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MapR Free Hadoop On-Demand Training Exceeds 10,000 Registrants in First Month

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced its newly available free Hadoop On-Demand Training program has enrolled more than 10,000 registrants worldwide in its first 30 days, signaling strong interest in Hadoop skills training.  MapR is also…

OpenPOWER Foundation Unveils Hardware Solutions To Deliver Server Alternatives

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by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “The OpenPOWER Foundation today announced more than ten hardware solutions – spanning systems, boards, and cards, and a new microprocessor customized for China.  Built collaboratively by OpenPOWER members, the new solutions exploit the POWER architecture to provide more choice, customization and performance to customers, including hyperscale data centers.…

How Big Data Projects Fail

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by Angela Guess Bernard Marr recently wrote for Forbes, “Over the past 6 months I have seen the number of big data projects go up significantly and most of the companies I work with are planning to increase their Big Data activities even further over the next 12 months. Many of these initiatives come with…

Infographic: Real-Time Analytics and the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Mark van Rijmenam, Founder of Datafloq, recently wrote, “The Internet of Things is here and is here to stay. With billions of devices already connected and another trillion coming our way in the next decade, organizations should prepare themselves for a data flood. A data flood that can generate real-time insights in…

Tensor Methods for Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess Ben Lorica recently wrote for the O’Reilly Radar, “Data scientists frequently find themselves dealing with high-dimensional feature spaces. As an example, text mining usually involves vocabularies comprised of 10,000+ different words. Many analytic problems involve linear algebra, particularly 2D matrix factorization techniques, for which several open source implementations are available. Anyone working…

From Big Data to Smart Data

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by Angela Guess Duncan Angove recently wrote for Diginomica, “This is the year for Science and Big Data. The relationship between enterprise success and the optimization and implementation of data science is already vitally symbiotic. The successful companies of the future will be the ones that turn big data into smart data, and build that…

Reltio Raises $10M Series A Funding, Introduces Reltio Cloud

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by Angela Guess According to the company, “Reltio, the enterprise data-driven applications and modern data management company, founded by the team behind Informatica MDM, today officially entered the market with the announcement of Series A funding in the amount of $10 million from Crosslink Capital and .406 Ventures, as well as the general availability of…

A DIY Guide to Deep Learning Hardware

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by Angela Guess In his blog, Tim Dettmers recently wrote, “Deep Learning is very computationally intensive, so you will need a fast CPU with many cores, right? Or is it maybe wasteful to buy a fast CPU? One of the worst things you can do when building a deep learning system is to waste money…

Cognitive Computing: Tech Revolution, Spying Tool, or Both?

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Jason Bloomberg recently wrote, “Depending upon whom you ask, the nascent field of cognitive computing is either the most important trend in technology since programmable computers, a massively intrusive spying tool that can lay bare our deepest secrets, or perhaps simply a powerful approach for processing diverse data sets to…