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Big data analytics News
September 05, 2014
The field of log and machine data management gains a new player as the X15 Software platform for ingestion and queries. Also in the news, Teradata buys Think Big.
September 03, 2014
Reactions were mixed when Jawbone dropped published its data on how the California earthquake affected people's sleep. SAS also made news, announcing better integration with YARN.
August 06, 2014
At the 2014 TDWI Executive Summit in Boston, consultant David Linthicum explained the importance of a well-planned cloud architecture for data analytics applications and offered tips on avoiding common cloud deployment mistakes.
July 17, 2014
GraphLab releases new analytics platform to take machine learning techniques to enterprise scale.
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