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Visualization of the Week: Turing Awards 1966-2013

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Alexander Mou of Vizible Difference provides the compelling visualization below showing the historical winners of the Turing Award – computer science’s most prestigious award.

MongoDB Acquires WiredTiger Inc.

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MongoDB has announced the acquisition of WiredTiger Inc., an innovator in database storage engine technology. WiredTiger will contribute to the performance, scalability, and hardware efficiency of MongoDB for all users with the upcoming release, MongoDB 2.8. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Big Data Humor: The Rabbit or Duck Conundrum

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The Rabbit or Duck conundrum, it all depends on your perception. Every data scientist knows that during EDA, ya gotta get your axes right!     Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

Zignal Labs Teams Up with LexisNexis for Big Data Analytics

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Zignal Labs, a leader in delivering data-driven insights from big data analytics, realtime media monitoring, and business intelligence, has announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with LexisNexis. Zignal Labs will provide access to LexisNexis® news content of over 20,000 global online and print outlets, including magazines, journals, and newspapers, into its analytics platform.

MIT Launches Laboratory for Social Machines with Major Twitter Investment

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The MIT Media Lab recently announced the creation of the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM), funded by a five-year, $10 million commitment from Twitter. As part of the new program, Twitter will also provide full access to its real-time, public stream of tweets, as well as the archive of every tweet dating back to the first.

Big Data: A Data Driven Society?

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The video presentation below, “Big Data: A Data Driven Society?” by Roberto Zicari of Goethe University, is provided courtesy of the Stanford University Center for Professional Development – Colloquium on Computer Systems Seminar Series (EE380).

Data Science 101: NoSQL Data Modelling

With the big data education resource below, you can learn about data modelling in a NoSQL environment.

DataHero Launches Google Analytics Integration

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DataHero, the self-service cloud data visualization tool, announced the launch of its Google Analytics integration. More than half of all businesses use Google Analytics on a daily basis and understand the limitations of having to export to Excel or write complex scripts to get what they need out of their data. With the DataHero integration, now everyone will be able to make data-driven decisions at the speed of business.

Hortonworks Expands Certification Program for Enterprise Hadoop

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Hortonworks®, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, announced an expansion of the Hortonworks Certified Technology Program. There has been tremendous momentum with 100’s of vendors in the certification program. Additionally, since its introduction just six months ago we’ve seen more than 70 technologies become YARN Ready.

MapR Forms Alliance with SAS

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced it has formed an alliance with SAS, a leader in business analytics software and services. The two companies are collaborating in the area of business analytics and enterprise-grade Hadoop for customer environments. Customers will be able to leverage powerful SAS business analytics […]