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Pulling Insights from Unstructured Data – Nine Key Steps

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In this special guest feature, Salil Godika of Happiest Minds Technologies discusses the value of unstructured data and identifies 9 key steps for how companies can work with it effectively.

MIT Launches Laboratory for Social Machines with Major Twitter Investment

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The MIT Media Lab recently announced the creation of the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM), funded by a five-year, $10 million commitment from Twitter. As part of the new program, Twitter will also provide full access to its real-time, public stream of tweets, as well as the archive of every tweet dating back to the first.

Big Data: A Data Driven Society?

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The video presentation below, “Big Data: A Data Driven Society?” by Roberto Zicari of Goethe University, is provided courtesy of the Stanford University Center for Professional Development – Colloquium on Computer Systems Seminar Series (EE380).

Data Science 101: NoSQL Data Modelling

With the big data education resource below, you can learn about data modelling in a NoSQL environment.

Ask a Data Scientist: Ensemble Methods

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who asks about ensemble methods and how you use them.

DataHero Launches Google Analytics Integration

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DataHero, the self-service cloud data visualization tool, announced the launch of its Google Analytics integration. More than half of all businesses use Google Analytics on a daily basis and understand the limitations of having to export to Excel or write complex scripts to get what they need out of their data. With the DataHero integration, now everyone will be able to make data-driven decisions at the speed of business.

Hortonworks Expands Certification Program for Enterprise Hadoop

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Hortonworks®, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, announced an expansion of the Hortonworks Certified Technology Program. There has been tremendous momentum with 100’s of vendors in the certification program. Additionally, since its introduction just six months ago we’ve seen more than 70 technologies become YARN Ready.

MapR Forms Alliance with SAS

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced it has formed an alliance with SAS, a leader in business analytics software and services. The two companies are collaborating in the area of business analytics and enterprise-grade Hadoop for customer environments. Customers will be able to leverage powerful SAS business analytics […]

Teradata Acquires RainStor

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Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today announced that it completed the acquisition of RainStor, a privately held company specializing in online big data archiving on Hadoop.

5 Top BI Trends for 2015

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In this special guest feature, Ellie Fields of Tableau identifies the 5 top business intelligence trends for the upcoming new year in 2015.