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May 2012 Blog Posts (19)

10 Digital Big Data Use Cases

Curating use cases from big data seems to be more of an art than a science. Wanted to share 10 big data use cases specifically unearthed in the digital side. Here they come

1.Personalized recommendations using collaborative filtering
2.Queen bee targeting using graph analysis
3.Sentiment Analysis using text mining
4.Champion challenger A/B testing digital features
5.Key outcome Digital Sequence analysis
6.Algorithmic calculation…
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Added by derick.jose on May 31, 2012 at 7:55am — 1 Comment

Telecom : 4 Steps to build a Network Graph in Hadoop

Step-1:

Extract CDR information and summarize it for each unique combination of caller and called number

Step-2:

For each caller and called number, count the frequency of calls made, the number of smses sent, the number of prime time calls etc

Step-3:

Use this model to develop call behavorial profiles to target . Example : Friends and families program

Step-4 :

Interrogate the social network database for specific…

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Added by derick.jose on May 31, 2012 at 4:12am — No Comments

Successful Text Analytics Case Studies

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I thought you would appreciate some more information about the annual Text Analytics Summit (June 12-13, Boston), featuring fascinating case studies from NASA, AMEX, eBay, Monster.com, Disney, National Archives, Fidelity Investments and many more.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 30, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Understanding Analytics Professionals: Participate in the IIA/Talent Analytics Study

Big Analytics Conference Boston 2012 Several members of the Talent Analytics team had the opportunity to attend Teradata's Big Analytics Conference in Boston on May 22. With a great speaker lineup, the educational and networking event offered both a technical and digital marketing track that covered the latest advancements across the big analytics ecosystem and highlighted how data-driven products and…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on May 28, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Deploy Hadoop Cluster

Step by Step Tutorial to Deploy Hadoop Cluster (fully distributed mode):

Setting Hadoop in cluster requires multiple machines/nodes, one node will act as master and rest all will act as slaves.
If you want Hadoop quick introduction please click here.
If you want to setup hadoop in pseudo distributed mode please …
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Added by Rahul Patodi on May 25, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments

Warranty Analytics - Increase Product quality, Customer satisfaction & Brand perception

As a customer, when you buy any home appliances like TV, AC, Refrigerator, Home Theatre or a brand new car, you get a company warranty along with it. This is the commitment from the manufacturer that if any problem arises in the product or spare parts within the warranty period, then company will repair or replace it…
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Added by Sandeep Raut on May 24, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

US Training for RapidMiner and RapidAnalytics

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We are happy to announce a great opportunity for starting with data mining or optimizing your data mining skills with the open source software RapidMiner: In June 2012, Rapid-I will provide a one…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 24, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

J. Edgar and analytical leaders

Recently, I saw Clint Eastwood's latest biography, J. Edgar - depicting J. Edgar Hoover, founder of the FBI.
In several respects, the movie reminded of the challenges analytical manager faces in driving impact and results in their business environment. 
Contrary to what I believed the FBI grew quite organically (as opposed to a  top-down strategic imperative), - born out of initial success to dismantle a domestic 'communistic' group organising armed attacks on…
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Added by Patrick Glenisson on May 24, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments

History about 24 analytic software over the last 30 years

Here are Wikipedia links. Follow them to read about the history of these analytic companies and software over the last 30 years

  1. Greenplum - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenplum…
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Added by Vincent Granville on May 17, 2012 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

15 great data science articles from influential news outlets

This is our third post in our series of "great articles". For each article, click on the link after the title to read the full story.

1. How Big Data Will Disrupt the $9 Billion Music Publishing Rights Business - …

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 16, 2012 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Big Data Will Make IT the New Intel Inside

Tim O’Reilly famously declared in 2005: “Data is the next Intel Inside.” It well may be that big data—the organizational skill of using data as the key driver of performance—will make the IT function the new Intel Inside, the most strategic component of any organization.

Based on the success of Google, Amazon, and eBay at the time, O’Reilly correctly asserted that database management was a core…

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Added by Gil Press on May 15, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Understanding the Reality of Real-Time Analytics

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Latest Contest - Predicting the Euro 2012

Our latest contest is live! Feel free to signup. This contest is based on the Euro Soccer championship. You will develop an algorithm that can predict the ranking & outcome of each of the participating nations playing in the Euro 2012 championship. Our results will be announced after the 1st of July, 2012 (after the finals of Euro 2012). Solver celebration and prizes of $500 to be won!

The contest link - …

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 10, 2012 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Survey of Data Science / Analytics / Big Data / Applied Stats / Machine Learning etc. Practitioners

There is a debate raging (ok, maybe not raging) about terms such as “data science”, “analytics”, “data mining”, and “big data”. What do they mean, how do they overlap, and perhaps most importantly, who are the people who work in these fields?

Along with two other…

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Added by Harlan Harris on May 10, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Big Analytics 2012: Boston / Chicago

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 9, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Selected blog posts from DataScienceCentral

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 6, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Data science jobs not requiring human interactions

For the very smart data science geek who wants to avoid all kinds of social interactions (that is: having no boss, no employee, no colleague, no client, no customer, no contractors, no interaction with vendors etc.), there are a few options. All of them allows you to work from home. Some (when automated) allow you to not work at all. They can generate good complimentary income or (if scalable) great income.

In practice, these opportunities are not real jobs but rather entrepreneurial…

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Added by Mirko Krivanek on May 5, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Big Data Isn’t Analytics | Hrexaminer.com

By John Sumser

In the 20th Century, progress was driven by the principles of automation. The more you could streamline and control a process, the cheaper you could make it. Repeatability was the key.

Monitoring, in the form of process…

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Added by Vincent Granville on May 4, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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