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Radoop: A Predictive Analytic Alternative to R on Hadoop

Apr 30, 2014 |

The Hungarian firm Radoop today unveiled the second version of its eponymous product, which integrates Rapid Miner’s data mining and predictive analytic tools atop Apache Hadoop. Radoop 2.0 brings many of the features available in Hadoop version 2, including support for YARN, as well as new operators and easier scoring of models.

Crossing the Big Data Stream with DataTorrent

Apr 23, 2014 |

Enterprises eager for a competitive edge are turning to in-memory stream processing technologies to help them analyze big data in real time. The Apache Spark and Storm projects have gained lots of momentum in this area, as have some analytic NoSQL databases and in-memory data grids. Another streaming technology worth keeping an eye on is DataTorrent.

Startup Says ‘What If’ to Genetic Data Analytics

Apr 22, 2014 |

The surge in popularity of genetic testing is creating a tidal wave of data that people are eager to use to improve their health. But as we saw with 23andMe, there is a concern that raw genetic information can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Today BaseHealth emerged from stealth mode with an innovative approach to this problem that blends data from genetic testing, scientific research, and a patient’s own medical history, all under the supervision of a doctor.

Nine Criteria to Achieve Hadoop-as-a-Service Happiness

Apr 18, 2014 |

The big data industry has made a compelling case for Hadoop as the core platform for a big data strategy. But deploying and maintaining a well-run Hadoop environment is challenging, to say the least. This difficult has driven the Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) market. However, not all HaaS offerings are the same. Here is a look at the different types of HaaS available today, as well as the nine key criteria that will make your HaaS evaluation a success.

Elasticsearch Plucks VP from Competitor Splunk

Apr 18, 2014 |

Splunk has enjoyed the first-mover advantage when it comes to analyzing machine-generated data for fun and profit. But as the Internet of Things begins to take off and the machine-generated data seriously begins to fly, the developer of proprietary software is finding increased competition from the open source realm, namely from Elasticsearch, which just snatched away a Splunk VP.

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Big Data Confusion Drives MongoDB and Cloudera Together

Apr 29, 2014 |

At first glance, the partnership that Cloudera and MongoDB unveiled today is a bit of a head scratcher. While the two companies are arguably the biggest software vendors in the nascent space, they swim in opposite ends of the big data pool. It turns out, that’s exactly why the companies felt they needed to work together.

NumaQ Speeds Analytics with Massive Shared Memory Cluster

Apr 25, 2014 |

An in-memory big data analytics appliance dubbed NumaQ is said to allow up to 32-terabytes of data to be loaded and analyzed in memory, helping to eliminate a major bottleneck in data analytics performance.

Startup Launches Legislative Prediction Engine

Apr 21, 2014 |

A Washington, D.C., startup is touting an analytics platform that sifts through state and federal legislative data to predict whether proposed bills will actually become law.

Twitter Looks to Leverage Social Data with Gnip Deal

Apr 16, 2014 |

Social media behemoth Twitter said it is acquiring long-time data partner Gnip in a move designed to leverage aggregated Twitter data to pinpoint consumer trends and link with customers.

Fast Database Deal Seeks to Squeeze Revenue From Real-Time Analysis

Apr 14, 2014 |

A speedy operational database integrated with a real-time analytics platform widely used by telecommunications service providers could help carriers extract information about millions of mobile subscribers, then monetize data through revenue generators like contextual advertising.

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