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MariaDB Raises the Bar in Developer Enablement and DevOps Productivity

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MariaDB® Corporation, a recognized leader in open source database solutions for high availability, scalability and performance, announced the Summer 2015 release of MariaDB Enterprise, which was designed to accelerate deployment of open source DBMS applications and to improve reliability and security for DevOps.

Spark 101: Running Spark and MapReduce together in Production

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Clusters must be tuned properly to run memory-intensive systems like Spark, H2O, and Impala alongside traditional MapReduce jobs. This Hadoop Summit 2015 talk describes Altiscale’s experience running the new memory-intensive systems in production for its customers.

NVIDIA Doubles Performance for Deep Learning Training

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NVIDIA announced updates to its GPU-accelerated deep learning software that will double deep learning training performance. The new software will empower data scientists and researchers to supercharge their deep learning projects and product development work.

Strategic Big Data Pivot Leads Webtrends to Success

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The interview that follows is with Peter Crossley, Director of Product Architecture at Webtrends to discuss his company’s data platform centered around Hadoop and Spark.

Xplenty Rolls Out Analytics-as-a-Service for Amazon S3

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Xplenty, the data integration platform that makes it easy to process more data more quickly, announced its newest offering, Analytics-as-a-Service or “A3S.” This latest addition to Xplenty’s extract, transform and load (ETL) software enables users to query and analyze data directly on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3™).

Hadoop 101: Learning the Core Elements of Hadoop

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A background in Hadoop can serve as a valuable differentiator for professionals interested in building new areas of expertise in managing and analyzing data. To address this need, MapR launched earlier this year a free, comprehensive On-Demand Training program that can lead to becoming a certified Hadoop professional.

NextUser Taps IBM Watson to Improve Marketing Strategies and Personalize User Experiences

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NextUser, an open marketing automation and analytics platform, announced it is leveraging IBM Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities to help companies provide personalized digital marketing strategies.

Big Data Humor: A Little Game for the Data Scientists

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Who knew! Data scientists now have a little game. We’ve been waiting a long time for this!

Teradata Launches Configurable Appliance for Big Data with Choice of Hadoop Distributions

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Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, launched the next-generation Teradata Appliance for Hadoop®, version 5, which is configurable, ready-to-run and offers a choice of the latest version of Hadoop from Hortonworks® (HDP™ 2.3), and for the first time, Cloudera (Cloudera Enterprise 5.4).

Accenture Simplifies Analytics for Businesses with Cloud-Based Insights Platform

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Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is launching the Accenture Insights Platform, a cloud-based, end-to-end analytics solution designed to simplify analytics and deliver real-time, actionable insights to businesses for a competitive advantage.