The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies just hit the streets! This guide to the industry’s pulse is a good way to balance the hype with reality. As you’ll note in the chart below, big data is entering the Trough of Disillusionment.
Organizations worldwide are struggling against a severe shortage of workers with analytical expertise and skills to understand and make data-driven marketing decisions. Teradata University Network, in conjunction with Teradata (NYSE: TDC), a leading analytic data platforms, marketing applications and consulting services company, are answering the need by making marketing applications, tools, and curricula freely available to university faculty and students.
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.
Here is a topic that receives much debate these days – as diverse fields like statistics, computer science and applied mathematics converge with newly named fields such as data science and big data. Can’t we all get along?
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.”
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.
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.
In the video below, Evan Chan (Software Engineer at Ooyala), describes his experience using the Spark and Shark frameworks for running real-time queries on top of Cassandra data.