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An Overview of Hulu’s Data Platform

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Last night I attended the Los Angeles Hadoop users Group (LA-HUG) meeting hosted by Shopzilla. The topic for the evening was “An Overview of Hulu’s Data Platform” presented by Prasan Samtani and Tristan Reid of Hulu. From all indications, Hulu is a significant player in the Hadoop user community and this talk documented the team’s command of big data technology.

Platfora Raises $38 Million to Help Enterprises Win in the Fact-Based Economy

Platfora, the Big Data Analytics software company that aims to eradicate the gut decision, today announced a $38 million investment led by Tenaya Capital, which brings the company’s total financing to $65 million.

Cloudera Raises $160 Million for Accelerated Growth in 2014 and Beyond

Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced that it has closed a new round of financing of $160 million led by top tier institutional and strategic investors.

Interview: Datameer Brings End-to-End Data Analytic Solutions Built on Hadoop

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“Datameer is all about providing a self-service, end-to-end experience for big data analytics on Hadoop. From data integration to analytics to visualization, we are wizard-led, point-and-click. Most recently we announced our Smart Analytics module, which allows business users to use data mining algorithms through a drag and drop UI. These new capabilities complement what data scientists are doing and enable business analysts to take advantage of advanced algorithms without involving IT.”

Databricks Certifies Alpine Data Labs on Spark

Alpine Data Labs, a leader in Advanced Analytics Software on Big Data and Hadoop, announced today that it is one of the first Enterprise Advanced Analytics Platforms to be certified by Databricks on Apache Spark.

Big Workflow – Beyond Intelligent Workflow Management

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Big data applications represent a fast-growing category of high-value applications that are increasingly employed by business and technical computing users. However, they have exposed an inconvenient dichotomy in the way resources are utilized in data centers. A new white paper that focuses on these issues is available here on insideBIGDATA.

What is Business Analytics?

Here is an informative high-level presentation introducing Business Analytics by J. Michael Hardin, Ph.D. from the University of Alabama speaking at the SAS Global Forum 2013. The non-technical talk focuses on the conceptual issues surrounding business analytics and sets the stage for motivation behind using this technology. If you’re a decision maker in an organization […]

Interview: Glassbeam Joins Forces with HDS for Complex Infrastructure Management

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“Machine logs contain simple and complex data – some logs contain time stamped data (i.e. syslogs) that are tactical events or errors used by sys admins to troubleshoot IT infrastructure. But other logs have more complex, unstructured or multi-structured text with sections on configuration info, statistics and other non-time stamped data. To make sense of the data in these logs, one needs a powerful language and processing engine to provide meaning and structure to the information. Once structure is defined, complex analytics and trend reporting can be performed.”

Interview: Splunk Brings Machine Data to Higher Education

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“Splunk Enterprise is a platform for machine data. The technology delivers powerful and fast analytics to quickly unlock the value of machine data to IT and other users throughout an organization. In short, it’s a simple, effective way to collect, analyze and secure the massive streams of machine data generated by all IT systems and technology infrastructure.”

Intel’s Boyd Davis Talks Predictive Analytics and March Madness

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“Intel’s goal is to encourage more innovative and creative uses for data as well as to demonstrate how big data and analytics technologies are impacting many facets of our daily lives, including sports. For example, coaches and their staffs are using real-time statistics to adjust games on-the-fly and throughout the season. From intelligent cameras to wearable sensors, a massive amount of data is being produced that, if analyzed in real-time, can provide a significant competitive advantage. Intel is among those making big data technologies more affordable, available, and easier to use for everything from helping develop new scientific discoveries and business models to even gaining the upper hand on good-natured predictions of sporting events.”