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April 2013 Blog Posts (29)

How to install MapR M3 on Ubuntu through Ubuntu Partner Archive.

In a recent post of mine I had mentioned about the partnership between MapR and Canonical towards an initiative to make Hadoop available with Ubuntu natively through Ubuntu Partner Archive. Since, the package has been released now, I thought of showing how to get it done. Trust me it's really cool to install Hadoop…

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Added by Mohammad Tariq Iqbal on April 30, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Viral program for data science authors and bloggers

You are invited to tweet links from our network on Twitter and Google+, and earn money.

Links must be from DataScienceCentral.comBigDataNews.com or …

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 29, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Hadoop Herd : When to use What...

8 years ago not even Doug Cutting would have thought that the tool which he's naming after the name of his kid's soft toy would so soon become a rage and change the way people and organizations look at their data. Today Hadoop and BigData have almost…

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Added by Mohammad Tariq Iqbal on April 25, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Data Science Revolutionizes Health Care

Health care is ripe for disruption. Overpriced, inefficient, lack of price transparency, dysfunctional regulations and a "one-size-fits-all" approach are a few of the many problems screaming for…

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Added by Michael Walker on April 25, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments

CMOS SOON TO HAVE MORE I.T. BUDGET THAN THE CIOS; SHIFT ATTRIBUTED TO MARKETING ANALYTICS

The marketing professional’s paradigm is quickly evolving as more are using analytics to expand strategy. According to Gartner by 2017, the CMO of a company will spend more on IT than the…

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Added by Ben Gold on April 25, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

Weekly Digest - April 29

Sponsored Announcement

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

With Big Data, Context is a Big Issue

In the war on noise, contextual applications serve as crucial ammunition.

The Age of Content

With all the hype around Big Data, we’ve become extremely proficient at collecting data – be it from enterprise systems, documents, social interactions, or e-mail and collaboration services. The expanding smorgasbord of data collection points are turning increasingly portable and personal, including mobile phones and wearable sensors, resulting in a data…

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Added by Alissa Lorentz on April 25, 2013 at 3:11am — No Comments

Spark Streaming: Real-time Hadoop

Spark and Spark Streaming are two components of the "Berkeley Data Analytics Stack" (BDAS).  Spark Streaming is one of the few open source options available for "Real-time Big Data".  See my slides and 35-minute presentation from last night, which was part of Global Big Data Week:

 

http://technicaltidbit.blogspot.com/2013/04/presentation-on-spark.html

Added by Michael Malak on April 24, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments

How Big Data will disrupt HR and Recruiting--PODCAST

Want to know what we think about how Big Data is going to affect HR and recruiting?

Aspen Advisors Founder, Andrew Gadomski shares his thoughts on Big Data.  Listen here.

This interview is the first of a monthly series of podcasts on Big Data and HR.  Big Data Trends will be available on…

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Added by Bridget Mead on April 24, 2013 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Data Science: The End of Statistics?

This question was recently posted by Larry Wasserman on the Normal Deviate blog (see extract below). Larry is a statistics and machine learning professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

Here is my…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 23, 2013 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments

LEVERAGING PRIVACY SETTINGS TO SALES DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR EFFICIENT INSURANCE MARKETING

Relationships are built on trust and mutual understanding – if a company wants customers to trust them with their data, the company must foster that trust. Data governance and sensitivity about your customers’ data must be enforced internally and communicated externally – to your customers.

When…

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Added by Ben Gold on April 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hadoop+Ubuntu : The Big Fat Wedding.

Now, here is a treat for all you Hadoop and Ubuntu lovers. Last month, Canonical, the organization behind the Ubuntu operating system, partnered with MapR, one of the Hadoop heavyweights, in an effort to make Hadoop available as an integrated part of Ubuntu through its repositories. The partnership announced that…

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Added by Mohammad Tariq Iqbal on April 20, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Selected articles from top news outlets

34 data science, big data, visualization and analytics articles from small and big news outlets - including MIT, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Wired and many more. Published over the last 30 days. In mildly random order - the most recent ones at the top. The first one is actually a sponsored listing. …

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Should Data Science Become a Profession?

On April 10, 2013 Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro (KDnuggets), Eric Siegel (Predictive Analytics…

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Added by Michael Walker on April 18, 2013 at 8:36am — 5 Comments

Pivotal - A New Company, A New Data Platform

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 17, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

CENTRALIZING CUSTOMER DATA ENSURES EFFECTIVE INSURANCE MARKETING

Relationships are built on trust and mutual understanding. Building a 360 degree customer data profile facilitates the marketers’ understanding of their customers.  This in turn, helps marketers provide their customers the best experience and service, target product offerings, and produce relevant communications. The key to building a 360-degree customer profile is aggregating as much relative data as possible.  Centralizing the 360-degree profile in an easily accessible and robust…

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Added by Ben Gold on April 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Big Data Needs to Tell a Story

As Big Data circulates more often in the HR crowd, companies are looking for ways to jump on the bandwagon, pull their numbers and crunch away.  But leveraging HR analytics to make decisions is far more complex than having a shiny new system that spits out charts and graphs.

Big Data may start with that shiny new system, but it's only effective if it ends with a story you can tell to the decision…

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Added by Bridget Mead on April 17, 2013 at 5:32am — No Comments

New, fast Excel to process billions of rows via the cloud

This could be a new startup idea: creating an Excel-compatible software, working just like Excel, but able to handle bigger datasets, much faster.

Like most data scientists, I've been using Excel a lot in my career, and it definitely has some very powerful features. Probably the greatest one is its ability to help design,…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 16, 2013 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments

Prestigious Brands Academy Award for Jigsaw Academy

Jigsaw Academy, won the prestigious Brands Academy Award for ‘Best Upcoming Academy for Analytics Courses in Bangalore’, on April 13th, 2013 at an exclusive gala event held at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi. The award was presented to the founders  Gaurav Vohra and Sarita Digumarti by Prahlad Kakkar.

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on April 16, 2013 at 2:10am — No Comments

Weekly Digest - April 15

Featured on DSC, Big Data News and AnalyticBridge

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 14, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

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