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Fuzzy Logic Is Key to Connected Health

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In this special guest feature, Sunil Koduri of Zsolutionz sheds light on how fuzzy logic can add value to the immense amount of data collected by wearable devices.

British Gas Selects WANdisco for Major Big Data Project

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WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of continuous-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, announced yesterday that after an extensive evaluation, British Gas, the UK’s largest utility and home services provider, has significantly scaled up its Non-Stop Hadoop for Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) deployment for live customer-facing operations.

Govini Powers World Bank’s New Open Government Contracts Platform

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Govini, a leading business intelligence provider to government contractors, has announced that the World Bank leverages its platform to provide open, transparent and competitive contracting through its new Open Government Contracts Platform, furthering the Bank’s open government agenda and goal of eradicating poverty around the globe.

Space-Time Insight and NEC Partner for Smart Energy Market

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Space-Time Insight, a leading provider of next-generation situational intelligence solutions, and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) have announced the formation of a partnership for the smart energy market.

MediaHub Selects MapR Technologies for Digital Archive and Future Data Analytics

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, announced that MediaHub Australia has deployed the MapR Distribution including Hadoop in its digital archive that serves broadcasters throughout Australia.

What Your Holiday Shopping Data Says About Your Discount

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In this special guest feature, Jenne Barbour of Teradata gives us her insights into the business cases for utilizing big data in the retail space. Jenne Barbour leads solutions strategy for Teradata Integrated Marketing Cloud.

UCLA Institute to Help Biologists, Doctors Mine Big Data

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BIG DATA CASE STUDY UCLA announced a new institute to help medical and biology researchers make sense of Big Data. Millions upon millions of medical records and test results. Countless DNA sequences. Hard drives stuffed with images of all kinds – pictures of cells, scans of body parts. It’s all part of the deluge of […]

Cyber Monday Puts MapR at the Core of Adtech and Data-Driven Holiday Shopping

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has quickly established itself as the go-to big data provider for some of the world’s biggest and most innovative advertising and digital media companies, which experience their busiest times with the onset of the holiday shopping season.

Visualization of the Week: Cyber Monday vs. Black Friday

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On the heels of the biggest online shopping day of the year for Americans, below is a big data visualization comparing Cyber Monday with its brick and mortar counterpart, Black Friday. The visualization, created by our friends at Datameer using its Hadoop-based analytics platform.

Big Data – Darling of the Retail Industry

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Savvy retailers are harnessing the power of big data by combining data from a number of sources such as web browsing patterns, social media and industry forecasts. They are using big data to predict trends, prepare for demand, optimize pricing, and ultimately to improve each customer’s experience to increase acquisition and retention rates.