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IBM and Deloitte bring big data to risk management

IBM and Deloitte think computers can understand reams of financial regulatory guidelines better than humans.

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SQL Server 2016 to include R

This looks to be one of the first concrete results of Microsoft's acquisition of R vendor Revolution Analytics.

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling & visualization

Here are my go-to R packages -- in a handy searchable table

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Qlik Sense free dataviz app adds public, private sharing

Qlik Sense Desktop now includes private cloud sharing; public embeddable visualizations are slated for later this year.

Top 10 packages downloaded from RStudio's CRAN mirror

Most downloaded R packages last month

See the most popular R packages on RStudio's CRAN mirror server last month.

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SAP CEO touts tighter Google ties

SAP is deepening its partnership with Google and will collaborate with the search giant on new projects focused on business analytics and enterprise applications.

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Windows 10 can tap Cortana for help with data analysis

The new OS will also feature multiple desktops and enhanced security features.

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In beta: BeyondCore Apps for Office offers automated statistical analysis in Excel

For $99.99 a month, BeyondCore will soon let you find relationships in your data -- even if you don't know the difference between a T-test and a T-bone. Does it work as advertised? And if it does, is that necessarily a good thing?

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4 data wrangling tasks in R for advanced beginners

R is mighty, but it can be complex for data tasks. Learn how to get summaries, sort and do other tasks with relative ease. (Now updated with dplyr examples.)

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Need to plumb Hadoop data lakes? Think Big's tool can help

Think Big on Monday unveiled its Dashboard Engine for Hadoop, which aims to make it easier for business users to extract insights from data stored in Hadoop.

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The data science ecosystem, part 3: Data applications

The third part in a series on the data science ecosystem looks at the applications that turn data into insights or models.

Alation's new data-accessibility platform

In a haystack of data, Alation helps find the needle

Two-year-old startup Alation emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday with a new product focused on helping enterprises find the information they need to get ahead.

HP links Vertica and IDOL seeking better unstructured data analysis

Promising more thorough and timelier data analysis, Hewlett-Packard has released a software package that combines the company's Vertica database with its IDOL data analysis platform.

Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis

This sortable chart lets you compare dozens of tools for functionality, skill level and more.

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R in 5 lines or less: Data breach quick analysis

See how to generate counts by category and simple visualizations. With video and code.

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Why analytics is eating the world

It's been nearly four years since investor and entrepreneur Marc Andreessen proclaimed that software is "eating the world", and the evidence is everywhere. Full-scale transformations are being wrought upon companies and...

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EMC pools enterprise smarts to create data 'lakes'

EMC is drawing on its "federation" of companies to help customers build data lakes using EMC storage, VMware virtualization and Pivotal big-data smarts.

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6 features coming to Tableau's new BI analytics suite

Tableau Software will release a big update to its business intelligence software in the coming weeks, promising that customers will be able to spend more time on data analysis and less on "data wrangling."

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