Alan El Faye, Tabor Communications Inc. President, Passes Away

Alan El Faye, Tabor Communications Inc. President, Passes Away

The Tabor Communications family lost a dear member and the world lost a true gentleman yesterday when...

Saving Children’s Lives with Big Genomics Data

Saving Children’s Lives with Big Genomics Data

It’s estimated than one in 30 children is afflicted by one of 8,000 or so genetic diseases...

From Spiders to Elephants: The History of Hadoop

From Spiders to Elephants: The History of Hadoop

Have you ever wonder where this thing called Hadoop came from, or even why it’s here? Marko...

The Big Data Behind Shell’s Super-Efficient Car Races

The Big Data Behind Shell’s Super-Efficient Car Races

Most Americans are interested in the fuel efficiency of automobiles these days, a byproduct of higher gas...

News In Brief

Investors Flock to Retail Analytics

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In-store data analytics specialist RetailNext said this week it has secured an additional $125 million in a Series E venture funding to be used for "strategic acquisitions" along with expansion of its operations in North America, Europe and Read more…


Google Cloud Dataflow Now Open for Business

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Google today formally took the wraps off Cloud Dataflow, the hosted offering designed to allow developers with average Java and Python skills to build sophisticated analytic "pipelines" that process huge amounts of data. Google introduced Read more…


AMEX Adopts Machine Learning to Crunch More Data

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Machine learning continues to make inroads in the financial services sector and other large enterprises as businesses seek to leverage the technology to get a better handle on customer data and preferences. A user and vendor recently Read more…


MySQL Leader Percona Takes Aim at MongoDB

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The company driving the MySQL database today unveiled a plan to go after MongoDB's business with a drop-in replacement for the popular document-oriented NoSQL database. The new strategy is the result of Percona's acquisition today of TokuTek, Read more…


Smart Grid Gets Smarter With Analytics Platform

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Among the growing set of tools for the emerging smart grid are data analytics platforms designed to provide utilities with a real-time picture of what is happening in the power delivery system. As more renewable energy sources are plugged into Read more…


Hortonworks Deals to Streamline Hadoop Deployments

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Hortonworks today announced the acquisition of Sequence IQ, a Hungarian developer of cloud deployment automation tools for Hadoop. Hortonworks, which is hosting its Hadoop Summit Europe in Brussels this week, also shipped a maintenance release Read more…


Financial Data Provider Adopts FirstRain Analytics

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An unstructured data analytics specialist and a financial information provider are expanding their partnership to leverage social media and other web content to create advanced financial data visualizations for business users. Data analytics Read more…


What Informatica’s Buyout Means to Big Data Integration

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Yesterday's news that Informatica has agreed to be bought out by private equity firms for $5.3 billion has stirred a frenzy of activity in the big data integration community. For those working at data integration startups, the news represented a Read more…


Predictive Analytics Now In Reach Of the Average Enterprise, Forrester Says

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The average enterprise is better positioned than ever to take advantage of advanced analytic software, says Forrester Research, which put out its annual power rankings for advanced analytic tool vendors last week. "Good news! Predictive Read more…


Tableau Aims to Speed Analytics with V9

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Tableau Software has long positioned itself as a provider of tools that help you visualize big data, but hooking up to big data sources has not always been easy, and the resulting analyses have not always run as fast as people would like them. Read more…