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Gartner dubs machine learning king of hype

Gartner has machine learning at the peak of the hype cycle, with headline benefits (self-driving cars) still years off

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Salesforce snaps up analytics startup BeyondCore

The acquisition is part of Salesforce's strategy to make its software more intelligent

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Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data

With a new streaming system, performance enhancements, and API refinements, Apache Spark 2.0 offers a big umbrella to data users

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Visualizing data with Power BI

We try out Microsoft's Power BI by showing how you can graph airline departure and arrival delays using this visualization tool.

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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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3 tips for better data visualizations

How to take your skills beyond simply mastering visualization software and make your charts more persuasive

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Review: ClustrixDB scales out -- way out

Clustered relational database outperforms Amazon Aurora for low-latency, high-transaction-rate scenarios

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5 big data sources for strategic sentiment analysis

Every company wants to know what its customers feel about it. But sentiment analysis can get more granular -- and turn inward to improve employee satisfaction

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We have the big data tools -- let's learn to use them

Few enterprises enjoy even the first-order benefits of big data. The real payoff will come when we interact with systems much less than we do today

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The next steps for Spark in the cloud

Simply having Spark in the cloud isn't enough. What matters is what it can connect to and how easy it is to use

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Google goes after Microsoft, Tableau, and others with a new free analytics tool

Data Studio offers users five free reports and includes connections to Google products and beyond

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Twitter open-sources Heron for real-time stream analytics

Twitter's in-house replacement for Apache Storm, backward-compatible with that project, is now available to everyone

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Review: DeepSQL outruns Amazon Aurora

DeepSQL makes index-heavy ingestion and queries go really fast, outperforming Aurora by twofold in our benchmarks

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8 reasons you'll do big data this year

To know what people are really doing with big data technology, you need to get dirty in the trenches. Here's what we've found

Data lakes 101: Come on in, the water's fine

How to plan for and build a central hub for data analytics with the ever-evolving Hadoop ecosystem

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Why machine learning is the new BI

Get ready for artificial intelligence and automation that helps you make business decisions rather than just understanding what happened in the past

5 steps to a modern data architecture

Becoming a true data-driven organization requires adopting a more centralized approach to data architecture and analysis

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