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December 2015 Blog Posts (116)

Data Science and Technology Monthly - December 2015

A whole bunch of incredible things have happened in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence since November.

1. Google Open-Sources TensorFlow

In November, Google open-sourced their machine learning technologycalled TensorFlow that powers a bunch of their products like Google Photos…

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Added by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran on December 30, 2015 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, January 4

Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The weekly digest has 6 sections: (1) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (2) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content.

The full version is always published Monday.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 30, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Control: The "Uncle Fester" of the Data Science Family (part 3--Bringing Control Out of the Data Science Closet)

It's me, Gomez! I've tried to be someone I'm not. I live in shame...and the suburbs!

Fester Addams

In…

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Added by Jamie Lawson on December 30, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Collective Definition of Data Lake by Big Data Community

The term Data Lake has been gaining popularity recently as most of the enterprises have incorporated it into their analytics software’s. Every word and phrase that is used to describe Data Lake have provided us much useful information about how we interpret it.

So we at dataottam decided to understand the various ways Data Lake could be defined. So we conducted a survey and found very interesting thoughts, words and phrases used for defining Data Lake, from developers to founders, to…

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Added by Kumar Chinnakali on December 30, 2015 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

4 Trends Which Ruled Analytics Industry in 2015

by Tavish Srivastava

Introduction

This year saw a huge progress in contribution made by use of analytics / data science . Sometime back, analytics was all about reporting. Then it became something you can rely on to build future strategies. And now ? It has become the core of product offering.

The change is drastic and so is our expectations. Billions of dollars have…

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Added by Sukanya Mohapatra on December 30, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Self-Learn Yourself Apache Spark in 21 Blogs - #1

We have received many requests from friends who are constantly reading our blogs to provide them a complete guide to sparkle in Apache Spark. So here we have come up with learning initiative called “Self-Learn Yourself Apache Spark in 21 Blogs".

We have drilled down various sources and archives to provide a perfect learning path for you to understand and excel in Apache Spark. These 21 blogs which will be written over a course of time will be a complete guide for you to understand and…

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Added by Kumar Chinnakali on December 30, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

Global NoSQL Market Predictions 2023: North America

Not only SQL (structured query language), also known as NoSQL, is a popular tool used for data management…

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Added by sagar Gavhane on December 30, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

Telecom and IT to see fastest adoption of Green Data Center Technologies

The global green data center market, valued at US$ 25.87 Bn in 2014, is expected to see growth at a CAGR of 30.8% during the period from 2015 to 2022. The implementation of advanced technologies such as economizers for cooling in data centers has resulted in improving efficiency and…
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Added by James White on December 29, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Main Trends for IT in 2016 (infographic)

Guest blog and infographic from Glorium Technologies

Spiceworks report defines 4 main IT trends of upcoming 2016.

  1. Companies’ revenue is to grow while IT budget is to remain the same.
  2. As a consequence, CIOs are to make more with less.
  3. Even though security concers are going to…
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Added by William Vorhies on December 29, 2015 at 9:56am — No Comments

How to Raise a (Data) Scientist in the Xbox Age

Summary:  How will we convince our children to consider data science as a career?  And what will data science be like if they make that choice?

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Added by William Vorhies on December 28, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Impactful text analytics for smarter businesses

RATINGS ARE OVERRATED

Service is great, but the desserts are bad”. Overall rating 4.5/5.

Many times we have gone into a restaurant alone or in a group, came out happy and still rated it a 3 or a 4 on social media. Does any one check why 2 precious points were deducted? No one will read your review unless the overall rating dips below 3.5. Is it an healthy practice? Of course not.

Frankly, no one is to blame except the rating scales and NPS…

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Added by Manas Ranjan Kar on December 28, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments

Using GloVe vectors in Gensim

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a messy and difficult affair to handle. Preprocessing, machine learning, relationships, entities, ontologies and what not.

Word embeddings/representations – ever since they came in with great work of Mikolov et al, they have been revolutionary to say the least. The concept itself is very intuitive and motivates deeper understanding fora wide range of applications. The…

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Added by Manas Ranjan Kar on December 28, 2015 at 7:53am — No Comments

Data Center Equipment Market - Volume of Information Drives Demand

Data centers are virtual or physical infrastructure used by different business enterprises to accommodate their server, computing and networking components and systems. It is a centralized repository used to store and manage mission critical data of several business operations. The need for…
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Added by James White on December 27, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

24 Uses of Statistical Modeling (Part II)

Check out Part I of this article for background information, and to discover the first 12 uses of statistical modeling. Here we list another 12 popular uses of statistical, data science, machine learning, optimization, graph theory, mathematical and operations research techniques.

13. Simulations

Monte-Carlo simulations are used in many contexts:…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 26, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Resolving Skewness

The fundamental assumption in many predictive models is that the predictors have normal distributions. Normal distribution is un-skewed. An un-skewed distribution is the one which is roughly symmetric. It means the probability of falling in the right side of mean is equal to probability of falling on left side of mean.

This article outlines the steps to detect…

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Added by Shahram Abyari on December 25, 2015 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Top Algorithm, Data Science, Big Data and Machine Learning Experts

According to Klout, the top experts in algorithms are:

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Added by Data Geek on December 24, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Free data mining programs for everyday use

If you want quickly to get started with data analysis, here is my advise on free software programs that I use every day for data analysis, statistics and data mining.

R-package - a software for statistical computing written in C. Script oriented.

  • Pros: widely used, simple, extensive documentation.
  • Cons: less options for graphics compared to competitors, no…
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Added by jwork.ORG on December 23, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Internet of Things: Selected Articles

IoT and data science are intertwined, as sensor data from wearables, transportation or healthcare systems, manufacturing and engineering, needs to be collected, refined, aggregated and processed by automated data science systems to deliver insights and value. Here we list of few popular articles related to IoT, published this year on IotCentral.io.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 23, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Weekly Digest, December 28

Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The weekly digest has 6 sections: (1) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (2) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content.

The full version is always published Monday.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 23, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Data-Driven Weekly #1.7

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Photo: Nathaniel Welch

It turns out I’m not the only one who thinks AI alarmism is a bit out of hand. The ITIF Luddite Award nominations include “alarmists, even including respected luminaries such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, touting an artificial intelligence…

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Added by Brian Rowe on December 23, 2015 at 8:25am — No Comments

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