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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.

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.

Kdb+ and the Internet of Things/Big Data

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Kdb+ is a column-based relational database with extensive in-memory capabilities, developed and marketed by Kx Systems. A new research paper is now available that details the use of kdb+ for IoT applications – “Kdb+ and the Internet of Things/Big Data.”

The GPU Technology Conference

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March is a beautiful month to visit Silicon Valley, so why not register and book your trip now to the upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC) happening March 17-20, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center. GTC is the most important event for GPU developers and computational scientists.

Will Big Data Kill The Art Of Marketing?

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In this special guest feature, Doug Camplejohn of Fliptop gives his views, as a long-time marketer, about how technology has affected his industry – is the “art of marketing” dead in favor of science? Doug Camplejohn is the CEO and Founder of Fliptop, a leader in predictive analytics applications for B2B companies.

Data Analytics: Do More Than Keep Up with the MPS Joneses

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In this special guest feature, Toni DuGal of Novitex examines how the Managed Print Services industry has evolved with the help of data analytics. The progress can serve as a model for many other industries. Toni DuGal is Vice President of Solution Services at Novitex, a digital-first document outsourcing provider, where she leads the development of Novitex’s MPS practice.

Online Retailer Reports ROI with Teradata Aster Discovery Analytics

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A Total Economic Impact study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Teradata found that the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform is delivering compelling economic and technology Return on Investment (ROI) as well as important business and marketing benefits for an online flash sale retailer. The study was based on a Teradata retail customer with over five years of experience using the Aster Discovery Platform to implement a big data analytics and discovery solution.

Data Science 101: Lessons Learned from Kaggle Competitions

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In the video presentation below, “Machine learning best practices we’ve learned from hundreds of competitions,” Ben Hamner, Chief Scientist at Kaggle, discusses some very intriguing insights into how find success in data science projects.

British Gas Selects WANdisco for Major Big Data Project

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WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of continuous-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, announced yesterday that after an extensive evaluation, British Gas, the UK’s largest utility and home services provider, has significantly scaled up its Non-Stop Hadoop for Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) deployment for live customer-facing operations.

Interview: Szilard Pafka, Data Scientist

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The Los Angeles data science Meetup scene is booming in large part due to the efforts of a local data scientist, Szilard Pafka. In the interview below, Szilard discusses his background in the field, the genesis of his many Meetup groups, the LA tech industry, and his plans to make his Meetups even more successful.