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Beware dodgy data analysis

Applying data analysis in absence of deep understanding of your business can have disastrous results

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IBM engineer says AR will trump VR for data visualization

It turns out blocking out the world isn't great for work

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Redis module speeds Spark-powered machine learning

The newly released Redis-ML component for the popular in-memory data store accelerates machine learning functions with Apache Spark

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Big data face-off: Spark vs. Impala vs. Hive vs. Presto

AtScale, a maker of big data reporting tools, has published speed tests on the latest versions of the top four big data SQL engines. Conclusion: Time to upgrade!

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Google Cloud Machine Learning hits public beta, with additions

Finally released from private alpha, Google Cloud Machine Learning lets all comers build software powered by trained algorithms

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10% off SAP Crystal Reports 2016, Through Friday Only - Deal Alert

SAP Crystal Reports turns almost any data source into interactive, actionable information that can be accessed offline or online, from applications, portals and mobile devices. Currently discounted, for a limited time.

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Baidu open-sources Python-driven machine learning framework

Baidu employs the PaddlePaddle framework internally for prediction systems, along with Python to make training models and deriving predictions a snap

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Tableau 10 gives users the features they want

A UI makeover and new data-synthesis features driven by user feedback aim to keep Tableau ahead of competitors like Qlik and Microsoft

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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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85% off Business Intelligence & Data Science Online Course Bundle - Deal Alert

Become Your Office's Data Analytics Hero with These 4 Interactive Courses, discounted 85% for a limited time to just $39.

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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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