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How NoSQL Drives Analytic Agility at Nielsen

How NoSQL Drives Analytic Agility at Nielsen

For many years, Nielsen used a standard relational database to power the big data analytic offerings used...

9 Places to Get Big Data Now

9 Places to Get Big Data Now

Discussions of big data often revolve around what new technologies and processes people are using to analyze...

Taming the Wild Side of Hadoop Data

Taming the Wild Side of Hadoop Data

Organizations are attracted to Hadoop because it lets them store huge amounts and different types of data,...

Three Ways Big Data and HPC Are Converging

Three Ways Big Data and HPC Are Converging

Big data is becoming much more than just widespread distribution of cheap storage and cheap computation on...

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Patriots Vs. Seahawks: The Big Game by the Numbers

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Nobody knows what will happen when the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots take the field on Sunday for Super Bowl XLIX.  But thanks to data analytics, we can get an idea how certain aspects of the teams match up. In these two Read more…


Watson’s Take on the State of the Union

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Every year, as the State of the Union address comes to a close, analysts, political correspondents and politicians alike come forward to offer unique take on the president’s speech. This year, however, one new voice is chiming in: that of IBM’s Read more…


VoltDB Reaches Out to Hadoop for Fast Data Analytics

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VoltDB has made a name for itself by building a fast in-memory distributed relational database that processes transactions and does some real-time analytics too. With today's launch of VoltDB version 5, the company is smoothing its integration Read more…


MapR Ponies Up with Free Hadoop Training

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Hadoop is hard. There's just no way around it. Without a set of specific technical skills, the chances of somebody developing or running a Hadoop cluster are not good. A new training program unveiled today by MapR Technologies may help to put a Read more…


Why Machine Learning Is A Priority for Andreessen Horowitz in 2015

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Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz are legendary in the Silicon Valley, having invested early in firms like Twitter, Facebook, Box, Skype, and Groupon. So when the Sand Hill Road experts with an eye for picking winners put machine learning near Read more…


Oracle Rejiggers Exadata for Emerging In-Memory Workloads

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Organizations that adopt the latest generation of Oracle's engineered systems will have more flexible configuration and licensing options available to them than previous generations. That will make it more cost effective to run emerging Read more…


Making the Business Case for Location Analytics

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What role, if any, could locations analytics--defined as the ability to gain insight from the location or geographic component of business data--play in enhancing the value of business intelligence? The answer to the geo-data puzzle, Read more…


The Humanist’s Emerging Role in Big Data

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The combination of big data and advanced analytics can help us find answers to questions that may otherwise stay unknown. But what questions are we asking of our big data sets, and what data are we using? The answers are important, and point to Read more…


Cloudera Teams with Google to Run Dataflow on Spark

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Cloudera and Google today announced that they're working together to get Dataflow--the big data pipeline model Google publicly launched last June--to run on Apache Spark, thereby giving customers more freedom to run their big data applications Read more…


Predicting Consumer Behavior Drives Growth of Text Analytics

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Retailers are getting hip to the latest fashion—using text analytics to predict what consumers are going to do and buy next. According to a new report by Allied Market Research, predictive analytics in the retail sector will be responsible Read more…