Big Data: Facts and Myths

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In this special guest feature, Al Nugent, co-author of the guide “Big Data for Dummies,” looks back at some of the definitions and predictions from the book and see if they still have relevance in today’s technology landscape.

InMobi Partners with Factual to Increase Mobile Ad Efficacy for Brands

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InMobi, a leading independent mobile advertising platform, and Factual, the mobile marketing location data company, today announced a partnership to create a rich set of audience targeting solutions for brand advertisers.

DESY and IBM Develop Big Data Architecture for Science

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced it is collaborating with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a leading national research center in Germany, to speed up management and storage of massive volumes of x-ray data. The planned Big Data and Analytics architecture based on IBM software defined technology can handle more than 20 gigabyte per second of data at peak performance.

John Chambers: Interfaces, Efficiency and Big Data

In the video presentation below, industry luminary John Chambers makes a keynote presentation at the recent useR! 2014 conference, Interfaces, Efficiency and Big Data.

Metanautix Comes Out of Stealth to ­Simplify the Data Supply Chain

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Metanautix, a big data analytics company focused on simplifying the data supply chain, has announced that it has partnered with Sequoia Capital for a $7 million Series A financing round.

Do You Know What You R Doing With R?

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In this special guest feature, Bill Franks from Teradata talks about how to get the most out of the R open source statistical environment when doing business analytics. He also tailors expectations in terms of several perceived limitations of R and how to get around them.

Interview: Nick Elprin, Co-founder, Domino

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Domino Data Lab, Inc. is a new company that started out with a focus on enabling much easier cloud computation, and doing “version control for data science.” I caught up with co-founder Nick Elprin at the recent useR!2014 conference to get the high-level view of his company.

Sibyl: A System for Large Scale Machine Learning at Google

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Sibyl is an important research project underway at Google that implements machine learning primitives at scale and is widely used within Google. Large scale machine learning is playing an increasingly important role in improving the quality and monetization of Internet properties.

The Analytics Big Bang

For an illuminating look at the history and future of predictive analytics and big data, here is The Analytics Big Bang – predictive analytics reaches critical mass as big data and new technologies collide.

INTERVIEW: Jack Norris, Chief Marketing Officer, MapR Technologies

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MapR is a major player in the Hadoop distribution marketplace that seems to be growing in leaps and bounds. I caught up with CMO Jack Norris to get his perspectives on the Hadoop ecosystem. In the interview below Jack talks candidly about MapR’s recent round of funding and how the company is priming itself for an IPO. Read on for more important insights from MapR!