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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.

New Global Study Reveals Cultural Gaps Impede Companies’ Efforts to be Data-Driven

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A global study sponsored by Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, recently revealed an apparent disconnect between how chief executive officers (CEOs) see the current status and benefits of data initiatives and how lower-level managers see them. This and other disparities impede success and imperil the competitive advantage companies hope to realize.

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.

Cloudian Announces HyperStore 5.1 for Scalable Storage for IoT

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Cloudian, Inc., a leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, has announced availability of Cloudian HyperStore 5.1 software. HyperStore 5.1 is an enhanced Amazon S3-compliant, plug-and-play hybrid cloud software solution that now features full Apache Hadoop integration.

Qubell Launches Hadoop Self-Service Test Environments for Big Data Apps

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Qubell, provider of an autonomic application management platform for cloud applications, has announced the availability of Qubell for Hadoop Developers. The new solution enables Hadoop developers to add dynamic, cloud-based test environments on-demand for new or existing big data analytics projects.

Visualization of the Week: #JeSuisCharlie

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Our visualization of the week comes from our friend, former Tableau Iron Viz contestant, Jonathan Trajkovic who reflects on the Twitter response to the recent tragedy in his home country of France.

Talend Teams with Hortonworks to Help Big Data Projects Deliver in Real Time

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Talend_logo_011315Talend, a global big data integration software leader, has strengthened its partnership with Hortonworks® by supporting a preview version of the latest Apache™ Hadoop® extension, Apache Storm, in Talend 5.6.

Online Retailer Reports ROI with Teradata Aster Discovery Analytics

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A Total Economic Impact study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Teradata found that the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform is delivering compelling economic and technology Return on Investment (ROI) as well as important business and marketing benefits for an online flash sale retailer. The study was based on a Teradata retail customer with over five years of experience using the Aster Discovery Platform to implement a big data analytics and discovery solution.

MapR Performance Benchmark Exceeds 100M Data Points Per Second Ingest

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, announced breakthrough performance results achieved using standard open source software, OpenTSDB, running on the MapR Distribution. Using only four-nodes of a 10-node cluster, the MapR Distribution with its in-Hadoop NoSQL database, MapR-DB, ingested over 100 million data points per second.

Method360 Announces System Integrator Partnership with Hortonworks

Method360, a San Francisco based Information Technology consulting firm, has officially joined the Hortonworks® Systems Integrator Partner Program to provide customers with Big Data solutions powered by Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Hortonworks develops, distributes and supports the only 100 percent open source Apache™ Hadoop® data platform.