INTERVIEW: Jack Norris, Chief Marketing Officer, MapR Technologies

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MapR is a major player in the Hadoop distribution marketplace that seems to be growing in leaps and bounds. I caught up with CMO Jack Norris to get his perspectives on the Hadoop ecosystem. In the interview below Jack talks candidly about MapR’s recent round of funding and how the company is priming itself for an IPO. Read on for more important insights from MapR!

Visualization of the Week: San Diego Comic-Con 2014

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This visualization is especially meaningful to our Southern California readers who may have taken time off of their big data challenges to attend the San Diego Comic-Con. Our friend Kuang Keng Kuek Ser utilized Tableau software to visualize the attendance of this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Click HERE to experiment with the live […]

Actian Introduces Big Data 2.0 Clear Path Program

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Actian Corporation (“Actian”), the first company to deliver an end-to-end big data analytics platform that runs natively in Hadoop, today announced its Big Data 2.0 Clear Path Program designed to help companies jumpstart analytics projects or rapidly move existing ones into production. The program provides a complete roadmap to address specific business challenges, with proven methodologies […]

Good Samaritan Society Transforms Care for Senior Citizens Using IBM Big Data and Analytics

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is using IBM Big Data and Analytics technology to transform health and wellness services for seniors so that they can live safely and more independently in their homes.

Hurwitz & Associates Reveals Its Victory Index Report for Advanced Analytics

Hurwitz & Associates recently announced the findings of The Hurwitz Victory Index Report for Advanced Analytics. Designed as a market research assessment tool, it highlights both the diverse uses for advanced analytics technology.

MapR Technologies Among First to Receive Big Data Competency Status by AWS

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that it is one of the first to receive Big Data Competency status from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Showpad and GoodData Partner to Deliver Data Analytics to Power Successful Sales Meetings

Showpad, the leading mobile sales enablement platform, today announced a partnership with GoodData that will give businesses in-depth and actionable analytics from in-person meetings to increase sales success.

Accenture Positioned as Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics Services

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a “Leader” in independent analyst firm Gartner Inc.’s first “Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics, Worldwide”1 and was positioned furthest within the Leaders quadrant on the “completeness of vision” axis and highest on the “ability to execute” axis.

Use Case First Approach is an Inferior Way to Build Software

In this special guest feature, Dr. Michael Blaha from Modelsoft Consulting Group writes about how it is better to address functionality and data together when developing software. Michael Blaha is a consultant and trainer who specializes in conceiving, architecting, modeling, designing and tuning databases.

In-Memory Computing: Three Myths That Could Put Your Business at Risk

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In this special guest feature, Eric Frenkiel, Co-founder and CEO, MemSQL writes about the three myth surrounding in-memory computing and how companies that don’t take advantage of IMC risk being left behind.