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MIT Sloan Professor Builds New Meta-analysis Method to Help Settle Unresolved Debates

Science progresses when researchers build on prior work to extend, test, and apply theories. Aggregating the quantitative findings from prior research – meta-analysis — plays a significant role in advancing science, however current techniques have limitations. They assume prior studies share similar substantive factors and designs, yet many studies are heterogenous. A new method, co-created by MIT Sloan School of Management Prof. Hazhir Rahmandad, solves this problem by aggregating the results of prior studies with different designs and variables into a single meta-model.

iguazio Demos Integrated Real-time Continuous Analytics Solution

iguazio recently demonstrated its new continuous analytics solution. Designed to help enterprises solve big data operational challenges and generate real-time insights, iguazio’s real-time continuous analytics platform reduces time to insights from hours to seconds, eliminating data pipeline complexities, while seamlessly integrating with Apache Spark and Kubernetes.

Fauna Launches FaundaDB Serverless Cloud, Severless Database

Fauna, Inc., makers of the first adaptive operational database, announced the general availability of FaunaDB Serverless Cloud. This release enables developers to rapidly implement and elastically scale cloud applications with zero capacity planning or provisioning.

Zoomdata Introduces Smart Connector for Vertica Advanced Analytics Database from HPE

Zoomdata, developers of the visual analytics platform for big data, announced a new Smart Connector™ for the Vertica Advanced Analytics database from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Leading Vertica systems integrator, Clarity Insights, will offer customers pre-integrated Zoomdata packages for Vertica as well as other supported data sources.

Should You Use Python or R for Your Programming Language?

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews discusses the age-old “R vs. Python” debate that has circulated around in the data science community for the past few years. “When it comes to choosing a programming language, there really are only two choices if you’re working with data. For data science, machine learning, statistics, IoT technology and even automation, the two best languages to use are Python and R.”

Five Reasons to Attend a New Kind of Developer Event

In this special guest feature, Ubuntu Evangelist Randall Ross writes that the OpenPOWER Foundation is hosting an all-new type of developer event. “The OpenPOWER Foundation envisioned something completely different. In its quest to redefine the typical developer event the Foundation asked a simple question: What if developers at a developer event actually spent their time developing?”

Baidu Advances AI in the Cloud with Latest NVIDIA Pascal GPUs

NVIDIA announced that its deep learning platform is now available as part of Baidu Cloud’s deep learning service, giving enterprise customers instant access to the world’s most adopted AI tools. The new Baidu Cloud offers the latest GPU computing technology, including Pascal™ architecture-based NVIDIA® Tesla® P40 GPUs and NVIDIA deep learning software. It provides both training and inference acceleration for open-source deep learning frameworks, such as TensorFlow and PaddlePaddle.

Informatica Raises the Bar with Cloud Data Lake Management Solution

Informatica®, a provider of data management solutions and recognized as a big data fabric leader by Forrester, announced Informatica Cloud Data Lake Management, a comprehensive solution for managing data lakes in either cloud or on-premise environments.

Looker Brings Actionable Insights to Critical Marketing Data on Google Cloud Platform

Looker launched a suite of Looker Blocks designed to give marketers the tools to enhance analysis of their critical data. Compatible with Google BigQuery Data Transfer Service, Looker’s new Looker Blocks deliver a powerful, plug-and-play platform to turn data into actionable insights so that marketing organizations can use Looker to get greater value from their data immediately.

5 Ways Big Data Analytics Can Help Your eCommerce Business

In this contributed article, web content writer Gloria Kopp presents 5 simple ways that big data analytics can make a difference to an e-commerce business enterprise.