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Cazena Announces Big Data as-a-Service Solutions for Enterprise-ready Data Lakes and Data Marts in the Cloud


Cazena announced the general availability of two of its Big Data as-a-Service solutions that simplify big data processing in the cloud, Data Lake as a Service and Data Mart as a Service.

Topological Data Analysis for the Working Data Scientist

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The talk below, “Topological Data Analysis for the Working Data Scientist” was presented at the SF Data Mining meetup group. Speaker Anthony Bak begins with a short review of the Mapper algorithm and discuss how to think about problems in the topological framework.

Machine Learning: Hottest Tech Trend in the Next 3-5 Years?


The featured talk focused on – by leveraging big data to allow computers to develop evolving behaviors, machine learning is vastly improving pattern recognition, allowing for broad application such as improved facial and speech recognition for application in many industries, especially national security.

How Big Data Can Help Your Product Content

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In this special guest feature, Rick Chavie, CEO of EnterWorks discusses several areas where all businesses can make marked improvements and avoid the big data pitfall of having great insights that can’t be used in a tactical way.

Actian Survey Shows Legacy Data Management Platforms Breaking Under the Demands of Modern Analytic Workloads and Data Volumes


The ability of legacy data warehousing platforms and BI tools to glean insights from big data is decreasing exponentially as more sources of data are poured into them, according to a new survey involving more than 250 senior executives. The survey, sponsored by Actian Corporation, found analytic workloads are failing in traditional technology environments that are pervasive across enterprise networks.

Physician Payments Transparency Data – a Powerful Source of Business Intel


Published spend transparency data requirements were introduced via the Open Payments program, as mandated in the Affordable Care Act[1], to raise awareness of the financial influence that drug and device manufacturers have on the so-called covered recipients (physicians and a defined set of teaching hospitals).

WPI Receives U.S. Dept. of Education Funding to Address Shortage in Big Data Computing Professionals


Addressing a critical need for enhancing the nation’s capacity for computer science research and teaching, the U.S. Department of Education has granted Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) $885,834 through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. The funding will provide six needs-based fellowships for computer science PhD students who will study big data computing.

Data-Centric Security – An Effective Line of Defense against Data Breaches

Eric Tilenius - BlueTalon

In this special guest feature, Eric Tilenius, CEO of BlueTalon, highlights the four main reasons why companies should adopt data-centric security.

Looking at Spark from a Hadoop Lens


This article is the third in a series that explores a high-level view of how and why many companies are deploying Apache Spark as a solution for their big data technology requirements.

Loop AI Labs Cognitive Computing Platform


The talk below by CTO Bart Peintner of Loop AI Labs was presented at the Deep Learning Summit in Boston on May 26, 2015 and coincides with the launch of the Loop Cognitive Computing Platform.