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Book Review: Statistics Done Wrong

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Many times we data scientists, not being statisticians in the strictest sense, hold the fear we may commit some kind of statistical faux paux. Fear no more! With the release of a probing new book “Statistics Done Wrong,” by Alex Reinhart, we have a curious road map for avoiding statistical fallacies.

Newest EMC Federation Solution Paves Way for Disruptive Differentiation With Big Data

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EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced the Federation Business Data Lake (FBDL). The fully engineered, integrated and tested solution includes leading storage and Big Data analytics technologies from EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal, and VMware to help customers leverage the new world of Big Data, thereby clearing the path for new insights and disruptive differentiation.

Shift Happens: Big Data Causing a Fundamental Shift in C-Suite Strategies

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Platfora, the Big Data Analytics platform built natively on Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, announced a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that explores, in detail, the beliefs, priorities and opinions on big data analytics by 395 C-level executives at Fortune 2000 companies.

MapR Free Hadoop On-Demand Training Exceeds 10,000 Registrants in First Month

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, announced its newly available free Hadoop On-Demand Training program has enrolled more than 10,000 registrants worldwide in its first 30 days, signaling strong interest in Hadoop skills training.

Tresata Sparks Anti Money Laundering Revolution With Databricks Cloud

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Databricks — the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source big data processing engine Apache Spark with its flagship product, Databricks Cloud — and Tresata Inc., a provider of Hadoop-powered predictive analytics software, announced a joint solution that combines Databricks Cloud with Tresata TEAK, a predictive, real-time Anti Money Laundering (AML) solution.

Qubole Extends Big Data-as-a-Service Platform with Redshift Connector

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Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company founded by the team that developed Facebook’s data infrastructure, announced that the Qubole Data Service (QDS) platform now includes a connector to Amazon Redshift, further extending the data sources available directly within QDS.

Databricks Announces ‘Jobs’ Feature for Databricks Cloud

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Databricks — the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source big data processing engine Apache Spark with its flagship product, Databricks Cloud — introduced “Jobs,” a feature for Databricks Cloud at the inaugural Spark Summit East.

Five NoSQL Predictions for 2015

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In this special guest feature, Jon Bakke of MarkLogic lists his top 5 predictions for NoSQL in 2015. Jon Bakke is Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for MarkLogic, a provider of schema-agnostic enterprise NoSQL database technology, coupled with powerful search & flexible application services.

Tamr to Provide Free, Standalone Version of Tamr Catalog Tool

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Tamr, Inc., today announced that it will offer a free, standalone version of its Tamr Catalog tool for cataloging enterprise metadata. Tamr Catalog helps enterprises overcome the biggest obstacle to business analytics: finding the data. The company is making the Tamr Catalog tool available for free in order to encourage its broad adoption across enterprises.

Qumulo Emerges from Stealth with Data-Aware Scale-Out Network-Attached Storage

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Qumulo, a new enterprise data storage company, came out of stealth to introduce a data-aware scale-out network-attached storage (NAS). Qumulo Core™ was designed by the inventors of scale-out NAS to help enterprises intelligently manage and store billions and trillions of files.