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Brightspace Insights™ Empowers Instructors with Data From Across the Education Ecosystem


D2L (formerly “Desire2Learn”), a software leader that makes learning experiences better, unveiled the newest version of its Brightspace Insights analytics suite, marking a significant step forward in technology’s role in advancing learning globally. With this release, D2L is the first LMS provider to aggregate and capture streamed student data from across the entire learning ecosystem.

Data Preparation: The Key to Unravelling the Big Data Opportunity

Cari Jaquet

In this special guest feature, Cari Jaquet of Paxata spotlights the rise of IoT data flows and the importance of data preparation solutions designed to assist data scientists and data analysts in making these data more consumable.

The Analytics Palette


Our friends over at SAS put together the compelling infographic below which outlines the four types of analytics (descriptive, predictive, diagnostic and prescriptive) and how each one works.

Under Cloud Cover – How Leaders Are Accelerating Competitive Differentiation


A new white paper is now available from IBM that highlights a global study of more than 800 cloud decision makers and users, business leaders of all stripes – Finance, Sales & Marketing, Product Development and more – are becoming increasingly focused on the business value cloud provides.

New FirstRain Orion Architecture Release Delivers Powerful Business Insights


FirstRain today unveiled the FirstRain Orion Release, a new analytics platform that empowers enterprise customers to deliver business-critical and actionable insights to departments, teams and individuals.

Working with Data: What’s Hot and What’s Not


In honor of all things data, our friends over at MemSQL asked their own team of data engineers and developers – what’s hot and what’s not in working with data these days? Here’s what they came up with.

Paxata Announces Enhancements to its Adaptive Data Preparation™ Application Based on Spark


Paxata, provider of an interactive, self-service Adaptive Data Preparation™ solution at scale, announced continued market success of its high-performance platform, thanks to ongoing adoption and innovation around Apache Spark v1.3.

IBM Announces Major Commitment to Advance Spark


IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced a major commitment to Apache Spark, the most important new open source project in a decade that is being defined by data. At the core of this commitment, IBM plans to embed Spark into its industry-leading Analytics and Commerce platforms, and to offer Spark as a service on Bluemix.

Bright Computing Highlights Fully Integrated Support for Apache Spark™


Bright Computing, a leading provider of vendor-independent cluster and cloud management software, is proud to announce new features of Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop Version 7.1, which provides fully integrated support for Apache Spark™.

Analytics Filter Out the Noise


In this special guest feature, Leo Sadovy of SAS highlights how big data analytics can act as a filter and how it can improve our daily lives.