Microsoft machine learning provides grammar coaching, Tableau 10 gives control back to IT, Teradata acquires Big Data Partnership, GE offers Predix IoT Kit, and more in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 31, 2016.
Beyonce’s Formation World Tour kicked off in Miami, Florida, at Marlins Park just days after the release of her surprise album, ‘Lemonade.’ Find out what the critics have to say in their reviews and see photos and video highlights from social media. From an HBO special to a new visual album to now, a full-fledged world tour, the marketing scheme of the game changer that is Beyonce never seems like a scheme, but rather an inevitability. If anyone was wondering, why is she touring without an album, well, such concerns and questions were not just allayed but in fact, have become part of the dialogue. In fact that’s the pervasive theme. The Formation song that she performed at the Super Bowl sparked intense controversy and debate, and accusations that she was anti-police. There were threats of boycotts as a variety of individuals as well as groups representing the likes of law enforcement and parents. So what does Beyonce do? Well, of course sell T-shirts blazon with “Boycott Beyonce.” Naturally photos of these T-shirts went viral on social media in the moments leading up to the concert which also played out on social media, much like the Lemonade album itself and […]
In this Strata + Hadoop edition of our Big Data Roundup, we’ve got news from Microsoft, Intel, Hortonworks, Confluent, and more for the week ending April 3, 2016.