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MapR Partners Launch Free Test Drives in Collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the converged data platform that integrates the power of Hadoop and Spark with global event streaming, real-time database capabilities, and enterprise storage, announced that several MapR partners have integrated technologies with the MapR data platform and made them freely available for education, demonstration, and evaluation purposes via Amazon Web Services (AWS) Test Drive for Big Data.

New Hortonworks Partnerworks Program Meets Demands of an Open and Growing Ecosystem

Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP) announced Hortonworks Partnerworks, a comprehensive global program to support and enable partners selling, implementing and innovating with Hortonworks solutions. The Hortonworks ecosystem is strong and thriving with over 1,500 partners involved today.

AtScale announces Industry’s First “BI on Hadoop” Accelerator for Tableau

AtScale, a company providing business users with fast and secure self-service BI on Hadoop, announced that it is partnering with Tableau to deliver the industry’s first “BI on Hadoop” accelerator to market with a special program for Tableau customers.

Big Data Analytics with Hadoop

The slide presentation below, Big Data Analytics with Hadoop by Paris-based developer Philippe Julio, is one of the most popular talks for learning Hadoop on Slideshare.

MapR CEO Reveals 5 Big Data Predictions for 2016

How data is stored, analyzed and processed is transforming businesses. According to MapR Technologies’ CEO and Cofounder John Schroeder, the industry is in the midst of the biggest change in enterprise computing in decades.

Visualization of the Week: Presidents of the United States

As next year’s U.S. presidential election continues to heat up, it might be useful to get a historical perspective for the Office of the Presidency. Using Tableau Public, data author David Pires provides an educational data visualization that includes statistics going back to the birth of the country.

Data Exploration with Databricks

The “Data Exploration on Databricks” jump start video below will show you how go from data source to visualization in a few easy steps. Specifically, you’ll see how to take semi-structured logs, easily extract and transform them, analyze and visualize the data using Spark SQL, so you can quickly understand your data.

Dispelling the Killer AI Myth

As a data science practitioner who uses machine learning as the basis of many client projects, I’m increasingly finding myself on the front line of the so-called “Killer AI” debate that keeps sprouting up around the web and mainstream press.

Northern Trust Selects Cloudera to Enhance Enterprise Data Management

Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS), a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, and asset management, has launched an award-winning technology infrastructure initiative based on technology from Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™.

Visualization of the Week: Driving Under the Influence Statistics

It’s that time of year when everyone must be more vigilant while taking to the roads. Using Tableau Public, data author Jambesh looks at Driving Under the Influence of alcohol (DUI) trends during the holidays.