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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.

Interview: Adaptive Computing Brings Big Workflow to the Data Center

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“Our thought process was that Big Data + a better Workflow = Big Workflow. We coined it as an industry term to denote a faster, more accurate and more cost-effective big data analysis process. It is not a product or trademarked name of Adaptive’s, and we hope it becomes a common term in the industry that is synonymous with a more efficient big data analysis process.”

Big Data vs. Small Data – Is there a Difference?

I’ve been monitoring an interesting discussion on the Big Data and Analytics group over on LinkedIn – “Is there a difference between big data and small data?” It is an interesting question, one that I’ve heard before during my travels down in the trenches as I explore our industry.

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.”