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MongoDB Users Discuss Their NoSQL Journeys

Jun 26, 2017 |

NoSQL databases account for a very small fraction of the overall database market, yet this segment is growing much faster than the overall market. What’s driving this big demand in NoSQL? Read more…

Hadoop Engines Compete in Comcast Query ‘Smackdown’

Jun 22, 2017 |

Who rules the ring when it comes to Hadoop SQL query engine performance? Can flashy newcomers like Presto and Spark take an established giant like MapReduce to the matt? Comcast recently held a competition to crown the best Hadoop engine, and the answer may surprise you. Read more…

MongoDB Pivots to Analytics

Jun 21, 2017 |

MongoDB wasn’t originally designed to power advanced analytics. But the frustration that people have with Hadoop data lakes and the desire to get real-time answers from the database driving their applications is leading the company to build more analytic capabilities directly in the NoSQL database. Read more…

Ayasdi Seeks to Simplify Topological Data Analysis

Jun 21, 2017 |

As the only commercial provider of topological data analysis (TDA) software, Ayasdi is not inclined to share exactly how its powerful technology works. But the company is working to make the TDA application development process easier and more transparent with a pair of new offerings unveiled today. Read more…

Selling Your Data? Here’s What You Need To Know

Jun 20, 2017 |

If you’ve been collecting data for a while for your own analytical use, you’re hopefully getting some good value out of it. And it may not surprise you to find out that other companies may get value out of it, too. Read more…

Pushing the Scale of Deep Learning at ISC

Jun 19, 2017 |

Deep learning is the latest and most compelling technology strategy to take aim at the decades-old “drowning in data/starving for insight” problem. But contrary to the commonly held notion, deep learning is more than a big data problem per se. Read more…

Carts & Horses: Why You Need to Focus on Data First

Jun 19, 2017 |

Like most of us, I love shiny new objects and learning about how successful companies are building them into their operations. Google’s use of Neural Nets for Translate? Read more…

Breaking Down the Seven Tenets of Data Unification

Jun 15, 2017 |

One of the longstanding challenges in analytics is data unification. While federated approaches are gaining some favor, the vast majority of analytic practitioners want the data to be present in one place before analyzing it. Read more…

Hortonworks Shifts Focus to Streaming Analytics

Jun 14, 2017 |

Hortonworks started life providing a Hadoop distribution that allowed customers to process big data at rest. But these days, the company has shifted its much of its attention and resources to streaming analytics, or processing big data in motion. Read more…

8 Concrete Data Mining Techniques That Will Deliver the Best Results

Jun 14, 2017 |

With the massive expansion of information technology, the demand for data mining also grew hugely. But data mining — or the process of wading through huge amounts of data and finding what you consider useful — Read more…