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BlueData Grows Big Data Partner Ecosystem

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BlueData, a pioneer in Big Data private clouds, announced rapid growth of its Big Data partner ecosystem, a group comprised of highly influential technology companies spanning infrastructure, Big Data distributions, ETL/BI applications and system integrators to accelerate the adoption of Big Data Private Cloud on-premises.

New Research Shows Businesses are Investing Heavily in Big Data Analytics

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Big data is more than a buzzword, as proven by how fast organizations are adopting new analytics technologies to obtain business value from it. That is the key takeaway from a Luth Research survey of large organizations currently using big data analytics software or planning to use it in the next 12 months.

CenturyLink Acquires Big Data Solutions Provider Cognilytics

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CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the acquisition of Cognilytics, a leading provider of advanced predictive analytics and Big Data solutions to mid-sized and large enterprises.

FoundationDB Extends Performance & Scalability with Version 3.0

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FoundationDB®, the company behind database software that combines scalability and consistency, has announced version 3.0 of its flagship product, the FoundationDB Key-Value Store. Version 3.0 offers enhanced performance and monitoring capabilities while maintaining transactional integrity, scalability and fault tolerance for operational workloads in the cloud or on premise.

Qubole Secures $13 Million in New Financing to Expand Big Data-as-a-Service Platform

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Qubole™, a leading provider of Big Data in the cloud, announced today it has secured $13 million in new financing led by Norwest Venture Partners. The funding builds on recent milestones from the company, including a partnership with Microsoft Azure to integrate Qubole Data Service (QDS) to Azure customers, and will be used to expand Qubole’s mission to help every company to use the cloud to turn data into business growth.

Ask a Data Scientist: Confounding Variables

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who asks for an explanation of confounding variables and why they’re important in data science projects.

Jitterbit Harmony Winter ’14 Powers Real-Time APIs and Analytics Integration

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Jitterbit, a leading provider of fast, agile integration solutions for the modern enterprise, today announced the release of its upgraded Harmony Winter ’14 cloud integration platform to enable companies to transform their business by connecting new digital processes that span multiple applications, departments and partners in real time.

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.