How Statistical Science Can Advance Big Data Research Projects

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A recently released American Statistical Association (ASA) white paper recommends a multidisciplinary approach comprised of statisticians, mathematicians, data scientists and relevant domain scientists to tackle the challenges of the federal government’s Big Data Research and
Development Initiative and similar private-sector projects.

Accenture Study Shows Satisfaction with Business Outcomes from Big Data

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Ninety-two percent of executives from companies that are applying big data to their businesses said they are satisfied with the results, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

MapR Distribution Version 4.0.1 Announced

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the availability of the 4.0.1 version of the MapR Distribution including Hadoop.

IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone

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Making its biggest announcement in a decade as leader in analytics, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses.

Vormetric and DataStax Partner to Deliver Data-at-Rest Security for Apache Cassandra™

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Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security for physical, virtual, big data, public, private and hybrid cloud environments, has announced a partnership with DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise.

Cartesian Expands DataStax Alliance for Big Data Analytics

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CartesianTM (NASDAQ: CRTN), the specialist provider of consulting services and managed solutions, and DataStax, the company that delivers Apache CassandraTM to the enterprise, have announced the expansion of their global partnership.

Tableau Conference 2014 – A Field Report

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I just returned from the annual Tableau Conference 2014 (affectionately referred to as TC14) and I’m data overload! The big event took place Sept. 8-11 in beautiful Seattle and I must confess that the experience really energized me.

Pneuron Announces New Distributed Platform with Enterprise-Grade Enhancements

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Technology start up and pioneer in the Distributed Solutions category, Pneuron Corp., has announced the availability of the newest version of its distributed platform that enables enterprises to rapidly design, deploy and run distributed solutions and solve business challenges at their source.

Couchbase Shines in Newly Released NoSQL Performance Benchmark

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Couchbase, Inc., provider of the most complete NoSQL database, today announced final results of an independent NoSQL vendor comparison by Thumbtack Technology, Inc., an industry leader in NoSQL consulting services.

Data Quality, It’s Everybody’s Problem

Andrew Hermann, President & Director, CorSource Technology Group

In this special guest feature, Andrew Herman, President of CorSource, addresses data quality, a challenge facing all companies in the age of mass data collection. “Successfully tackling data quality is imperative, and achievable with a progressive, methodical approach. Your competitors are struggling with this very issue, and the question is whether this is going to remain your problem, or just theirs.”