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NTT Comware Deploys MapR to Power Hadoop-as-a-Service for SmartCloud®

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced that NTT Comware is using the MapR Distribution including Hadoop to power its new SmartCloud service. Launched earlier this month for customers in Japan, SmartCloud provides Hadoop-as-a-service to leverage its big data processing infrastructure running in the cloud.

Data Science 101: Cassandra Tutorial for Beginners

Provided by our friends over at Edureka, Module 1 of their Apache Cassandra course below discusses the fundamental concepts of using a highly-scalable, column-oriented database to implement appropriate use cases.

Sentient Technologies Raises $103.5 Million in Series C Funding

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Sentient Technologies, a company seeking to solve the world’s most complex problems through massively scaled artificial intelligence, today announced it has raised $103.5 million in Series C funding that brings the total investment in Sentient to more than $143 million.

Ingersoll Rand Turns Rich Survey Data into Actionable Insight in Hours

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At the Alteryx user conference this year, Ingersoll Rand shared how they use data blending and advanced analytics to help achieve their company goal of advancing the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments for places such as homes, buildings and for transportation.

Visualization of the Week: Dueling Measures of Poverty

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This new interactive visualization tells a compelling economic story based on U.S. Census Bureau data measuring the reach of poverty in America.

GoGrid Powers Cloudera Customer Trials With New 1-Button Deploy™ Solution

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GoGrid, an infrastructure-as-a-service leader specializing in multi-cloud solutions, unveiled its new partnership with Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, providing companies with a fast and easy way to evaluate and run the platform for Big Data through Cloudera Live.

Teradata and MapR Partnership Expands Hadoop Choices within Teradata’s Unified Data Architecture

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, and MapR Technologies, Inc., a provider of Apache™ Hadoop, has announced an expanded partnership that covers technology integration, road map alignment, and a unified go-to-market offering.

New C9 Sales Application Harnesses the Power of IBM Watson

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C9, a leader in delivering predictive sales and marketing applications, has announced a new application, C9 Sales Advisor, which will be powered by IBM Watson. Designed explicitly for the sales representative, Sales Advisor uses predictive analytics to propose solutions to impediments that are preventing deal closure such as a failure to correctly engage the correct decision makers.

Intel Rallies Thought Leaders to Rethink Data Privacy to Spur Innovation

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Intel Corporation recently convened thought leaders in technology, healthcare, education and smart cities industries to encourage action on data privacy issues. Malcolm Harkins, vice president and chief security and privacy officer for Intel, said that the potential to unlock revolutionary discoveries is at stake, and called on the industry to be more transparent and accountable when collecting and using consumer data.

Big Data Humor: Making Your Data Say Uncle

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Torturing your data is NEVER worth it … well maybe sometimes!     Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.