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B2B Predictive Analytics in the Big Data Era

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In this special guest feature, Keke Wu of Avention, outlines the need for B2B marketing predictive models to catch up to their B2C counterparts as well as methods for doing so.

R vs. Python – The Infographic

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I always enjoy a good down-in-the-trenches battle story – Godzilla vs. King Kong, Klingons vs. Romulans, Yankees vs. Red Sox, etc. And now there’s one for data science aficionados – R vs. Python.

MapR Distribution Now Ships with Apache Drill 1.0 – Schema-Free SQL Engine for Big Data

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, announced the general availability of Apache Drill 1.0 in the MapR Distribution. Drill uniquely delivers self-service SQL analytics without requiring pre-defined schema definitions, dramatically reducing the time required for business analysts to explore and understand data.

Syncfusion Updates Big Data Platform

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Syncfusion, Inc., the developer solutions company, announced a major update to the Syncfusion Big Data Platform, the Hadoop distribution designed and optimized for Windows.

DataHero Partners With HubSpot to Bring Self-Service Data Analytics to Marketers

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DataHero, a leading provider of self-service Cloud BI, announced that HubSpot, a leading provider of inbound marketing and sales platform, has partnered with DataHero to bring self-service analytics to their customers.

ScaleOut Software Announces Release of ScaleOut ComputeServer

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ScaleOut Software, a leading provider of in-memory computing software, today announced the release of ScaleOut ComputeServerTM, a scalable software platform that enables enterprises to track and analyze live data and generate immediate feedback to achieve operational intelligence.

Gartner Identifies Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies for 2015

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A new Gartner research report, “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies,” details five emerging vendors that can assist organizations in meeting their storage modernization and cost containment initiatives. For example, Storiant is a multifaceted archiving platform that can support active, compliance and historical archives in a private cloud environment.

Why Marketing Organizations Need More than a Team of Data Scientists

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In this special guest feature, Dr. Olly Downs of Globys, discusses the missing link between the promise of data science for today’s marketer and actually driving value from real-world applications.

Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications Platform

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is launching the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform to develop industry- and function-specific advanced analytics applications, delivering actionable insights to users that enable swift data-driven decisions that can create a competitive advantage or an improved bottom line.

Starting Small with Big Data

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In this special guest feature, Tony Fisher of Progress Software gives focus to starting small with your big data initiative – define your processes and manage your processes for success on manageable amounts of data and then add to it incrementally.