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The State of Data Science in 2016

More and more people are entering the data science field everyday, but how have methodologies changed over the past few years? The infographic below courtesy of Platfora provides several key points.

The Data Lake Forecast Looks Cloudy (and That’s a Good Thing)

In this special guest feature, Ben Werther, Founder and Executive Chairman of Platfora, shares his thoughts about how many view the data lake as a big data Holy Grail and what the future may hold for this segment of the big data technology stack.

Platfora 5.0 Redefines Big Data Discovery With Open, Complete Analytics Platform and Spark-Powered Data Preparation

Platfora introduced Big Data Discovery 5.0, making it the single most powerful, flexible and complete Hadoop- and Spark-native analytics platform for data-driven organizations. Version 5.0 includes a more tightly integrated workflow with new features from Platfora and critical big data discovery technologies including Apache Spark, SQL and Excel.

Platfora Supercharges Big Data Discovery With Mid-year Platform Updates

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.

The Rise of the Data Lake in Support of the Industrial Internet (Part 2)

The data lake (see Part 1 of this two part series) is a facilitator of another new movement in the big data industry – the Industrial Internet, a term coined by General Electric that refers to the integration of complex physical machinery with networked sensors and software.

Platfora Arms Information Security Teams with New Big Data Analytics Tools

Platfora, a leading native big data analytics platform for Hadoop, announced Platfora Big Data Analytics for Security, a solution that delivers petabyte-scale analysis of enterprise data for use in security investigations of targeted attacks.

Shift Happens: Big Data Causing a Fundamental Shift in C-Suite Strategies

Platfora, the Big Data Analytics platform built natively on Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, announced a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that explores, in detail, the beliefs, priorities and opinions on big data analytics by 395 C-level executives at Fortune 2000 companies.

New Research Shows Businesses are Investing Heavily in Big Data Analytics

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.

Platfora Reports Greater Than 200 Percent Sales Growth

Platfora, the Big Data Analytics platform that runs natively on Hadoop, today announced tremendous sales growth in excess of 200 percent in annual recurring revenue over the past 12 months.

MapR Technologies Launches Industry’s First Apache Hadoop Application Gallery

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache Hadoop, today launched at Hadoop Summit the industry’s first Hadoop application gallery. Launching with solutions from a wide range of Hadoop ecosystem partners, the MapR App Gallery is designed to help customers derive greater business value from big data as they scale-out their enterprise data architectures.