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Periscope Data Unveils New Data Analysis Platform Designed Specifically for Data Scientists


Periscope Data, the industry’s first data analysis platform designed specifically for data scientists, announced that it has secured a $9.5M Series A funding round led by DFJ and unveiled it’s platform that enables data scientists to run analyses on SQL-based databases 150X faster than any other solution on the market.

Typesafe Launches Commercial Support for Apache Spark


Typesafe, provider of a leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, announced the launch of full life cycle support for Apache Spark, big data’s fastest-growing processing engine.

SAS® Academy for Data Science Answers Employer, Student Calls for Data Science and Business Skills


Where can aspiring and practicing data scientists earn respected credentials in big data and analytics? The same source organizations can tap to transform top talent and gain a competitive edge: the new SAS® Academy for Data Science.

IBM Launches Real-Time Insights and Spark Services on the Cloud for All Types of Data


IBM is unveiling the industry’s first real-time Insights Services on the cloud, a dramatic shift in its analytics strategy through the re-design of its portfolio based on Spark and new cognitive capabilities to advance capture and extract more information and insight from enterprise documents.

Succeeding at Big Data Through Action at the Speed of Insight


In this special thought leadership piece, Chris Surdak of HP shares his insights for how to gain real value from Big Data investments. Chris Surdak is Global Subject Matter Expert on Information Governance, analytics and eDiscovery for HP Autonomy.

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.

Efficiency: Big Data Meets HPC in Financial Services

HPC BIGDATA Convergence

Converging High Performance Computing (HPC) and Lustre* parallel file systems with Hadoop’s MapReduce for Big Data analytics can eliminate the need for Hadoop’s infrastructure and speeding up the entire analysis. Convergence is a solution of interest for companies with HPC already in their infrastructure, such as the financial services Industry and other industries adopting high performance data analytics.

Breakthrough Teradata Software Pushes the Analytic Edge with Internet of Things Data


Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today announced two new breakthrough software capabilities that empower business users to uncover and operationalize the insights hidden within Internet of Things (IoT) data.

Analysis Paralysis – an Overtold Cliché or a Case in Point?

Smita Adhikary

In this special guest feature for our Data Science 101 channel, Smita Adhikary of Big Data Analytics Hires highlights how data scientists sometimes tend to get bogged down in the “how” of a problem rather than the “why” of it, and end up delivering highly predictive, yet essentially meaningless models for the business.

Interview: Kon Leong CEO and Founder of ZL Technologies


I recently caught up with Kon Leong who is CEO and Founder at ZL Technologies, is a specialized provider of electronic content archiving software for the most demanding large enterprise environments. The Q&A discussion focuses on businesses aiming to improve their data management strategy.