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Iranian Influences

Iran poses a unique national security challenge to the United States. Not only is Iran expanding its influence into Iraq, Afghanistan, and Latin America, but it also has aspirations to become a nuclear power while sponsoring global terrorism through its surrogate, Hezbollah.

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Shadow Network

Palantir partner Information Warfare Monitor has struck again, this time using Palantir to expose a China-based espionage operation known as the Shadow Network that hacked into the upper echelons of the Indian security and defense apparatus.  Cyber spies stole documents related to Indian security, embassies abroad, and even NATO troop activity in Afghanistan. This is [...]

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Researching Pairs Trades Using Regression

Pairs trading is a popular strategy used by many asset management firms where the firm goes long one security, and short another.  In this video, we will use Palantir to analyze a strategy of trading one gold ETF off of another (GLD and GDX).   GLD is the ETF that tracks the spot price of [...]

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Linking Disparate Data Sets for Comparative Analysis in Healthcare

In this video we compare Medicare quality (reported from the Medicare Hospital Compare Database) to Medicare spending (reported from Medicare Cost Reports).  In order to perform this comparison and link these data sets, we utilized a variety of data integration features including several geospatial capabilities of Palantir.  Other related analysis may include relating healthcare insurance [...]

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Market Cyclicality and Lunar Phases

In this case study, we use Palantir Finance to investigate potential correlations between stock returns and the lunar cycle.  The 2002 paper Are Investors Moonstruck? Lunar Phases and Stock Returns by Yuan, Zheng, and Zhu provided the inspiration for the study. The video below is best viewed in full screen mode. If you are having [...]

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Haiti IDP Camp Flood Vulnerability Analysis

As we enter the beginning of the rainy season in Haiti, one of the biggest problems facing relief organizations today is the spectre of flooding and mudslides destroying Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps. In this video, we integrate data from many sources to determine high risk aid locations. Palantir Technologies is continuing to contribute to [...]

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Studying Nonfinancial Data in Palantir

While Palantir was developed with financial analysis in mind, its tools are data agnostic and can be applied to any data source.  In the study below, we import climate data from the website http://www.rimfrost.no/ and perform a quick analysis of trends in average monthly air temperature over the past several centuries. This video is best [...]

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Palantir Supports all Languages, including Elvish

Due to demand from our international clients, one of the many features we have developed in our upcoming 2.4 release of Palantir Government is the ability to localize the Palantir Workspace in any language. While we have supported data and ontologies in any languages for years, the 2.4 Internationalization Project enables us to support menus, [...]

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Sharing Information to Support Haiti Relief Efforts

Palantir Technologies is contributing to the Haiti relief effort by providing a public instance of Palantir to enable aid organizations to easily access and share vital data.  One of the many challenges these organizations face is gaining awareness about the situation on the ground, including locations of heavily damaged infrastructure, people in greatest need of [...]

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Intelligence Integration in Palantir: An Open-Source View of the Afghan Conflict

In this video, we explore a number of ways that Palantir can help commanders and analysts to achieve the information advantage required to win the Afghan counterinsurgency battle: Enabling information flow from the bottom up, ensuring that the critical knowledge gained on the ground reaches all who need to know Combining data on insurgent groups [...]

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