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Data Science 101: Combining the Power of R and Hadoop

Cloudera and Revolution Analytics allow you to derive new business insights from Big Data by providing a joint solution to store, process, and analyze all your data at scale.

NoSQL Database to Power Big Data App for Macmillan Education Australia

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Sqrrl, the company that develops secure NoSQL database software for Big Data applications, has collaborated with Macmillan Education Australia, a leading educational publisher, to help them power a next generation education portal. Sqrrl’s NoSQL database, Sqrrl Enterprise, enables Macmillan to securely store massive amounts of student and teacher data and ensures data is only accessed in authorized ways.

Interview: ParStream Analyzes Billions of Records in Less than a Second

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“ParStream is a columnar database with a hybrid in-memory storage and a shared nothing architecture. Based on patented algorithms for indexing and compressing data, Parstream uniquely combines three core features: Analyzing billions of records in sub seconds, continuous fast import with up to 1 million rec/s and a flexible, interactive analytics engine with a SQL interface.”

MongoDB 2.6 Released – Builds on Five Years of Innovation

MongoDB today announced the general availability of MongoDB 2.6, the newest release of the popular database. The release builds on five years of innovation and hundreds of thousands of deployments to simplify provisioning and operating MongoDB deployments.

Tableau in the Cloud Continues to Grow

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Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced that more than 1,000 customer accounts are using its cloud-based product, Tableau Online. The milestone comes just nine months after the company announced the hosted version of Tableau Server, making it Tableau’s fastest-growing product.

A Solution for Real-Time Retail Analytics

Large Austrian retailer MPREIS has long been using QlikView for business analytics. When the data got too large, the company turned to ParStream to provide immediate query response on billions of records for QlikView’s Direct Discovery. Now the retailer is able to view aggregated and highly detailed information in the same dashboard in real-time. In this use case examination, we’ll take a look at the problem the company faced and the steps taken toward a solution.

Teradata Unveils QueryGrid to Couple Hadoop and Analytic Databases

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Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications and services company, today delivered a complete big data solution with Teradata QueryGrid™, the software that optimizes analytics across the enterprise and beyond.

Visualization of the Week: Plots Don’t Lie?

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On March 27, health insurance enrollment through the ACA’s exchanges surpassed 6 million, exceeding the revised estimate of enrollees for the program’s first year before the March 31 open enrollment deadline. Then on March 31, Fox News showed a skewed chart (see below) to suggest enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would come up far short of […]

DK Panda Presents: Big Data – Hadoop and Memcached

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“As InfiniBand is getting used in scientific computing environments, there is a big demand to harness its benefits for enterprise environments for handling big data and analytics. This talk will focus on high-performance and scalable designs of Hadoop using native RDMA support of InfiniBand and RoCE. Designs for various components in Hadoop (such as HDFS, MapReduce, RPC, and HBASE) and their benefits based on the RDMA package for Apache Hadoop will be presented. RDMA-based design for scalable Memcached (used in Web 2.0) and the associated benefits will be presented.”

Big Data Humor: A Fruity Kind of Plot

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