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Hewlett-Packard yesterday announced a $50 million investment in Hortonworks, a big data company that provides enterprise version of Apache Hadoop for big data analytics applications. The announcement comes only a few months after BlackRock and Passport Capital co-led an investment round of $100 million. The partnership will see HP and Hortonworks

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This year marks the 101st anniversary of the world’s largest annual sporting event, “Le Tour de France.”  The three-week competition attracts a worldwide television audience of 3.5 billion people, has an entire budget of more than €100 million, and covers approximately 2,500 kms in total. Unlike any other sport, the cyclists

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We met with Adam Drake to hear his thoughts on Machine Learning and the Big Data ecosystem. Adam is currently the Chief Data Scientist and Director of Engineering for Zanox, Europe’s largest affiliate network. He has been in technology roles for over 17 years in a variety of industries, including online

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The European Central Bank admitted today that hackers have broken into its database and stolen personal information. The ECB said that email addresses and contact data has been taken from its database for conferences, leaving street addresses, telephone numbers and 20,000 email addresses held by the bank compromised by theft.

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Almost six months after the purchase of BlueKai, Oracle has announced two new services to “help business users drive smarter, more informed decisions across the enterprise.” The newly released service, dubbed Oracle Data Cloud, will have two offerings involved: Oracle DaaS (Data-as-a-Service) for Marketing and Oracle DaaS for Social. The

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Tata Consultancy Services (TSC) announced earlier this week a new partnership with MapR to help enterprise customers leverage big data to capture “critical insights.” The partnership will see both company’s develop turn-key big data and business intelligence solutions – through MapR’s Hadoop distribution — and offer TSC’s clients services and

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The popular jobs portal and review site, Glassdoor, announced on Tuesday a new tool to help the 9.5 million long-term unemployed Americans look for jobs. The free visualisation search tool – named Job Explorer — will help American’s find the best jobs according to their preferences — city, county and

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Teradata has announced the acquisition of two companies to accelerate the growth of its big data capabilities. On Tuesday, Teradata purchased assets of Revelytix, a company based in Maryland that is best known for developing Loom – a metadata management technology compatible with numerous Hadoop distributions such as Cloudera, Pivotal,

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Data ScienceNews

In a blog post published yesterday, the renowned data scientist Hilary Mason announced the launch of a new startup called Fast Forward Labs. The project is aimed at people and companies that want up-to-date information on the latest data technology and help on how to implement them for their specific

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In an article recently published by the Wall Street Journal, it was revealed that Vodafone and Imperial College in London are working on a new initiative to improve data quality and allow for “bigger and faster traffic” for consumers. By placing small data centers near mobile cell towers – effectively

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