Interview: Dataguise Perspectives on Big Data Security

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Big Data security all too often is an afterthought when deploying solutions like Hadoop, and companies slowly are discovering that security is just as important as any other aspect of the project. In the interview below, I was able to catch up with officials at a leading big data security vendor Dataguise to talk about […]

Kony, Inc. Selects TIBCO Jaspersoft for Cloud-based Analytics and Reporting

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TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) has announced that Kony, Inc., a leading enterprise mobility company, is using TIBCO Jaspersoft® for Amazon Web Services to achieve embedded analytics within its mobile platform. Jaspersoft®, the “Intelligence Inside” applications and business processes, is used by Kony and its customers to monitor, report, and analyze the deployment of mobile applications.

Alteryx and Databricks to Lead Development of Apache SparkR for Scalable Hadoop Analytics

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Alteryx and Databricks has announced they are collaborating to drive the value of Apache Hadoop and Spark into the hands of everyday analysts. These companies will become the primary committers to SparkR, a subset of the overall Spark framework.

Leaving Data on the Table: Data Scientists Reveal Obstacles to Big Data

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The huge volume of Big Data produced by sensors, genomic sequencers, electronic exchanges, and connected devices continues to generate headlines but it’s the diverse types of data, not the volume, that’s a bigger challenge to data scientists and is causing them to “leave data on the table.”

Actian Announces New All-in-One Platform Pricing

Actian Corporation (“Actian”), provider of an end-to-end big data analytics platform that runs natively in Hadoop, has announced all-in-one platform pricing that gives organizations the affordability and flexibility to grow and change with their business needs.

MapR Closes $110 Million Financing Led by Google Capital

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced that it has completed a $110 million financing. Google Capital led the $80 million equity financing.

Guavus Enhances its Reflex Operational Intelligence Platform with Apache Spark and Hadoop YARN

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Guavus, a leading provider of big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence, has unveiled Reflex 2.0 with support for Apache Spark and Hadoop YARN. The Guavus Reflex™ Operational Intelligence Platform provides a real-time analysis across business and operations for better quality decision-making.

Interview: Webtrends Delivers Marketing via In-The-Moment Analytics

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“In the next few years, the imperative for marketing to be “data-driven” will force big data & digital analytics to converge becoming the standard for applying big data to marketing. Webtrends is already heading down this path, utilizing big data technologies to enable in-the-moment marketing. The chasm between reporting and action will be crossed and the digital analytics vendors that do not have major investments in big data today will be even further behind in the future.”

Databricks Unveils Spark-Based Cloud Platform To Simplify Big Data Processing

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Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark—the powerful open-source processing engine that provides blazingly fast and sophisticated analytics—announced today the launch of Databricks Cloud, a cloud platform built around Apache Spark. In addition to this launch, the company is announcing the close of $33 million in series B funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with follow-on investment from Andreessen Horowitz.

Data Science 101: Introduction to Deep Learning on Hadoop

As the data world undergoes its Cambrian explosion phase, our data tools need to become more advanced to keep pace. Deep Learning has emerged as a key tool in the non-linear arms race of machine learning. In the video below Josh Patterson and Adam Gibson take a look at how we can parallelize Deep Belief Networks in Deep Learning on Hadoop’s next generation YARN framework with Iterative Reduce.