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Inside the Analytic Transformation of Pitney Bowes

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 se Read more…

Anaconda Platform Gets Boost From Intel

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

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 Read more…

Python Versus R in Apache Spark

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 Read more…

Microsoft Scales Data Lake into Exabyte Territory

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 Read more…

Spark Steals the Show at Strata

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-memo Read more…

Microsoft Readies Major Push Into Big Data

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 Read more…

Alteryx Adds In-Database Blending

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. said Thursday Read more…

How Open Source is Failing R for Big Data

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. And indeed the R langu Read more…

Microsoft Spins Up a Machine Learning Cloud

Microsoft today revealed Azure Machine Learning, a new hosted machine learning offering that will become available as a public preview next month. The new cloud offering is geared at helping data scientists get a powerfu Read more…

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