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Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Apache Spark is among the Hadoop ecosystem technologies acting as catalysts for broader adoption of big data infrastructure. Now, Looker -- a vendor of business intelligence software -- has announced support for Spark and other Hadoop technologies. The goal? To speed up access to the data that fuels business decision making.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/10/2016
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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Inflection Point Has Arrived
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Reflecting the fundamental transformation in the market, Gartner has changed how it evaluates vendors in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics. Only three vendors survived the cut and stayed in the Leaders Quadrant. Here's a look at the changes.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/9/2016
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Super Bowl 50 Gets Analyzed, Tableau Spooks Investors: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Data analysts got to work on Super Bowl 50, Tableau Software's earnings spooked investors on Wall Street, and OpenText released a tool for measuring sentiment about the US presidential elections. These are some of the stories you'll find in our big data roundup for the week ending February 7.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/7/2016
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IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IBM says its new "Open for data" slogan encompasses a slew of new cloud data services and analytics offerings designed to make it easy for enterprises to quickly get started with big data in the cloud, even if their workloads require secure on-premises implementations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/5/2016
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Cisco Bets Big On IoT With $1.4 B Jasper Buy
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Cisco is acquiring Jasper Technologies, developer of an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. The move further pushes Cisco toward its transformation into a software company.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/5/2016
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IBM Watson, Heart Association Take On Cardio Health
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
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IBM, the American Heart Association, and Welltok have teamed to deliver a workplace health solution. Without preventative strategies, by 2030 cardiovascular diseases may cost companies $106 billion in lost productivity alone.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/5/2016
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Hadoop At 10: Milestones And Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Hadoop, an open source framework for wrangling unstructured data and analytics, celebrated its 10th birthday in January. Here's a look at the milestones, players, and events that marked the growth of this groundbreaking technology.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/3/2016
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Free Hadoop, Spark Training; Advanced Analytics Market Grows: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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MapR is expanding its free training on Hadoop and Spark, Gartner says the advanced analytics market is growing fast, and Microsoft gets generous with deep learning. Plus, how to stop your leaders from making decisions. All that and more in our big data roundup for the week ending January 31.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/31/2016
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Microsoft Open Sources Deep Learning, AI Toolkit On GitHub
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Previously available to academic researchers, Microsoft's Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) now has a friendlier open source license.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/27/2016
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Big Data Must Deliver Business Value: Informatica CEO
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Informatica's new CEO spoke with InformationWeek about what's next for big data in the enterprise and how he plans to deliver that for customers. Here are the details.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/27/2016
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Big Data Benchmark Showdown: Talend Vs. Informatica
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Talend has acknowledged Informatica's objections to a recent big data integration benchmark test. The company has issued an invitation to Informatica to participate in creating a new benchmark test. Will Informatica agree to the challenge?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/25/2016
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Edge Analytics An Antidote To IoT Data Deluge
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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As more organizations embrace the IoT, some may find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of data generated. Edge analytics can reduce the need to store and process it all at a central location. Here are the details.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/25/2016
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Cloudera Director 2.0 Debuts, Google Donates To Apache Foundation: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Cloudera has updated a key tool for managing big data, Google has contributed its Cloud Dataflow platform to the Apache Foundation Incubator. We have this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending January 24.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/24/2016
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8 Ways To Monetize Data
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Data may be a company's most valuable asset, but few are maximizing its economic benefit. Here eight ways that organizations are deriving real, bottom-line value from their data.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/22/2016
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AI, Machine Learning Rising In The Enterprise
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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AI and machine learning are graduating from science fiction to reality. It's estimated that about half of large enterprises are currently experimenting with AI projects. Several vendors, including Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft, have donated machine learning development projects to open source.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/19/2016
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Microsoft R Updates, IBM's Fraud-Detection Analytics Buy: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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In our big data roundup for the past week, we've got news from Microsoft about what it's been doing with statistical modeling language R, IBM's acquisition of a real-time fraud analytics company, Baidu's donation of some machine learning efforts to open source, and a management shakeup at Apache Spark company Databricks.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/17/2016
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Big Data Goes Mainstream: What Now?
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Now that big data initiatives are going mainstream in Fortune 1000 companies, CIOs and other C-level executives are targeting the next frontier -- how to transform all that information into products and services -- according to a new report.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/14/2016
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Microsoft Rebrands, Updates R Portfolio
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics and its distribution of the open source R statistical modeling language almost a year ago. Today the company showed that R continues to be a cornerstone of its advanced analytics strategy. Here are details on the updates.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/13/2016
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Big Data Moves From Hype To Reality, CompTIA Finds
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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Organizations are moving past the hype and into actual value when it comes to big data and analytics implementation, according to a new survey by CompTIA. But challenges remain, including a skills gap and the struggle to wrangle the growing quantity of data generated.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 1/12/2016
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Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here's our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/10/2016
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