Slidecast: Fujifilm’s New Dternity Storage Technology for NAS

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“Data has become the foundation upon which all smart business decisions are made. Archives have traditionally been inaccessible, offline and practically invisible. The new business culture demands more. The Dternity S unlocks the potential of your data, providing easy online access to all of your archived content.”

The Wolfram Programming Language for Data Science

Stephen Wolfram, founder of Wolfram Research and creator of Mathematica, just announced the new Wolfram Programming Language. This new knowledge-based language could be a game changer in data science.

Slidecast: Finding “Social Whales” with the Katana Analytics Engine

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In this slidecast, Dimitri Williams from Ninja Metrics describes the company’s innovative Katana Social Analytics Engine. “Katana measures the value of social contributions in applications and games, provides detailed projections for the outcomes that matter to developers, and offers the tools to determine how effectively features facilitate engagement and social interaction.”

Metascale Introduces Hadoop Appliance

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MetaScale, the technology solutions provider subsidiary of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD), recently introduced a Hadoop appliance product line that incorporates advanced technology with the expertise of specialists who have successfully delivered Hadoop implementations.

Productionizing Hadoop: 7 Architectural Best Practices

Big Data will change the way your organization responds to business opportunities. But to reap its full benefits, you have to move from proof of concept into full production. Here is an informative, 52-minute presentation that provides the guidelines for successfully integrating Hadoop into your standard data center processes.

Big Data & Brews

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Big Data & Brews reminds me of the good old pre-dotcom-bubble days when I used to attend many networking events over at the Westwood Brewery near UCLA. Those were heady days. It was beer and tech back then as it seems to be today. Now, instead of meeting up in person, you can enjoy contemporary discussions of the big data industry by watching the host, Datameer CEO Stephan Groschupf, and his guest in an informal pub atmosphere.

Data Science 101: Building Your Data Science Toolbox

Jeremy Howard made a presentation to the Melbourne R meetup group, where he gave a brief overview of his “data scientist’s toolbox” (using a few Kaggle competitions as practical examples), and also provided an introduction to ensembles of decision trees (including the well-known Random Forest™ algorithm).

Accenture’s View of Big Data Trends

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Here is an informative short video presentation from the recent Strata Conference 2014 in Santa Clara featuring Mike Hendrickson, VP Content Strategy over at O’Reilly Media interviewing Vince Dell’anno, Big Data Lead for Accenture. The discussion centers around big data trends such as what types of organizations tend to need big data technology more than […]

Video: Introducing the Wolfram Language – Knowledge-based Functional Programming

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Stephen Wolfram introduces the Wolfram Language, a “knowledge based” symbolic programming language that enables powerful functional programming, querying of large databases, flexible interactivity, and easy deployment. It looks to be incredibly versatile. Could this be the future of Big Data?

An Insiders View of Data Science at Pearson

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Global education giant Pearson uses data science to make their products better especially for student outcomes. The video below features a recent Cloud episode of Google Developers Live, with Felipe Hoffa hosting Pearson’s Director of Data Science Collin Sellman, to celebrate Python Pandas release 0.13 and its Google BigQuery connector. Jacob Schaer and Sean Schaefer join them to demo its capabilities, and how Pearson uses data science to improve education.