Databricks and O’Reilly Media Launch Spark Developer Certification Program

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, and O’Reilly Media , a leading voice in Data Science, has announced the launch of the first, global Apache Spark Developer Certification program.

In-Memory Computing Player Hazelcast Raises $11M

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Hazelcast has announced raising an $11M Series B Venture Capital round to leverage their position as a leading open source In-Memory Data Grid and up and coming In-Memory NoSQL technology provider.

Visualization of the Week: Uber Jobs by Country

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Here is a compelling visualization that shows countries where Uber is currently offering jobs. No jobs in Antarctica, darn, guess I’ll have to use a regular cab to visit my penguin friends.

How Statistical Science Can Advance Big Data Research Projects

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A recently released American Statistical Association (ASA) white paper recommends a multidisciplinary approach comprised of statisticians, mathematicians, data scientists and relevant domain scientists to tackle the challenges of the federal government’s Big Data Research and
Development Initiative and similar private-sector projects.

Classes of Predictive Analytics

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This article is the third in an editorial series that will review how predictive analytics helps your organization predict with confidence what will happen next so that you can make smarter decisions and improve business outcomes..  It is important to adopt a predictive analytics solution that meets the specific needs of different users and skill sets from beginners, […]

Accenture Study Shows Satisfaction with Business Outcomes from Big Data

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Ninety-two percent of executives from companies that are applying big data to their businesses said they are satisfied with the results, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

Embarcadero Announces Major New Release of its Award-Winning Database Tools

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Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, has announced a major new XE6 release of its award-winning portfolio of database tools, including ER/Studio, DBArtisan and Rapid SQL.

MapR Distribution Version 4.0.1 Announced

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the availability of the 4.0.1 version of the MapR Distribution including Hadoop.

IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone

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Making its biggest announcement in a decade as leader in analytics, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses.

Don’t Worry About Database Performance

In this special guest feature,  Dr. Michael Blaha from Modelsoft Consulting Group provides a series of 10 useful guidelines for obtaining good performance with traditional relational databases. Michael Blaha is a consultant and trainer who specializes in conceiving, architecting, modeling, designing and tuning databases. He has worked with dozens of organizations around the world. Blaha […]