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What Zulily is Doing with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Alsever of Fortune Magazine recently wrote, “Each day, 9,000 new products are added to [Zulily]’s website to be sold in flash sales. Each day, Zulily staff takes thousands of photographs of those products—everything from canvas shoes and leather boots to jewelry and plastic doll houses. Upstairs, engineering director Mike Errecart has…

How to Effectively Kick-Off a Data Governance Program

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by Angela Guess Janani Dumbleton of Computing recently wrote, “Data governance – the process of planning, monitoring and enforcing the management of data assets – is a key component of long-term data quality (and, therefore, long-term organisational success). It helps to ensure that data is captured accurately and that this accuracy is maintained, no matter…

Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation Launch Lenovo Scholar Network

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Lenovo today announced a new agreement with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to bring a robust mobile app development curriculum and delivery program to NAF academies in the United States. The two organizations will provide innovative curriculum and technology to provide exposure and encourage…

Xplenty Raises $3M in Series A Funding

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by Angela Guess According to a new release out of the company, “Xplenty, the big data processing platform powered by Hadoop, today announced it has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Waarde Capital and existing seed investor Magma Venture Partners of Israel. The investment will allow Xplenty to expand its platform’s features and…

MapR Makes NoSQL Database Freely Available

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by Angela Guess Ellis Booker of Information Week reports, “MapR’s API-compatible implementation of Apache HBase, the NoSQL in-Hadoop database, is now available for free download and unlimited production use, MapR Technologies announced Wednesday. ‘The big picture is having the marketplace understand Hadoop can go far beyond batch processes and support high-speed data sources, doing both…

Informatica and Cloudera Partner to Support DataKind and “Data-for-Good” Movement

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the companies reports, “Informatica Corporation, the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, and Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, today announced they are partnering to support DataKind in growing the “Data-for-Good” Movement. As DataKind sponsors, Informatica and Cloudera…

Expect Watson Powered Apps to Come to the Cloud Soon

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of IBM reports, “Next generation leaders push themselves everyday to answer this key question: How can my organization make a difference? IBM is helping deliver the answer with new apps that are powered by Watson from Ecosystem Partners to improve the quality of life – from better managing health…

OpenStack Launches Juno, Bringing Added Focus on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch reports, “OpenStack, the open source software for building public and private clouds that’s being backed by a wide variety of industry heavyweights, today launched Juno, its latest point release. As usual, this release includes updates to all of the platform’s services, which now span the gamut from cloud…