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DataTorrent tackles complexity of Hadoop data ingestion

It designed dtIngest to streamline the collection, aggregation and transfer of data to and from a Hadoop cluster


Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

SlamData’s main appeal is that it works natively with data from NoSQL databases like MongoDB, which means it doesn’t need to translate unstructured data into the usual relational format. That’s an improvement over common analysis...

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Email spammers hit the skids [CARTOON]

It’s getting harder and harder for spam to get to your inbox, so if you see a spammer on the streets, have pity.

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Startup launches big data-as-a-service

Cazena, a startup founded by former Netezza execs, is aiming to help enterprises solve the big data engineering challenge with a managed service platform that addresses the security and complexity challenges that have kept many...

Nokia Here said to be snatched up by Audi, BMW and Daimler for $2.7B

The company's digital mapping technology is considered a critical element of self-driving cars

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Esri to unveil mapping tools in R

Esri is set to announce an open-source software bridge today that makes it faster and easier to move mapping data between ArcGIS and R.

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Can Microsoft’s Azure bring machine learning to the masses?

While the very phrase 'machine learning' may conjure up fantastic images of evil robot overlords and other science fiction references, the technology as been around for some time. Here’s how Microsoft aims to make it as available and...

Hyundai building smart ships for data-driven sailing

The IoT now extends to the oceans

Workday bets on machine learning with new venture fund

It has already invested in four data-science startups

MIT comes up with a "no memory" solution for Big Data

The 64-bit CPU era has ushered in a raft of innovations and computing models that were impossible on a 32-bit system. With its 4GB memory limit, and about 1GB lost to the OS, 32-bit systems couldn't do very much and often ran at...

Microsoft's Cortana Analytics aims to democratize big data

Cortana Analytics will unify a number of different Microsoft data processing technologies, such as machine learning and stream processing

New BI tool aims to help SMBs navigate a data-deluged world

Financial dashboards, alerts and reporting templates are among the features included in Quatrro's new offering

Microsoft's Power BI visualization service will be generally available July 24

After six months of beta availability, the service is coming out, with more updates on the horizon

The curious case of Google Street View's missing streets

Many towns and cities are littered with small gaps in the Street View imagery

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Self-service BI review: Tableau vs. Qlik Sense vs. Power BI

All three next-gen BI solutions make data discovery and analysis remarkably easy, but Tableau does it best.

Oracle gets September trial date against Rimini Street

The case could establish ground rules for companies that provide third-party maintenance services

OwnCloud's new encryption framework gives enterprises more flexibility

A modular approach makes it easier to switch encryption algorithms and keys

Nvidia attempts to ease the path to deep learning

Nvidia's newly updated Digits software now has a graphical user interface and can build models using up to 4 GPUs at a time

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How 7 companies bring power to Hadoop big data applications

Intel and Cloudera joined forces just a year ago to accelerate enterprise Hadoop adoption. Here’s how seven companies have taken advantage of new technology to drive big data.

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