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July 16, 2014
The Spark Summit recently wrapped and the big data framework continues to grow in prominence. In this edition of Talking Data, Ed Burns and Jack Vaughan recap the conference and answer some key questions.
July 03, 2014
A number of vendors announced new Apache Spark integrations this week, and a report from Dresner Advisory Services explains how businesses are organizing their BI programs.
June 27, 2014
Analytics vendors like the commercial potential of R. Teradata is set to become the latest to make a play for users of this popular open-source tool.
May 20, 2014
This week's Talking Data podcast recaps Enterprise Data World and a mother lode of data quality information.
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In a video Q&A, Jill Dyché of software vendor SAS Institute says that large companies she surveyed are using big data systems to support a mix of new applications and operational improvements. Continue Reading
Consultant Wayne Eckerson says Hadoop 2, with its key YARN component, qualifies as a flexible big data operating system. And it could quickly take the open source framework into the IT mainstream, he predicts. Continue Reading
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Long-time IT watcher Tom Davenport sees potential in the latest big data go-around, with enterprise Hadoop part of the mix. Continue Reading
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The Flint River Partnership is testing technology that analyzes a variety of data to generate localized weather forecasts for farmers in Georgia. Continue Reading
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The Internet of Things is proving to be a hotbed of diverse data and new applications fueled by information from sensors and other machine sources. Continue Reading
Expert Mark Whitehorn explains what skills are required for predictive modeling -- and whether business users can do the work of data scientists. Continue Reading
Sensors capture large volumes of data about the operations of industrial equipment; similarly, log files gather huge amounts of information about computers and IT networks. Behind those exceedingly large volumes of data is real business value. That ... Continue Reading
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Big data analytics processes on data from sensors and log files can propel users to competitive advantages, but a lot of refining is required first. Continue Reading
Analytics expert Mark Whitehorn explains the strengths of R and how to determine if the open source programming language fits your analytics purposes. Continue Reading
Consultant Rick Sherman details a series of steps that he says organizations should take to set their big data analytics programs on the right path. Continue Reading