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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.

Where is my Sensitive Data?


Our friends at Dataguise, prominent big data security company, recently produced a new presentation featuring board of director Paul Sallaberry who discusses the importance of pre-breach detection and the challenges faced by many of our enterprise customers today and their heightened focus on protecting their sensitive data assets.

Dell Helps Universities Boost Interest in Data Science Careers


Dell announced the Dell Statistica Free Academic Program, a free version of its award-winning Statistica advanced analytics software now available to all U.S. college students and professors, to help boost interest in and preparedness for data analytics careers.

Spark – the Ultimate Scala Collections


In his inaugural Big Data Scala 2015 keynote, Martin Odersky, the creator of Scala, shows how Spark is a logical extension of Scala collections, and in fact a Domain Specific Language (DSL) for distributed processing.

Analysis Paralysis – an Overtold Cliché or a Case in Point?

Smita Adhikary

In this special guest feature for our Data Science 101 channel, Smita Adhikary of Big Data Analytics Hires highlights how data scientists sometimes tend to get bogged down in the “how” of a problem rather than the “why” of it, and end up delivering highly predictive, yet essentially meaningless models for the business.

Atigeo Acquires YaData Solutions Expanding its Big Data Analytics Platform


Atigeo™, a compassionate technology company and developer of the xPatterns® big data analytics platform, announced its acquisition of YaData Solutions.

Study Finds Top B2B Marketers Using Predictive Analytics Outperform Counterparts Using Traditional Data Analytics


A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Radius revealed B2B marketing organizations that strategically use predictive analytics outperform other organizations that use more traditional data analytics approaches to improve marketing execution and business results.

Video: Challenging Analytics Architectures from HP

Joseph George from HP presented this talk at the recent HPC User Forum. “This paper describes the HP Big Data Reference Architecture (BDRA) solution and outlines how a modern architectural approach to Hadoop provides the basis for consolidating multiple big data projects while, at the same time, enhancing price/performance, density, and agility. HP BDRA is a modern, flexible architecture for the deployment of big data solutions; it is designed to improve access to big data, rapidly deploy big data solutions, and provide the flexibility needed to optimize the infrastructure in response to the ever-changing requirements in a Hadoop ecosystem.”

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.

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.