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Building the Enterprise-Ready Data Lake: What It Takes To Do It Right

Jul 25, 2016 |

The last year has seen a significant growth in the number of companies launching data lake initiatives as their first mainstream production Hadoop-based project. This isn’t surprising given the compelling technical and economic arguments in favor of Hadoop as a data management platform, and the continued maturation of Hadoop and its associated ecosystem of open source projects. Read more…

Behavior I/O: Using Machine Learning to Empower Human Learning

Jun 17, 2016 |

At lunch last week, I learned that a couple colleagues were engaged in a little duel—trying to out-walk each other, as tracked by their new Fitbits. Self-improvement was definitely the goal, but seeing peer performance and benchmarks provided the required motivation to achieve that goal. Read more…

The Weather Company Absorbs ‘Deep Thunder’ to Bolster Modeling

Jun 15, 2016 |

IBM is combining two of its weather forecasting resources—including The Weather Company’s regional and global models and local and hyperlocal forecasts from “Deep Thunder”—to create a single combined forecasting model that executives say will be more accurate than what came before. Read more…

Slow But Steady Progress Spotted in Operationalization of Big Data

Jun 2, 2016 |

It might be a tough word to get out of your mouth, but “operationalization” remains a central element of the big data opportunity. And according to a new Capgemini and Informatica study titled “The Big Data Payoff: Read more…

Apache’s Wacky But Winning Recipe for Big Data Development

May 12, 2016 |

When Doug Cutting set out to develop an open source Web search engine in the late 1990s, he initially chose the GPL license to distribute his wares. When that failed, he decided to give the Apache Software Foundation a shot–and in the process may have changed the course of open source software development for the next 20 years. Read more…

News In Brief

Workday Nabs Platfora as Big Data Consolidates

Jul 25, 2016 |

Human capital management (HCM) software maker Workday last week bought Platfora, one of the oldest providers of Hadoop-based analytic solutions. The deal showcases both the need for analytic prowess in the enterprise software market, as well the consolidation that’s to come. Read more…

Redis Labs Gains VC Funding, New Enterprise Customers

Jul 21, 2016 |

While the pace of venture capital investment in technology startups declined during the first half of this year, some analytics and database companies are reporting continuing and expanding investments. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes

Jul 15, 2016 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Amazon Echo, IoT Bulb Enlisted for Data Engagement

Jul 14, 2016 |

Presumably under the category of “bright ideas,” a business intelligence specialist is leveraging artificial intelligence and what it calls an “IoT light bulb” as a way to increase analytics engagement and adoption through an “emotional connection to data insights using all senses.” Read more…

Actian Reasserts Performance Claims With VectorH

Jun 29, 2016 |

The latest version of SQL-on-Hadoop specialist Actian Corp.’s Vector database tightens integration with Apache Spark to widen access to new data sources while adding enterprise features required to move Hadoop-based analytics to production. Read more…

This Just In

Teradata Purchases Big Data Partnership

Jul 25, 2016 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.July 25 — Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics company, announced today that it has purchased Big Data Partnership, a leading EMEA-based services provider of big data solutions and training. Read more…

Hortonworks to Present at Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum

Jul 18, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18 — Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced Scott Davidson, Chief Financial Officer and Brian Marshall, Vice President, Corporate Development, will present at the 18th Annual Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum in in Vail, CO on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Read more…

Waterline Data, Trifacta, and Cloudera Present Webinar on How to Govern Data Without Hampering its Value

Jul 18, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 18 — Waterline Data, The Smart Data Catalog Company, today announced a new webinar designed to help Hadoop users learn to make better use of the growing volume and variety of organizational data in the data lake. Read more…

Talend Opens Nomination Period for Data Masters Awards

Jul 13, 2016 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 13 — Talend, a global leader in big data and cloud integration solutions, today officially opened the submission period for its second annual Data Masters Awards. Read more…

Mu Sigma Unveils “State of Analytics and Decision Science” Report

Jul 13, 2016 |

CHICAGO, Ill., July 13 — Mu Sigma, a leading global provider of decision science and big data analytics solutions, today announced the results of its inaugural “State of Analytics and Decision Science” report, which identifies gaps and shortcomings in traditional approaches to analytics and problem solving. Read more…