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5 big data sources for strategic sentiment analysis

Every company wants to know what its customers feel about it. But sentiment analysis can get more granular -- and turn inward to improve employee satisfaction

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Lightning fast NoSQL with Spring Data Redis

Redis isn't your typical NoSQL data store, and that's exactly why it hits the sweet spot for certain use cases. Get started using Spring Data Redis as a remote cache server to store and query volatile data

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8 reasons you'll do big data this year

To know what people are really doing with big data technology, you need to get dirty in the trenches. Here's what we've found

Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 2

Learn how to use partitions, message offsets, and consumer groups to distribute load and scale your applications horizontally, handling up to millions of messages per day

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21% off LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone 32GB - Deal Alert

This unlocked, multi-mode phone will work on all US carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as most international carriers. It's currently available for $80 off its list price of $429.99.

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CIOs still don't get open source

CIOs are clueless about open source in 2016? So it appears, according to a fresh Forrester report

Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 1

Built for realtime, Kafka scales horizontally and offers much higher throughput than some traditional messaging systems. Get started with installation, then build your first Kafka messaging system.

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Look out, Spark and Storm, here comes Apache Apex

A new open source streaming analytics solution derived from DataTorrent's RTS platform, Apex offers blazing speed and simplified programmability. Let's give it a spin

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EclairJS sweetens Spark for JavaScript coders

What? JavaScript instead of Scala or Python? The new EclairJS project bridges the language gap, especially if you already know Node.js

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Big data needs big security changes

Access control for big data analytics needs policy-based security that includes context as well as users and roles

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Turns out machine learning is a champ at fixing buggy code

Here's yet another new application of machine learning: MIT has developed a system for fixing errors in bug-riddled code.

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Why open source is the 'new normal' for big data

It's no secret that Hadoop and Apache Spark are two of the hottest technologies in big data today, but what's less commonly remarked upon is the fact that they're both open-source software.

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9 predictions for the future of programming

Our coding crystal ball offers developers meaningful bets for the next five years -- but few guarantees given the rate of change for tech

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Why Spark 1.6 is a big deal for big data

Already the hottest thing in big data, Spark 1.6 turns up the heat. Here are the high points, including improved streaming and memory management

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What machine learning will gain in 2016

Open source origins, more data sources, and the reinvention of tech dinosaurs will be pivotal for machine learning in 2016

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10 amazing algorithms for the real world

Algorithms are used for a range of purposes – medical, social, and whimsical

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Spark 1.6 feeds big data's hunger for memory

The forthcoming version of the popular data processing framework makes more efficient use of memory, addressing a common developers' complaint

Why streaming analytics is such a big deal

Analytics drive decisions, but some decisions shouldn't wait until batch processes complete -- which is why, eventually, we'll all analyze data as it streams in.

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Why R? The pros and cons of the R language

Package ecosystem and graphics are strengths; security and memory management are weaknesses.

Spark 1.4 adds support for R, Python 3, cluster management

Spark data processing framework adds languages used by many data crunchers, as well as container-based cluster management features.

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