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Building a Production Machine Learning Infrastructure

The recent Data Day Texas 2014 featured a session given by Josh Wills, Cloudera’s Senior Director of Data Science: “From The Lab To The Factory: Building A Production Machine Learning Infrastructure.”

NetApp Webcast: Big Data, Big Problems

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This probing panel discussion made available as an Alcatel-Lucent/NetApp sponsored webcast entitled: Big Data Big Problems How to Get the Most from Your Big Data Platform. The 43 minute video steps you through important aspects of how to approach a Big Data initiative for your organization.

FlexPod Select with Hadoop

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FlexPod Select with Hadoop delivers enterprise class Hadoop with validated, pre-configured components for fast deployment, higher reliability and smoother integration with existing applications and infrastructure. These technical reference architectures optimize storage, networking, and servers with Cloudera and Hortonworks distributions of Hadoop.

Slidecast: IBM Packs Flash into DIMM Slots with X6 Server Line

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In this slidecast, Kevin Murray from IBM introduces the company’s new X6 line of servers. Able to accommodate solid-state Flash drives in their DIMM memory slots, the new systems are designed to deliver significant improvements in the performance and economics of x86-based systems for analytics and the cloud.

O’Reilly Media Releases Data Science Salary Survey

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How much money do successful data scientists or analysts make, and which tools increase their salaries most? O’Reilly Media surveyed hundreds of Strata Conference attendees on both coasts for its first annual Data Science Salary Survey.

Watson and IBM’s Big Bet on Analytics

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“IBM appears to be seeing about the same results as other companies pushing big data technology, such as Hadoop. There’s some money coming in, but it’s not yet a billion-dollar business. There’s potential for really big deals, but it probably means slogging through long proofs of concept and deployment cycles.”

ESG Lab Validation Report – NetApp Distributed Content Repository

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In a new ESG Lab report, the NetApp Distributed Content Repository is examined in the context of transparent connectivity to massively scalable, object-based storage for enterprises in data centers, branch and remote offices as well as in the cloud, via service providers.

Sand Hill 50 for Big Data

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As 2014 enters like a lion in terms of Big Data opportunities, it is useful to survey the landscape to get a profile for the movers and shakers in our industry. Here is a strategic list of big data players compiled by the Sand Hill Group (coincidentally not located on Silicon Valley’s San Hill Road) based on a simplistic set of criteria

NetApp – Forrester Total Economic Impact Study

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NetApp commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying the NetApp Distributed Content Repository solution running StorageGRID software with E-Series hardware.

Case Study: IDEXX Scales Business Using Hadoop

As a compelling case study illustrating the power and cost-effectiveness of Apache Hadoop, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., a provider of diagnostics and information technology solutions for animal health, is using the MapR Distribution for Hadoop via Amazon Web Services (AWS) to flexibly scale its business at lower cost, and gain access to critical customer data instantly for rapid response times.