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Data Storytelling Heats up with Tableau Public’s New Web Platform

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2014 was a marquee year for Tableau Public, as more than 36,000 new authors joined and published more data stories than ever before. Tableau’s free platform for creating, sharing and discovering data stories on the web now boasts more than 90,000 authors publishing 4,500 visualizations a week.

SAP Brings Data Discovery to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

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In a recent survey, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) found businesses of all sizes are struggling to unlock the hidden value of their data and lack the tools to effectively use company data for decision-making. SAP today announced SAP Lumira®, Edge edition is now generally available to help bring cost-effective data-visualization to teams and departments within small and medium-sized businesses.

Ryft Announces Big Data Analytics Platform Capable of 10+ GB/Sec Performance

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Ryft today unveiled the Ryft ONE, a new commercial 1U platform capable of providing fast and actionable business insights by simultaneously analyzing up to 48 terabytes of historical and streaming data at an unprecedented 10 Gigabytes/second or faster.

12 Universities Embrace Cloud Analytics to Leverage Collective Buying Power

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The State University System of Florida has selected Rosslyn Analytics, a global leader in intelligent data technologies, to leverage its collective $3 billion in purchasing power by exploiting the value of data using cloud-based spend analytics.

Sisense, Simba Technologies Partner for New Levels of Analytic Performance

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Sisense, a leader in Big Data analytics for business users, and Simba Technologies Inc.®, a leader in Big Data connectivity, joined forces to deliver new levels of analytical performance and speed to business users.

Sqrrl Launches Linked Data Analysis Platform

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Sqrrl, the Big Data Analytics company that develops software to uncover hidden patterns, trends, and links in data, has announced the launch of Sqrrl Enterprise 2.0.

ParStream Advances IoT Analytics with New Release

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ParStream, the IoT analytics company, announced general availability of a new release of the ParStream Analytics Platform. Purpose-built to handle the volumes and velocity of IoT data, the new version includes the capability to perform edge analytics with ParStream’s Geo-Distributed Analytics (GDA) feature.

Cognitive Scale and Deloitte Join Forces for Healthcare Through Cognitive Computing

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Cognitive Scale announced an agreement with Deloitte Consulting LLP to deliver services and technology that will enable both companies to take a leadership position in transforming the delivery of healthcare to consumers and care providers through the application of cognitive cloud technology. Deloitte plans to leverage Cognitive Scale’s technology in a number of strategic initiatives.

Paxata Achieves High Performance for Data Preparation Based on Apache Spark

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Paxata, provider of the first purpose-built Adaptive Data Preparation™ solution, today announced the results of its Data Preparation Performance benchmark study. The evaluation tested the performance of Paxata’s recent Spring ’15 release based on Apache Spark.

Visualization of the Week: Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks

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With the public’s attention on the recent measles outbreak, here is a compelling visualization authored using Tableau by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) — “Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks.” CFR maps vaccine preventable outbreaks since 2008.