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The open source Hadoop distribution vendor aims to bring together streaming analytics and rich historical analytics with the acquisition of the key contributor to the Apache NiFi project and the creation of Hortonworks DataFlow.
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Edge Up Sports is teaming up with IBM to create a new app powered by Watson that provides a one-stop shop for fantasy football managers to glean insight from NFL players' social media interactions, weather reports, injury histories, analyst write ups, news stories and more.
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GE's Predix Cloud is a purpose-built platform-as-a-service designed specifically for industrial data and analytics.
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Cazena, a startup founded by former Netezza execs, is aiming to help enterprises solve the big data engineering challenge with a managed service platform that addresses the security and complexity challenges that have kept many enterprises from the cloud.
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Ah, I'll have to wrap my head around how that would work with projects we have. Thanks :)
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I discussed the evolving nature of the CIO role with Ginna Raahauge, who recently accepted the CIO position at Informatica.
As Ginna Raahauge, a veteran of Riverbed and Cisco, steps into the CIO position at data integration software specialist Informatica, she reflects on the changing responsibilities of the CIO.
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Analytics are transforming sports at every level, from business operations and fan engagement to player and team performance. Today, SAP and City Football Group, owner of Manchester City FC, NYC FC, Melbourne FC and Yokohama F. Marinos announced what they call a "groundbreaking" agreement that will transform the sport of football/soccer.
SAP and City Football Group have announced a global, multi-year partnership that will deliver data analytics to every level of CFG and its international football clubs, from business operations to fan engagement to player and team performance.
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Good sales people I guess 
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The Collaborative Cancer Cloud will leverage big data analytics to help medical institutions sequence individuals' DNA and develop a precision treatment plan in 24 hours.
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IBM plans to acquire medical image handling and processing specialist Merge Healthcare for $1 billion to add advanced image analytics to Watson's cognitive capabilities.
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System is using Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Suite and Microsoft Dynamics to create a new type of healthcare. It will use predictive analytics to focuses on prevention, better care and cutting costs.
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We took our Gotham Girls Roller Derby 2015 league photo on the boardwalk at Coney Island last Saturday! 

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Wireless biosensors and big data analytics can help hospitals identify patients showing signs of sepsis, the leading cause of death in noncoronary intensive care units in the U.S. They can even keep monitoring patients who have been discharged.
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Very cool. Good read. Mind Blown!
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Intel and Cloudera joined forces just a year ago to accelerate enterprise Hadoop adoption. Here’s how seven companies have taken advantage of new technology to drive big data.
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I cover IT Security, Big Data, Open Source, Microsoft Tools and Servers for CIO.com.
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