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Cognitive Scale Debuts First Cognitive Clouds on IBM Bluemix

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Cognitive Scale announced the first standards based cognitive clouds powering applications running on IBM Bluemix. Bluemix is the third platform-as-a-service running Cognitive Scale’s cognitive clouds, the others being Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.

Free eBook! Hadoop for Dummies

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Download your FREE copy of “Hadoop For Dummies” compliments of IBM Platform Computing! This new learning resource can help enterprise thought leaders better understand the rising importance of big data, especially the Hadoop distributed computing platform. Hadoop for Dummies can help you kick-start your company’s big data initiative.

Tableau Sees Exponential Growth, Tipping Point Year in 2014

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On the heels of its 2014 earnings announcement, Tableau shared figures on the record growth of its business analytics products. After five years of exponential growth, the company reached $913 million in lifetime revenue – $412 million of which was generated in 2014. With that achievement, Tableau has become one of the fastest growing companies in the fifty-year history of business analytics software.

MapR Launches Quick Start Solutions to Speed Customer Success with Hadoop

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, announced the immediate availability of three Quick Start Solutions for the MapR Distribution including Apache Hadoop. These solutions address commonly-implemented and high-value Hadoop use cases for Data Warehouse Optimization and Analytics, Security Log Analytics and Recommendation Engines.

Databricks and Intel Collaborate to Optimize Apache Spark-Based Analytics for Intel® Architecture

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Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark with its flagship product, Databricks Cloud, today announced plans to collaborate with Intel to optimize Spark real-time analytic capabilities for Intel® architecture.

Couchbase Delivers Real Time Big Data Solutions to the Enterprise

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Couchbase, Inc., provider of the most complete NoSQL database, today announced new product integrations into the Hadoop ecosystem that make it easier for enterprises to build and deploy modern data architectures.

MapR Enables the Real-Time, Data-Centric Enterprise

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced at Strata + Hadoop World the latest release of the MapR Distribution including Hadoop, which has new features that accelerate the data-centric enterprise by supporting real-time applications on globally-distributed, big and fast data.

Pentaho to Deliver On Demand Big Data Analytics at Scale on Amazon Web Services and Cloudera

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Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho Corporation announced it has opened its data refinery – which transforms raw data into actionable information – to Amazon Redshift and Cloudera Impala™. By harnessing the best of cloud and big data ecosystems, Pentaho’s latest version, Pentaho Business Analytics 5.3, offers a pragmatic approach to big data analytics at scale.

bonprix Selects Teradata Integrated Marketing Cloud

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bonprix, the global fashion retailer, is expanding its relationship with Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company.

Unlocking Big Data – Tune in to the Customer Journey

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Our friends over at Datameer just released a fascinating new infographic focusing on how crucial big data analytics is to brands. By tuning into the customers’ journeys using analytics, brands are able to learn what motivates their customers, and how they can optimize their strategy to best reach their customers and ultimately increase loyalty.