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Data Science 101: Using Statistics to Predict AB Testing

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The talk below presents simple methods that can accurately predict future performance from AB test results, and that allow you to determine the smallest acceptable sample size. Using four years of AB testing data, you’ll see how these methods really work.

The GPU Technology Conference

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March is a beautiful month to visit Silicon Valley, so why not register and book your trip now to the upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC) happening March 17-20, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center. GTC is the most important event for GPU developers and computational scientists.

Indiana County Uses Crime Analytics to Fight Notorious Gang

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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Wynyard Group and CI Technologies today announced that the Felony Lane Gang Working Group, comprising 92 law enforcement agencies and other organizations, will use Wynyard Advanced Crime Analytics and CrimeNtel from CI Technologies to help fight the notorious Felony Lane Gang.

Qubell Launches Hadoop Self-Service Test Environments for Big Data Apps

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Qubell, provider of an autonomic application management platform for cloud applications, has announced the availability of Qubell for Hadoop Developers. The new solution enables Hadoop developers to add dynamic, cloud-based test environments on-demand for new or existing big data analytics projects.

Visualization of the Week: #JeSuisCharlie

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Our visualization of the week comes from our friend, former Tableau Iron Viz contestant, Jonathan Trajkovic who reflects on the Twitter response to the recent tragedy in his home country of France.

Talend Teams with Hortonworks to Help Big Data Projects Deliver in Real Time

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Talend_logo_011315Talend, a global big data integration software leader, has strengthened its partnership with Hortonworks® by supporting a preview version of the latest Apache™ Hadoop® extension, Apache Storm, in Talend 5.6.

GraphLab Morphs into Dato with $18.5 Million in Funding

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GraphLab announced it closed an $18.5 million Series B funding round led by Vulcan Capital with participation from Opus Capital and existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Madrona Venture Group. The company has also changed its name and brand from GraphLab to Dato, reflecting the evolution of its popular machine learning platform which now enables the creation of intelligent applications based on any type of data, including graphs, tables, text and images.

Online Retailer Reports ROI with Teradata Aster Discovery Analytics

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A Total Economic Impact study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Teradata found that the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform is delivering compelling economic and technology Return on Investment (ROI) as well as important business and marketing benefits for an online flash sale retailer. The study was based on a Teradata retail customer with over five years of experience using the Aster Discovery Platform to implement a big data analytics and discovery solution.

MapR Performance Benchmark Exceeds 100M Data Points Per Second Ingest

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, announced breakthrough performance results achieved using standard open source software, OpenTSDB, running on the MapR Distribution. Using only four-nodes of a 10-node cluster, the MapR Distribution with its in-Hadoop NoSQL database, MapR-DB, ingested over 100 million data points per second.

Fractal Analytics Acquires Mobius Innovations

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Fractal Analytics, a global provider of advanced analytics, has announced it has acquired Mobius Innovations, a mobile context awareness platform founded by Fractal’s co-founder Nirmal Palaparthi, to strengthen and deliver the company’s flagship Customer Genomics® personalized marketing solution.