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Visualization of the Week: #JeSuisCharlie

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Our visualization of the week comes from our friend, former Tableau Iron Viz contestant, Jonathan Trajkovic who reflects on the Twitter response to the recent tragedy in his home country of France.

British Gas Selects WANdisco for Major Big Data Project

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WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of continuous-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, announced yesterday that after an extensive evaluation, British Gas, the UK’s largest utility and home services provider, has significantly scaled up its Non-Stop Hadoop for Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) deployment for live customer-facing operations.

Big Data Humor: Axes of Evil

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Sometimes data is just plain scary!     Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

Interview: Szilard Pafka, Data Scientist

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The Los Angeles data science Meetup scene is booming in large part due to the efforts of a local data scientist, Szilard Pafka. In the interview below, Szilard discusses his background in the field, the genesis of his many Meetup groups, the LA tech industry, and his plans to make his Meetups even more successful.

MediaHub Selects MapR Technologies for Digital Archive and Future Data Analytics

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, announced that MediaHub Australia has deployed the MapR Distribution including Hadoop in its digital archive that serves broadcasters throughout Australia.

Ask a Data Scientist: Becoming a Data Scientist

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This is the last of our reader submitted questions of varying levels of technical detail answered by a practicing data scientist. This week’s question is from a reader who asks about becoming a data scientist.

Big Data Industry Predictions for 2015

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As 2014 draws to a close, here at insideBIGDATA we’re trying to cool our heels a bit to reflect on the amazing year we had for Big Data. We thought it would be interesting to put together a 2015 Predictions article that included perspectives from many of our new (and old) industry friends. Below, is a compilation of some of the most compelling predictions we heard.

UCLA Institute to Help Biologists, Doctors Mine Big Data

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BIG DATA CASE STUDY UCLA announced a new institute to help medical and biology researchers make sense of Big Data. Millions upon millions of medical records and test results. Countless DNA sequences. Hard drives stuffed with images of all kinds – pictures of cells, scans of body parts. It’s all part of the deluge of […]

Visualization of the Week: Turing Awards 1966-2013

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Alexander Mou of Vizible Difference provides the compelling visualization below showing the historical winners of the Turing Award – computer science’s most prestigious award.

Big Data Humor: The Rabbit or Duck Conundrum

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The Rabbit or Duck conundrum, it all depends on your perception. Every data scientist knows that during EDA, ya gotta get your axes right!     Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.