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Spark Just Passed Hadoop in Popularity on the Web–Here’s Why

Spark Just Passed Hadoop in Popularity on the Web–Here’s Why

Interest in Apache Spark surpassed Apache Hadoop for the first time last month, according to Google Trends....

How Big Data Analytics Is Shining a Light on Anonymous Web Traffic

How Big Data Analytics Is Shining a Light on Anonymous Web Traffic

They arrive suddenly at your website with no identification or cookies, browse product for minutes or hours...

Why Twitter Is the Low-Hanging Fruit of Social Analytics

Why Twitter Is the Low-Hanging Fruit of Social Analytics

Nobody is mistaking the Twitter fire hose for a crystal ball. But big companies are increasingly turning...

Leveraging Big Data to Economically Fuel Growth

Leveraging Big Data to Economically Fuel Growth

Kevin McClowry has been working with Big Data even before the term hit the mainstream. And these...

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Leveraging Big Data to Economically Fuel Growth

Big Data All StarKevin McClowry has been working with Big Data even before the term hit the mainstream. And these days, McClowry, currently the lead architect over analytics with TransUnion, LLC, is looking to Big Data technologies to add even more impetus to his organization’s growth.

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News In Brief

CNBC Looks to Scale Market Analytics

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CNBC, the cable financial news channel, said this week it is joining forces with market analytics platform developer Kensho Technologies Inc. through a strategic investment and a content sharing agreement aimed at developing a new financial data Read more…


Seeing the Forest For the Trees With Analytics

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Climate science, with its seemingly unlimited number of variables, is tailored-made for closer scrutiny using big data tools. With that notion in mind, researchers at the University of Alberta have begun using streaming analytics software Read more…


Teradata Has Hadoop Covered with MapR Partnership

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Teradata completed a trifecta of sorts today when it announced a strategic partnership with MapR Technologies. The partnership comes on the heels of similar deals Teradata formed with the two other pure-play Hadoop providers, Cloudera and Read more…


Hadoop RDBMS Ready for Primetime

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Targeting database architects and application developers, Splice Machine Inc. announced general availability this week of its Hadoop database that had been in beta testing since May. The Hadoop relational database management system is designed Read more…


Vertica Gets Hadoop Upgrade

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An analytics platform unveiled this week by Hewlett-Packard allows access to data residing on a range of Apache Hadoop distributions. HP said Nov. 17 its Vertica for SQL on Read more…


Using Wiki-data to Monitor, Forecast Disease Outbreaks

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Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory used open source data culled from the online encyclopedia Wikipedia to develop a disease monitoring and forecasting tool they claim is more comprehensive than existing tools. Using Wikipedia Read more…


Banks Sit on Customer Data as Needs Go Unmet

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The nation's retail banks have a potentially bigger problem than complaints about fees and low interest rates on savings accounts: Despite sitting on a "gold mine" of data, a survey finds that financial institutions use little of this business Read more…


Google Targets Big Genome Data

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Google wants to leverage the infrastructure that runs its dominant search engine, Google Maps and Gmail to help analyze and share big genomic data. Google Genomics is being promoted as a way to Read more…


LinkedIn Spinoff Confluent to Extend Kafka

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The LinkedIn team that built the Apache Kafka real-time messaging service has left to form a new company called Confluent. The startup said it would offer a "real-time data platform" built around Apache Read more…


Tesco’s Collapse is a Cautionary Tale for Big Data

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There is a tendency to view big data analytics as a magic bullet that can transform any company using it into a market leader. For some, however, the "magic bullet" has turned into what looks to be a self-inflicted wound. Case in point is the Read more…