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Making Big Data Accessible: Microsoft'S Vision
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Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, spoke at the company’s “Insights Await” event in San Francisco to talk about bringing big data tools to people who are not data scientists. “We want to take an architectural approach that brings together Excel on one end and SQL Server and Hadoop on

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Second Screeners Offered New Products
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Watching TV is no longer an experience to itself;  currently it is estimated that as many as 86% of viewers are second screeners, meaning they are simultaneously on their phones, laptops, or tablets.   From texting family and friends, to perusing Facebook, Twitter, and the news, and looking up content

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Jaspersoft Teams With Cloudera
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SAN FRANCISCO – April 15, 2014 – Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, today announced product integration with Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, to extend the company’s leadership in reporting and analytics for Big Data. With this integration, Jaspersoft becomes one of

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Ties Improve City'S Connections
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A novel service from Swan Island Networks crunches through and filters, then combines and aggregates information from a broad variety of big data sources to produce targeted alerts for cities.  First rolled out in 2004, the technology is currently in use by over 250 commercial customers to connect different agencies and

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Big Data Drives 47% Growth For Cloud Vendors
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According to Technology Business Review Inc., big data analytics are driving sharp growth for public cloud computing vendors. The report suggests that the top 50 public cloud providers experienced a 47% increase in their combined revenues in the fourth quarter last year, bringing the total to $6.2 billion. In particular,

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Ibm Releases New Storage Platform
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IBM has announced that it will be releasing a new software-defined storage platform for the cloud. The product, called SmartCloud Virtual Storage Centre (VSC), wiil “help clients transition from traditional to agile, cloud-ready, software-defined storage environment with no ‘rip and replace’” according to the company. The way the company plans

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Masdar Big Data Challenge Finalists
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Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s project for the Telecom Italia Big Data and Trentino Open Data Challenge 2014 has been listed as one of the ten finalists.   Their submission, entitled “Misery Loves Company: Twitter Sentiment Reveals Assortative Mixing of Aggregate Happiness in Urban Communication Networks”, focused on looking at the

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Using Big Data In Agriculture
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Last week, CropiIn Technology Solutions, an Agriculture technology provider, raised funding from Invested Development. It is said that the money invested in the company will be used to improve its technology, hire more talent and explore opportunities in new markets like Kenya, Mexico, Indonesia and the Philippines. Although CropIn did

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Big Data Fuses With Campaigning
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A recent article highlighted how big data is being used in political campaigns in America. Instead of campaigning in neighbourhoods with homogenous content, every approach at a door, every letter and TV commercial can be tailored to fit the voter being targeted – all based on an app that provides publicly available

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Volante Intregates 5.0 With Hadoop
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Volante, the financial data integration provider, announced today that Volante Designer 5.0 will now support the Hadoop framework. The new Hadoop integration will allow Volante clients to build analytic conditions and pass data sets into the Hadoop environment of their choice. “The explosion of unstructured data sets offers greater potential

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