Apache Spark Updates, Executive Data Strategies: Big Data Roundup

In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we’ve got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more. CES 2016 Sneak Peek: 9 Cool Gadgets (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) You might expect a slow week for big data news as all the analysts and data scientists focused on optimizing meal preparation, predicting football scores, and surfacing the best prices on the most sought after holiday gifts. But you’d be wrong. This week we had news from IBM and Databricks about Apache Spark, a closer look at how a couple of different companies — AccuWeather and McGraw-Hill Education — have built analytics into the services they offer, a great primer on Artificial Intelligence‚Ķ


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