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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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Apache Spark is an open-source parallel processing framework that enables users to run large-scale data analytics applications across clustered systems. Continue Reading
Data sampling is a statistical analysis technique used to select, manipulate and analyze a representative subset of data points in order to identify patterns and trends in the data set being examined as a whole. Continue Reading
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
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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
Companies are investing in the software to gaze into the future and learn more about customers and business opportunities. Is it prophesy -- or fallacy? 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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The City of Palo Alto Utility has turned to customer behavior analytics to help smooth spikes in demand, helping to keep the city cool. Continue Reading
Analytics in healthcare is not impossible. TDWI Executive Summit attendees in Boston explained how it can be done. Also, location analytics is getting more attention. Continue Reading
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
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The Seattle Sounders fitness coach is taking sports analytics into uncharted territory and scoring some big wins along the way. Continue Reading
Predictive modeling is more than a math problem. This Talking Data podcast looks at it from the business and technology perspectives. Continue Reading
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