Developing an Application that Can Display Millions of Data Points on a Map

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Maptimize, the company behind the ‘One Million Tweet Map’, provides a clustering application to display massive amounts of information – such as Tweets, users or points of interest – on a map.

Talend Introduces the Big Data Sandbox to Accelerate Adoption of Big Data

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Talend, a global big data integration software leader, today announced the availability of the Talend Big Data Sandbox, a pre-configured virtual environment designed to quickly get big data projects off the ground through real-world use cases and interactive learning tools.

MongoDB Powers City of Chicago’s WindyGrid Platform

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MongoDB, the database for modern applications, today announced that the City of Chicago is using MongoDB as the data store for WindyGrid, a real-time geospatial platform that delivers a unified view of city operations. WindyGrid enables City personnel to analyze spatial data historically and in real-time, with the database size growing by millions of records each day.

Where There’s Spark There’s Fire: The State of Apache Spark in 2014

Matei Zaharia, CTO of Databricks and Creator of Apache Spark

In this special guest feature, Matei Zaharia, CTO of Databricks and Creator of Apache Spark, explores open-source Apache Spark ‘s status in the Hadoop community.

DataStax Enterprise 4.5 Unveiled

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At the rercent Spark Summit 2014, DataStax, a leading distributed database management system that delivers Apache Cassandra to the enterprise, announced the general availability of DataStax Enterprise 4.5 (DSE 4.5).

Industry Perspectives from the 2013 O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference

The O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference is one of a few conferences that seriously can deliver on the mission of providing a state-of-the-art perspective on the big data industry. Here is a selection of video presentations made by industry luminaries that can guide enterprise thought leaders.

Susa Ventures Raises $25M Seed Fund to Back Data-Focused Startups

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Susa Ventures is a new seed stage VC that recently announced the final close of its $25 million seed fund. The bi-coastal firm, which was founded by a collection of four friends and regular co-angel investors, looks to focus on what it calls “companies with a maniacal focus on data.”

IBM and Real-Time Big Data in Critical Care and Treatment

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From premature babies to traumatic brain injuries in adults, critically-ill patients often hang in a precarious balance between stabilizing and taking a turn for the worse. Doctors and nurses work tirelessly to keep track of data from heart monitors, respirators, and other machines to help restore health. But it’s not just the amount of healthcare-related data that seems to be growing exponentially — so is the pace needed to analyze it.

Versium’s Predictive GivingScore Identifies High-Impact Donors

Versium, a data technology company that operates a LifeData® predictive analytics scoring service, today announced the launch of its Predictive GivingScore solution.

Accenture and Hortonworks Join Forces to Help Businesses Manage Big Data

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an alliance agreement with Hortonworks, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, in a further strategic move to build its big data and digital capabilities and bring big outcomes from big data and analytics to its clients.