Databricks Cloud Announcement and Demo at Spark Summit 2014

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Coming to us from the recent Spark Summit 2014, here is a compelling presentation by Databricks CEO Ion Stoica that sets the stage for Spark’s continued advance in the big data ecosystem. The Databricks Cloud provides the full power of Spark, in the cloud, plus a powerful set of features for exploring and visualization your data, as well as writing and deploying production data products.

Sibyl: A System for Large Scale Machine Learning at Google

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Sibyl is an important research project underway at Google that implements machine learning primitives at scale and is widely used within Google. Large scale machine learning is playing an increasingly important role in improving the quality and monetization of Internet properties.

SAS Visual Statistics for Modernized Analytics

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Many organizations around the world that grasp the value of big data are looking to SAS® Visual Statistics to speed model building and transform accurate analytic insight into business success faster and more accurately than ever. The new software is from SAS, a leader in advanced analytics.

IBM Delivers New Big Data Capabilities on IBM Cloud Marketplace

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IBM recently announced that it is transforming how organizations engage with business content and make it more usable and interactive across the enterprise to deliver better results and improve decision making. Through a new Big Data service available on the IBM Cloud marketplace, organizations can now easily secure, access and manage content from anywhere and on any device.

Sponsored Post: Intel Cloud Edition Available for Lustre Software

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Intel has collaborated with AWS to offer a Cloud Edition for Lustre Software that allows customers to use the power of the worlds’ most popular HPC storage system. It provides fast, scalable storage, optimizing servers for the workload they support.

Tamr Emerges Out of Stealth Mode

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Tamr (formerly Data-Tamer) has emerged out of stealth mode with series A funding and an offering in the marketplace – a $16M+ funding round led by Google Ventures and NEA.

Gartner Says Beware of the Data Lake Fallacy

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A recent new report from Gartner research offers insight into the “data lakes” craze – Gartner Says Beware of the Data Lake Fallacy. Andrew White, vice president at Gartner, and Nick Heudecker, research director at Gartner, wrote an interesting review of the next big step in big data management technology.

X15 Software Launches X15 Enterprise™

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X15 Software, Inc., a leading large-scale machine and log data management company, today announced the general availability of X15 Enterprise™, a new machine and log data management solution.

Concurrent and Elasticsearch Team Up to Accelerate Data Application Deployment

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Concurrent, Inc., a leader in data application infrastructure, and Elasticsearch, Inc., provider of an end-to-end real-time search and analytics stack, has announced a partnership to accelerate the time to market for Hadoop-based enterprise data applications.

MongoHQ and GoGrid Offer Elastic MongoDB Deployment

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Database-as-a-service provider MongoHQ announced that it has partnered with Open Data Services leader GoGrid to deliver its fully-managed platform to host and scale MongoDB databases through GoGrid’s 1-Button Deploy™ solution. The partnership will enable developers to run multiple big data evaluations on demand, fast and with a minimum investment of time or resources, and make it simple for developers, systems administrators and IT pros to retain control of their data in the cloud.