An Exciting Year for Spark

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Apache Spark has had an amazing year, and the people behind the open source large-scale data processing engine have pulled some data to show just how fast it has grown in the last 12 months. Databricks, who spun out of AMPlab at UC Berkeley after creating Spark produced the infographic below that highlights some of the data, especially as it catches fire across the industry.

Machine Learning – The Engine Behind Big Data Processing

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In this special guest feature, Sanjay Sarathy of Sumo Logic discusses the three waves of evolution of big data, how machine learning plays a big role in this metamorphosis, and also what’s in store next. Sarathy is CMO at next gen machine data intelligence company Sumo Logic.

New Data Integration Tool Saves Major Healthcare Company $300,000

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Datasource Consulting, LLC, a leading Enterprise Information Management and Data Warehouse consultancy serving large enterprise customers throughout the United States, announces the release of INFATools Stage Mapping Generator (INFATools), a proprietary tool that speeds up the process of creating staging mappings, sessions and workflows in Informatica while improving efficiency and quality.

Sift Media Licenses Cxense DMP, Advanced Analytics and Content Solutions

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Cxense (OSE: CXENSE) has announced that Sift Media, a leading business-to-business publisher in the UK and US, has licensed several Cxense tools to help it increase revenues, customer engagement, and content consumption through better targeting and personalization on its sites.

Thinking Small For Bigger Data Impact

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In this special guest feature, Nathan Richter of Monetate discusses the benefits of thinking small with data to drive ROI and make benefits evident, fast. Richter is Global Director Client Solutions at cloud-based marketing software provider Monetate.

Kristalytics Maximizes Revenue with Data Blending

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The following big data use case is an example of how data blending techniques can help businesses maximize their revenue. Kristalytics is a digital ad agency and marketing firm, with clients such as Sport Clips, that utilizes Alteryx to extract, summarize and analyze billions of impressions across digital marketing platforms such as Google, Bing and other ad networks.

Data Science 101: Parallel Iterative Deep Learning on Hadoop’s Next​-Gen YARN

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Presented at the recent O’Reilly OSCON – Open Source Convention 2014 by Josh Patterson (Patterson Consulting) and Adam Gibson (Skymind.io) is “Introduction to Parallel Iterative Deep Learning on Hadoop’s Next​-Generation YARN Framework.”

Hadoop Buyer’s Guide

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The Hadoop Buyer’s Guide by Robert D. Schneider, author of Hadoop for Dummies, is an invaluable resource for those investigating or evaluating Hadoop—from understanding how Hadoop can solve your data challenges, to what to look for when selecting a solution, to comparing vendors, and preparing for implementation and future success.

Glassbeam Announces Additional $2 Million Funding Round

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Glassbeam, Inc., the machine data analytics company, has announced significant new momentum with $2 million in additional funding. The investment, led by VKRM Group, a boutique venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs building innovative and industry-leading businesses, will be used to continue the refinement of its unique, patentable Internet of Things (IoT) platform – Glassbeam SCALAR.

Big Data: Facts and Myths

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In this special guest feature, Al Nugent, co-author of the guide “Big Data for Dummies,” looks back at some of the definitions and predictions from the book and see if they still have relevance in today’s technology landscape.