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Why you should use Spark for machine learning

Spark MLlib enhances machine learning because of its simplicity, scalability, and easy integration with other tools

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Study: Untamed analytics will take your business on a wild ride

Companies need a governance strategy to check their predictive models are not based on faulty or outdated assumptions

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Cisco's CTO charts a new direction

In an exclusive interview, Zorawar Biri Singh sketches Cisco's future role in a next-generation data center infused with containerized microservices and pervasive analytics

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Hadoop co-creator: Spark is great -- but people want more

Doug Cutting anticipates growth ahead and opportunities all around for the Hadoop ecosystem

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Not up for a data lake? Analyze in place

Spark and big memory have the potential to run big data workloads without copying gobs of data to a new storage infrastructure

13 frameworks for mastering machine learning

13 frameworks for mastering machine learning

Venturing into machine learning? These tools do the heavy lifting for you

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Hiring a data scientist? You're doing it all wrong

Businesses and technology leaders have learned a lot about the importance of data and the need for data scientists, but do they understand what the role of a data scientist should entail?

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When big data gets too big, this machine-learning algorithm may be the answer

Combining topology and quantum computing, it promises to put huge analyses within closer reach

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Why open source is the 'new normal' for big data

Openness is driving the Hadoop ecosystem, Talend's CEO says

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The best enterprise products, projects, and services -- all in one place

For the 15th year in a row, our expert contributors call out the top enterprise tech in InfoWorld's Technology of the Year Awards

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Why 'data scientist' is this year's hottest job

It's notable enough that close to half of the 25 "best jobs in America" named by recruiting site Glassdoor this week are tech-related, but even more striking is the fact that "data scientist" tops the list

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Forrester predicts 100% adoption of Hadoop by large enterprises

Between 60% and 73% of data currently goes unused for business intelligence and analytics. But which vendor is best to use?

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Cook up big data orchestration with Kettle

Hadoop jobs can get complicated. The open source ETL tool Kettle beats the alternatives in providing the orchestration you need

What every CISO should know about machine learning

Machine learning allows security to adapt to the network being monitored, thereby improving threat detection and reducing false positives

Narrative Science Qlik Sense

Got data? This free tool will generate a story to tell you what it means

Qlik Sense users can now add narratives to their data-viz toolset

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Data scientists have the hottest job in America

In a new report on the best jobs in the U.S., 10 of the top 25 were jobs in the technology industry

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InfoWorld's 2016 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year

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Why Spark 1.6 is a big deal for big data

Already the hottest thing in big data, Spark 1.6 turns up the heat. Here are the high points, including improved streaming and memory management

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Hooray! Microsoft's R will remain free and open

Rather than stuff Revolution R Open into a proprietary box, Microsoft is keeping the popular math-and-stats language open source under the GPL

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