Putting Hadoop to Work the Right Way

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A new paper sponsored by MapR “Putting Hadoop to Work the Right Way,” takes a deep dive into the intricacies of Hadoop, and recommends how to evaluate Hadoop’s platform offerings so you can meet your short-term goals and long-term architectural plans.

RapidMiner Cloud Announced

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Pioneering predictive analytics leader RapidMiner has announced the introductory release of RapidMiner Cloud to make analytics more convenient, and less complex, with more compute power and data sources.

Couchbase Shines in Newly Released NoSQL Performance Benchmark

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Couchbase, Inc., provider of the most complete NoSQL database, today announced final results of an independent NoSQL vendor comparison by Thumbtack Technology, Inc., an industry leader in NoSQL consulting services.

Business Uses of Predictive Analytics

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The need for predictive analytics in the enterprise is clear, as it can provide smarter analysis for better decision making, increased market competitiveness, a direct path in taking advantage of market opportunity and threats, a way to reduce uncertainty and manage risk, an approach to proactively plan and act, discovery of meaningful patterns, and the means to anticipate and react to emerging trends.

Dentsu razorfish Selects MapR Hadoop Distribution for Next Generation Communication Platform

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced that Dentsu razorfish, a joint venture between digital agency razorfish and Dentsu, a globally recognized advertisement firm, has deployed the MapR Distribution including Hadoop as the underlying technology for its Next Generation Communication Platform (NGCP) solution.

China’s Ping An Insurance Deploys IBM Storage Virtualization to Speed Data Insights

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (Ping An), the largest private insurer in the country, has implemented an IBM Software Defined Storage solution to help it speed data collection from one month to one hour, dramatically improving its ability to meet new regulatory requirements such as the annual audit and industrial data analysis.

NVIDIA “Drop-In” Software Simplifies Acceleration of Deep Learning Applications

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NVIDIA has introduced easily deployable software that helps developers harness the power of GPU acceleration for groundbreaking deep learning applications in areas such as image classification, video analytics, speech recognition and natural language processing.

Tableau Conference 2014

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FIELD REPORT The 2014 edition of the Tableau Software’s annual conference (TC14) is taking place in Seattle this week, from September 8-12 and insideBIGDATA will be on hand for all the tech festivities. The big event is at the Washington State Convention Center with a sold-out crowd of over 5,500 customers and partners from around the […]

Alteryx Analytics Delivers Data Blending Without Limits

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Alteryx, Inc., the leader in data blending and advanced analytics, today announced the availability of Alteryx Analytics 9.1 which continues to empower analysts with more data blending for all of the sources of insight they need to use – all in an intuitive workflow and with no coding required.

What is Big Data? 40+ Definitions

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The big data steam roller continues to move forward, but if you take a brief step back, how would you define “big data?” UC Berkeley’s new Master of Information and Data Science program decided to settle the question once and for all, and proceeded to ask 40+ thought leaders.