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Teradata Buys Big Data Consultancy, Grows Open Source Analytics Services

Teradata Buys Big Data Consultancy, Grows Analytics Services

Big data analytics company Teradata, announced yesterday that it has purchased Big Data Partnership, an EMEA-based services provider of big data solutions and training. Big Data Partnership has expertise in Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, NoSQL and search technologies and helps its clients to become more data savvy through data science. The terms of the acquisition

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Pepper the Robot Launches in Taiwan Later This Year

Pepper the Robot Launches in Taiwan Later This Year

TAIPEI (Reuters) – SoftBank Corp’s human-like robot Pepper will be rolled out in Taiwan later this year with about 100 rented units making their appearance in some banks and Carrefour SA shops, executives handling Pepper’s sales in the island said on Monday. Taiwan is set to become one of the first markets outside of Japan to

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7 Reasons Why the CDO is Here to Stay

7 Reasons Why the CDO is Here to Stay

A couple weeks ago, I got to attend the 10th Annual MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium – long title, but really interesting event. After spending 2 ½ days with Chief Data Officers and other data-oriented leaders, including a few CIOs, personally I had a much better understanding of the emergent CDO and

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WeWork Faces Data Leak by Analytics Firm Tenant

WeWork Faces Data Leak by Analytics Firm Tenant

NEW YORK (Reuters) – WeWork Cos, the office-space sharing startup with an estimated $16 billion valuation, has demanded that one of its tenants take down a blog on a public website that suggests the rate at which members leave has surged in recent months. The posting on Tuesday by Justin Zhen, whose data analytics firm Thinknum

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4 Current Limitations in Machine Learning

4 Current Limitations in Machine Learning

Machine learning is an intelligence that helps machines to learn without being programmed. It involves embedding programs to computers which help them to react to fresh data. In performing machine learning in real-time, there are many constraints that limit the ability to outperform the best in showing its effective use. The algorithms of machine learning

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What Social Data Uncovers About Supporters of the U.S. Presidential Nominees

What Social Data Uncovers About Supporters of the U.S. Presidential Nominees

As the race to the White House accelerates with the GOP convention, a social data analysis of 100 million tweets reveal key characteristics of the average supporters of presumptive presidential nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Social intelligence company Brandwatch released an infographic yesterday with details. Analysis Highlights: Surprisingly, Dennis Rodman is the most influential celebrity in

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