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Python Eats Into R as SAS Dominance Fades

Aug 15, 2016 |

A new survey of data science tools shows that Python usage is quickly gaining steam among advance analytic professionals, at the expense of both R and SAS.

Last month the executive recruiting firm Burtch Works published the latest results of an ongoing “flash survey” Read more…

Inside the Analytic Transformation of Pitney Bowes

Apr 28, 2016 |

Who is Pitney Bowes? For some, the 96-year-old company is synonymous with 20th century technology, like mailing machines and postage meters. But after Tuesday’s launch of its new Commerce Cloud, it’s clear the company sees its future helping small and midsize businesses better navigate the global commerce, with data and analytics playing key roles. Read more…

Anaconda Platform Gets Boost From Intel

Feb 8, 2016 |

The latest version of the Anaconda open source analytics platform incorporates Intel Corp.’s math kernel library (MKL) to significantly boost performance. Version 2.5 extends Anaconda capabilities rolled out last fall. Read more…

Inside the Zestimate: Data Science at Zillow

Aug 12, 2015 |

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably sneak a peek at your ‘Zestimate’ from time to time to see how your home’s value might have changed. Getting a Zestimate is very easy and straightforward for users, but behind the scenes, there’s a hefty amount of data science that goes into the equation. Read more…

Python Versus R in Apache Spark

Jul 13, 2015 |

The June update to Apache Spark brought support for R, a significant enhancement that opens the big data platform to a large audience of new potential users. Support for R in Spark 1.4 also gives users an alternative to Python. Read more…

Microsoft Scales Data Lake into Exabyte Territory

Apr 29, 2015 |

Microsoft today announced its Azure Data Lake, an HDFS-compatible data repository designed to store vast amounts of structured and unstructured data for customers who want to analyze or explore it later with their choice of tools. Read more…

Spark Steals the Show at Strata

Feb 25, 2015 |

There was a lot of good stuff on display at last week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference. But if there was one product or technology that stood out from the pack, that would have to be Apache Spark, the versatile in-memory framework that is taking the big data world by storm. Read more…

Microsoft Readies Major Push Into Big Data

Feb 2, 2015 |

Microsoft has a lot of irons in the fire. Always has and always will. But judging from its recent acquisition of Revolution Analytics, the early success of its hosted machine learning service, and the forthcoming public launch of a MapReduce analog called “Cosmos,” Read more…

Alteryx Adds In-Database Blending

Jan 15, 2015 |

The latest release of an analytics platform combines data “blending” with predictive analytics tools intended to help combine large datasets with databases rather than just subsets of data.

Alteryx Inc. Read more…

How Open Source is Failing R for Big Data

Sep 22, 2014 |

At this year’s UseR! conference in Los Angeles, John Chambers, the father of the S language and thus grandfather of the R language, noted that R was designed as an interface to the best algorithms. Read more…

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