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CenturyLink Acquires Big Data Solutions Provider Cognilytics

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CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the acquisition of Cognilytics, a leading provider of advanced predictive analytics and Big Data solutions to mid-sized and large enterprises.

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.

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.”

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.

Visualization of the Week: Cyber Monday vs. Black Friday

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On the heels of the biggest online shopping day of the year for Americans, below is a big data visualization comparing Cyber Monday with its brick and mortar counterpart, Black Friday. The visualization, created by our friends at Datameer using its Hadoop-based analytics platform.

TIBCO Jaspersoft Launches v6.0

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TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software, today announced that it has released TIBCO Jaspersoft® 6.

Deploying a Big Data Solution Using IBM GPFS-FPO

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Download this whitepaper today to learn best practices for deploying GPFS-FPO as a file system platform for big data analytics. The goal of this paper is to guide the administrator through various decision points to ensure optimal configuration based on the Hadoop application components being deployed.

Video: Data and Goliath – Why Startups Own the Future of Big Data

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“And, to me, the point of this talk is that the world is changing. There is money going to be made by the bucketful, and it isn’t going to go to Larry Ellison and his gang. It’s going to go to smart people like you who know how to leverage open-source.”

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.