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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.

IBM Watson Analytics Beta Now Open For Business

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses, is available in beta.

Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in the Enterprise

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Now that MapReduce is becoming accepted as a ‘working’ model, the next goal is to turn it into an enterprise-class solution. IBM has written a technical white paper for overcoming common challenges when deploying Hadoop MapReduce – “Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in the Enterprise.”

The Business Prerogative for Speed in Big Data

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In this special guest feature, Mathias Golombek of EXASOL discusses the need for speed in big data computing architectures and how in-memory computing solutions can fit the bill.

Posiba – Big Data for Greater Social Impact in Giving

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The landscape of charitable giving is about to receive a makeover with the launch of Posiba. Poised to revolutionize the way giving improves the world by bringing people and information together for greater impact, Posiba is a big data and analytics information service supporting foundations, governments, charities and donors using the power of aggregated information.

Attunity Expands into Big Data Markets with BIReady Acquisition

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Attunity Ltd. (NASDAQ CM: ATTU), a leading provider of information availability software solutions, announced that it has expanded its Big Data solutions portfolio as well as its strategic positioning in Big Data markets via the acquisition of BIReady’s data warehouse automation technology.

Big Data Humor: Keeping Your Boss in the Dark

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Cyber Monday Puts MapR at the Core of Adtech and Data-Driven Holiday Shopping

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has quickly established itself as the go-to big data provider for some of the world’s biggest and most innovative advertising and digital media companies, which experience their busiest times with the onset of the holiday shopping season.