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Ask a Data Scientist: Ensemble Methods

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who asks about ensemble methods and how you use them.

Hortonworks Expands Certification Program for Enterprise Hadoop

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Hortonworks®, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, announced an expansion of the Hortonworks Certified Technology Program. There has been tremendous momentum with 100’s of vendors in the certification program. Additionally, since its introduction just six months ago we’ve seen more than 70 technologies become YARN Ready.

MapR Forms Alliance with SAS

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced it has formed an alliance with SAS, a leader in business analytics software and services. The two companies are collaborating in the area of business analytics and enterprise-grade Hadoop for customer environments. Customers will be able to leverage powerful SAS business analytics […]

Teradata Acquires RainStor

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Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today announced that it completed the acquisition of RainStor, a privately held company specializing in online big data archiving on Hadoop.

5 Top BI Trends for 2015

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In this special guest feature, Ellie Fields of Tableau identifies the 5 top business intelligence trends for the upcoming new year in 2015.

The Hidden Costs of Open Source

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While Linux clusters dominate HPC, there are many issues related to cost and complexity that can make open-source solutions challenging. In addition, determining real costs can be complex because every environment is different, and organizations will assess costs using their own methodologies and based on their own requirements and capabilities.

New Research Shows Businesses are Investing Heavily in Big Data Analytics

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Big data is more than a buzzword, as proven by how fast organizations are adopting new analytics technologies to obtain business value from it. That is the key takeaway from a Luth Research survey of large organizations currently using big data analytics software or planning to use it in the next 12 months.

Ask a Data Scientist: Confounding Variables

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who asks for an explanation of confounding variables and why they’re important in data science projects.

IBM Watson Analytics Beta Now Open For Business

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses, is available in beta.

Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in the Enterprise

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Now that MapReduce is becoming accepted as a ‘working’ model, the next goal is to turn it into an enterprise-class solution. IBM has written a technical white paper for overcoming common challenges when deploying Hadoop MapReduce – “Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in the Enterprise.”