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Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

Microsoft will plant the R statistical language in its Azure machine learning services

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Technology adoption crystalizes privacy concerns

Two recent surveys, released respectively by technology giant Microsoft and by a startup in the API space, Restlet, highlight the perception of technology and connected objects by consumers, from their impact on quality of life to the...

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Shifting privacy and ethics in data-land

Data governance requires a thorough understanding of both data origin and data purpose. The big data world makes this more difficult than ever, placing the onus on the business analyst to measure the impact of data usage on privacy...

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Thank the cloud for making big data and IoT possible

The ability to analyze massive amounts of data and to connect devices as the Internet of things became a reality when the cloud coalesced

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Big data is simply another name for complicated business intelligence

Big data promises to upend the business intelligence market, but it won't do so until the tools around it become easier to use

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In 2015, big data will slowly permeate the borders of the enterprise

Big data projects either improve/accelerate existing processes, or enable an organization invent new business models. In both cases, integration with data that originates and resides in external systems, and exposition of data/insight...

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Prevent phishing attacks with OpenDNS, 'Minority Report'-style

The use of big data analytics means potential threats can be blocked before your traditional malware defenses even know they exist

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Analytics and measurements: A recipe for sustainable food chains

Our food chain is full of waste, but widely distributed sensors and big data analytics together hold potential for dramatic conservation of resources

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In 2015, big data will drive the Internet of things

Connected objects are not smart on their own, they only provide value when connected to a backend (often cloud-based) service. The recent advances in big data technologies enables providers of connected objects to deliver high-value...

The rise of the multimodel database

By mapping documents, graphs, and relational tables to a collection of keys and values, a single data store can support multiple data models

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Watch out for 'NoSQL-washing' in your RDBMS

Relational databases are adding JSON support in an attempt to swipe NoSQL's thunder, but JSON is a tiny slice of NoSQL

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Busted! The campaign against counterfeit reviews

Fake reviews, either intended to trash a company or artificially inflate its standing, are poisoning the Internet. Here's how machine learning is attempting to stop the counterfeitting

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Spark 1.2 challenges MapReduce's Hadoop dominance

The newest version of Spark in-memory framework for Hadoop improves performance on clusters and adds more Python support

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The Twelve Days of Christmas (a Data Carol)

Rediscover the breadth of the big data ecosystem in The Twelve Days of Christmas, Big Data edition! And please sing along.

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Hands on: Build a Storm analytics solution

Storm lets you create real-time analytics for every conceivable need. Here's a tasty example using Twitter data and source code hosted on GitHub

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Make sure your data is housebroken

In today’s digitized world, all kind of data is available for anyone to grab. But the same way you would not bring home a dirty, pest-infested and untrained puppy you randomly pick in the street, you don’t want to bring into your...

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MongoDB gets its first native analytics tool

SlamData adds its own extensions to the SQL language, enabling analysts to query MongoDB directly, without conversion to an RDBMS or Hadoop database

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