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Kyvos serves up Hadoop on easy-to-parse data cubes

New big data software from startup Kyvos Insights can format Hadoop data into OLAP repositories

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Why Microsoft might deliver 'R-as-a-service'

Now that Microsoft is supporting development of the R language, it could take the next step and deliver R as an Azure service -- without running afoul of the GPL

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Why R? The pros and cons of the R language

Package ecosystem and graphics are strengths; security and memory management are weaknesses

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Don't use the cloud like a data warehouse

The 'single source of truth' data model is what IT knows, but not what it should be doing today

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Hey Microsoft, a rewrite of the R language is a silly idea

The acquisition of Revolution Analytics gave Microsoft ownership over a distribution of the open source R language. Let's hope Microsoft doesn't go through with its rumored plans for a GPL-free rewrite of R

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A new document database emerges from the cloud

The NoSQL trend has given us a crazy array of new database choices. Clusterpoint has just jumped in to offer a cloud-based document database

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Will you get paid for all this data?

There is no such thing as free. In the realm of free services, you are the product and barter yourself. But when you have to pay to actually become a sensor and provide data, the game actually moves to a totally different inning.

IBM, Box partner on cloud analytics technologies

Box users will be able to store data on the IBM cloud and use Watson Analytics

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Review: Qlik Sense 2 chases Tableau

Combining rich visualizations with ease-of-use extras, Qlik brings powerful analytics to the rest of us

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Algorithms for eyes: How deep learning can help the blind

Algorithms for real-time collision avoidance, geospatial nav, and situational awareness -- coupled with haptic feedback -- may soon provide the visually impaired with invaluable aid

Salesforce tailors new analytics apps for specific roles

The first app in the series to arrive is Sales Wave Analytics, which targets salespeople

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Debunked! 9 myths about big data and Hadoop

These unfounded beliefs about budget skills, technology, and technology fit can lead you astray

SAS automates data modeling for fast analysis

SAS Factory Miner can automate the buidling of data models and pick the best ones to predict the future

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Are you a sensor on the Internet of things?

Far from science fiction scenarios in which you are surgically implanted with sensors, more and more organizations are actually using you as a sensor to collect valuable data points.

Amazon Web Services jumps on Spark bandwagon

Growing competition for Spark services should help it take off on larger scale

SAP steps up its IoT push with new Hana, analytics releases

SAP Cloud for Planning gets a new mobile app with a remote data-synchronization feature

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Log management is leading use case for big data

Companies' main uses for big data solutions are log management, data archiving, operational data storage, and advanced analytics, study shows

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IBM fires up Spark with Bluemix, machine learning contributions

IBM doubles up on Spark, adding it to Bluemix and contributing its SystemML machine-learning code to the Apache project

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