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R – The Data Scientist’s Choice and Data Access

To help our audience leverage the power of machine learning, the editors of insideBIGDATA have created this weekly article series called “The insideBIGDATA Guide to Machine Learning.” This is our third installment, “R – The Data Scientist’s Choice and Data Access.”

insideBIGDATA Guide to Machine Learning

As the primary facilitator of data science and big data, machine learning has garnered much interest by a broad range of industries as a way to increase value of enterprise data assets. In this article series we’ll examine the principles underlying machine learning based on the R statistical environment.

Cirro Receives Strategic Investment from GE Ventures

Cirro, the company that enables on-demand analysis across all disparate data sources, announced today that it has received a strategic investment from GE Ventures as part of Cirro’s Series A Funding Round which was previously announced October 9, 2013.

Revolution Analytics Expands Open Source R Technical Support with AdviseR

Revolution Analytics, a commercial provider of open source R software, today announced AdviseR™, a technical support program for open source R users. Revolution Analytics is the first company to provide comprehensive, commercial support for the fastest growing community in advanced analytics. For $795 a year, per user, AdviseR provides access to additional tools aimed at mastering R in addition to individualized expert assistance.

Cloudera Sessions: Inside Track to Big Data

Last week I went on an excursion away from my Silicon Beach base of operation to downtown Los Angeles in order to take in the Cloudera Sessions tech event. I think it is a good strategy for a company like this to increase brand awareness in an ever-crowded Hadoop distribution marketplace.

Alteryx Analytics 9.0 Empowers Analysts

Alteryx, a leader in data blending and advanced analytics, has announced Alteryx Analytics 9.0 which puts the power of predictive and customer analytics into the hands of every analyst.

Data Scientists Losing their Sex Appeal?

At year end 2013, a probing article appeared in CMS Wire, “The End of Data Scientists and Other Predictions.” I remember reading it at the time and thinking to myself, “Oh well, I better fire up a screenplay template in Word like everyone else here in LA and start typing because I’ll be out of work soon.”

MongoDB to Unlock Insights from Real-time Smart Grid Data

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI), a leading networking and solutions provider for smart energy networks, is building on the MongoDB database to seamlessly capture and store high volumes of rapidly changing, complex machine-to-machine (M2M) data for its new SilverLink™ Sensor Network

Data Science 101: Combining the Power of R and Hadoop

Cloudera and Revolution Analytics allow you to derive new business insights from Big Data by providing a joint solution to store, process, and analyze all your data at scale.

Cloudera Enterprise 5 Released

Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced the general availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5, the latest release of Cloudera’s Hadoop platform that sits at the core of an enterprise data hub.