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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.”

Alpine Data Launches Touchpoints – The Power of Predictive Analytics for the Business User

Alpine Data announced Alpine Touchpoints, a completely new way to make Advanced Analytics accessible across an Enterprise.

Datameer’s Stefan Groschupf on the State of the Hadoop Industry

As another episode of the Big Data & Brews industry perspectives series, Stefan Groschupf, CEO of our friends over at Datameer, gives his perspective on how the Hadoop industry is evolving through strategic consolidations.

Introduction to Docker

In the Twitter University presentation below, dotCloud founder and CTO Solomon Hykes demonstrates Docker, an open source project designed to easily create lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application.

Advanced Crime Analytics Used to Fight Nationwide Crime Ring

The video presentation below highlights how law enforcement is using the Advanced Crime Analytics software solution to fight a major U.S. gang – the Felony Lane Gang (FLG).

adidas Group Steps Up Its Game With Neo4j to Personalize the Customer Experience

Neo4j, a leading graph database, is helping adidas Group achieve top performance in tackling master data management to provide the best content to its consumers, partners, brands and more.

Video: Barry Bolding from Cray Presents: HPC + D + A = HPDA?

“Pre-integrated with the Hadoop and Spark frameworks, the Urika-XA system combines the benefits of a turnkey analytics appliance with a flexible, open platform that you can modify for future analytics workloads. This single-platform consolidation of workloads reduces your analytics footprint and total cost of ownership.”

Datameer’s Stefan Groschupf on Data Governance vs. Security

As another episode of the Big Data & Brews industry perspectives series, Stefan Groschupf, CEO of our friends over at Datameer, details the difference between data governance and data security.

Hadoop 101: Keys to the Kingdom – SQL in Hadoop

In the Hadoop Summit 2015 presentation below, SVP of Engineering at Actian, Emma McGrattan will discuss ways users can navigate around Hadoop’s technology limitations and turn it into a high-performance, fully-functional analytics engine.