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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 it broadened that effort with new tools designed to make big data processing and analytics simpler and more accessible.

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MemSQL makes 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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Adobe Analytics adds drag-and-drop dataviz

New capabilities for the software formerly known as Omniture SiteCatalyst move out of beta today.

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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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Technology that predicts your next security fail

There's both art and science to predictive analytics in a security setting, early adopters say.

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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. Slackalytics, a new textual analysis bot, promises a...

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Apple wants to give you convenience and civil rights

Reuters confirms Apple’s machine intelligence plans

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Microsoft to buy 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.

Cool - and useful - data projects in the real world

Computerworld's Data+ Editors' Choice Awards show how big-data analysis is doing everything from fighting fraud to discovering and treating medical problems.

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Using graph database technology to unravel banking fraud

Swiss bankers are notorious for their secrecy, but when Swiss bank account data is leaked, it takes technology to help unravel the complex relationships.

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Finding ROI in a swirl of data analytics

The 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honorees were selected for their ability to make smarter decisions for their organizations using big data.

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World Resources Institute

Data streams from dozens of sources help companies measure the risk of deforestation in their supply chains, thanks to this 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Award honoree

A behind-the-scenes look at life in the studio at Zulily’s Seattle headquarters.


A cloud platform at this 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree helps merchandisers make inventory decisions in a hurry

The PayPal analytics team. [2015]


An advanced end-to-end system helps the online payment service, a 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Award honoree, detect and fight fraud

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A centralized analytics practice at this 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree puts together a portfolio of projects and uncovers $720 million in value

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National Grid

This 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree uses a predictive tool to combine advanced weather data and outage modeling technology to pinpoint areas at risk of losing power

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