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, […]

Big Data Analytics: Gain a Performance Edge with a Hybrid Solution

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With a hybrid approach to big data storage, companies can combine the high performance and speed capabilities of in-memory while solving the storage issues by putting the vast historical data sets on disk. By bridging available technologies, companies can deliver on all counts – including cost.

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.

Tableau Conference 2014 – A Field Report

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I just returned from the annual Tableau Conference 2014 (affectionately referred to as TC14) and I’m data overload! The big event took place Sept. 8-11 in beautiful Seattle and I must confess that the experience really energized me.

Business Uses of Predictive Analytics

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The need for predictive analytics in the enterprise is clear, as it can provide smarter analysis for better decision making, increased market competitiveness, a direct path in taking advantage of market opportunity and threats, a way to reduce uncertainty and manage risk, an approach to proactively plan and act, discovery of meaningful patterns, and the means to anticipate and react to emerging trends.

Dentsu razorfish Selects MapR Hadoop Distribution for Next Generation Communication Platform

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced that Dentsu razorfish, a joint venture between digital agency razorfish and Dentsu, a globally recognized advertisement firm, has deployed the MapR Distribution including Hadoop as the underlying technology for its Next Generation Communication Platform (NGCP) solution.

Tableau Conference 2014

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FIELD REPORT The 2014 edition of the Tableau Software’s annual conference (TC14) is taking place in Seattle this week, from September 8-12 and insideBIGDATA will be on hand for all the tech festivities. The big event is at the Washington State Convention Center with a sold-out crowd of over 5,500 customers and partners from around the […]

What is Big Data? 40+ Definitions

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The big data steam roller continues to move forward, but if you take a brief step back, how would you define “big data?” UC Berkeley’s new Master of Information and Data Science program decided to settle the question once and for all, and proceeded to ask 40+ thought leaders.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Predictive Analytics

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In this new Guide to Predictive Analytics we 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, to experienced analysts, to data scientists.

An Exciting Year for Spark

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Apache Spark has had an amazing year, and the people behind the open source large-scale data processing engine have pulled some data to show just how fast it has grown in the last 12 months. Databricks, who spun out of AMPlab at UC Berkeley after creating Spark produced the infographic below that highlights some of the data, especially as it catches fire across the industry.