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Spark-powered Splice Machine goes open source

An open source version of the Hadoop-based and Spark-accelerated RDBMS is now available sans a few enterprise features

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Big data and elections: The candidates know you better than you know them

Most political campaigns emphasize providing information about a candidate to voters. But in the era of big data, they are also collecting information about voters – with little or no control, consent, or security

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With big data, CEOs find garbage in is still garbage out

BI has always topped of the list of enterprise priorities -- and execs are always the least satisfied with BI initiatives. Why should big data be any different?

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Microsoft R Client provides a free taste of R Server

It's limited in power, but low in price: R Client provides a reduced but functional set of features from the full Microsoft R Server product

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6 'data' buzzwords you need to understand

Fear not: The lingo needn't be mysterious. What's tricky is making it all pay off

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Take a closer look at your Spark implementation

Apache Spark can be implemented for developers, BI, and embedded use; your choice has consequences

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What matters more: Controlling the Internet's wiring, or its data? Both

When technology companies invest in new internet cables everyone should take note

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Use Apache Spark? This tool can help you tap machine learning

H2O.ai's Sparkling Water 2.0 can be used alongside Spark's own algorithms

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Study reveals security gap in big data projects

An IDG Enterprise study of big-data initiatives finds that the extremely valuable output of those projects often lacks additional security. Download the free report

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How to get your mainframe's data for Hadoop analytics

IT's mainframe managers don't want to give you access but do want the mainframe's data used. Here's how to square that circle

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Amazon's Elastic File System is now open for business

Users of the cloud storage service can create file systems that grow or shrink as needed

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Younger generation more optimistic about big data, study says

An IDG Enterprise study of big-data initiatives finds a generation gap: IT professionals aged 18 to 34 are most optimistic about the transformative benefits of big data, while older IT pros are more skeptical. Download the free...

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NASCAR is digitizing race day

NASCAR is bringing modern technology to race day, using a new system to tie together data on each race so officials can make decisions fast. We got to see it in action at the Sonoma Raceway in California.

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Why the UK's vote to leave the EU will have little effect on its data protection rules

The UK now faces a long, drawn-out process to quit the EU, at the end of which many of the rules 'Leave' campaigners sought to escape will remain in place

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HDFS: Big data analytics' weakest link

Hadoop's distributed file system isn't as fast, efficient, or easy to operate as it should be

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Cloud or on-prem? This big-data service now swings both ways

Originally on-premises, BlueData's EPIC platform now works on AWS as well as other public clouds

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Tech jobs report: Security, devops, and big data stay hot

Foote's latest data suggests security and devops will remain in high demand for some time -- but cloud pay is starting to slip

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3 reasons Twitter just bought machine-learning startup Magic Pony

Better video quality is just the beginning. With the purchase of the London startup, Twitter can push deeper into big data and analytics

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