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IBM Watson Analytics Beta Now Open For Business

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses, is available in beta.

Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in the Enterprise

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Now that MapReduce is becoming accepted as a ‘working’ model, the next goal is to turn it into an enterprise-class solution. IBM has written a technical white paper for overcoming common challenges when deploying Hadoop MapReduce – “Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in the Enterprise.”

The Business Prerogative for Speed in Big Data

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In this special guest feature, Mathias Golombek of EXASOL discusses the need for speed in big data computing architectures and how in-memory computing solutions can fit the bill.

Posiba – Big Data for Greater Social Impact in Giving

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The landscape of charitable giving is about to receive a makeover with the launch of Posiba. Poised to revolutionize the way giving improves the world by bringing people and information together for greater impact, Posiba is a big data and analytics information service supporting foundations, governments, charities and donors using the power of aggregated information.

Attunity Expands into Big Data Markets with BIReady Acquisition

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Attunity Ltd. (NASDAQ CM: ATTU), a leading provider of information availability software solutions, announced that it has expanded its Big Data solutions portfolio as well as its strategic positioning in Big Data markets via the acquisition of BIReady’s data warehouse automation technology.

Cyber Monday Puts MapR at the Core of Adtech and Data-Driven Holiday Shopping

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has quickly established itself as the go-to big data provider for some of the world’s biggest and most innovative advertising and digital media companies, which experience their busiest times with the onset of the holiday shopping season.

HP Takes Big Data Platform to the Cloud with HP Haven OnDemand

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HP has unveiled HP Haven OnDemand, an important milestone in its Big Data strategy that gives organizations of all sizes cloud-based access to key components of HP’s world class analytics platform.

The Status Quo of Big Data

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In this special guest feature, Koichi Fujikawa of FlyData Inc. discusses the current role of big data in back-end infrastructure and how big data can be utilized in the modern world of business.

Visualization of the Week: Cyber Monday vs. Black Friday

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On the heels of the biggest online shopping day of the year for Americans, below is a big data visualization comparing Cyber Monday with its brick and mortar counterpart, Black Friday. The visualization, created by our friends at Datameer using its Hadoop-based analytics platform.

Syncfusion Leverages Hadooponomics and the Cloud for Scalable Big Data Solutions

Syncfusion, Inc., a developer solutions company, provides scalable big data solutions for customers Frotcom and Rudolph Technologies using Hadoop and cloud-based offerings.