The latest big data news and articles

Visualization of the Week: Uber Jobs by Country

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Here is a compelling visualization that shows countries where Uber is currently offering jobs. No jobs in Antarctica, darn, guess I’ll have to use a regular cab to visit my penguin friends.

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.

Classes of Predictive Analytics

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This article is the third in an editorial series that will review how predictive analytics helps your organization predict with confidence what will happen next so that you can make smarter decisions and improve business outcomes..  It is important to adopt a predictive analytics solution that meets the specific needs of different users and skill sets from beginners, […]

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).

Embarcadero Announces Major New Release of its Award-Winning Database Tools

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Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, has announced a major new XE6 release of its award-winning portfolio of database tools, including ER/Studio, DBArtisan and Rapid SQL.

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.

Slidecast: Fortissimo Foundation – A Clustered, Pervasive, Global Direct-remote I/O Access System

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“Fortissimo Foundation is a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system that linearly scales I/O bandwidth, memory, Flash and hard disk storage capacity and server performance to provide an “in-memory” scale-out solution that intelligently aggregates all resources of a data center cluster into a massive global name space, bridging all remote compute and storage resources to look and act as if they were local.”

Don’t Worry About Database Performance

In this special guest feature,  Dr. Michael Blaha from Modelsoft Consulting Group provides a series of 10 useful guidelines for obtaining good performance with traditional relational databases. Michael Blaha is a consultant and trainer who specializes in conceiving, architecting, modeling, designing and tuning databases. He has worked with dozens of organizations around the world. Blaha […]

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.