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What is Hadoop, and What Can It Do?

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote in ReadWrite, “‘What is Hadoop?’ is a simple question with a not-so-simple answer. Using it successfully is even more complex. Even its creator Doug Cutting offered an accurate-but-unsatisfying “it depends” response when I asked him last week at the Strata+Hadoop World conference to define Hadoop. He wasn’t being…

NaviSite Launches New Data Center on the West Coast

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable company, today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art enterprise-class data center located in Santa Clara, California. The new data center will enable NaviSite to meet growing demands for its enterprise-class Cloud and Managed Services from existing…

Accenture to Acquire Gapso to Expand Its Advanced Analytics Capabilities in Brazil

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Gapso, an advanced analytics services and solutions provider based in Brazil that specializes in solving complex supply chain and logistics challenges, mainly for companies in the natural resources and agribusiness sectors. Through the acquisition, Accenture will…

Off the MARC, Onto Semantic Search and Linked Data in Libraries

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by Angela Guess Writing for Library Journal, Matt Enis recently stated, “To explain the utility of ­semantic search and linked data, Jeff Penka, director of channel and product development for information management solutions provider Zepheira, uses a simple exercise. Type ‘Chevy Chase’ into Google’s search box, and in addition to a list of links, a…

NoSQL 101 for CIOs

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by Angela Guess Pat Brans recently wrote in CIO.co.uk, “Any CIO who doesn’t want to be squeezed out by shadow IT should bone up on NoSQL now. According to industry analysts at Gartner, by 2016, the majority of new enterprise applications will use at least one NoSQL DBMS. Some of those new applications will be…

CA Technologies ERworld 2015 to Explore Future of Data Management & Big Data

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “CA Technologies popular ERworld online conference for Data Management professionals will be held March 18-19. Now in its fifth year, ERworld features tracks, sessions and networking opportunities that will help participants effectively use data modeling as a key component of their business-critical data management,…

Tackling Data Science Inefficiencies by Defining & Reducing Waste

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by Angela Guess Writing for TechRepublic, John Weathington recently noted, “Because of my background and experience in Lean Six Sigma, I’m often called in to lean out a process, which means to remove as much waste as possible. However, leaders are usually puzzled when I lean out a data science process, because it doesn’t align…

Powering Deep Learning with GPU Technology

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by Angela Guess Stephen Jones of NVIDIA recently wrote for Scientific Computing, “Deep learning has become popular among researchers, numerous startups and large Internet giants as a method to improve today’s artificial intelligence capabilities, especially in fields such as computer vision, speech recognition and natural language processing. Many of the popular deep learning approaches utilize…

Machine Learning is Getting a Whole Lot Easier

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris recently wrote for GigaOM, “A few years ago, there was a shift in the world of machine learning. Companies, such as Skytree and Context Relevant, began popping up, promising to make it easier for companies outside of big banks and web giants to run machine learning algorithms and to do…