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.

Use Case First Approach is an Inferior Way to Build Software

In this special guest feature, Dr. Michael Blaha from Modelsoft Consulting Group writes about how it is better to address functionality and data together when developing software. Michael Blaha is a consultant and trainer who specializes in conceiving, architecting, modeling, designing and tuning databases.

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.

Data Science 101: SparkR – Interactive R Programs at Scale

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R is a widely used statistical programming language but its interactive use is typically limited to a single machine. To enable large scale data analysis from R, SparkR was announced earlier this year in a blog post. SparkR is an open source R package developed at U.C. Berkeley AMPLab that allows data scientists to analyze large data sets and interactively run jobs on them from the R shell.

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.

Zettaset Simplifies Big Data Security and Management for the Enterprise

Zettaset, a leader in Big Data security, today announced it is making Zettaset Orchestrator’s cornerstone Big Data security capabilities available as stand-alone product offerings.

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.