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Artificial Intelligence Then and Now


Our friends over at Narrative Science put together the infographic below to look at AI’s history and how its impacted various industries over time.

Centrify Delivers Industry’s First Identity Management Solution for NoSQL


Centrify Corporation, a leader in securing identities from cyberthreats, announced the expansion of its big data security solution with support for NoSQL — reinforcing Centrify’s status as the only vendor to comprehensively address identity management for big data.

Paxata Partners with Cisco to Accelerate Adoption of Self-Service Data Prep in the Enterprise


Paxata, provider of the Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform for the enterprise, announced a strategic relationship with Cisco which includes a jointly-developed solution, Cisco Data Preparation (CDP).

Interview: Dell’s Migration of Internal Analytics to Statistica


I recently caught up with John K. Thompson, General Manager of Advanced Analytics at Dell Software to discuss Dell’s migration of its entire internal analytics system to Statistica (its own platform).

Mistaking a Data Library for a Data Lake: 7 best practices for developing your Hadoop data strategy

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In this special guest feature, Supreet Oberoi, Vice President of Field Engineering of Concurrent, Inc. talks about how companies should change their perspective on their data strategies, and look at the process as building a data library as opposed to a data lake.

ASA Issues Statement on Role of Statistics in Data Science


In a policy statement issued today, the American Statistical Association (ASA) stated statistics is “foundational to data science”—along with database management and distributed and parallel systems—and its use in this emerging field empowers researchers to extract knowledge and obtain better results from Big Data and other analytics projects.

First Insight Announces Predictive Analytics Solution for Retailers and Brands


First Insight, a leading provider of solutions that empower brands to incorporate the voice of the customer into the design and merchandising of new products, today announced the launch of InsightTargeting, a solution enabling retailers and brands to create highly targeted products and promotions through predictive analytics.

Apache Spark Outgrowing Hadoop as Users Increasingly Move to the Cloud


Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark, released the findings of a survey of more than 1,400 respondents from the Spark community to identify how organizations and users are utilizing the data analytics and processing engine.

VoltDB Introduces Fast Data Platform to Combine Streaming Analytics with Transactions for Mission-critical Applications

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The rapid growth of mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to drive the need for real-time data analysis, intensifying demand for faster insight and action in the enterprise. In response to this demand, VoltDB announced Version 5.6 of its SQL in-memory operational database, a fast data platform that combines streaming analytics with transactions to support mission-critical, real-time applications.

Dato Announces New Machine Learning Toolkits and Coursera Training


Dato, creator of the popular machine learning platform GraphLab Create, announced today toolkits and training for developers building Intelligent Applications.