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2nd Watch Survey: Big Data, IoT and Cloud are Driving Digital Marketing

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2nd Watch has completed a survey of 500 IT and marketing professionals in large and midsize companies regarding the use of big data, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based data warehouse technologies to support digital marketing plans and programs.

Data Science 101: Is Logistic Regression Dead?

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In this special guest feature for our Data Science 101 channel, Smita Adhikary of Big Data Analytics Hires shares her thoughts about how the data science community has changed over the years – many useful tips for those just entering the field. Smita is a Managing Consultant at Big Data Analytics Hires – a talent search and recruiting firm focused primarily on Data Science and Decision Science professionals.

How Cox Auto Became a Data-driven Organization

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In the presentation below, Cox Auto, a leading provider of automotive products and services, shares how it has transformed their business by simplifying data analysis and making data easily accessible to business decision makers.

Advanced Degrees for Data Science, Predictive Analytics and Big Data

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In this special feature, Daniel D. Gutierrez, Managing Editor of insideBIGDATA discusses a question on many people’s minds these days – is an advanced degree required to become a data scientist and if so, what programs are available?

‘Cloudera Live’ Now Available on Amazon Web Services

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Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced Cloudera Live, the fastest way to try Hadoop, is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Hadoop for HPC—It Just Makes Sense

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Building out a Hadoop cluster with massive amounts of local storage is a considerably extensive and expensive undertaking, especially when the data already resides in a POSIX compliant Lustre file system. Now companies can adopt analytics written for Hadoop and run them on their HPC clusters.

Linux Foundation Announces R Consortium to Support Millions of Users Around the World

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The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, announced the R Consortium. This new organization will strengthen both the technical and user communities as a Collaborative Projects hosted at Linux Foundation.

Spark 101: Running Spark and MapReduce together in Production

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Clusters must be tuned properly to run memory-intensive systems like Spark, H2O, and Impala alongside traditional MapReduce jobs. This Hadoop Summit 2015 talk describes Altiscale’s experience running the new memory-intensive systems in production for its customers.

Strategic Big Data Pivot Leads Webtrends to Success

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The interview that follows is with Peter Crossley, Director of Product Architecture at Webtrends to discuss his company’s data platform centered around Hadoop and Spark.

Hadoop 101: Learning the Core Elements of Hadoop

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A background in Hadoop can serve as a valuable differentiator for professionals interested in building new areas of expertise in managing and analyzing data. To address this need, MapR launched earlier this year a free, comprehensive On-Demand Training program that can lead to becoming a certified Hadoop professional.