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Looker Democratizes Census Voting Data

Looker, the data platform company, and Google BigQuery have found hundreds of hidden trends in voting data from the Census Bureau that until now couldn’t be explored freely because of the difficulties of accessing data of this size and complexity.

Databricks Becomes the First Vendor to Provide Support for Apache® Spark™ 2.0 on Its Just-in-Time Data Platform

Databricks, the company founded by the team that created Apache® Spark™, today announced that Apache Spark 2.0 is generally available on its just-in-time data platform, making it the first vendor to offer Apache Spark 2.0 support.

Impetus Technologies Announces Cloud-Based Trial of its Analytics Platform

Impetus Technologies, a big data software products and services company, today announced the company is offering a cloud-based trial version of its StreamAnalytix platform.

Cloudera Announces the General Availability of Cloudera Navigator Optimizer and Cloudera Enterprise 5.8

Cloudera announced the general availability of Cloudera Navigator Optimizer, alongside the production release of Cloudera Enterprise 5.8.

MapR Debuts New Data Science-Led Quick Start Solution Focused on Risk Management for Financial Services

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform, announced the immediate availability of the MapR Risk Management Quick Start Solution for Financial Services powered by the MapR Converged Data Platform.

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works to Save Over £3 million Annually with Data Analytics

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), Russia’s third largest steel works, is to save more than £3 million in steelmaking costs by using a machine learning and big data analytics service from Yandex Data Factory.

Snowflake Computing Automates Administration and Business Critical Resiliency for Cloud Data Warehousing

Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, today announced new, automation capabilities for the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse that dramatically simplify data warehousing administration and data protection for diverse data and SQL analytics in the cloud.

Splice Machine’s New Open-Source RDBMS Sandbox Goes Live on AWS

Splice Machine, the open-source RDBMS powered by Hadoop and Spark, announced a cloud-based sandbox for developers to put its new open-source 2.0 Community Edition to the test.

Sisense Announces Business Intelligence Virtually Everywhere, an IoT Initiative to Take BI from 2D Screens to Real Life

Sisense, disrupting the BI market by simplifying business analytics for complex data, announced significant advancements to its platform to simplify the consumption of BI insights using IoT devices and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that create innately human sensory perceptions.

Inquidia Consulting Releases Pentaho Data Integration Component for Snowflake Computing’s Data Warehouse and Analytic Engine for Big Data

Inquidia Consulting announced the release of a new software component that allows developers of big data architectures to easily integrate new data sources into Snowflake’s cloud-native data warehouse and analytic engine.