The Zen of Visual Analysis

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“Tableau Desktop is based on breakthrough technology from Stanford University that lets you drag & drop to analyze data. You can connect to data in a few clicks, then visualize and create interactive dashboards with a few more. We’ve done years of research to build a system that supports people’s natural ability to think visually. Shift fluidly between views, following your natural train of thought. You’re not stuck in wizards or bogged down writing scripts. You just create beautiful, rich data visualizations.”

Slidecast: Fujifilm’s New Dternity Storage Technology for NAS

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“Data has become the foundation upon which all smart business decisions are made. Archives have traditionally been inaccessible, offline and practically invisible. The new business culture demands more. The Dternity S unlocks the potential of your data, providing easy online access to all of your archived content.”

Slidecast: Finding “Social Whales” with the Katana Analytics Engine

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In this slidecast, Dimitri Williams from Ninja Metrics describes the company’s innovative Katana Social Analytics Engine. “Katana measures the value of social contributions in applications and games, provides detailed projections for the outcomes that matter to developers, and offers the tools to determine how effectively features facilitate engagement and social interaction.”

Why Big Data Needs Cloud

Daniel Hardman

“Tackling big data without a cloud-centric worldview is sort of like building a skyscraper without doing a soil study first: you might make some initial progress, but sooner or later you’ll discover that you need to understand and thoroughly adapt an (inadequate) foundation. At a minimum, you’ll experience false starts and thrashing; in many cases, you may never place a capstone.”

Video: Introducing the Wolfram Language – Knowledge-based Functional Programming

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Stephen Wolfram introduces the Wolfram Language, a “knowledge based” symbolic programming language that enables powerful functional programming, querying of large databases, flexible interactivity, and easy deployment. It looks to be incredibly versatile. Could this be the future of Big Data?

Podcast: Peter ffoulkes on the Business Transformation of In-Memory Analytics

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In this podcast, Peter ffoulkes from 451 Research discusses the recent launch of the new Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 chip. “What Intel did at this launch event was set their sights firmly on the RISC Unix vendors and basically introduced this new processor family as a new architecture to change a lot of the things that are going on.”

Adaptive Computing Introduces Big Workflow to Accelerate Insights

Jill King

“A Big Workflow approach to big data not only delivers business intelligence more rapidly, accurately and cost effectively, but also provides a distinct competitive advantage. We are confident that Big Workflow will enable enterprises across all industries to leverage big data that inspires game-changing, data-driven decisions.”

The Exascale Report™ joins insideHPC Media

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insideHPC Media has completed the acquisition of the assets of The Exascale Report™. Founded in 2010, The Exascale report is a subscription-based newsletter covering the topic of exascale-level computation and the race to achieve the next big milestone in scientific and technical computing.

Creating Better Infrastructure to Manage Big Data

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In this video from SC13, Trev Harmon from Adaptive Computing looks back to the utility computing vision of Douglas Parkhill and proposes an application-centric workflow for the future that fulfills that vision across many disciplines of computing.

Rogue Wave IMSL Numerical Libraries to Enhance SAP HANA Embedded Analytics

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Today Rogue Wave Software announced that IMSL Numerical Libraries are to be embedded by SAP AG within the analytics engine of the SAP HANA platform.