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3 Ways Big Data Is Being Used in IT

Aug 25, 2016 |

The big data revolution is transforming how business gets done across multi-trillion-dollar industries like financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Heck, even the Federal Government, with its nearly $4-trillion budget, is getting in on the act. Read more…

The Modernization Dilemma: Breaking the Myths of On-Premise Versus Cloud Storage

Aug 15, 2016 |

Several years into the cloud computing revolution, the general assumption in enterprises is that cloud storage is better storage. It can be easy to implement, eliminates much of the burden on IT departments, and can be more cost-effective. Read more…

Big Data A to Z

Aug 8, 2016 |

The big data ecosystem benefits from a rich and diverse array of products and projects, veritable pieces in a puzzle that IT professionals largely assemble themselves. But this big data abundance can be overwhelming at times, so we put together this guide to help you understand some of the most common terms you’ll come across in your big data journey. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Oracle Bolsters Cloud Gambit With Expanded Analytics

Sep 21, 2016 |

As it looks to challenge public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out an analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure.

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) unveiled its analytics cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: Read more…

Does ‘Cognitive Era’ Mean Fewer Jobs?

Sep 19, 2016 |

A recent technology study forecasts that artificial intelligence and machine learning could fill 7 percent of existing U.S. jobs over the next decade. Whether or not that’s a good thing is a subject of intense debate as automation and machine learning make steady inroads in the U.S. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes (Sept. 2016)

Sep 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…

Jethro Indexer Adds ‘Auto-Cubes’

Sep 13, 2016 |

The new version of a SQL query engine for Hadoop scheduled for release later this month adds “auto-cubes,” a type of multi-dimensional dataset that, in this implementation, consists of aggregated “micro-cubes” Read more…

Huawei, Startup Collaborate on Big Data Object Storage

Sep 1, 2016 |

Chinese networking giant Huawei has collaborated with a University of California at Berkeley spinoff on a big data storage acceleration platform with the goals of boosting the performance of analytics and other applications while extending analytics to a broader customer base. Read more…

This Just In

RapidMiner Launches New Marketplace of Data Science Experts

Sep 22, 2016 |

BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 22 — RapidMiner, the #1 open source data science platform provider, today announced a new marketplace of data science experts designed to make it easy & Read more…

Cloudera Releases Benchmark Results Validating Analytic Database Solution

Sep 22, 2016 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 22 — Cloudera, the global provider of the fastest, easiest, and most secure data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies, today released benchmark results that validate Cloudera’s modern analytic database solution, powered by Apache Impala (incubating), not only delivers unprecedented capabilities for cloud-native workloads but does so at better cost performance compared to alternatives. Read more…

MemSQL to Present at Strata + Hadoop World in New York

Sep 21, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 21 — MemSQL, provider of the fastest database platform for real-time analytics, today announced an end-user presentation on advanced analytics at Strata+Hadoop World in New York City on September 27-29. Read more…

Talend Unveils New Sandbox to Help Companies Increase Expertise in Big Data

Sep 20, 2016 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 20 — Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud and big data integration software, today introduced a pre-configured, easy-to-use, virtual environment that gives companies a no-risk, zero-cost way to experiment with the latest big data technologies.  Read more…

Lex Machina Legal Analytics Applications Now Available

Sep 20, 2016 |

Sept. 20 — Expanding upon the successful roll-out of its Legal Analytics Apps offering last year, Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, today announced two new breakthrough applications – Courts & Read more…