Cisco Systems Releases UCS Big Data CVD Based on Ubuntu OpenStack

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Ubuntu OpenStack continues to be the “go to” platform for enterprise scale out solutions, as Cisco releases its latest CVD (Cisco Validated Design), Hadoop as a Service (HaaS) with Cisco UCS Common Platform Architecture (CPA v2) for Big Data and OpenStack .

Do You Know What You R Doing With R?

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In this special guest feature, Bill Franks from Teradata talks about how to get the most out of the R open source statistical environment when doing business analytics. He also tailors expectations in terms of several perceived limitations of R and how to get around them.

Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

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The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies just hit the streets! This guide to the industry’s pulse is a good way to balance the hype with reality. As you’ll note in the chart below, big data is entering the Trough of Disillusionment.

Interview: Nick Elprin, Co-founder, Domino

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Domino Data Lab, Inc. is a new company that started out with a focus on enabling much easier cloud computation, and doing “version control for data science.” I caught up with co-founder Nick Elprin at the recent useR!2014 conference to get the high-level view of his company.

SAS Drives Analytics Into the Cloud with Amazon Web Services

SAS is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help organizations improve business functions by creating flexible, scalable, analytics-driven cloud applications.

Teradata University Network Addresses Need for Data-Driven Marketing Jobs

Organizations worldwide are struggling against a severe shortage of workers with analytical expertise and skills to understand and make data-driven marketing decisions. Teradata University Network, in conjunction with Teradata (NYSE: TDC), a leading analytic data platforms, marketing applications and consulting services company, are answering the need by making marketing applications, tools, and curricula freely available to university faculty and students.

Sponsored Post: Intel Enterprise Edition Software for Lustre

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Intel Enterprise Edition Software for Lustre can transform vast amounts of data into data-driven decisions. And using the software with Hadoop makes storage management simpler with single Lustre file systems rather than partitioned, hard-to-manage storage.

ExtraHop Introduces Open Data Stream Technology

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ExtraHop Networks, the global leader in real-time wire data analytics for IT operational intelligence, has announced Open Data Stream for MongoDB and Open Data Stream for Elasticsearch.

Databricks Cloud Announcement and Demo at Spark Summit 2014

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Coming to us from the recent Spark Summit 2014, here is a compelling presentation by Databricks CEO Ion Stoica that sets the stage for Spark’s continued advance in the big data ecosystem. The Databricks Cloud provides the full power of Spark, in the cloud, plus a powerful set of features for exploring and visualization your data, as well as writing and deploying production data products.

Sibyl: A System for Large Scale Machine Learning at Google

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Sibyl is an important research project underway at Google that implements machine learning primitives at scale and is widely used within Google. Large scale machine learning is playing an increasingly important role in improving the quality and monetization of Internet properties.