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2016: The Year of the Data Jedi

In this special guest feature, Matt Bencke, CEO and co-founder of Spare5, sheds light on how “Data Jedis,” aka those that can translate and manage Big Data, will be the ones welding light sabers in 2016.

Superbowl Pre-Game Analytics Dashboard

Leading up to and during Super Bowl 50, KPI dashboards leader Geckoboard has put together a compelling game analytics site HERE. The metrics include social sentiment analysis, daily social mentions for each QB and each team, and a feed of all the latest Superbowl news and tweets.

Global Hadoop Market is Expected to Reach $84.6 Billion by 2021 – Allied Market Research

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research titled, “World Hadoop Market – Opportunities and Forecasts 2014–2021,” the global Hadoop market is expected to garner revenue of $84.6 billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 63.4% during 2016 to 2021.

Syncfusion’s Big Data Platform Moves to Production Release

Syncfusion, Inc., a developer solutions company, announced the production release of the Syncfusion Big Data Platform, a collection of big data tools and frameworks that now includes support for Apache Spark, Apache HBase, and Scientific Python. It is also the first and only Hadoop distribution designed for Windows.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for January 2016

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. We use the pageview metric for ranking the pieces.

Levi’s® Stadium Visitors Score with VenueNext and Splunk

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of a leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, announced that VenueNext, creator of integrated technology platforms for venues, is using Splunk® Enterprise to help the Levi’s Stadium operational teams make real-time, data-driven decisions that enhance operational effectiveness, precision and control.

Visualization of the Week: Interactive Map of Hong Kong Through the Lense of Instagram

Our friends over at InData Labs with support of Datasia.hk provides our Visualization of the Week with an interactive map of Hong Kong that visualizes all the Instagram activity of the city. The map is telling a story about life in Hong Kong by showing who posts what and from which locations.

Rocana One: IT Monitoring and Analytics up to 1TB New Data per Day for Free

Rocana, a pioneer applying big data to IT Operations, today announced Rocana One, a program that provides companies with their flagship product, Rocana Ops, for free for up to 1 Terabyte of new data every day.

Redis Accelerates Spark By Over 100 Times

Redis Labs, the home of Redis, today announced its integration with Spark SQL and the release of the Spark-Redis connector package. Redis Labs’ benchmarks using time-series data show that running Spark on Redis as a data store results in 135 times faster processing compared to Spark using HDFS.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 2/1/2016

Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a new recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short news items such as people movements, funding news, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.