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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.

Cloudera Navigator Optimizer Provides Active Data Optimization for Hadoop Workloads


Cloudera, provider of the data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies, announced the availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5.5. This release continues to improve the performance, security, and functionality of analytics on Hadoop and includes the limited beta release of Cloudera Navigator Optimizer for improved workload performance and efficiency.

Sisense Introduces Version 6 to Simplify Business Analytics


Sisense, a leader in simplifying business analytics for complex data, announced the launch of Sisense version 6. This new version of its business analytics software solution significantly expands Sisense’s advanced analytics capabilities, as well as furthers the platform’s ability to integrate across the business analytics ecosystem.

Advanced Apache Spark


Big data is going Spark crazy! Here’s a whopping 6 hour intensive, fast-paced and vendor agnostic look at Spark Core presented by Sameer Farooqui, a client services engineer at Databricks.

Data Science & Analytics at Birchbox

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Liz Crawford, CTO of Birchbox, presented at Data Driven NYC in October 2015. She gave a behind-the-scenes look at Birchbox’s Data Science & Analytics practice.

Spark and Spark Streaming at Uber


Our friends over at the Build & Scale Data Systems group at Uber, sponsored this outstanding presentation that was the first time the company publicly discussed how Apache Spark has become the central figure behind the company’s on-going data evolution.

Where is my Sensitive Data?


Our friends at Dataguise, prominent big data security company, recently produced a new presentation featuring board of director Paul Sallaberry who discusses the importance of pre-breach detection and the challenges faced by many of our enterprise customers today and their heightened focus on protecting their sensitive data assets.

Dell Helps Universities Boost Interest in Data Science Careers


Dell announced the Dell Statistica Free Academic Program, a free version of its award-winning Statistica advanced analytics software now available to all U.S. college students and professors, to help boost interest in and preparedness for data analytics careers.

Spark – the Ultimate Scala Collections


In his inaugural Big Data Scala 2015 keynote, Martin Odersky, the creator of Scala, shows how Spark is a logical extension of Scala collections, and in fact a Domain Specific Language (DSL) for distributed processing.

Video: Challenging Analytics Architectures from HP

Joseph George from HP presented this talk at the recent HPC User Forum. “This paper describes the HP Big Data Reference Architecture (BDRA) solution and outlines how a modern architectural approach to Hadoop provides the basis for consolidating multiple big data projects while, at the same time, enhancing price/performance, density, and agility. HP BDRA is a modern, flexible architecture for the deployment of big data solutions; it is designed to improve access to big data, rapidly deploy big data solutions, and provide the flexibility needed to optimize the infrastructure in response to the ever-changing requirements in a Hadoop ecosystem.”