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Free eBook! Hadoop for Dummies

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Download your FREE copy of “Hadoop For Dummies” compliments of IBM Platform Computing! This new learning resource can help enterprise thought leaders better understand the rising importance of big data, especially the Hadoop distributed computing platform. Hadoop for Dummies can help you kick-start your company’s big data initiative.

Unlocking Big Data – Tune in to the Customer Journey

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Our friends over at Datameer just released a fascinating new infographic focusing on how crucial big data analytics is to brands. By tuning into the customers’ journeys using analytics, brands are able to learn what motivates their customers, and how they can optimize their strategy to best reach their customers and ultimately increase loyalty.

Big Data Enters 2015

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As we enter the new and exciting year 2015, the big data industry is well poised to achieve some truly great things. Our friends a DataRPM put together the compelling infographic below, “The Dawn of Smart Enterprise,” to highlight their predictions for how big data will advance in the coming year.

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.