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How Cox Auto Became a Data-driven Organization

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In the presentation below, Cox Auto, a leading provider of automotive products and services, shares how it has transformed their business by simplifying data analysis and making data easily accessible to business decision makers.

Cardinal Health: Improving Sales Performance with Data Blending & Advanced Analytics

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In the presentation below, the Nuclear Pharmaceutical Services division of Cardinal Health uses Alteryx to combine data from Salesforce.com, an Access Database, an Excel spreadsheet, and Teradata; then performs time series forecasting before writing the data back to a Teradata Datalab.

Spark 101: Spark Streaming and GraphX at Netflix

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The Bay Area Spark Meetup recently was hosted at Netflix to feature talks by Netflix engineers about their use of Spark Streaming and GraphX, as well as a Q&A session with the Netflix folks plus the lead engineer of Spark Streaming. The presentation is provided here with the abstracts of the two talks below.

Spark 101: Running Spark and MapReduce together in Production

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Clusters must be tuned properly to run memory-intensive systems like Spark, H2O, and Impala alongside traditional MapReduce jobs. This Hadoop Summit 2015 talk describes Altiscale’s experience running the new memory-intensive systems in production for its customers.

Strategic Big Data Pivot Leads Webtrends to Success

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The interview that follows is with Peter Crossley, Director of Product Architecture at Webtrends to discuss his company’s data platform centered around Hadoop and Spark.

Hadoop 101: Learning the Core Elements of Hadoop

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A background in Hadoop can serve as a valuable differentiator for professionals interested in building new areas of expertise in managing and analyzing data. To address this need, MapR launched earlier this year a free, comprehensive On-Demand Training program that can lead to becoming a certified Hadoop professional.

Big Data Humor: A Little Game for the Data Scientists

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Who knew! Data scientists now have a little game. We’ve been waiting a long time for this!

Big Data Humor: The Fat Jewish is Big Data featuring Todrick as Hadoop

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Our friend Big Data a.k.a The Fat Jewish and his partner in knowledge Todrick Hall share some wisdom for what your customers really need. Check them out as they drop massive analytical intelligence in this newly released rap video.

At TrueCar It’s Time to Invest and Be Innovative with Big Data

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At the recent Hadoop Summit 2015 in San Jose, I had the opportunity to sit down with Russell Foltz-Smith, VP of Data Platform with TrueCar, Inc. to discuss his company’s use of data in general and Hadoop specifically.

Station X Accelerates Pace of Genome Interpretation With Qubole

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Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, announced that Station X, a leading developer of technologies that make large-scale human genome management and analysis easier, is using Presto on Qubole’s cloud-based big data platform to power GenePool™, a powerful software-as-a-service solution for real-time analytics of genomic and medical information.