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Extending the R Language to the Enterprise

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Earlier this week, I attended a very informative event sponsored by the LA RUG (Los Angeles R User Group meetup) that featured the topic “Extending the R language to the enterprise with TERR & Spotfire.”

Experfy Launches Data Science Marketplace

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Experfy, based at the Harvard Innovation Lab, announced that it has launched a paradigm-changing, online marketplace that will allow industry leaders to solve their Big Data talent needs. Enterprises now have a central platform for on-demand hiring of vetted experts with algorithmic skills and domain knowledge, primarily for short-term projects related to data, analytics and business intelligence.

Interview: A3CUBE Sets Sights on the Emerging Arena of High Performance Data

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“Our architecture permits tens of thousands of SSDs to be connected together and accessed in a parallel and concurrent way using direct mapping of memory accesses from a local machine to the I/O bus and memory of a remote machine. This feature allows for data transmission between local and remote system memories without the use of operating system services. It also enables a unique linear scalability of SSDs bandwidth and IOPS and consequently allows computation and data access to scale together linearly. This totally eliminates the bottleneck in bandwidth or IOPS and provides optimal dimensions of performance, capacity, and computation with an unmatched flexibility at a fraction of the costs.”

Demo: MapD Wins the Day with GPUs for Big Data at GTC 2014

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In this video from GTC 2014, Todd Mostak from MapD demonstrates the company’s GPU-powered in-memory relational database software for Big Data. The Cambridge, Mass., based startup has built a high-speed GPU in-memory database that brings interactivity to big data. It can, for example, track more than a billion tweets worldwide at a time – and provide real-time visual analysis of the data. MapD was also announced as the winner of the GPU Technology Conference’s Early Stage Challenge this year, and they will be coming home with a cool $100,000 check.

MemSQL Delivers Advantage for Real-Time Ad Bidding

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MemSQL, the leader in distributed in-memory database technology, recently announced that global digital-media holding company CPXi recently deployed MemSQL v3.0 in order to utilize all of the company’s data—250 billion rows of real-time and historical data—for its real-time bidding operations.

Qlik Chooses Alteryx to Power Advanced Analytics in QlikView

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Alteryx, Inc., a leading player in data blending and advanced analytics, and Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), recently announced a partnership to put more powerful analytics into the hands of data analysts and business users by integrating their products.

Interview: Meyar Sheik of Certona

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Always on the look-out for new offerings in the customer profiling and personalization space, I was able to catch up with Meyar Sheik, CEO and co-founder of Certona to talk about his company. Meyar has been a web analytics pioneer since 2000 and founded Certona with a team of predictive analytics experts to improve real-time behavioral targeting and personalization.

Data Science 101: Forecasting Time Series Using R

An integral tool found in data science is Time Series Forecasting. Here is a useful instructional video on the subject from one of the authors of a free eBook available on OTexts – “Forecasting: Principles and Practice.” The presentation “Forecasting Time Series Using R” is made by Professor of Statistics Rob J Hyndman.

Dell Acquires StatSoft to Bolster Portfolio of Big Data Solutions

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Dell announced the acquisition of StatSoft, a leading provider of advanced analytics solutions that deliver a wide range of data mining, predictive analytics and data visualization capabilities.

SiSense Analyzes a Billion Records Instantly on Any Smartphone or Table

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SiSense, a business analytics and dashboard SaaS company, recently unveiled the first analytics solution enabling non-technical users to analyze terabytes of data from any mobile device.