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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.

bonprix Selects Teradata Integrated Marketing Cloud

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bonprix, the global fashion retailer, is expanding its relationship with Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company.

White House Hires Chief Data Scientist

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Big data is a big deal for the Obama administration, and as a result the White House announced last week it has hired one of Silicon Valley’s top data scientists. DJ Patil, formerly of LinkedIn and RelateIQ, a subsidiary of Salesforce, now serves as chief data scientist in residence for the White House.

Statistics is the Fastest Growing Undergraduate STEM Degree

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Statistics—the science of learning from data—is the fastest-growing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) undergraduate degree in the United States over the last four years, an analysis of federal government education data conducted by the American Statistical Association (ASA) revealed.

In-Store Analytics for Success

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In this special guest feature, Jim Shea of First Insight shares his perspectives for how data analytics is transforming the retail industry past several key pain points. Jim Shea is Chief Marketing Officer at First Insight, a solution provider empowering companies to drive new product success by introducing the right products at the right price.

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

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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.

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.