Accenture Positioned as Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics Services

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a “Leader” in independent analyst firm Gartner Inc.’s first “Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics, Worldwide”1 and was positioned furthest within the Leaders quadrant on the “completeness of vision” axis and highest on the “ability to execute” axis.

In-Memory Computing: Three Myths That Could Put Your Business at Risk

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In this special guest feature, Eric Frenkiel, Co-founder and CEO, MemSQL writes about the three myth surrounding in-memory computing and how companies that don’t take advantage of IMC risk being left behind.

Manifest Insights: A Single Pane of Glass for your Data

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Manifest Insights is an exciting new Startup from Portland. “We are a data consulting and visualization company. We help companies gather together data from all the different sources where it may be and bring it together in a both easy to use and powerful dashboard, where they can slice and dice and view the data.”

EnterpriseDB Extends Postgres Big Data Capacity with MongoDB Hadoop Extensions

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EnterpriseDB (EDB), a leading provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and Oracle database compatibility solutions, has announced the first release of two new extensions that expand PostgreSQL’s ability to seamlessly integrate information from big data and NoSQL-only solutions.

HP Invests $50 Million in Hortonworks

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HP and Hortonworks announced a strategic partnership to address the critical big data needs of enterprise customers. The joint commitment will help accelerate the adoption of Enterprise Apache Hadoop by deeply integrating the Hortonworks Data Platform with the HP HAVEn big data platform. The partnership is also supported by a $50 million equity investment by HP.

MaxCDN Builds Real Time Analytics Platform on Tokutek TokuMX

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Tokutek®, delivering database performance at scale, today announced that MaxCDN, a low-cost, high reliability content delivery network (CDN), has deployed TokuMX™ as the foundation to its real time analytics platform.

MapR Partners with Tata Consultancy Services to Help Customers with Big Data

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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has announced a new partnership with MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the highly ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, to help enterprise customers easily and rapidly capture critical big data insights.

Teradata Acquires Revelytix and Hadapt

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Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications, and services company, today announced two acquisitions that accelerate the growth of its big data capabilities. On July 16th, Teradata acquired assets of Revelytix, a leader in information management products for big data with unique metadata management technology and deep expertise in integrating information across the enterprise. On July 17th, Teradata acquired assets of Hadapt, including experienced big data technologists and intellectual property.

Project Adam: a New Deep-Learning System

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Project Adam is a new deep-learning system modeled after the human brain that has greater image classification accuracy and is 50 times faster than other systems in the industry. Project Adam is an initiative by Microsoft researchers and engineers that aims to demonstrate that large-scale, commodity distributed systems can train huge deep neural networks effectively.

The Putnam Mathematical Competition’s Unsolved Problem

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As a data scientist with my roots in the theoretical foundations of the field, I’m always looking for ways to challenge myself and pick up a new mathematical apparatus that could help me in my project work.