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Disruption: It’s All About the Business Model

This post is an excerpt adapted from my book, Disruptive Analytics, available soon from Apress and Amazon. (Note: under my contract with Apress I am legally obligated to link to their site, but it’s not yet possible to order the book there. Use the Amazon link if you want the book.) The analytics business is booming. Technology consultant IDC estimates total

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Big Analytics Roundup (April 4, 2016)

Strata + Hadoop World sparks a number of commercial announcements: AtScale has a new release, Microsoft previews R Server on HDInsight, and IBM puts Spark on a mainframe, FWIW. We also have a nice harvest of explainers and perspectives. Slides from Strata available here. The folks at Domino Data ask: Is XGBoost 10X faster than H2O? We’ll never know the answer, since they

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Big Analytics Roundup (February 1, 2016)

There are three hard news stories this week: MSFT releases its toolkit for deep learning, MSFT releases its hybrid cloud platform, and the Zeppelin team releases its latest version.  So MSFT wins the internet. In Computerworld, Doug Cutting celebrates Hadoop’s tenth birthday. InfoWorld distributes its 2016 Technology of the Year awards.  Among the 32 awards: Docker, Kubernetes, Apache Mesos, Apache Ambari, Apache Kafka, Amazon Aurora, Apache Spark,

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Big Analytics Roundup (October 26, 2015)

Fourteen stories this week, beginning with an announcement from IBM.  This week, IBM celebrates 14 straight quarters of declining revenue at its IBM Insight conference, appropriately enough at the Mandalay Bay in Vegas, where the restaurants are overhyped and overpriced. Meanwhile, the first Spark Summit Europe meets in Amsterdam, in the far more interesting setting of the Beurs van Berlage.  There

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Big Analytics Roundup (March 23, 2015)

This week, Spark Summit East produced a deluge of news and analysis on Apache Spark and Databricks.  Also in the news: a couple of ventures landed funding, SAP released software and SAS soft-launched something new for SAS Visual Analytics. Analytic Startups Venture Capital Dispatch on WSJ.D reports that Andreeson Horowitz has invested $7.5 million in AMPLab spinout Tachyon Nexus.  Tachyon

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