Opera Solutions Evaluated in Gartner’s “Who’s Who in Social Analytics” Report

October 21, 2013 by  

Web Hosting ServicesNEW YORK – Opera Solutions (@OperaSolutions) was recently included in Gartner’s Who’s Who in Social Analytics”1 report profiling 17 leading organizations offering social analytics software and SaaS solutions that provide social filtering, sentiment analysis, and analysis of publicly available social media.

The research firm’s report mentions two Opera Solutions products that utilize social analytics service: SignalSensor™ identifies and prioritizes security threats in the domains of national security, intelligence, defense, law-enforcement, and brand health monitoring. Signal Hubs™ use machine learning techniques to extract and identify patterns in social media and other Big Data. Both solutions turn unstructured data flows into structured predictive Signals through the use of natural language processing and sentiment extraction.

Threat Detection and National Security
Of the 17 vendors cited, only Opera Solutions offers a tool specifically tailored for threat detection. “SignalSensor continually sorts through the world’s flow of publicly available unstructured data to extract potentially threatening correspondence and posts,” said Scott Weber, head of Opera Solutions Government Services. “This frees intelligence analysts and security professionals to focus on interpretation and analysis of those extracts rather than having to sift through terabytes of data themselves.”

SignalSensor also has the real-time capability to find and geo-locate threats on social media sites, such as Twitter. For example, it can be set to monitor a particular geographic area and send an immediate alert if there is a sudden spurt of alarming tweets such as “shooter,” “shots fired,” or “gun shots.” It also allows real-time two-way communication between tweeters and law enforcement officers, giving law enforcement real-time intelligence to help keep more people safe and aid their efforts to contain the situation.

1 Gartner “Who’s Who in Social Analytics” by Carol Rozwell et al., 27 September 2013

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About Opera Solutions, LLC
Opera Solutions (, @OperaSolutions) provides Big Data predictive and prescriptive analytics, delivered as an ongoing service, to business, healthcare, and government organizations globally. With approximately 180 machine learning scientists among its 600 employees, Opera Solutions is a global leader in using advanced techniques to extract value from Big Data. Its solutions, software, and services combine science with technology and domain expertise, providing new, Big Data–fueled pathways to profit and productivity. Opera Solutions is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, with other offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit our website or call 1-855-OPERA-22.

About Opera Solutions Government Services
Opera Solutions Government Services (OSGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Opera Solutions. OSGS provides critical national security mission support as well as revenue collection and procurement services to government at all levels.

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