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Cloudera Raises $65M to Accelerate Enterprise Growth

Cloudera Raises $65M to Accelerate Enterprise Growth | Big Data insider | Scoop.it

Cloudera, the category leader that is setting the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise, today announced it has closed $65 million in a new funding round led by Accel Partners, with support from Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, In-Q-Tel, and Meritech Capital Partners. The investment will fund global sales growth and fuel continued development of its platform for Big Data in support of its growing enterprise customer base. The company will be expanding its international presence with the opening of a European headquarters in the UK, in the first quarter of 2013.

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The Big Data Fallacy And Why We Need To Collect Even Bigger Data | TechCrunch

The Big Data Fallacy And Why We Need To Collect Even Bigger Data | TechCrunch | Big Data insider | Scoop.it

The value of any data is only as valuable as the information and insights we can extract from it. It is the information and insights that will help us make better decisions and give us a competitive edge. The promise of big data is that one could glean lots of information and gain many valuable insights. However, people often don’t realize that data and information are not the same. Even if you are able to extract information from your big data, not all of it will be insightful and valuable.

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Official Google Enterprise Blog: Google BigQuery brings Big Data analytics to all businesses

BigQuery enables businesses and developers to gain real-time business insights from massive amounts of data without any upfront hardware or software investments. Imagine a big pharmaceutical company optimizing daily marketing spend using worldwide sales and advertisement data. Or think of a small online retailer that makes product recommendations based on user clicks. Today, we are making BigQuery publicly available, an important milestone in our effort to bring Big Data analytics to all businesses via the cloud.

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Cloudera’s Impala brings Hadoop to SQL and BI | ZDNet

Cloudera’s Impala brings Hadoop to SQL and BI | ZDNet | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
Big Data darling Cloudera's Impala product promotes SQL to peer-level with MapReduce.
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Harvard Business Review: Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

Harvard Business Review: Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century | Big Data insider | Scoop.it

Jonathan Goldman is a good example of a new key player in organizations: the “data scientist.” It’s a high-ranking professional with the training and curiosity to make discoveries in the world of big data. The title has been around for only a few years. (It was coined in 2008 by one of us, D.J. Patil, and Jeff Hammerbacher, then the respective leads of data and analytics efforts at LinkedIn and Facebook.) But thousands of data scientists are already working at both start-ups and well-established companies.

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How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier

How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier | Big Data insider | Scoop.it

Big data is getting personal. People around the globe are monitoring everything from their health, sleep patterns, sex and even toilet habits with articulate detail, aided by mobile technology.  Whether users track behavior actively by entering data or passively via sensors and apps, the quantified self (QS) movement has grown to become a global phenomenon, where impassioned users seek context from their big data identities.

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Meet PureData, IBM’s New Big Box For Big Data | TechCrunch

Meet PureData, IBM’s New Big Box For Big Data | TechCrunch | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
Two worlds exist when it comes to the enterprise. The new generation of cloud services represents one space. They rely on distributed infrastructures on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the rest of the vendors in that world.
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Google's Spanner: A database that knows what time it is

Google's Spanner: A database that knows what time it is | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
Google, which is notoriously secretive about technology advances, has opened up the vault and spit out a research paper on its Spanner database. And like other Google innovations, this one is hot.
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about | Big Data Canada

about | Big Data Canada | Big Data insider | Scoop.it

This conference is about big data usage, management, analytics, protection and storage for all Canadian enterprises...

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Making Data Work: Strata Conference + Hadoop World - O'Reilly Conferences, October 23 - 25, 2012, New York, NY

Making Data Work: Strata Conference + Hadoop World - O'Reilly Conferences, October 23 - 25, 2012, New York, NY | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
O'Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World is about data technology and strategy for business managers, analysts, developers, and data scientists.
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Your Laptop Can Now Analyze Big Data

Your Laptop Can Now Analyze Big Data | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have devised a framework for running large-scale computations on a single personal computer.
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Troll sues Facebook, Amazon and others for using Hadoop

Troll sues Facebook, Amazon and others for using Hadoop | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
Big data has become the latest front for the patent troll epidemic as a shell company is suing firms for using a common software framework known as the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).
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Google opens up its BigQuery data analytics service to all

Google opens up its BigQuery data analytics service to all | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
Google sits on masses of traffic and advertising data, and has decided that it should take advantage of its expertise in building the infrastructure to handle those petabytes of information to offer a data analytics service in its cloud.
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Big Data Borat (BigDataBorat) on Twitter

Big Data Borat (BigDataBorat) on Twitter | Big Data insider | Scoop.it

Learnings of Big Data for Make Nation of Kazakhstan #1 Leading Data Scientist Nation.

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How Google’s Dremel Makes Quick Work of Massive Data - Datanami

How Google’s Dremel Makes Quick Work of Massive Data - Datanami | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera, an important Hadoop-based vendor, is looking past Hadoop and toward today’s research projects.
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Big Data To Drive $232 Billion In IT Spending Through 2016 | TechCrunch

Big Data To Drive $232 Billion In IT Spending Through 2016 | TechCrunch | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
Big data will drive $232 billion in spending through 2016. It will directly or indirectly drive $96 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2012, and is forecast to drive $120 billion of IT spending in 2013.
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Telefonica Wants To Turn Its Mobile Data Into A Big Data Business, Launches Dynamic Insights Unit | TechCrunch

Telefonica Wants To Turn Its Mobile Data Into A Big Data Business, Launches Dynamic Insights Unit | TechCrunch | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
Big data is one of the more fascinating developments in today's tech world: harnessing the huge wave of information that comes out of our many Internet-based networks and then trying to make sense of it.
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What is Hadoop? Other big data terms like MapReduce? Cloudera's CEO talks us through big data trends

Cloudera is a company that helps developers with big database problems. Here the CEO Mike Olson gives us a tour through the major database changes that are h...
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5 ideas to help everyone make the most of big data

5 ideas to help everyone make the most of big data | Big Data insider | Scoop.it

I spent two days last week watching experts on big data and data science discuss how their companies are building businesses around data, or at least rethinking how they do business.  Although most came from the web, these five ideas should matter across industries.

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How Disney built a big data platform on a startup budget

How Disney built a big data platform on a startup budget | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
The big data world is full of small, scrappy startups using their ingenuity to build complex systems out of open source software, but the Walt Disney Company is not one of them.
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Open Source Fact and Fiction: Pentaho wants to make Hadoop easy

Open Source Fact and Fiction: Pentaho wants to make Hadoop easy | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
Even non-programmers can now use the power of Big Data.
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Six challenges for big data

Six challenges for big data | Big Data insider | Scoop.it
Big data is about more than Hadoop and a bunch of fancy technology: there are some very real organisational barriers too.
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