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Gartner’s 2016 MQ for Advanced Analytics Platforms

This is a revised and expanded version of a story that first appeared in the weekly roundup for February 15. Gartner publishes its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms.   You can get a free copy here from RapidMiner (registration required.)  The report is a muddle that mixes up products in different categories that don’t compete with one another,

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Big Analytics Roundup (May 18, 2015)

Light news: announcements from Dato, Google, Oracle and Pentaho, plus other cool stuff. On the PWC technology blog, Alan Morrison and Bo Parker interview Martin Van Ryswyk and Marko Rodriguez of Datastax about graph analytics.  PWC’s headline writer gets it wrong; the article is about graph engines and not graph databases.  Special-purpose graph databases, like special-purpose columnar databases, are a

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Gartner Advanced Analytics Magic Quadrant 2015

Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics is out; for reference, the 2014 report is here; analysis from Doug Henschen here.  Key changes from last year: Revolution Analytics moves from Visionary to Niche Alpine and Microsoft move from Niche to Visionary Oracle, Actuate and Megaputer drop out of the analysis Gartner changed its evaluation criteria this year to reflect only “native”

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Still More Comments on Microsoft and Revolution Analytics

Three full business days post-announcement, and stories continue to roll in. Stephen Sowyer of TDWI writes an excellent summary of what Microsoft will likely do with Revolution Analytics.  He correctly notes, for example, that Microsoft is unlikely to develop a business user interface for R with code-generating capabilities (comparable to SAS Enterprise Guide, for example).  This is difficult to do,

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2014 Predictions: Advanced Analytics

A few predictions for the coming year. (1) Apache Spark matures as the preferred platform for advanced analytics in Hadoop. Spark will achieve top-level project status in Apache by July; that milestone, together with inclusion in Cloudera CDH5, will validate the project’s rapid maturation.  Organizations will increasingly question the value of “point solutions” for Hadoop analytics versus Spark’s integrated platform

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Apache Spark for Big Analytics (Updated for Spark Summit and Release 1.0.1)

Updated and bumped July 10, 2014. For a powerpoint version on Slideshare, go here. Introduction Apache Spark is an open source distributed computing framework for advanced analytics in Hadoop.  Originally developed as a research project at UC Berkeley’s AMPLab, the project achieved incubator status in Apache in June 2013 and top-level status in February 2014.  According to one analyst, Apache Spark is among the five

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