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Hadoop 101: Machine Learning in Big Data – Look Forward or Be Left Behind


In the Hadoop Summit 2015 presentation below, Bill Porto, senior analytics engineer at RedPoint Global, will discuss why continual, adaptive optimization is key to maintaining a leadership position in the market.

Datawatch Makes Everyone a Big Data Expert


Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) announced the general availability of Datawatch Monarch version 13, the latest release of its flagship data preparation solution.

Paxata Announces General Availability of Its Summer ’15 Release


Paxata, provider of an Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform for the enterprise, announced the general availability of its Summer ’15 release. Responding to enterprise customer needs, the latest version of its award-winning solution includes significant platform and application enhancements.

Video: Data-driven Education and the Quantified Student

Lorena Barba, George Washington University

In this video from the PyData Seattle Conference, Lorena Barba from George Washington University presents: Data-driven Education and the Quantified Student. “Education has seen the rise of a new trend in the last few years: Learning Analytics. This talk will weave through the complex interacting issues and concerns involving learning analytics, at a high level. The goal is to whet the appetite and motivate reflection on how data scientists can work with educators and learning scientists in this swelling field.”

Microsoft Bing Chooses Interana For Behavioral Analytics at Massive Scale


Interana, the behavioral analytics solution for event data, announced that Microsoft has selected the company to analyze the massive volumes of clickstream event data generated daily on Bing, the second-largest U.S. search engine.

Book Review: Practical Text Analytics


Text analytics recently has become a useful adjunct to other machine learning methods, of great interest to both data scientists and big data engineers. With “Practical Text Analytics: Interpreting text and unstructured data for business intelligence,” Dr. Steven Struhl provides timely and lucid discussion of the topic.

SAS® Analytics Helps US Food and Nutrition Service Bust Benefits Fraud


USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is using predictive analytics from SAS to crack down on fraud in its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SAS® Analytics is helping FNS detect suspicious behaviors that indicate a beneficiary may be illegally selling SNAP benefits for cash.

Slidecast: Introducing the Seagate 1200.2 SAS SSD


“The Seagate 1200.2 SSD family includes the next-generation of high-capacity, high-performance SAS SSDs designed with multiple endurance offerings optimized for demanding enterprise applications and maximum TCO savings. The 1200.2 SAS SSD family delivers ultra-fast, consistent and easily scalable performance that exceeds 12Gb/s SAS single port bandwidth. By removing the storage bottleneck, it closes the gap between processor and data storage performance and significantly improves overall system and application responsiveness.”

DataStax Delivers JSON Support for Apache Cassandra 2.2


DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, announced the general availability of DataStax DevCenter 1.4, an easy-to-use visual development tool for Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise. DevCenter 1.4, along with recently announced Cassandra 2.2, provides formal support for JSON data management.

RedPoint Global Announces Support for Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse & Microsoft Azure Data Lake Service


RedPoint Global, a leading provider of data management and customer engagement software, announced its collaboration with Microsoft integrating two of its applications – RedPoint Interaction™ and RedPoint Data Management™ – into the Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a new enterprise-class elastic data warehouse-as-a-service.