MapR Redefines SQL-on-Hadoop with Apache Drill

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced the addition of Apache Drill 0.5 to the MapR Distribution including Hadoop. Bringing next-generation ANSI SQL to Hadoop, Apache Drill provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources including modern applications.

Data Science 101: Stanford Mining Massive Datasets

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A new data science learning resource is about to commence, brought to you by Stanford University via Coursera: Mining Massive Datasets. This class teaches algorithms for extracting models and other information from very large amounts of data.

Axway Expands Operational Intelligence Capabilities

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To empower the workforce with real-time, actionable insights that optimize business operations, Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, has announced the launch of Axway Decision Insight, previously known as Systar Tornado.

Predictive Analytics Software and R

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There is a vast array of predictive analytics tools, but not all are created equal. Software differs widely in terms of capability and usability — not all solutions can address all types of advanced analytics needs. There are different classes of analytics users — some need to build statistical models, others just need to use them.

Are “Small” and “Smart” Keys to Your Big Data Success?

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In this special guest feature, Allen Bonde of Actuate discusses why we need to take all the Big Data we’re building up, pour it down a “data funnel” – then deliver it to customers as Small Data in ways that make it incredibly valuable. Allen Bonde is VP of Product Marketing & Innovation at business reporting and analytics leader Actuate Corporation – the people behind BIRT.

Leverage the Power of Data at Rock Stars of Data Analytics

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IEEE Computer Society will host Rock Stars of Data Analytics on 21 October in San Jose, California, where well-known data analytics authorities will explore all aspects of analytics, including building a data-driven culture, launching data platforms, and ensuring privacy.

TIBCO Jaspersoft and Artha Solutions Announce Analytic Applications in the Cloud

TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced that TIBCO Jaspersoft®, the “Intelligence Inside” applications and business processes, and Artha Solutions, a leading provider of business, technology, strategy consulting and implementations, have launched joint analytic applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Data Science 101: Building Brains to Understand the World’s Data

For this segment of insideBIGDATA Data Science 101, we have a very compelling Google Tech Talk “Building Brains to Understand the World’s Data” presented by Jeff Hawkins, co-founder of Numenta and who also founded Palm and Handspring.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Big Data for Finance

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In this new Guide to Big Data for Finance the goal is to provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging big data technologies in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively in today’s climate of working to increase the value of corporate data assets.

Detroit to Make Real-Time Transportation Decisions with Data Visualization

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Following the momentum of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Detroit and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s visit promoting the TIGER M-1 rail grant, Transit Labs CEO and Founder Dag Gogue has announced a partnership with the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) to make the city’s public transportation more efficient.