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  • The ins and outs of using R in SQL Server 2016 and 2017

    What does the R analytics language offer to users, and how does it fit into SQL Server 2016 and 2017? Get answers to those questions and details on Microsoft's various R technologies. Continue Reading

  • Big data initiatives get huge boost from new technologies

    Big data initiatives can help companies improve operational efficiency, create new revenue and gain a competitive advantage. But traditional data processing often can't deal with the mountains of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data that needs to be mined for value. That leaves big data initiatives hungry for new tools and technologies to ease and speed data processing and predictive analytics functions.

    In this e-book, get insight on useful tools for big data projects. The first chapter provides real-world examples of organizations using SQL-on-Hadoop engines to simplify the process of querying and analyzing Hadoop data. The second defines Spark -- including its capabilities and limitations -- and offers advice on deploying, managing and using the big data processing engine. And the third chapter focuses on using the open source R analytical programming language and commercial tools such as SAS and IBM SPSS to run analytical applications against Hadoop data sets.

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  • Doors opening for open source data visualization tools

    Open source data visualization technologies have matured to the point where users say the available tools can handle large amounts of their visualization workloads. Continue Reading

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