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The Hidden Costs of Open Source

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While Linux clusters dominate HPC, there are many issues related to cost and complexity that can make open-source solutions challenging. In addition, determining real costs can be complex because every environment is different, and organizations will assess costs using their own methodologies and based on their own requirements and capabilities.

What’s Hot & What’s Not in Data Science 2015

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In addition to analyzing data, our friends over at CrowdFlower — a people-powered data enrichment platform — has an affinity for lists. This year, they asked their team of data scientists to come up with what they think will be “hot” or “not” in their world for 2015.

2015 Predictions Reveal a More Pragmatic Approach to Big Data

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Concurrent, Inc., a leader in data application infrastructure, released 2015 predictions for big data and Apache Hadoop. While the past year brought expansion and education across the Hadoop ecosystem and increased investment in related initiatives, 2015 will be the year of pragmatism as global enterprises turn their focus on getting value from these investments.

BlueData Grows Big Data Partner Ecosystem

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BlueData, a pioneer in Big Data private clouds, announced rapid growth of its Big Data partner ecosystem, a group comprised of highly influential technology companies spanning infrastructure, Big Data distributions, ETL/BI applications and system integrators to accelerate the adoption of Big Data Private Cloud on-premises.

New Research Shows Businesses are Investing Heavily in Big Data Analytics

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Big data is more than a buzzword, as proven by how fast organizations are adopting new analytics technologies to obtain business value from it. That is the key takeaway from a Luth Research survey of large organizations currently using big data analytics software or planning to use it in the next 12 months.

CenturyLink Acquires Big Data Solutions Provider Cognilytics

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CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the acquisition of Cognilytics, a leading provider of advanced predictive analytics and Big Data solutions to mid-sized and large enterprises.

FoundationDB Extends Performance & Scalability with Version 3.0

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FoundationDB®, the company behind database software that combines scalability and consistency, has announced version 3.0 of its flagship product, the FoundationDB Key-Value Store. Version 3.0 offers enhanced performance and monitoring capabilities while maintaining transactional integrity, scalability and fault tolerance for operational workloads in the cloud or on premise.

Qubole Secures $13 Million in New Financing to Expand Big Data-as-a-Service Platform

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Qubole™, a leading provider of Big Data in the cloud, announced today it has secured $13 million in new financing led by Norwest Venture Partners. The funding builds on recent milestones from the company, including a partnership with Microsoft Azure to integrate Qubole Data Service (QDS) to Azure customers, and will be used to expand Qubole’s mission to help every company to use the cloud to turn data into business growth.

Ask a Data Scientist: Confounding Variables

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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 for an explanation of confounding variables and why they’re important in data science projects.

Jitterbit Harmony Winter ’14 Powers Real-Time APIs and Analytics Integration

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Jitterbit, a leading provider of fast, agile integration solutions for the modern enterprise, today announced the release of its upgraded Harmony Winter ’14 cloud integration platform to enable companies to transform their business by connecting new digital processes that span multiple applications, departments and partners in real time.