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Big Data Humor: Validating Your Algorithm

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In data science, as in everyday life, sometimes you have to revisit your parameters! Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.  

Visualization of the Week: Gas Prices Across the U.S.

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With a subject that affects most Americans, this week’s visualization comes from our friends at Tableau Public. According to AAA, gas prices are at approaching their bottom limit. Mark Graves of The Oregonian looks at gas prices across the country and in Oregon towns.

Vantrix Selects Hunk to Enhance Customer Experience

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Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of a leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, announced that Vantrix, a global provider of media delivery solutions to service and content providers, relies on Hunk®: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop and NoSQL Data Stores to quickly search, explore, and analyze billions of machine data events stored in Hadoop.

Big Data Humor: Breaking the Ice

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Ah, they stole my presentation technique! Nothing is sacred with love and data science …   Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

Visualization of the Week: Patriots vs. Seahawks

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As a Superbowl treat, this week’s visualization is actually TWO cool interactive data viz apps about Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

Big Data Humor: A Meaningful Chart

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In Big Data, things aren’t always what they seem! Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

CAC’s Pension Management System Adopts MapR for Its Hadoop Infrastructure

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced CAC Corporation (CAC) has adopted the MapR Distribution including Hadoop for its “Micmari” cloud-based pension management system.

Visualization of the Week: 2014 Warmest Year on Record

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The visualization for the week comes from our friends at the Los Angeles Times, with their front-page, above-the-fold article in the Saturday, January 17,2015 edition – “Heat Hits New High: 2014 was the warmest years ever measured, confirming a trend.”

Indiana County Uses Crime Analytics to Fight Notorious Gang

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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Wynyard Group and CI Technologies today announced that the Felony Lane Gang Working Group, comprising 92 law enforcement agencies and other organizations, will use Wynyard Advanced Crime Analytics and CrimeNtel from CI Technologies to help fight the notorious Felony Lane Gang.

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.