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2015 in Big Analytics

Looking back at 2015, a few stories stand out: Steady progress for Spark, punctuated by two big announcements. Solid growth in cloud-based machine learning, led by Microsoft. Expanding options for SQL and OLAP on Hadoop. In 2015, the most widely read post on this blog was Spark is Too Big to Fail, published in April.  I wrote this post in

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Big Analytics Roundup (July 27, 2015)

Top stories this week:  Palantir’s valuation grows, Continuum Analytics gets a bump, Cloudera announces a Python interface for Impala, and we have a winner in KDD Cup 2015. Nate Desmond chronicles Palantir‘s $15 Billion growth story just as the company hits $20 Billion. Conversion Logic wins the KDD Cup 2015, which L.A. Biz characterizes as the “Nerd Olympics”. Here’s a picture

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Big Analytics Roundup (May 25, 2015)

This week features new releases from Drill and Hive, plus announcements from DataStax and MemSQL. Andrew Brust summarizes the SQL options presented by Drill, Hive and Spark, noting that Drill’s “SQL everywhere” approach and DBMS vendors’ federated engines make the term “SQL on Hadoop” obsolete. Gartner surveys its panel of 284 people who rely on Gartner and concludes that Hadoop

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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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More Comments on Microsoft + Revolution Analytics

My inbox continues to fill with Google Alerts about Microsoft’s announced purchase of Revolution Analytics — too numerous to link. Most of these stories simply repackage the Microsoft announcement. Clint Boulton of the WSJ’s CIO Journal writes one of the best analyses: Microsoft is betting on the timeliness of its acquisition as more businesses adopt analytics. Revolution’s software helps companies

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Microsoft Buys Revolution Analytics

On Friday, January 23, Microsoft announced an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics.  Coverage of the announcement in the media is extensive, with stories by TechCrunch, Wired, ZDNet, VentureBeat and many others (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.) Microsoft did not disclose the negotiated purchase price; Revolution’s total capitalization

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