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Radius Intelligence Implements Databricks Cloud for Big Data Processing

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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 that Radius Intelligence, the business-to-business marketing intelligence company, selected Databricks Cloud as its preferred big-data processing platform.

Paxata Achieves High Performance for Data Preparation Based on Apache Spark

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Paxata, provider of the first purpose-built Adaptive Data Preparation™ solution, today announced the results of its Data Preparation Performance benchmark study. The evaluation tested the performance of Paxata’s recent Spring ’15 release based on Apache Spark.

Visualization of the Week: Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks

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With the public’s attention on the recent measles outbreak, here is a compelling visualization authored using Tableau by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) — “Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks.” CFR maps vaccine preventable outbreaks since 2008.

CrowdFlower Launches New Open Data Initiative

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CrowdFlower, a leading data enrichment platform for data scientists, today announced Data for Everyone, a new open data initiative that gives public access to thousands of dollars’ worth of Rich Data that is fully deduped, organized and cleaned by CrowdFlower’s people-powered platform of over 5 million contributors.

Data Science 101: Automating Analytics

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For the latest installment of our Data Science 101 series, we have Bjorn Johansson, Executive Director Operations at Ericsson, presenting several initiatives where Ericsson is applying new methods to accelerate business transformation work.

TIBCO Launches Spotfire 7 With “Smart” Analytics

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TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software, today announced the general availability of TIBCO Spotfire® 7, the most powerful version of its industry-leading analytics and data visualization platform.

ALDO Scales with Talend to Meet Growing Sales Demand

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Talend, a global big data integration software leader, announced that ALDO Group Inc., a privately held Canadian corporation that sells footwear and accessories in more than 1,750 stores in 82 countries, is using Talend Platform for Data Services to support its next-generation, robust and scalable service-oriented architecture.

Unity + Couchbase Mobile Improve Game Development with Sync and Offline Support

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Couchbase, Inc., a NoSQL database provider, today announced Couchbase Mobile for Unity, making it faster and easier for developers to build video games.

Big Data Humor: The Principal Principle

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If only our business leaders would listen to the Data Science!

Feedzai Releases API Updates For Its Fraud Detection Service

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Feedzai, a data science company that uses real-time, machine-based learning to analyze big data to make commerce safe, announced upgrades to its fraud detection service API for developers.