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New Global Study Reveals Cultural Gaps Impede Companies’ Efforts to be Data-Driven

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A global study sponsored by Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, recently revealed an apparent disconnect between how chief executive officers (CEOs) see the current status and benefits of data initiatives and how lower-level managers see them. This and other disparities impede success and imperil the competitive advantage companies hope to realize.

The C-Suite Will Demand More Real Estate Data In 2015

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More than 95 percent of companies have a formal data and analytics strategy in place with many favoring product development, IT and marketing over corporate real estate—until now. A new, independent study conducted by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by JLL, says that 75 percent of firms see corporate real estate information as a core part of a wider corporate data and analytics strategy.

Predictive Analytics for the Masses – Data Science-as-a-Service

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In this special guest feature, Justin Shriber of C9 advises how data science as a service opens many doors previously closed to companies wishing to capitalize on the power of predictive analytics.

Data Science 101: Random Forests

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The Random forests machine learning algorithm is a popular ensemble method used by many data scientists to achieve good predictive performance in the classification regime. Fully understanding the nuances of this statistical learning technique is paramount to getting the most out of this algorithm – unfortunately, this means math. The presentation below is from machine learning course CPSC 540 at The University of British Columbia,

CAC’s Pension Management System Adopts MapR for Its Hadoop Infrastructure

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced CAC Corporation (CAC) has adopted the MapR Distribution including Hadoop for its “Micmari” cloud-based pension management system.

Zaloni Bedrock 3.1 Puts More Power in the Hands of End Users

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Zaloni, a leading provider of peerless Hadoop software and services solutions, announced the Bedrock Data Management Platform™ 3.1. The newest version of the Bedrock platform focuses on data quality, operational improvements, an enhanced inventory dashboard, HDFS landing zone, query engine security updates, Impala, Spark, SparkSQL support, and new workflow actions.

RapidMiner Opens Modern Analytics Platform to Academia Worldwide

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RapidMiner, an easy-to-use analytics platform, has introduced RapidMiner Academia – a program that provides free use of the commercial version of its platform to students, professors, researchers and other academics at non-profit educational institutions.

G2 Crowd Publishes Winter 2015 Rankings for Digital Analytics Platforms

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The first Grid℠ report for digital analytics platforms, published by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks 12 products to help purchasers in their selections. The Winter 2015 report is based on more than 420 reviews written by business professionals.

How Enterprises Really Feel About Big Data In The Cloud

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In this special guest feature, Prat Moghe of Cazena gives his thoughts about doing big data in the cloud. Prat Moghe is CEO & Founder of Cazena, a company with a mission statement to make gathering information easier for Fortune 2000 companies who want to analyze it.

Visualization of the Week: 2014 Warmest Year on Record

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The visualization for the week comes from our friends at the Los Angeles Times, with their front-page, above-the-fold article in the Saturday, January 17,2015 edition – “Heat Hits New High: 2014 was the warmest years ever measured, confirming a trend.”