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Stratosphere – the Berlin based next generation Big Data Analytics Platform gets accepted for Google Summer of Code  2014. Google Summer of Code is a global program  that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. In the past Google  has worked with the open source community to identify and fund exciting projects in this field.

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Robert Metzger is studying towards a master’s degree in computer science at the TU Berlin.  He is a member of the open-source developing team at Stratosphere, a Big Data Analytics platform based on Hadoop and armed with Java and Scala programming abstractions. His interests lie in database implementation, cluster computing

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Infogram concluded a first round of venture capital funding. Point Nine Capital, together with Connect Ventures and HackFWD invested €1.3M into the company. Infogr.am is a startup that provides a web platform to easily create info-graphics. The funds will be used for expansion purposes in the US. This announcement by the

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infogr.am infogr.am is a Riga-based company founded by Uldis Leiterts and Raimonds Kaze in February of 2012. The company offers a platform which allows user to create infographics in an easy and efficient way, without having too much graphic design knowledge. infogr.am was admitted to the HackFwd accelerator program. Funding

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As one of our first posts in the new years we want to recap the year that passed by sharing with you our top 10 impacts of Big Data in 2013. 1. Google’s Driverless car: In order to evaluate its direction, its surroundings, its speed and any other necessary information Google’s

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Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV Ventures) was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Menlo Park. Within their Tech focus MDV is particularly interested in e.g. Data and Storage companies. The two managing partners are Bill Ericson and Jon Feiber.

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IA Ventures is a VC focused on startups wanting to enter the field of Big Data. Founded in 2008 by Roger Ehrenberg, significant recent investments by IA Ventures include PlaceIQ and Datadog. Roger used to serve as president and CEO of DB Advisors.

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Below we present a list of top 10 Big Data Twitter influencers : 1.Hilary Mason : Data Scientist in Residence at Accel, Scientist Emeritus atbitly, co-founder of HackNY, co-host of DataGotham, and member of NYCResistor.   http://www.hilarymason.com/about/ @hmason, 12.3K  tweets, 39.K followers. 2. Mike Gualtieri : Analyst at Forrester. Involved with

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The TU Berlin DIMA (Database Systems and Information Management) group’s focus is researching in managing and processing large quantities of semi- and unstructured data along the whole value chain from extracting and cleaning the data to storing it in anticipation of secondary uses. Prof Dr. rer. Nat. Volker Markl is the

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Blue Yonder sees its roots in the Large Hadron Collider. Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt founded the company in 2008 in Karlsruhe, focusing on Machine Learning algorithms to detect patterns in large quantities of data. NeuroBayes, the software package, was originally developed for scientific application but now finds commercial use.

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