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Building More NoSQL Support with Rich Development Experience

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by Jennifer Zaino Know UnQL (Unstructured Query Language)? It was designed to be a community-supported, common database query language that could be used to access document-oriented databases from a range of vendors, enabling application portability across database engines and easing the load on application developers. Its SQL-like syntax was meant to be especially helpful to…

Big Data and Organ Transplant Wait Lists

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by Angela Guess Eli Epstein of Mashable reports, “While the total number of organs transplanted [28,594 in 2013] seems like an impressive amount, nearly 18 people still die each day waiting for a new organ, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, the private, non-profit organization that manages the U.S.’s organ transplant system under a…

USAA and IBM Join Forces to Serve Military Members

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by Angela Guess In a new report out of IBM, the company has announced that “the cognitive capabilities of IBM Watson technology are now available to USAA members. USAA is the first to commercialize the use of Watson as a consumer-facing application. USAA, a financial services provider for the military community, is offering IBM’s Watson Engagement Advisor in…

NoSQL != NoDataModeling, But it is Different

Modern Data Modeler Involvement: Architecture, Planning, SW and Dev

by Karen Lopez I had a fabulous time last month chatting with Dan McCreary ( blog | twitter ) about NoSQL projects and data modeling. It was a follow up to my post NoSQL != NoDataModeling, where I wrote about telling the NoSQL data story.  If you missed the show, you can listen now to the…

Teradata Acquires Hadapt and Revelytix

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Has the consolidation of the big data market already begun? Teradata’s twin acquisitions of Hadapt and Revelytix, announced Tuesday, would suggest that it has. Four-year-old Hadapt provides an all-in-one analytics environment designed to handle analysis across data in Hadoop as well as conventional structured data in SQL environments. Nine-year-old Revelytix has…

NoSQL Now! Announces 2014 Keynote Presentations

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by Angela Guess We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers and their discussion topics for the NoSQL Now! 2014 Conference taking place this August in San Jose, CA. The release states, ” The fourth annual NoSQL Now! Conference and Expo (NoSQL Now!) is the largest vendor-neutral forum focused on NoSQL (Not Only SQL) technologies. In…

FoundationDB and DataRPM Partner to Simplify Analytics & Visualization on Next Generation Database

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the companies, “FoundationDB, the company behind next generation database software that uniquely combines scalability and consistency, today announced a technology partnership with DataRPM, the industry pioneer in cognitive big data discovery & analytics platform. The integration allows users to perform data analysis, discovery and natural language…

Data Science and Art: RRE Certification

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by Jelani Harper Gartner describes Open Source R—arguably the script of choice for Data Scientists and one of the most pivotal tools for creating advanced and predictive analytics—as “increasingly popular” (Herschel et al, 2014), while Forrester lauds its ubiquity. As one of the earliest champions of Open Source R, Revolution Analytics swiftly addressed its scalability…

First Annual Cognitive Computing Forum Speaker Lineup Includes Professors and Chief Executives

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by Angela Guess The team here at DATAVERSITY™ is happy to announce “the complete faculty of speakers for the first annual Cognitive Computing Forum, taking place on August 20-21 in San Jose, California. Here is a preview of the group of technologists, researchers, and futurists representing diverse perspectives including Deep Learning, Predictive Modeling, Neural Networks, Machine Intelligence,…