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Interview: Dell’s Migration of Internal Analytics to Statistica


I recently caught up with John K. Thompson, General Manager of Advanced Analytics at Dell Software to discuss Dell’s migration of its entire internal analytics system to Statistica (its own platform).

Mistaking a Data Library for a Data Lake: 7 best practices for developing your Hadoop data strategy

Supreet Oberoi Concurrent

In this special guest feature, Supreet Oberoi, Vice President of Field Engineering of Concurrent, Inc. talks about how companies should change their perspective on their data strategies, and look at the process as building a data library as opposed to a data lake.

ASA Issues Statement on Role of Statistics in Data Science


In a policy statement issued today, the American Statistical Association (ASA) stated statistics is “foundational to data science”—along with database management and distributed and parallel systems—and its use in this emerging field empowers researchers to extract knowledge and obtain better results from Big Data and other analytics projects.

First Insight Announces Predictive Analytics Solution for Retailers and Brands


First Insight, a leading provider of solutions that empower brands to incorporate the voice of the customer into the design and merchandising of new products, today announced the launch of InsightTargeting, a solution enabling retailers and brands to create highly targeted products and promotions through predictive analytics.

Apache Spark Outgrowing Hadoop as Users Increasingly Move to the Cloud


Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark, released the findings of a survey of more than 1,400 respondents from the Spark community to identify how organizations and users are utilizing the data analytics and processing engine.

Dato Announces New Machine Learning Toolkits and Coursera Training


Dato, creator of the popular machine learning platform GraphLab Create, announced today toolkits and training for developers building Intelligent Applications.

WANdisco Announces Hadoop Big Data Partnership With Storage Systems Leader EMC


WANdisco (LSE: WAND) the leading provider of continuous-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, today announced a new partnership with industry-leading storage systems vendor EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC).

Announcing Talend 6 – Spark-Powered Data Integration Platform

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Talend, a data integration software leader specializing in the cloud and big data, today announced the immediate availability of Talend 6, the data integration platform with native support for Apache Spark and Spark Streaming.

Text Analytics without Tradeoffs

Caryn Alagno, EVP, Finch Computing

The pace at which the world creates data will never be this slow again. And much of this new data we’re creating is unstructured, textual data. Emails. Word documents. News articles. Blogs. Reviews. Research reports… Understanding what’s in this text – and what isn’t, and what matters – is critical to an organization’s ability to understand the environments in which it operates. Its competitors. Its customers. Its weaknesses and its opportunities.

MemSQL Launches Spark Streamliner Giving Customers Immediate Access to Real-Time Analytics


MemSQL, a leader in real-time databases for transactions and analytics, announced Spark Streamliner, an integrated Spark solution to give enterprises immediate access to real-time analytics.