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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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Distributed Analytics: A Primer

Can we leverage distributed computing for machine learning and predictive analytics? The question keeps surfacing in different contexts, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to write an overview of the topic. The question is important for four reasons: Source data for analytics frequently resides in distributed data platforms, such as MPP appliances or Hadoop; In many cases, the

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