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Pentaho's analytics software to blend multiple streams of big data

One of the challenges of big data is blending information from multiple sources, and Pentaho has developed new software specifically to make that process easier.

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Anaconda's Python-based analytics hit the enterprise with new subscription plans

Continuum Analytics' free Anaconda software has long been known for its Python-powered analytics capabilities, but on Monday the company unveiled a new offering designed specifically for enterprises.

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Microsoft expands Azure Data Lake with new big data tools

Microsoft had its sights set squarely on big data when it introduced its Azure Data Lake earlier this year, and on Monday it broadened that effort with new tools designed to make big data processing and analytics simpler and more...

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MemSQL paves a smoother path to Spark for real-time analytics

Spark Streamliner is a tool that integrates MemSQL's in-memory database and Apache Spark's in-memory data-processing framework for streaming data from real-time sources.

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Google promises a Hadoop or Spark cluster in 90 seconds with Cloud Dataproc

Getting insights out of big data is typically neither quick nor easy, but Google is aiming to change all that with a new, managed service for Hadoop and Spark.

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With Looker's Lego-style analytics, companies 'snap' together the components they need

Making analytics simpler has been an ongoing trend in the world of enterprise software, and on Tuesday data platform provider Looker unveiled a new, modular approach that could go a long way toward that goal.

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Got Hadoop? Arcadia Enterprise could make insights easier to find

Billed as the first unified, Hadoop-native big data platform for visual analytics and business intelligence, Arcadia Enterprise aims to help business users analyze billions of data records.

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OpenText pitches big data service, first in a planned series for analytics

Its built-in columnar database is up to 1,000 times faster than traditional relational databases, the company claims

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Use Slack? This bot can give you a bunch of handy metrics

Slack's user base is growing rapidly, but it's a safe bet that few of the companies paying for the service have a detailed understanding of how their users are putting it to work. Enter Slackalytics, a new textual analysis bot that...

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Microsoft acquires organizational analytics company VoloMetrix

Microsoft announced Thursday that it will be acquiring VoloMetrix, a company that provides analytics to help businesses better understand how their organization works.

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SAP brings Hadoop into the Hana fold with Vora, a new in-memory analytics tool

A new tool from SAP will allow companies to analyze distributed Hadoop data alongside corporate data using the ERP giant's Hana in-memory computing platform.

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Intel reveals big data's dirty little secret

Companies are spending billions on tools and engineering for big data-styled analysis, though many are hampered by one little problem: They still don't know what to do with all the data they collect.

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Alibaba adds artificial intelligence capability to its cloud offerings

On Tuesday, the Chinese e-commerce giant announced DT PAI, a platform designed to comb through a client's data and analyze it for useful information.

Why big data isn't always the answer

While most analytics tools are set up for quantified information it's often the unstructured data that provides the context and the meaning companies need to make that information useful.

The curious case of Google Street View's missing streets

Many towns and cities are littered with small gaps in the Street View imagery

Scott McNealy sees gold in the hills of social data

Now head of Wayin, the former Sun CEO aims to wrest enterprise value from all the chatter

Zuckerberg wants to be the Stephen Hawking of social relations

What makes humans social? Facebook's CEO wants to know.

Etsy dips toes into crowdfunding

Fund on Etsy, now in pilot phase, will let backers fund projects pre-selected by Etsy

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