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Extending the R Language to the Enterprise

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Earlier this week, I attended a very informative event sponsored by the LA RUG (Los Angeles R User Group meetup) that featured the topic “Extending the R language to the enterprise with TERR & Spotfire.”

Cloudera Enterprise 5 Released

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Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced the general availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5, the latest release of Cloudera’s Hadoop platform that sits at the core of an enterprise data hub.

MapR Technologies Expands Big Data Search with Elasticsearch

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MapR Technologies, Inc., a top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, and Elasticsearch Inc., a popular open source search and analytics solution, today announced the integration of Elasticsearch’s real-time search and analytics capability with the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop, enabling customers to search and store tremendous amounts of information in real time.

Experfy Launches Data Science Marketplace

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Experfy, based at the Harvard Innovation Lab, announced that it has launched a paradigm-changing, online marketplace that will allow industry leaders to solve their Big Data talent needs. Enterprises now have a central platform for on-demand hiring of vetted experts with algorithmic skills and domain knowledge, primarily for short-term projects related to data, analytics and business intelligence.

Data Science 101: Hadoop in the Cloud

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Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) makes it easy to provision and manage Hadoop in the AWS Cloud. Hadoop is available in multiple distributions and Amazon EMR gives you the option of using the Amazon Distribution or the MapR Distribution for Hadoop.

BitVore Finds $4.5M for Big Data Software

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Bitvore Corporation, a developer of intelligence gathering and big data mining systems, recently announced it has closed a Series A funding round of $4.5 million. Led by prominent Southern California tech investor Yuri Pikover, the round also includes nearly $1 million raised from crowdfunding sources.

Demo: MapD Wins the Day with GPUs for Big Data at GTC 2014

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In this video from GTC 2014, Todd Mostak from MapD demonstrates the company’s GPU-powered in-memory relational database software for Big Data. The Cambridge, Mass., based startup has built a high-speed GPU in-memory database that brings interactivity to big data. It can, for example, track more than a billion tweets worldwide at a time – and provide real-time visual analysis of the data. MapD was also announced as the winner of the GPU Technology Conference’s Early Stage Challenge this year, and they will be coming home with a cool $100,000 check.

MemSQL Delivers Advantage for Real-Time Ad Bidding

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MemSQL, the leader in distributed in-memory database technology, recently announced that global digital-media holding company CPXi recently deployed MemSQL v3.0 in order to utilize all of the company’s data—250 billion rows of real-time and historical data—for its real-time bidding operations.

Qlik Chooses Alteryx to Power Advanced Analytics in QlikView

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Alteryx, Inc., a leading player in data blending and advanced analytics, and Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), recently announced a partnership to put more powerful analytics into the hands of data analysts and business users by integrating their products.

Interview: Meyar Sheik of Certona

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Always on the look-out for new offerings in the customer profiling and personalization space, I was able to catch up with Meyar Sheik, CEO and co-founder of Certona to talk about his company. Meyar has been a web analytics pioneer since 2000 and founded Certona with a team of predictive analytics experts to improve real-time behavioral targeting and personalization.