Slingshot Power Taps Actian and Big Data to Supercharge the Solar Economy

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Actian Corporation, delivering an end-to-end big data analytics platform running natively in Hadoop, announced that clean energy provider Slingshot Power is using the Actian Analytics Platform – Hadoop SQL Edition™ to more accurately target customer segments, optimize system performance, tailor recommendations, and predict the ideal pathway for every American home to achieve energy independence.

Cloudera Unveils Cloudera Enterprise 5.2

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Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, has announced availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5.2. The new release represents the proven success and maturity of the enterprise data hub, which delivers best-of-breed technologies and capabilities, with the support and validation of a robust ecosystem.

Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2 Delivers More Enterprise-Ready Hadoop

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Hortonworks®, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) version 2.2, an enterprise-ready data platform that enables organizations to adopt a modern data architecture with Hadoop YARN as the architectural center, supported by key capabilities required of an enterprise data platform – spanning governance, security and operations.

In-Memory Computing Performance Benchmark

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This article is the fourth in an editorial series that will provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging in-memory computing to analyze data faster, improve the quality of business decisions, and use the insight to increase customer satisfaction and sales performance. In last week’s article, we set the stage for in-memory computing technology in terms of […]

Revolution Analytics Introduces Revolution R Open and Revolution R Plus

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Revolution Analytics, the only commercial provider of open source R software, today announced two new offerings that support the open source R community and elevate R’s capabilities to enterprise-level performance. Revolution R Open is a free, open source R distribution that enhances R performance, makes it easier to share R scripts and improves collaboration on R-based advanced analytics applications.

Ask a Data Scientist: Curse of Dimensionality

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” Once a week you’ll see reader submitted questions of varying levels of technical detail answered by a practicing data scientist – sometimes by me and other times by an Intel data scientist. This week’s question is from a reader who wants to know more about the “curse of dimensionality.”

Salesforce Delivers Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud

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Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), a leading CRM vendor, has announced Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. Wave is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user, making it easier than ever for anyone to explore data, uncover new insights and take action instantly from any device.

MapR Announces Initiative for Integration between Apache Drill and Apache Spark

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced an initiative to integrate Apache Drill, which provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources, with Apache Spark, the in-memory processing framework that provides speed, programming ease and real-time processing advantages.

Adopting Big Data for Finance

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This article is the fourth in an editorial series that has the goal to provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging big data technologies in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively in today’s climate of working to increase the value of corporate data assets.

European Commission to Invest €2.5 Billion in Big Data

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“In this talk we summarize the results of the BIG project including analysis of foundational Big Data research technologies, technology and strategy roadmaps to enable business to understand the potential of Big Data technologies across different sectors, together with the necessary collaboration and dissemination infrastructure to link technology suppliers, integrators and leading user organizations.”