FoundationDB and DataRPM Partner to Simplify Analytics & Visualization on Next Generation Database

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FoundationDB, the company behind next generation database software that uniquely combines scalability and consistency, today announced a technology partnership with DataRPM, the industry pioneer in cognitive big data discovery & analytics platform. The integration allows users to perform data analysis, discovery and natural language analytics on data stored in FoundationDB’s distributed, transactional database (via the SQL Layer).

Data Science 101: Real-time Analytics using Cassandra, Spark and Shark

In the video below, Evan Chan (Software Engineer at Ooyala), describes his experience using the Spark and Shark frameworks for running real-time queries on top of Cassandra data.

Project Adam: a New Deep-Learning System

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Project Adam is a new deep-learning system modeled after the human brain that has greater image classification accuracy and is 50 times faster than other systems in the industry. Project Adam is an initiative by Microsoft researchers and engineers that aims to demonstrate that large-scale, commodity distributed systems can train huge deep neural networks effectively.

The Putnam Mathematical Competition’s Unsolved Problem

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As a data scientist with my roots in the theoretical foundations of the field, I’m always looking for ways to challenge myself and pick up a new mathematical apparatus that could help me in my project work.

How to Become a Big Data Superhero

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Capgemini and Cloudera have created the new infographic below on how organizations can maximize their Big Data potential. Capgemini and Cloudera recently announced an extended partnership to help organizations accelerate their Big Data initiatives.

IBM Introduces Elastic Storage on Cloud

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IBM is announcing a new software defined storage-as-a-service on IBM SoftLayer, code named Elastic Storage on Cloud, that gives organizations access to a fully-supported, ready-to-run storage environment, which includes SoftLayer bare metal resources and high performance data management and allows organizations to move data between their on-premise infrastructure and the cloud.

Goodyear Licenses APT’s Test & Learn and Market Basket Analyzer Platforms

Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) has announced that Goodyear Auto Service Centers has signed an agreement to license APT’s software platform, including Test & Learn and Market Basket Analyzer. Goodyear will use APT’s software to test and analyze key business issues including pricing, service bundling, marketing, store hours and merchandising.

Predictive Analytics for Business Advantage

A recent TDWI report sponsored by Alteryx shows that predictive analytics is having a huge impact on the data and analytics landscape within organizations. The infographic below highlights the data types and new use cases that benefit from the increased use of predictive analytics, and why business analysts are best positioned to make the greatest contribution.

Visualization of the Week: The Urban Observatory

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Last year, Richard Saul Wurman, @RadicalMedia, and Esri unveiled the Urban Observatory, which began the process of encouraging cities to use the common language of maps to understand patterns in diverse data sets. The next generation of Urban Observatory is making its global debut at the 2014 Esri User Conference in San Diego, July 14-18.

Developing an Application that Can Display Millions of Data Points on a Map

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Maptimize, the company behind the ‘One Million Tweet Map’, provides a clustering application to display massive amounts of information – such as Tweets, users or points of interest – on a map.