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Big Data Technology for Scientific Research

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This article is the third in an editorial series with a goal to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets.

Platfora Supercharges Big Data Discovery With Mid-year Platform Updates

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Platfora, the Big Data Discovery platform built natively on Apache Hadoop and Spark, announced Platfora 4.5, which offers more than a dozen new features that make it even easier for business users and data scientists to work together to derive insights from big data analytics faster than ever before.

Countdown to Inaugural In-Memory Computing Summit 2015

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GridGain Systems, a leading innovator behind open source and commercial in-memory data fabric solutions and producer of the first-ever, industry-wide In-Memory Computing Summit (IMC Summit), announced the agenda for the inaugural IMC Summit 2015 being held June 29-30 at the W Hotel in San Francisco.

At TrueCar It’s Time to Invest and Be Innovative with Big Data

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At the recent Hadoop Summit 2015 in San Jose, I had the opportunity to sit down with Russell Foltz-Smith, VP of Data Platform with TrueCar, Inc. to discuss his company’s use of data in general and Hadoop specifically.

Primary Motivators of Big Data vis-à-vis Scientific Research

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This article is the second in an editorial series with a goal to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Scientific Research

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In this new insideBIGDATA Guide to Scientific Research, the goal is to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets.

The Analytics Palette

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Our friends over at SAS put together the compelling infographic below which outlines the four types of analytics (descriptive, predictive, diagnostic and prescriptive) and how each one works.

Under Cloud Cover – How Leaders Are Accelerating Competitive Differentiation

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A new white paper is now available from IBM that highlights a global study of more than 800 cloud decision makers and users, business leaders of all stripes – Finance, Sales & Marketing, Product Development and more – are becoming increasingly focused on the business value cloud provides.

IBM Announces Major Commitment to Advance Spark

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IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced a major commitment to Apache Spark, the most important new open source project in a decade that is being defined by data. At the core of this commitment, IBM plans to embed Spark into its industry-leading Analytics and Commerce platforms, and to offer Spark as a service on Bluemix.

Analytics Filter Out the Noise

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In this special guest feature, Leo Sadovy of SAS highlights how big data analytics can act as a filter and how it can improve our daily lives.