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Provalis Research Releases an Enhanced Qualitative Data Analysis Freeware

Provalis Research announced the release of an upgraded version of the qualitative analysis freeware QDA Miner Lite, developed to include some of the new features added to the full version of QDA Miner.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 1/23/2017

Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Alluxio Releases Data Analytics Solution for Alluxio Enterprise Edition and Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage

Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), developers of the world’s first system that unifies data at memory speed, today announced a solution with Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE) and Dell EMC’s Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) for big data workloads. The new solution is designed to help Dell EMC ECS enterprise customers deliver more value from data as they transition their businesses to meet the new demands of a digital economy.

Personalization and Scalable Deep Learning with MXNET

The presentation below by Alex Smola is “Personalization and Scalable Deep Learning with MXNET” from the MLconf San Francisco, 2016. User return times and movie preferences are inherently time dependent. In this talk, Alex shows how this can be accomplished efficiently using deep learning by employing an LSTM (Long Short Term Model). Moreover, he shows how to train large scale distributed parallel models using MXNet efficiently.

Arcadia Data Introduces Visual Analytics Platform Native to Cloudera Enterprise

Arcadia Data, the visual analytics software that solves the most complex big data problems, announced new native integration features for Arcadia Enterprise and Cloudera Enterprise to deliver a comprehensive real-time, Hadoop-native analytics platform. Directly integrated with Cloudera Manager and with new support for Apache Kudu and Cloudera Search, users will now have access to data-native architecture that enables both real-time dashboards and rich data visualization for large-scale, big data uses cases such as IoT data, spanning cloud, on-premises, and hybrid deployments.

How Retailers are Using Big Data to Their Advantage

In this contributed article, tech writer Rick Delgado, discusses how the retail world is jumping on the big data analytics bandwagon. Analytics are being used at every stage of the buying process — from predicting popular products to pricing and figuring out what to sell to customers next. Retailers aren’t holding back on what big data can do for them.

Booz Allen & Kaggle Convene Data Scientists, Medical Community to Improve Cancer Screening using Artificial Intelligence through $1 Million Competition

Two out of every five people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The same technology behind improved voice assistants and credit card fraud detection—artificial intelligence—can help improve cancer screening and save lives. Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and Kaggle announced that the third annual Data Science Bowl will inspire data scientists and medical communities around the world to use artificial intelligence to improve lung cancer screening technology.

Fuzzy Logix Announces Availability of DB Lytix™ for Cloudera Enterprise 5

Fuzzy Logix announced availability of its advanced analytics suite DB Lytix™ on Cloudera Enterprise 5. DB Lytix software enables analysts and data scientists to perform predictive and advanced statistical analysis on Cloudera using fast, fully supported and scalable analytics running natively on the cluster.

Cross-Channel Advertising with Large-Scale Consumer Graphs

In this contributed article, Deb Ray, Chief Data Officer at VideoAmp discusses an important technique where the complexity of cross-channel targeting and measurement is solved by building a large-scale graph of consumers and their connected devices.

Realm Mobile Platform 1.0 Empowers Developers to Rapidly Build Data-Powered, Reactive and Responsive Mobile Applications

Realm, the mobile database powering responsive applications, today announced the general availability of Realm Mobile Platform 1.0, a breakthrough approach for developers to build data-powered, highly reactive mobile applications. The new mobile platform makes it easy for developers to build mobile applications with two-way data synchronization and event handling that can connect to existing services, legacy databases and business logic.