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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.

SpaceCurve Announces Spatial Data Platform for Real-Time Operational Intelligence

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SpaceCurve announced availability of the first spatial data platform specifically engineered to organize and enable the analysis of large-scale spatial data. The platform delivers unprecedented time-to-value using space and time as the key indices for all associated data.

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.

What’s Hot & What’s Not in Data Science 2015

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In addition to analyzing data, our friends over at CrowdFlower — a people-powered data enrichment platform — has an affinity for lists. This year, they asked their team of data scientists to come up with what they think will be “hot” or “not” in their world for 2015.

2015 Predictions Reveal a More Pragmatic Approach to Big Data

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Concurrent, Inc., a leader in data application infrastructure, released 2015 predictions for big data and Apache Hadoop. While the past year brought expansion and education across the Hadoop ecosystem and increased investment in related initiatives, 2015 will be the year of pragmatism as global enterprises turn their focus on getting value from these investments.

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.

FoundationDB Extends Performance & Scalability with Version 3.0

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FoundationDB®, the company behind database software that combines scalability and consistency, has announced version 3.0 of its flagship product, the FoundationDB Key-Value Store. Version 3.0 offers enhanced performance and monitoring capabilities while maintaining transactional integrity, scalability and fault tolerance for operational workloads in the cloud or on premise.

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.”