Data All By Yourself: Interactive Data Driven Decision Making by Non-Programmers“. I gave the first half of the talk, delving into the [...]

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How Palantir Gotham enables effective audit log analysis

We work with organizations that analyze many different kinds of data from many different sources, each of which is typically governed by its own access control or security policies. Our customers need to be confident that their analysts are handling this sensitive data appropriately, and that their auditors can identify and take action against any [...]

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Palantir Pharma: mitigating R&D risk through data fusion

With development times of ten years or more and costs of over $1 billion per new medicine, pharmaceutical R&D is an expensive, lengthy, and risky process. Enterprises can minimize the risk associated with drug development programs by better understanding the universe of data relevant to particular diseases, targets, and drug candidates. Unfortunately, achieving this level of [...]

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Palantir Cyber: Uncovering malicious behavior at petabyte scale

One of the most difficult challenges for cyber security analysts is navigating through vast quantities of network data, which can approach petabyte scales and is often distributed across many disconnected systems. In this demonstration, we show how an analyst can use the Palantir Cyber solution to detect beaconing, a network behavior suggestive of malware, by [...]

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Adaptive Management and the Analysis of California’s Water Resources

Water resource management in California is a precarious and costly balancing act. Various federal, state, and municipal organizations have a stake in the management of California’s water resources. In the case of the Sacramento River Delta, they all compete to manage a single resource. Decisions made about the Delta affect millions of Californians, as well [...]

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Securely collaborating across the enterprise and with external partners to expose cyber fraud

In an earlier demonstration on this blog, we showed how a single analyst used Palantir Metropolis to uncover an actual cyber threat at one of Palantir’s largest commercial deployments. However, in many large financial institutions, detecting complicated schemes requires the work of multiple analysts across the enterprise. Collaboration is critical, but the need to enforce [...]

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Palantir Legal Intelligence: analyzing the Enron emails

On December 2, 2001 Enron Corporation entered the largest bankruptcy in US history at the time, and left behind a collection of hundreds of thousands of e-mails, which is the largest legal data set currently available to the public. Here we present Palantir Gotham’s ability to combine structured data (in this case financial transaction records [...]

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Using Palantir to Explore Prescription Drug Safety

Drug safety is a serious concern in the United States with adverse drug events contributing to over 770,000 injuries and deaths per year. Cost estimates range from $1.5 to $5.6 billion annually. The FDA closely monitors these adverse events and releases communications and advisories depending on the severity and frequency of the events. The FDA [...]

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Palantir as a Program Management Platform: Examining Hurricane Katrina Acquisition Spending Data

Hurricane Katrina caused 1,833 deaths and $108 billion in damage, making it the deadliest and costliest hurricane in American history. When a collection of federal, state, and local agencies converged to respond to the crisis, they found they lacked analytic tools capable of tracking and responding to the dramatic volume and scope of relief needs [...]

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OSINT Analysis of Sudan and South Sudan

Less than four months ago, the Southern portion of Sudan seceded and formed South Sudan, only the 5th country to be created this century. In this session, we will demonstrate how Palantir can draw from a plethora of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) data sources (including academic research, blogs, news media, NGO reports and United Nations [...]

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