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Global Survey Reveals CFOs Seek Single Source of Truth to Power Data-Driven Business Transformation

Adaptive Insights, a leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM) for the biggest brands and the hottest companies, unveiled its Q3 2015 CFO Indicator report bench marking chief financial officers’ (CFOs’) perspectives on their evolving roles as they lead business transformation across their organizations in an increasingly data-driven world.

Efficiency: Big Data Meets HPC in Financial Services

Converging High Performance Computing (HPC) and Lustre* parallel file systems with Hadoop’s MapReduce for Big Data analytics can eliminate the need for Hadoop’s infrastructure and speeding up the entire analysis. Convergence is a solution of interest for companies with HPC already in their infrastructure, such as the financial services Industry and other industries adopting high performance data analytics.

Spark 101: Estimating Financial Risk with Spark

The talk below by Sandy Ryza, walks through a basic VaR calculation, aiming to give a feel for what it is like to approach financial modeling with Spark.

RAI Stone Group Launches Predictive Analytics System for Financial Services Providers

RAI Stone Analytics announced the launch of its new analytics software for financial service providers, enabling them to harness the power of big data to develop successful growth strategies for small business clients in record time.

The Science Behind Big Data

In this special guest feature, Eric Haller executive vice-president of Experian’s global DataLabs offers his perspectives on the growing demand for data scientists.

Pathways to Data Dexterity

Our friends over at State Street launched a global survey identifying three groups of investment organizations at different points of progress on the path to data dexterity. Compelling infographic included.

New Study Reveals CFOs Value Data-Driven Decision Making

Adaptive Insights, a leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence (BI) for the biggest brands and the hottest companies, unveiled its Q1 2015 CFO Indicator. The CFO Indicator reports what is top of mind for CFOs, as well as unveils key attributes that define the modern CFO.

CAC’s Pension Management System Adopts MapR for Its Hadoop Infrastructure

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced CAC Corporation (CAC) has adopted the MapR Distribution including Hadoop for its “Micmari” cloud-based pension management system.

Interview: Spencer Greenberg, Chairman, Rebellion Research

In the interview below, Rebellion Research’s Chairman Spencer Greenberg discusses how he feels his company is well-positioned for bringing machine learning and AI based asset management to investors.

Enterprise Grade Lustre in the Clouds

With the release of Intel® Cloud Edition for Lustre software in collaboration with key cloud infrastructure providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), commercial customers have an ideal opportunity to employ a production-ready version of Lustre—optimized for business HPDA—in a pay-as-you-go cloud environment.