What is Big Data? 40+ Definitions

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The big data steam roller continues to move forward, but if you take a brief step back, how would you define “big data?” UC Berkeley’s new Master of Information and Data Science program decided to settle the question once and for all, and proceeded to ask 40+ thought leaders.

The Different Types of Programmers

In this special guest feature, Jesse Anderson from Cloudera writes about his perspectives on becoming a computer programmer including education, aptitude and other musings. As an extra bonus check out the tutorial video at the end of the article.

Datastax Raises $106 Million

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DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, announced that it has secured $106 million in Series E financing. This amount, together with the $84 million investment in previous rounds, brings the total invested to date to $190 million.

An Exciting Year for Spark

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Apache Spark has had an amazing year, and the people behind the open source large-scale data processing engine have pulled some data to show just how fast it has grown in the last 12 months. Databricks, who spun out of AMPlab at UC Berkeley after creating Spark produced the infographic below that highlights some of the data, especially as it catches fire across the industry.

Machine Learning – The Engine Behind Big Data Processing

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In this special guest feature, Sanjay Sarathy of Sumo Logic discusses the three waves of evolution of big data, how machine learning plays a big role in this metamorphosis, and also what’s in store next. Sarathy is CMO at next gen machine data intelligence company Sumo Logic.

Data Science 101: Parallel Iterative Deep Learning on Hadoop’s Next​-Gen YARN

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Presented at the recent O’Reilly OSCON – Open Source Convention 2014 by Josh Patterson (Patterson Consulting) and Adam Gibson (Skymind.io) is “Introduction to Parallel Iterative Deep Learning on Hadoop’s Next​-Generation YARN Framework.”

Hadoop Buyer’s Guide

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The Hadoop Buyer’s Guide by Robert D. Schneider, author of Hadoop for Dummies, is an invaluable resource for those investigating or evaluating Hadoop—from understanding how Hadoop can solve your data challenges, to what to look for when selecting a solution, to comparing vendors, and preparing for implementation and future success.

Glassbeam Announces Additional $2 Million Funding Round

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Glassbeam, Inc., the machine data analytics company, has announced significant new momentum with $2 million in additional funding. The investment, led by VKRM Group, a boutique venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs building innovative and industry-leading businesses, will be used to continue the refinement of its unique, patentable Internet of Things (IoT) platform – Glassbeam SCALAR.

Big Data: Facts and Myths

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In this special guest feature, Al Nugent, co-author of the guide “Big Data for Dummies,” looks back at some of the definitions and predictions from the book and see if they still have relevance in today’s technology landscape.

Prelert Extends Anomaly Detection to Elasticsearch

Prelert, the anomaly detection company, today announced the release of an Elasticsearch Connector to help developers quickly and easily deploy its machine learning-based Anomaly Detective® engine on their Elasticsearch ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack.