Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

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The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies just hit the streets! This guide to the industry’s pulse is a good way to balance the hype with reality. As you’ll note in the chart below, big data is entering the Trough of Disillusionment.

Interview: Nick Elprin, Co-founder, Domino

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Domino Data Lab, Inc. is a new company that started out with a focus on enabling much easier cloud computation, and doing “version control for data science.” I caught up with co-founder Nick Elprin at the recent useR!2014 conference to get the high-level view of his company.

SAS Drives Analytics Into the Cloud with Amazon Web Services

SAS is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help organizations improve business functions by creating flexible, scalable, analytics-driven cloud applications.

Teradata University Network Addresses Need for Data-Driven Marketing Jobs

Organizations worldwide are struggling against a severe shortage of workers with analytical expertise and skills to understand and make data-driven marketing decisions. Teradata University Network, in conjunction with Teradata (NYSE: TDC), a leading analytic data platforms, marketing applications and consulting services company, are answering the need by making marketing applications, tools, and curricula freely available to university faculty and students.

ExtraHop Introduces Open Data Stream Technology

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ExtraHop Networks, the global leader in real-time wire data analytics for IT operational intelligence, has announced Open Data Stream for MongoDB and Open Data Stream for Elasticsearch.

Big Data Humor: Nothing to Worry About

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Databricks Cloud Announcement and Demo at Spark Summit 2014

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Coming to us from the recent Spark Summit 2014, here is a compelling presentation by Databricks CEO Ion Stoica that sets the stage for Spark’s continued advance in the big data ecosystem. The Databricks Cloud provides the full power of Spark, in the cloud, plus a powerful set of features for exploring and visualization your data, as well as writing and deploying production data products.

Big Data in Banking and Financial Services

Service quality is one of the most prominent reasons why customers switch banks. With credit card transactions and loyalty programs, banks possess far more data about customers than any other industry. But in spite of all the data, banks are unable to effectively deliver personalized service. The reason?

Sibyl: A System for Large Scale Machine Learning at Google

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Sibyl is an important research project underway at Google that implements machine learning primitives at scale and is widely used within Google. Large scale machine learning is playing an increasingly important role in improving the quality and monetization of Internet properties.

Versium Partners with Scribe Software for LifeData® & Predictive Analytics Scoring Services

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Versium, a data technology company that operates a LifeData® predictive analytics scoring service, today announced its partnership with Scribe Software, an established global provider of data integration solutions that allow customer data to be easily transferred throughout different enterprise systems throughout an organization.