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Big Data Camp 2014 in Review

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It was Saturday, June 14 and I was up at the crack of dawn (which is quite an achievement for a late night data hacker like me) to get over to the Big Data Camp 2014 happening at the DirectTV campus in beautiful El Segundo, Calif. (actually a spartan industrial area just south of LAX). I was anticipating a great day of big data technology focusing on three advertised session tracks: Data Science, Hadoop, and NoSQL.

Birst Brings Enterprise-Caliber Cloud BI to SAP HANA Customers

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Birst, a leader in Cloud BI, today announced Birst for SAP HANA to empower organizations to take advantage of Birst’s enterprise-caliber analytics capabilities on top of the latest in-memory technology from SAP.

Big Data Survey Finds 75% of Businesses Yet to Reach Production

Seventy-five percent of businesses have yet to successfully deploy big data analytics solutions to gain business-impacting insights, despite 65 percent increasing their investment in analytic services and technologies in 2014. These findings are part of “Analytics 2014,” Lavastorm’s second annual survey on analytic usage, trends, and future initiatives.

Interview: Mellanox Covers Exascale Computing, the Cloud and Big Data

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“With a novel data analytics approach, Mellanox is providing double performance to data Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) solutions based on Hadoop Map Reduce. The code to enable such performance gains is part of the Hadoop community code. With acceleration of the networking stack, Mellanox is quadrupling the number of clients served on a single Memcached server, a dominating key-value caching service for large scale web applications.”

SGI to Preview In-Memory Appliance at SAPPHIRE® NOW

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SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data and an SAP global technology partner, previewed a single-node appliance at the SAPPHIRE® NOW conference being held June 3-5 in Orlando, Florida.

Free Conference – Big Data Camp 2014

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Feeling left out because your boss wouldn’t let you attend the Hadoop Summit 2014 happening this week? Not to worry! Here’s a free alternative, especially attractive if you happen to live/work in Los Angeles. The Big Data Camp LA 2014 is a free, all-day conference on Saturday, June 14 hosted at the DirectTV campus near LAX.

GoGrid joins Equinix Cloud Exchange

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Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that GoGrid, a leader in cloud and Open Data Services featuring purpose-built infrastructure for Big Data, has joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange™.

Hadoop Summit 2014 – San Jose

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Hortonworks and Yahoo! are pleased to host the 7th Annual Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community. This event, expanded now to three days, June 3-5, will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key component in their enterprise data architecture.

Top News Organizations Compete Using Innovative Big Data Tools

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The Global Editors Network (GEN), Reuters, and Cxense have brought together some of the best digital news pioneers to develop innovative solutions for their websites to optimize reader loyalty. The competition, Editors Lab Reuters Hackdays, will take place May 30-31 at Reuters Headquarters, 3 Times Square, New York, NY.

Big Data and Sustainability

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The recent Big Ideas for Sustainable Prosperity research conference brought together some of the world’s preeminent environment & economy thinkers for a two day conference to share knowledge and think big about Policy Innovation for Greening Growth. In the video presentation below, Dr. Matthew E. Kahn argues that the combination of Big Data and field experiments can sharply improve urban quality of life.