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MapR Announces Initiative for Integration between Apache Drill and Apache Spark

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced an initiative to integrate Apache Drill, which provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources, with Apache Spark, the in-memory processing framework that provides speed, programming ease and real-time…

NIH Awards $11M Grant for Biomedical Big Data Center

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by Angela Guess David Templeton of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “With huge biomedical data sets scattered nationwide, often with incompatible computer software systems, accessing and analyzing the data for research and health care benefits can be challenging. The National Institutes of Health now is working to correct the problem. The NIH has awarded the University…

Amazon Ups Its NoSQL Game

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “Amazon Web Services (AWS) is stepping up its presence in the NoSQL database market, and the competition with MongoDB, by adding support for JSON documents to its already-popular DynamoDB service. JSON is the preferred format for data generated by many web applications and other situations where…

New Survey Finds Growing Urgency to Embrace Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the companies, “A new global study, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” from GE and Accenture reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy. However, less than one-third (29 percent) of the 250 executives surveyed…

Expand Your Data Skills with Classes from CMMI Institute

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by Angela Guess CMMI® Institute has several upcoming courses that any data management professional could benefit from. As the CMMI® website states, “CMMI Training and Certification programs offer a number of pathways to learn about the CMMI models and how to use them in your organization. Whether you are just getting started with CMMI or…

Dataguise Announces Industry’s First Data-Centric Security Solution for Hadoop-in-the-Cloud

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Dataguise, the leading provider of data-centric security and data governance solutions for Big Data, today announced it has expanded its DgSecure platform to support Hadoop-in-the-Cloud, including the largest cloud Hadoop implementation, Amazon EMR (Elastic MapReduce). Additionally, key Big Data cloud service providers, Altiscale and…

A Closer Look at Apache Storm

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by Angela Guess Nathan Marz recently wrote, “Apache Storm recently became a top-level project, marking a huge milestone for the project and for me personally. It’s crazy to think that four years ago Storm was nothing more than an idea in my head, and now it’s a thriving project with a large community used by…

Big Data as a Service v. Hadoop

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by Angela Guess Tim Waltermire of Forbes recently wrote, “If you’re a CMO today, I expect you are chomping at the bit to get into this whole ‘big data’ craze: taking the data sets you have already collected and mining them for insights and trends you can then leverage to market your products, connect with…

Melissa Data Advocates Big Data Quality and Big Data Blend Practices for Authoritative Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and data enrichment solutions, today advocated data quality practices as critical to maintaining the validity and power of Big Data analytics. The firm will provide details in a PentahoWorld training presentation slated for October…