Spark Gets Faster for Streaming Analytics

Spark Summit East highlights progress on machine learning, deep learning and continuous applications combining batch and streaming workloads. Despite challenges including a new location and a nasty Nor’easter that put a crimp on travel, Spark Summit East managed to draw more than 1,500 attendees to its February 7-9 run at the John B. Hynes Convention […]

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Spark Summit East Report: Enterprise Appeal Grows

Spark adopters including Bloomberg, Comcast, Capital One and EBay share compelling use cases. Data processing, streaming and analytics use-case scenarios multiply. What’s the business case for Apache Spark? After the opening (general-session) day of Spark Summit East 2016 in New York, I was thinking that Spark promoter and Summit host Databricks needed to do a […]

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Top 5 Data-to-Decisions News Trends of 2015

Apache Spark, real-time, cloud BI & analytics, IoT, and self-service where the trends to watch in 2015, and they’ll continue to make waves into 2016. It’s that time of year again. Here’s a look back on the big stories of 2015 and a look forward on the trends that will carry on into 2016. 1. […]

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Informatica Takes Comprehensive Approach To Big Data Management

Informatica addresses big-data integration, governance and security through a subscription-based portfolio. But will big data remain a separate world? One irrefutable trend in 2015 has been growing enterprise adoption of big data platforms including Hadoop and NoSQL databases. Yet as companies move beyond big data pilot projects and try to do more with their deployments, many […]

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AWS re:Invent: Five Takeaways On New Services

Amazon challenges ‘old-guard’ IBM, Microsoft and Oracle with QuickSight, Kinesis Firehose, Snowball, and new database services. Here’s a quick rundown with cautions for would-be adopters. Make no mistake: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is doing everything it can to make it easy for enterprises large and small to bring all, or at least part, of their data […]

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Strata + Hadoop World Report: Spark, Real-Time In the Spotlight

MapR, Pivotal and Teradata were among the who’s who of big data vendors making announcements at Strata + Hadoop World 2015. Here’s a quick analysis. If Strata + Hadoop World 2014 seemed to be all about Hadoop, Hadoop, Hadoop, the 2015 buzzword was Spark, Spark, Spark. Initial impressions aside, there was more going on than […]

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Cloud Analytics: Six Tips For Success

We still live in a hybrid world, but data analysis is moving steadily into the cloud. Here are six tips on how to succeed with online BI and analytics. The cloud movement that started more than a decade ago has turned into a stampede in nearly every category of enterprise software. It’s no different in […]

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Sentiment Analysis: The New State Of The Art

How do you get to the next level of customer understanding? Next week’s Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York offers an update on the latest in textual insight into consumers of products, financial services, healthcare, media, hospitality and much more. There are three reasons why I’m looking forward to next week’s July 15-16 Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York. First, […]

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