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The Three Questions to Ask When It Comes to Big Data

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In this special guest feature, Bill Schmarzo of EMC presents the three questions that companies need to ask themselves before diving into big data. Bill is the Chief Technology Officer for EMC Global Services’ Enterprise Information Management & Analytics service line.

ClearStory’s Spark-Powered Data Analysis Teams Up with Google Cloud Dataflow

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ClearStory Data, the company bringing business-oriented Data Intelligence to everyone, announced a new collaboration with the Google Cloud Platform to speed data analysis on large, diverse data to answer new business questions.

Interview: Michael O’Connell, Chief Data Scientist at TIBCO

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I recently caught up with Michael O’Connell who is Chief Data Scientist at TIBCO, a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software, to talk about the flourishing career outlook, demand and job security that a career in data science and business analytics are bringing to the higher education community.

The Critical Need for Strategy and Governance of Big Data

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In this special guest feature, Joe Fuqua of North Highland reviews the importance of strategy and governance of big data. Joe is the senior director of information strategy within North Highland’s Data and Analytics network.

WANdisco Announces Fusion Enterprise Edition for Hadoop

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WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, announced the release of WANdisco Fusion™ 2.6 with new features.

Datameer’s Stefan Groschupf on the Future of Spark

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As another episode of the Big Data & Brews industry perspectives series, Stefan Groschupf, CEO of our friends over at Datameer, shares his thoughts on the future of Spark and how it is part of an evolution in the Hadoop environment.

CoolaData Continues Global Expansion with U.S. Launch

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CoolaData is a cost-effective way for mid-sized businesses to understand customer behavioral patterns in a big data environment. It gives them the tools needed to increase customer acquisition, reduce churn and boost sales, retention and conversions.

Book Review: The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra

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I was happy to receive a review copy of book employing a very unique approach for teaching mathematics, “The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra,” published by No Starch Press. This is a comic book, perfect for new data scientists! The book is great for newbies because it clearly spells out each minute step in performing calculations involving vectors, matrices, determinants, linear transformations, kernels, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Accenture and Duke University Collaborate on Analytics Research

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Duke University have formed an alliance focused on jointly developing new advanced analytics solutions to address real-world, client-specific business challenges. The Accenture and Duke University Analytics Research Program will have an initial focus on health management research.

How Predictive Analytics is Changing the Retail Industry

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In this special guest feature, Dean Abbott of SmarterHQ discusses how data science and predictive modeling have become the holy grail for the retail industry.