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Data Science 101: Cassandra Tutorial for Beginners

Provided by our friends over at Edureka, Module 1 of their Apache Cassandra course below discusses the fundamental concepts of using a highly-scalable, column-oriented database to implement appropriate use cases.

Sentient Technologies Raises $103.5 Million in Series C Funding

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Sentient Technologies, a company seeking to solve the world’s most complex problems through massively scaled artificial intelligence, today announced it has raised $103.5 million in Series C funding that brings the total investment in Sentient to more than $143 million.

Big Data – Darling of the Retail Industry

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Savvy retailers are harnessing the power of big data by combining data from a number of sources such as web browsing patterns, social media and industry forecasts. They are using big data to predict trends, prepare for demand, optimize pricing, and ultimately to improve each customer’s experience to increase acquisition and retention rates.

Visualization of the Week: Dueling Measures of Poverty

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This new interactive visualization tells a compelling economic story based on U.S. Census Bureau data measuring the reach of poverty in America.

Teradata and MapR Partnership Expands Hadoop Choices within Teradata’s Unified Data Architecture

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, and MapR Technologies, Inc., a provider of Apache™ Hadoop, has announced an expanded partnership that covers technology integration, road map alignment, and a unified go-to-market offering.

Data Science 101: Support Vector Machines

Support Vector Machines (SVM) is an important and widely used machine learning algorithm. In order to fully understand SVMs, you need to have a fundamental understanding of how the statistical learning method functions. Here is a useful lecture on SVM coming from MIT OpenCourseware.

BeyondCore V Delivers One-Click Smart Pattern Discovery in Minutes

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Business analytics innovator BeyondCore has announced the production release of BeyondCore V, one-click business analytics software designed for business users, setting the new industry gold standard for automated business analytics.

How to Become a Data Scientist in 8 Easy Steps

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Our friends over at DataCamp just came out with a cool new infographic entitled “Become a Data Scientist in 8 easy steps.” This hits home to a lot of people who are trying to enter this new industry hoping to satisfy a lot of unfilled job openings. The question is how best to make this transition. The useful infographic below will help answer this question by outlining the process of becoming a data scientist.

Databricks Launches Spark Certification Program for Systems Integrators

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, has announced a certification program to enable all enterprises to quickly find qualified resources and support for their Apache Spark-based data analytic projects.

MetiStream Recognized by Databricks as Apache Spark Certified Systems Integrator

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MetiStream, a leader in implementing highly scalable real-time analytic and streaming solutions using innovative open source technologies, announced that it has become a Spark Certified Systems Integrator and Certified Spark Trainer by Databricks, the company
founded by the team that created and continues to drive Apache Spark, the most active open source project in the Big Data ecosystem.