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Talend Survey Reveals Real-Time Big Data Key to Cyber Monday Success


With the holidays rapidly approaching, merchants need strategies to convert digital shoppers. A recent survey from our friends over at Talend found some important online shopping trends.

An Insider’s Guide to Apache Spark


An Insider’s Guide to Apache Spark is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new computing framework. As one of the most exciting and widely adopted open-source projects, Apache Spark in-memory clusters are driving new opportunities for application development as well as increased intake of IT infrastructure.

Data Science & Analytics at Birchbox

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Liz Crawford, CTO of Birchbox, presented at Data Driven NYC in October 2015. She gave a behind-the-scenes look at Birchbox’s Data Science & Analytics practice.

Applications of Big Data in 10 Industry Verticals


Our friends over at Simplilearn put together a compelling infographic below that highlights 10 industry verticals and how they’re applying the big data technology stack.

86 Percent of Predictive Analytics Users Report Tangible Gains to Their Bottom Line


A new study by Forbes Insights, “The Predictive Journey: 2015 Survey on Predictive Marketing Strategies,” reveals that 86 percent of executives with experience in predictive analytics indicate the technology has delivered a positive return on investment for their business.

SAS® Academy for Data Science Answers Employer, Student Calls for Data Science and Business Skills


Where can aspiring and practicing data scientists earn respected credentials in big data and analytics? The same source organizations can tap to transform top talent and gain a competitive edge: the new SAS® Academy for Data Science.

Spark and Spark Streaming at Uber


Our friends over at the Build & Scale Data Systems group at Uber, sponsored this outstanding presentation that was the first time the company publicly discussed how Apache Spark has become the central figure behind the company’s on-going data evolution.

Spark 101: MapR Free On-Demand Training Now Includes Apache Spark


MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop® that integrates web-scale enterprise storage and real-time database capabilities, announced the availability of the first free Apache Spark course as part of a new series in its Hadoop On-Demand Training program.

Global Survey Reveals CFOs Seek Single Source of Truth to Power Data-Driven Business Transformation


Adaptive Insights, a leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM) for the biggest brands and the hottest companies, unveiled its Q3 2015 CFO Indicator report bench marking chief financial officers’ (CFOs’) perspectives on their evolving roles as they lead business transformation across their organizations in an increasingly data-driven world.

The Benefits of Becoming a Smart City


Advances in technology are quickly paving the way for smart cities. A smart city is an urban center that harnesses technologies, such as IT, to improve the quality of life of residents, manage available resources such as roads and water in economically sustainable manner, and reduce environmental pollution. According to figures published by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), smart city technologies will grow to an industry worth $27.5 billion by 2023.