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.

Interview: Dolphin Speeds Business with Data Volume Management for SAP HANA

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“Dolphin helps companies manage data volume and optimize processes so they can balance the performance and processing capabilities of SAP systems against the cost of running those systems. We develop a data volume management strategy so our customers can keep business critical data in SAP HANA, to get the fast efficient processing they need, and move static or business complete data on to other storage where it is still accessible. With a data volume management strategy in place, our customers are better prepared to go live on HANA and improve their return on investment.”

RJMetrics Releases Complete Analytics Platform for Online Businesses

RJMetrics, a leading provider of analytics software for online businesses, today introduced a new version of its platform. With the release, online businesses can connect data from all of their transactional systems, maintain massive data warehouses, and perform sophisticated analyses, all without support from IT.

Talend Introduces the Big Data Sandbox to Accelerate Adoption of Big Data

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Talend, a global big data integration software leader, today announced the availability of the Talend Big Data Sandbox, a pre-configured virtual environment designed to quickly get big data projects off the ground through real-world use cases and interactive learning tools.

Tokutek and Datadog Partner to Offer a Monitoring & Performance Analysis Tool

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Tokutek®, delivering database performance at scale, and Datadog, the SaaS-based monitoring and data analytics platform that provides a unified view of IT infrastructure, today announced that they are partnering to integrate their products and to offer new monitoring and analysis capabilities for Tokutek high-performance database solutions, TokuMX™ and TokuDB®.

MongoDB Powers City of Chicago’s WindyGrid Platform

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MongoDB, the database for modern applications, today announced that the City of Chicago is using MongoDB as the data store for WindyGrid, a real-time geospatial platform that delivers a unified view of city operations. WindyGrid enables City personnel to analyze spatial data historically and in real-time, with the database size growing by millions of records each day.

Book Reviews: The Bootstrap Resampling Technique

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In the spirit of the importance of bootstrap methods to contemporary machine learning, I’d like to review several prominent books on the subject. Some of the titles are relatively new, while others can be considered “classics.”

DataStax Enterprise 4.5 Unveiled

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At the rercent Spark Summit 2014, DataStax, a leading distributed database management system that delivers Apache Cassandra to the enterprise, announced the general availability of DataStax Enterprise 4.5 (DSE 4.5).

Netvibes and Engagement Labs Partner to Deliver Social Media Analytics Platform

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Netvibes, the Dashboard of Everything, and Engagement Labs, the social media measurement company, has announced a partnership to integrate their products to deliver an advanced social media analytics platform.

Industry Perspectives from the 2013 O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference

The O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference is one of a few conferences that seriously can deliver on the mission of providing a state-of-the-art perspective on the big data industry. Here is a selection of video presentations made by industry luminaries that can guide enterprise thought leaders.