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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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Apache Storm 1.0 packs a punch

Apache's streaming data processing system takes on Spark with better performance and more convenient debugging features

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Machine learning is a poor fit for most businesses

The cloud makes dynamic-learning systems available and affordable -- but there aren't too many use cases for the technology

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Review: IBM Watson strikes again

Built on Watson and SPSS predictive analytics, IBM's cloud machine learning services address the needs of developers, data scientists, and businesses

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Visualizing data that matters

Developed by MIT Media Lab and Deloitte, Data USA delivers interactive JavaScript visualizations of thousands of public data sets on jobs, income, education, and health

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Review: Databricks makes big data dreams come true

Cloud-based Spark machine learning and analytics platform is an excellent, full-featured product for data scientists

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Big data is doomed unless basic data management improves

Big data projects will never meet expectations if the underlying data is inaccurate or missing. It’s time to fix the 'dysfunctional cycle of data chaos,' says a TechVision Research report

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Review: Amazon puts machine learning in reach

Amazon Machine Learning gives data science newbies easy-to-use solutions for the most common problems

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SAP's HANA Vora bridges divide between enterprise and Hadoop data

The SAP HANA Vora software is designed to allow companies to analyze data stored in Hadoop, enterprise systems and other distributed data sources

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Review: Azure Machine Learning is for pros only

Microsoft’s machine learning cloud has the right stuff for data science experts, but not for noobs

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How different SQL-on-Hadoop engines satisfy BI workloads

Benchmark of SQL-on-Hadoop engines Impala, Spark, and Hive finds they each have their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to BI workloads

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Be careful when implementing data warehouse automation

Automation can be a huge help, but automating concepts before you understand them is a recipe for disaster

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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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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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16 for '16: What you must know about Hadoop and Spark right now

Amazingly, Hadoop has been redefined in the space of a year. Let's take a look at all the salient parts of this roiling ecosystem and what they mean

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What machine learning will gain in 2016

Open source origins, more data sources, and the reinvention of tech dinosaurs will be pivotal for machine learning in 2016

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