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MapR Partners Launch Free Test Drives in Collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the converged data platform that integrates the power of Hadoop and Spark with global event streaming, real-time database capabilities, and enterprise storage, announced that several MapR partners have integrated technologies with the MapR data platform and made them freely available for education, demonstration, and evaluation purposes via Amazon Web Services (AWS) Test Drive for Big Data.

Cambridge Semantics Acquires SPARQL City’s Intellectual Property

Cambridge Semantics, a leading provider of Smart Data analytic and data management solutions driven by semantic web technology, announced that it has acquired the intellectual property of SPARQL City and hired former CEO and founder Barry Zane and other top executives from the firm.

Impetus Technologies Reveals Plans to Hire 150 Senior Technologists and Data Scientists in the U.S.

Impetus Technologies, a big data thought leader, software, services and solutions company, announced plans to hire 150 big data architects, senior developers and data scientists to support the rapid growth of its business.

Evaluating NoSQL Performance: Which Database is Right for Your Data?

The presentation by Sergey Sverchkov during JAX London below focuses on real-world successful attempts to benchmark four of the most popular NoSQL databases side by side.

AtScale announces Industry’s First “BI on Hadoop” Accelerator for Tableau

AtScale, a company providing business users with fast and secure self-service BI on Hadoop, announced that it is partnering with Tableau to deliver the industry’s first “BI on Hadoop” accelerator to market with a special program for Tableau customers.

EnterpriseDB® Announces Improved Database Integration, Scalability and Data Analytics Productivity with Newly Released PostgreSQL 9.5

EnterpriseDB® (EDB™), a leading enterprise Postgres database company, announced the general availability of PostgreSQL 9.5, released by the Postgres community. The new 9.5 version boosts performance and scalability, enhances productivity with data analytics.

IBM Helps Automakers Build Internet of Things Connected Vehicles

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a new IBM Cloud-based service to help automakers turn driver and vehicle data into actionable insights for predictive vehicle maintenance, real-time diagnostics on engine trouble,and to guide drivers to the most efficient traffic routes.

Visualization of the Week: Presidents of the United States

As next year’s U.S. presidential election continues to heat up, it might be useful to get a historical perspective for the Office of the Presidency. Using Tableau Public, data author David Pires provides an educational data visualization that includes statistics going back to the birth of the country.

Northern Trust Selects Cloudera to Enhance Enterprise Data Management

Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS), a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, and asset management, has launched an award-winning technology infrastructure initiative based on technology from Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™.

Pepperdata Adds Comprehensive Chargeback Reporting to Effectively Measure the True Cost of Workloads Across Distributed Systems

Pepperdata, a leader in real-time cluster optimization, announced it is eliminating a significant hurdle for Hadoop to become an essential enterprise data platform by adding a chargeback feature to more effectively measure and allocate the costs of increasing workloads across distributed systems.