New Survey from GE and Accenture Finds Growing Urgency for Big Data Analytics

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A new global study, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” from GE (NYSE: GE) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy.

Spark Panel Discussion with Cloudera, MapR & Pivotal

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The panel discussion video below comes from the Los Angeles Spark Users Group. The talk fosters a lively discussion on Spark’s initial goals, where it came from and what the future holds for Spark. Many leading Big Data vendors are responding by introducing Spark’s capabilities into their architectures. The panel discussion is between the top Hadoop distribution vendors – Cloudera, MapR, and Pivotal.

Credit Scoring and Back Trading/Testing

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This article is the third in an editorial series that has the goal to provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging big data technologies in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively in today’s climate of working to increase the value of corporate data assets.

The Business Case for In-Memory Computing

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This article is the second in an editorial series that will provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging in-memory computing to analyze data faster, improve the quality of business decisions, and use the insight to increase customer satisfaction and sales performance.

Data Access and Exploratory Data Analysis

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Enterprise data assets are what feed the predictive analytic process, and any tool must facilitate easy integration with all the different types data sources required to answer critical business questions. Robust predictive analytics needs to access analytical and relational databases, OLAP cubes, flat files, and enterprise applications.

Ask a Data Scientist: Recommender Systems

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Welcome to the first article in a weekly series called “Ask a Data Scientist.” Once a week until you’ll see reader submitted questions answered by a practicing data scientist. Think of this new insideBIGDATA feature as a valuable resource for you to get up to speed in this flourishing area of technology. If you have a big data question you’d like answered, please just enter a comment below, or send me an e-mail.

Big Data and Retail Banking

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This article is the second in an editorial series that has the goal to provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging big data technologies in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively in today’s climate of working to increase the value of corporate data assets.

GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric Launches

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Today at Big Data Innovation Summit 2014, GridGain Systems (www.GridGain.com), a leading innovator of open source in-memory computing solutions, announced the launch of the GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric, a comprehensive software solution that accelerates business operations and time to insights by enabling high-performance transactions, real-time streaming and ultra-fast analytics in a single, highly scalable data access and processing layer.

insideBIGDATA Guide to In-Memory Computing

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In this new Guide to In-Memory Computing the goal is to provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging in-memory computing to analyze data faster, improve the quality of business decisions, and use the insight to increase customer satisfaction and sales performance.

Predictive Analytics Software and R

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There is a vast array of predictive analytics tools, but not all are created equal. Software differs widely in terms of capability and usability — not all solutions can address all types of advanced analytics needs. There are different classes of analytics users — some need to build statistical models, others just need to use them.