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Jaspersoft and MapR Technologies Announce Integration

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Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, recently announced a partnership with MapR Technologies, Inc., a leader in Hadoop technology for Big Data deployments, whereby Jaspersoft’s business intelligence (BI) offering is now integrated with the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop.

Guavus Unveils CareReflex

Guavus, a leading provider of big data analytics solutions, recently unveiled CareReflex, an application to improve the ability to identify the root causes of complex customer issues.

Interview: Wise.io Sees Machine Learning Throughout the Entire Customer Lifecycle

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“Our main differentiator from other machine-learning companies is that we’re focused not just on high-performance algorithms, but on delivering an end-to-end application for business users. While we continue to push boundaries of cutting-edge machine learning technology, we made an early decision not to get sucked into the “algorithms arms race.” We hold a fundamental belief that the best analytics technologies will fail unless they can be implemented in a timeframe relevant to the business and interpreted by the ultimate decision makers.”

Alteryx and DataSift Unlock the Power of Social Data Analytics

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Alteryx, Inc., a leader in data blending and advanced analytics, and DataSift, a leading enterprise social data platform, recently announced a global partnership to provide an intuitive way for the millions of analysts in departments such as marketing, merchandising and supply chain to blend social data with other data sources for advanced analytics that deliver deeper business insights.

Interview: Real-Time Infrastructure for Finance from Lucera

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“This industry has been racing for latency, and no one has really won except hardware vendors. It’s been three years of pain and probably more to come for many. Now, the industry needs technology to be safer, more reliable, and more focused on performance. Lucera is acutely focused on each of these, while finally adding democratization to the world of infrastructure. We allow firms to focus on what really matters – what adds value to their business – while we uncover their operational alpha and decrease latency across the board.”

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.