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Accenture and Splunk Form Alliance to Help Organizations Analyze Machine Data to Drive High-Impact Business Performance

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) entered into an alliance relationship that integrates Splunk products and cloud services into Accenture’s application services, security and digital offerings. Accenture is helping clients use Splunk solutions to improve business outcomes by mining vast amounts of application and operational data to identify trends and improvement opportunities that were previously difficult to detect.

MapR Announces Free Stream Processing On-Demand Training for Real-time Analytics and IoT Applications

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform, announced at Kafka Summit 2016 it is now offering stream processing training via MapR Academy’s free On-Demand Training program. The new training enables Apache Kafka developers to extend their real-time analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

IBM Expands Access and Value of z Systems Mainframe Data with Apache Spark

IBM (NYSE: IBM) is making it easier and faster for organizations to access and analyze data in-place on the IBM z Systems mainframe with the new z/OS Platform for Apache Spark. This is creating new opportunities for data scientists and developers to apply advanced analytics to the system’s rich data sets for real-time insights.

New SAS® Analytics for IoT Makes it Easier to Tap Streaming Data Torrent

Long before the Internet of Things (IoT) became trendy, analytics leader SAS was probing data from sensors and other devices. SAS® Analytics for IoT is a new package of proven software products that applies SAS’ core expertise of analyzing massive amounts of data to IoT connected sensors and devices.

Open, Cloud-ready SAS® Viya™ is Next-generation High-performance Analytics and Visualization Architecture

New SAS® Viya™, the next-generation high-performance and visualization architecture from a leader in analytics, is designed to meet the business needs for analytics accessible to anyone and scalable to problems of any size.

Building a Successful Predictive Analytics Program

In this special guest feature, Jane Hendricks, WW Portfolio Marketing Lead at IBM Predictive Analytics, describes a methodology for realizing business value from predictive analytics: start by understanding the business before the data that’s available and obtainable, then develop and apply models while considering how the models can be put into practice. The article includes three short case studies that illustrate the successful application of these principles.

GridGain Announces Support Offering for Apache® Ignite™

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade In-Memory Data Fabric solutions based on Apache® Ignite™, announced the availability of its Standard Professional Support subscription, which includes a license for the new GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric – Professional Edition 1.5, a fully supported version of Apache Ignite.

Datawatch Brings Powerful Self-Service Data Preparation Capabilities to IBM Watson Analytics and IBM Cognos Analytics Users

Datawatch Corporation announced it has teamed with IBM to deliver better and faster data access and self-service data preparation to IBM Watson Analytics and IBM Cognos Analytics users.

Can Spark Data Tools Stamp Out Cyber Crime?

The video presentation below discusses how big data engines like Apache Spark are being deployed to help detect and put an end to ad fraudulence. Spark allows for enterprises across various sectors, including security firms, to extract data in real time to catch patterns and help halt fraudulent activities and breaches earlier.

Latest Release of Cloudera Enterprise Brings Better Performance and Operations Efficiency Across Workloads and Users

Cloudera, the global provider of a fast and secure data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies, announced the general availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5.7.