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How much data is there really? This infographic is great way to understand the magnitude and volume of data we produce. Source (Image Credit: Madeleine Skjelland Eriksen)  

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Melanie Mueller, Data Scientist from Harvard University, gives us an overview of her visit to Big Data TechCon conference in Boston. Melanie attended the conference from March 31 to April 2. Big Data practitioners converged on Boston to attend Big Data TechCon , a Big Data training conference organized by

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Pivotal, the joint venture of EMC and VMware, is announcing a new license model for its customers. Pivotal Big Data Suite, a software based on annual subscription, will bundle Pivotal Greenplum Database, Pivotal GemFire, Pivotal SQLFire, Pivotal GemFire XD, Pivotal HAWQ, and Pivotal HD into products for their customers. Rather than

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Tesco, the third largest retailer in the world, has increased its efforts to capitalize on big data. Dunnhumby, the data science arm of Tesco, announced yesterday that it would be acquiring Sociomantic Labs. Sociomantic Labs, headed by ex-Googler Jason Kelly, is a global advertising technology firm. It reported revenues of

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Hitfox Group, the Berlin-based incubator, announced today that it would be investing $1.3million in the mobile user acquisition platform, Apploop, and acquiring the mobile targeting and analytics platform, Datamonk. The incubator’s activities show its ambition to drive further into the mobile and big data market. Launched less than three years

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The Hadoop community gathered this week in Amsterdam at the Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community in Europe. 800 participants ranging from Apache Hadoop enthusiasts, professionals, community members and ecosystem vendors met in the impressive venue Beurs van Berlage in central Amsterdam. The recurring theme of the

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Experfy, the Harvard-backed start-up, has introduced a new platform for data scientists to earn money. The company is launching a talent marketplace to match companies and their data science projects with people who have “strong quantitative skills…know data and statistics.” According to a Wikibon report, there is an estimated $2.28

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Yesterday, Yahoo announced a detailed plan to encrypt its users’ data across their various services. The announcement comes several months after Edward Snowden’s revelations on government surveillance of private citizens. The chief information security office at Yahoo, Alex Stamos, said yesterday, “Our goal is to encrypt our entire platform for

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Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, and Talend, the global big data integration software leader, today announced the launch of Jaspersoft Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) Expanded Big Data Edition. Powered by Talend, the Jaspersoft ETL Expanded Big Data Edition rounds out Jaspersoft’s suite of access technologies for

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Data Collective, the venture capital fund that invests solely in building big data and data science companies, has announced a new $125M fund. This will be the companies third fund since its inception. The management at Data Collective bring a number of years of experience. Matt Ocko, one of the

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