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2015 Predictions Reveal a More Pragmatic Approach to Big Data

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Concurrent, Inc., a leader in data application infrastructure, released 2015 predictions for big data and Apache Hadoop. While the past year brought expansion and education across the Hadoop ecosystem and increased investment in related initiatives, 2015 will be the year of pragmatism as global enterprises turn their focus on getting value from these investments.

New Research Shows Businesses are Investing Heavily in Big Data Analytics

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Big data is more than a buzzword, as proven by how fast organizations are adopting new analytics technologies to obtain business value from it. That is the key takeaway from a Luth Research survey of large organizations currently using big data analytics software or planning to use it in the next 12 months.

Big Data – Darling of the Retail Industry

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Savvy retailers are harnessing the power of big data by combining data from a number of sources such as web browsing patterns, social media and industry forecasts. They are using big data to predict trends, prepare for demand, optimize pricing, and ultimately to improve each customer’s experience to increase acquisition and retention rates.

Xplenty Launches Google Cloud Platform Support

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Xplenty, the big data processing platform powered by Hadoop, has announced Google Cloud Platform support. By enabling Google Cloud Platform support, Xplenty users can now integrate, process, and prepare data for analytics directly on Google’s cloud infrastructure. Xplenty is one of the only Hadoop-run platforms to facilitate third-party Google Cloud Platform support.

Big Data – An Industry on the Move

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A compelling new infographic was just completed with Datameer, an end-to-end big data analytics application for Hadoop. The graphic visualizes the rising prevalence of Big Data and the importance of industries leveraging it in order to have a competitive advantage.

What is Big Data? 40+ Definitions

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The big data steam roller continues to move forward, but if you take a brief step back, how would you define “big data?” UC Berkeley’s new Master of Information and Data Science program decided to settle the question once and for all, and proceeded to ask 40+ thought leaders.

Big Data: Facts and Myths

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In this special guest feature, Al Nugent, co-author of the guide “Big Data for Dummies,” looks back at some of the definitions and predictions from the book and see if they still have relevance in today’s technology landscape.

Win a Free 2 Day Pass to Strata Conference + Hadoop World Oct 15-17, 2014 NYC

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Thanks to our friends at O’Reilly Media, we have been given one 2-day pass to raffle off for the upcoming Strata Conference + Hadoop World on October 15-17, 2014 in New York City. insideBIGDATA is participating as a media partner and will manage the contest with rules outlined below. The rules are simple: Check out […]

Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

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The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies just hit the streets! This guide to the industry’s pulse is a good way to balance the hype with reality. As you’ll note in the chart below, big data is entering the Trough of Disillusionment.

Interview: Nick Elprin, Co-founder, Domino

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Domino Data Lab, Inc. is a new company that started out with a focus on enabling much easier cloud computation, and doing “version control for data science.” I caught up with co-founder Nick Elprin at the recent useR!2014 conference to get the high-level view of his company.