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Slack Your Data: Looker Releases Slack Integration that Lets Your Data Join the Conversation

Looker, the company that is powering data-driven businesses, announced Lookerbot, the first enterprise data platform to integrate with Slack.

Tectonic is Providing Service for Google Cloud Dataproc

Tectonic, a premier big data analytics provider renowned for its “Insight2Action” methodology, announced, the company is providing services for Google’s new Cloud Dataproc.

Zoomdata Introduces High Performance Visual Analytics for Google Cloud Dataproc

Zoomdata, developers of a fast visual analytics solution for big data, announced Zoomdata for Google Cloud Dataproc, empowering users to visually analyze data in seconds, even across billions of rows of data.

Qubole Donates Access to Big Data Cloud Platform for University Research

Qubole, the big data as-a-service company, announced it will be donating time on the Qubole Data Service (QDS) to university classes, giving students and professors easy access to the latest, most powerful data analytics technologies on the most widely used public clouds: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Information Builders Now Offers WebFOCUS BI and Analytics Platform in Three Editions

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and data integration solutions, announced that its industry-leading self-service BI and analytics platform, WebFOCUS, is now available in three editions to deliver reporting and analytics capabilities to a wide range of users and environments.

Bright Computing Releases Version 7.2 of Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data

Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announced the release of Version 7.2 of its industry-leading Bright Cluster Manager software solutions, including Bright Cluster Manager for HPC, Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data, and Bright OpenStack.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 1/25/2016

Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a new recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we’ll present a variety of short news items such as people movements, funding news, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

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.

Bigstep Launches Data Lake As A Service

Big data as a service provider, Bigstep, announced the launch a data lake as a service offering. The Full Metal Data Lake is part of Bigstep’s Full Metal Cloud, the world’s highest performance cloud specifically built for big data applications.

Qubole Ignites Apache Spark on Google Cloud Platform

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, today announced the availability of Apache Spark on Qubole Data Service (QDS) for Google Cloud Platform.