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.

Weather Data Contest – Climate Crush

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If you’re a weather visionary and/or data scientist looking for a noble way to spend your summer, consider the Climate Crush – a weather data visualization contest with a cash prize. Weather Analytics opens its data and invites participants to create a visualization – infographic, dynamic interface, widget, app, anything – using the weather data (as well as any other open data sources).

Gurunavi Chooses MapR to Strengthen its Big Data Analysis

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Nautilus Technologies, Inc., provider of enterprise middle-ware with consulting and development for Hadoop environment, and MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced that Gurunavi Inc., a leading restaurant search site in Japan, has chosen the MapR Distribution for Hadoop to leverage its big data and search history to provide greater value-add for its services.

The userR!2014 Conference in Review

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FIELD REPORT Last week I attended the long-anticipated useR!2014 international conference at the UCLA campus, my alma mater. The four day event had something for everyone in attendance – all the brain cycles centered around the use of the R statistical environment. Since R is a primary tool for my work in data science and […]

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 […]

Infragistics Announces Enterprise Mobility Suite

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Infragistics, a global leader in enterprise mobility empowerment, has announced it has enhanced its powerful business intelligence and collaboration solutions, ReportPlus and SharePlus, combining them into the new Infragistics Enterprise Mobility Suite. The Enterprise Mobility Suite was built for the next generation of employees to empower them to work anywhere, anytime by unlocking enterprise data on their smartphones and tablets.

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.

Production Deployment Environments for R

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To help our audience leverage the power of machine learning, the editors of insideBIGDATA have created this weekly article series called “The insideBIGDATA Guide to Machine Learning.” This is our eighth and final installment, “Production Deployment Environments for R.”

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.”