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Mtell and MapR Deploy Big Data Platform for Oil and Gas

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Mtelligence Corporation (dba Mtell), and MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, announced a new Big Data platform called Mtell Reservoir that combines the MapR Distribution including Hadoop, Mtell Previse Software, and Open TSDB (time-series database) software technology.

Saffron Launches SaffronStreamline™, a Cognitive Analytics Solution for Manufacturers

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Saffron, a cognitive computing platform designed for mission-critical operational intelligence, announced the availability of SaffronStreamline, a product lifecycle intelligence solution that provides end-to-end knowledge about issues and defects in a product’s lifecycle, helping manufacturers shorten time to market and manage potential risks.

Altocloud Launches Predictive Communications Solution to Optimize Online Sales

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The Altocloud platform is the first solution to combine machine-learning technology with real-time communications to predict the right time to interact with customers. The software can determine the best answer to real-time decisions.

GPUs Accelerate brytlyt Enterprise Data Platform

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Today UK startup brytlyt announced an enterprise data platform using Nvidia’s Tegra K1 superchip that offers faster, more efficient and more flexible data processing and analytics.

New Study Reveals CFOs Value Data-Driven Decision Making

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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.

Cognitive Scale and Deloitte Join Forces for Healthcare Through Cognitive Computing

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Cognitive Scale announced an agreement with Deloitte Consulting LLP to deliver services and technology that will enable both companies to take a leadership position in transforming the delivery of healthcare to consumers and care providers through the application of cognitive cloud technology. Deloitte plans to leverage Cognitive Scale’s technology in a number of strategic initiatives.

Visualization of the Week: Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks

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With the public’s attention on the recent measles outbreak, here is a compelling visualization authored using Tableau by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) — “Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks.” CFR maps vaccine preventable outbreaks since 2008.

ALDO Scales with Talend to Meet Growing Sales Demand

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Talend, a global big data integration software leader, announced that ALDO Group Inc., a privately held Canadian corporation that sells footwear and accessories in more than 1,750 stores in 82 countries, is using Talend Platform for Data Services to support its next-generation, robust and scalable service-oriented architecture.

Unity + Couchbase Mobile Improve Game Development with Sync and Offline Support

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Couchbase, Inc., a NoSQL database provider, today announced Couchbase Mobile for Unity, making it faster and easier for developers to build video games.

Visualization of the Week: Ultimate Oscars Dashboard

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When you get your hands on a data set containing each and every Oscar winner and nominee since the first was given in 1929 (thanks Silk!), you can’t just stare at it and do nothing. So our friends over at Antivia built the ultimate Oscars dashboard.