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Data Science 101: Machine Learning – The Basics

The next installment of insideBIGDATA’s Data Science 101 series comes from our friends over at LinkedIn.

Big Data Humor: A Meaningful Chart

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TIBCO and Lavastorm Analytics Announce Predictive Analytics Environment

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Lavastorm Analytics, a leading agile data management and analytics software company, and TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software, announced extended predictive analytics functionality, powered by the TIBCO® Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) engine embedded within Lavastorm Analytics’ market-leading Data Management and Analytics platform.

The C-Suite Will Demand More Real Estate Data In 2015

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More than 95 percent of companies have a formal data and analytics strategy in place with many favoring product development, IT and marketing over corporate real estate—until now. A new, independent study conducted by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by JLL, says that 75 percent of firms see corporate real estate information as a core part of a wider corporate data and analytics strategy.

Predictive Analytics for the Masses – Data Science-as-a-Service

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In this special guest feature, Justin Shriber of C9 advises how data science as a service opens many doors previously closed to companies wishing to capitalize on the power of predictive analytics.

Data Science 101: Random Forests

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The Random forests machine learning algorithm is a popular ensemble method used by many data scientists to achieve good predictive performance in the classification regime. Fully understanding the nuances of this statistical learning technique is paramount to getting the most out of this algorithm – unfortunately, this means math. The presentation below is from machine learning course CPSC 540 at The University of British Columbia,

CAC’s Pension Management System Adopts MapR for Its Hadoop Infrastructure

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced CAC Corporation (CAC) has adopted the MapR Distribution including Hadoop for its “Micmari” cloud-based pension management system.

Zaloni Bedrock 3.1 Puts More Power in the Hands of End Users

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Zaloni, a leading provider of peerless Hadoop software and services solutions, announced the Bedrock Data Management Platform™ 3.1. The newest version of the Bedrock platform focuses on data quality, operational improvements, an enhanced inventory dashboard, HDFS landing zone, query engine security updates, Impala, Spark, SparkSQL support, and new workflow actions.

RapidMiner Opens Modern Analytics Platform to Academia Worldwide

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RapidMiner, an easy-to-use analytics platform, has introduced RapidMiner Academia – a program that provides free use of the commercial version of its platform to students, professors, researchers and other academics at non-profit educational institutions.

G2 Crowd Publishes Winter 2015 Rankings for Digital Analytics Platforms

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The first Grid℠ report for digital analytics platforms, published by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks 12 products to help purchasers in their selections. The Winter 2015 report is based on more than 420 reviews written by business professionals.