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The term “big data” has been prevalent over the past few years. Yet, according to Donald Feinberg, VP of Gartner’s Business Intelligence and Information Management group, the term will “disappear” in the near future. Talking at Gartner’s Business Intelligence and Information Management summit in São Paulo, Feinberg said “The term ‘big data’

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  Alchemy API is branching out from its usual realm of natural-language processing and into the world of computer vision. Its new product, Alchemy Vision, is the first computer vision API on the market to understand complex visual scenes without textual clues. Using the pixel content, AlchemyVision can recognise multiple

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Splice Machine, a company that provides a Hadoop relational database management system (RDBMS), announced yesterday that it would be moving its management system from private beta to public beta.  The company will be offering its database to download for free and it is a fully supported commercial product. “Our go-to-market

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According to a Gartner study, the Indian IT infrastructure market will reach a total of $1.9 billion in 2014, a 4 percent increase from 2013. The study also predicts that by 2017, IT infrastructure in India — server, storage and networking equipment — is “poised” to be a $2.35 billion

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Big data landscape v 3.0 – Matt Turck (FirstMark) from Matt Turck

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Google Ventures lead a $130 million Series B funding round on big data cancer treatment startup Flatiron. Launched in 2012, Flatiron tracks and aggregates a large number of cancer-patient data to help doctors make treatment decisions. Google Ventures partner Dr. Krishna Yeshwant stated “Cancer will likely touch all of us

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A survey by QuinStreet released earlier this week shows a majority of enterprises are actively planning to add big data analytics within the next two years. Interestingly, the study shows that there are no stand-alone market leaders as of yet, and as such the sector is clearly a wide-open opportunity

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Ohio State has issued a statement that it will be introducing the first data analytics major for undergraduates in the United States this autumn. The programme will allow students to specialize in Biomedical Informatics, Business- and Computational analytics, and in doing so, supplying the US –and the world’s- demand for

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Google announced that Stackdriver, a cloud monitoring system, will be joining their team to deploy its services on Google‘s Cloud Platform, making it clear that the tech giant is taking the cloud market very seriously. The acquisition went for an undisclosed amount, but Stackdriver has raised a total of $15

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Hadoop could be one of the biggest IT markets in recent history, as MapR announced on Monday that first quarter bookings for MapR Hadoop have tripled since last year, and that one of its customers has generated more than $1 billion of revenue by using it. Chief Executive John Schroeder

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