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Looker Democratizes Census Voting Data

Looker, the data platform company, and Google BigQuery have found hundreds of hidden trends in voting data from the Census Bureau that until now couldn’t be explored freely because of the difficulties of accessing data of this size and complexity.

Big Data Fed to Artificial Intelligence Means Great Marketing

In this special guest feature, Ross Andrew, CEO and Chairman of Maropost, suggests that by embracing AI and machine learning, marketers can turn big data into food that their tools use to accomplish business objectives.

Book Review: Introduction to Linear Algebra by Gilbert Strang

In this book review, I take a close look at the 5th edition of “Introduction to Linear Algebra” (Wellesley-Cambridge Press) by MIT mathematics professor Gilbert Strang. This book is a must-have for any serious data scientist.

Databricks Becomes the First Vendor to Provide Support for Apache® Spark™ 2.0 on Its Just-in-Time Data Platform

Databricks, the company founded by the team that created Apache® Spark™, today announced that Apache Spark 2.0 is generally available on its just-in-time data platform, making it the first vendor to offer Apache Spark 2.0 support.

The State of Social Media, Smartphones and Politics

In this contributed article, Sean Moshir, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of CellTrust examines the rising use of unstructured data from social media networks in politics and how analytics can be used to circumvent tactics to manipulate social media by political campaigns.

Impetus Technologies Announces Cloud-Based Trial of its Analytics Platform

Impetus Technologies, a big data software products and services company, today announced the company is offering a cloud-based trial version of its StreamAnalytix platform.

Why Aren’t We Learning from Project Failures?

In this special guest feature, Simon Moss, Chief Executive Officer for Pneuron Corporation, suggests that if we are truly to learn from our project failures and improve, then it’s time we considered that our fundamental approach might be flawed.

Book Excerpt – Delivering on Digital: The Innovators and Technologies That Are Transforming Government

In his new book, William D. Eggers, one of the country’s best-known authorities on government reform, explores how a new generation of digital innovators is re-imagining virtually every facet of what government does and reducing their costs with the power of digital transformation.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 7/25/2016

Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Cloudera Announces the General Availability of Cloudera Navigator Optimizer and Cloudera Enterprise 5.8

Cloudera announced the general availability of Cloudera Navigator Optimizer, alongside the production release of Cloudera Enterprise 5.8.