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The Big Data Contrarians: The Agora for Big Data dialogue on LinkedIn

"In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth - often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable."

Hypatia

On the 1st of July, I…

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Added by Martyn Jones on July 23, 2015 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Making Faster Decisions with Predictive Analytics

Over the past several years, companies have moved from simply asking where to get the data from to support their decisions, to asking how they are going to leverage it to create actionable insights.

Predictive analytics use statistical or machine-learning techniques to analyze current and historical facts, and find relationships and patterns that can be used to predict…

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Added by Sam Button on July 13, 2015 at 6:09am — No Comments

Taking R to the Next Level

R has become a massively popular language for data mining and predictive model building with over two million users worldwide.  The wide adoption of R has to do with the fact that it is available as open source, runs on most technology platforms and is commonly taught in academic institutions in courses with significant components of data science, machine learning and statistics.  A recent study found that R is now cited in academic papers more often then SAS and SPSS, a change from previous…

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Added by Mark Rabkin on July 11, 2015 at 4:41am — No Comments

Little Debate: Data Priorities for all Industries

The figure titled "Data Pipeline" is from an article by Jeffrey T. Leek & Roger D. Peng titled, "Statistics: P values are just the tip of the iceberg. These are both well known scientists in the field of statistics and data science, and for them, there is no need to debate the importance of data integrity; it is a fundamental concept. Current terminology uses the term "tidy data", a phrase coined by Hadley Wickham from an article by the same name. Whatever you…

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Added by Randall V Shane on July 3, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

3 Tips to Tame the Big Data Beast

It will come raw, naked and dirty. But before you clean, clothe and tame this beast, It would be a good idea to assess its value in domesticating it.

Big Data Junk Yard strategy lets you play around with big data in its natural form. The approach allows enough runway for technology to ramp up infrastructure and for business to find right use cases through data discovery. It’s easy, economical and quicker way to get on the big data band wagon.(…

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Added by Ashu Kumar on July 2, 2015 at 5:02am — No Comments

Harnessing Big Data for Security: Intelligence in the Era of Cyber Warfare.

BASICS: DEFINING BIG DATA AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES.

According to Gartner.com , Big Data is high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making.

Are there examples of Big Data in action at major global IT giants?…

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Added by Christopher Alvin Mokaya on June 14, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

How is Big Data Changing the World?

How is Big Data Changing the World?

When we talk about Big Data, many of the examples and use cases we share center around how Big Data is changing the way businesses must operate. But Big Data is changing the world on some exciting global levels as well. So let’s…

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Added by Larisa Bedgood on June 8, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

Simple Regression use in Big Data

We have witnessed the rise of Key & Value pair, since the emergence of Big Data. We certainly can explore the relationship of such two variables in terms of X & Y, to be worked with in terms of using Data Science. The use of Regression also on basic terms gives an a depiction of two variables X & Y to work with. These variables are:

Independent Variables & Dependent Variables

Let us take behavior of users of a…

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Added by Atif Farid Mohammad on May 25, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Data Integrity: The Rest of the Story Part II

Buzz words are one of my least favorite things, but as buzz words go, I can appreciate the term “Data Lake.” It is one of the few buzz words that communicates a meaning very close to its intended definition. As you might imagine, with the advent of large scale data processing, there would be a need to name the location where lots of data resides, ergo, data lake. I personally prefer to call it a series of redundant commodity servers with Direct-Attached Storage, or hyperscale computing with…

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Added by Randall V Shane on May 21, 2015 at 3:13pm — 1 Comment

Data Integrity: The Rest of the Story Part I

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Added by Randall V Shane on May 2, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Data Circus - Circus Data - The Big Three, Dead for a day is not OK

A Big Top Circus has three main tents. What does this have to do with data? Many things. The Big Three, the Birth index, SSI index, and the Death index determine if you are an American or not. An entry in any one of these indexes is a reason for calling it what ever you want capitalism, freedom, justice, etc… Now if you are listed in all three indexes the privilege is unique. It is the privilege of being sold to the highest corporate bidder.…

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Added by Sigmond Axel on May 2, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments

The 3Ms of Marketing Data Analytics

Data is everywhere and growing. As a marketer, this is a dream world. Your audience is generating tons of data from your web visits, mobile apps and you have partners giving you data. This is rich customer journey data.

However commonly used terms like Big Data and Analytics can mask the complexity of realizing your ROI gained from analyzing all this data. The promise of the visual tools and Hadoop based platforms is all great but if you don't have a data strategy in place all the…

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Added by Sri Desikan on April 27, 2015 at 1:05pm — No Comments

The Big Data and Business Intelligence twins! To the rescue of Defined Benefits Pension Plans (DBPP’s)

Good day and my warmest hellos from Montreal, Canada to all members of the Data Science Central virtual community.

I have recently joined this very interesting, bountiful and multi-sub-disciplinary web site in the data science field and admittedly I’m still exploring all of its numerous knowledge facets.

In order to introduce myself to all of you I thought it would be à propos to use the project I’m currently working on as a window to my expertise, which compared to all of you,…

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Added by Sylvie Leduc on April 25, 2015 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Using Big Data to Target In-Market Shoppers

Retailers know they need Big Data and are charging forward to get in the game.  But many retailers continue to face challenges. What type of data should be collected? How should the data be used to generate insights? How do I measure ROI?

Why Retailers Use Big Data

101data recently surveyed US retailers, across a range of sizes. When asked about which processes would be most impacted by Big Data technology, 50% stated that targeted offers and promotions would have the biggest…

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Added by Larisa Bedgood on April 23, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Big Data Mining and Big Data Analytics

 
In three previous posts, I made an attempt to describe Data Mining, Data…
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Added by Khosrow Hassibi on April 22, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sexing up Big Data's Dodgy Dossier

Most of us would probably like to work in a profession recognised for its legality, decency and honesty. At least I hope so. In my line of work, what we have right now is palpable evidence that the IT industry lacks a reliable moral compass.

Imagine this. A major sensationalist tabloid pulls…

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Added by Martyn Jones on April 19, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Big data is big business!

What on earth makes the world go round?

  • Is Big Data the next President of the United States of America?
  • Can small people create Big Data?

Well, your guess is not far from the truth! Gone are the days when big machines were the gizmo for nerds and geeks! Today, there is a revolutionary paradigm shift in favor of small machines with capacity for big data!

Businesses are going online at a rate never imagined before in the entire history of the…

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Added by Christopher Alvin Mokaya on April 15, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Easy Way Big Data Can Be Accessed with Data-as-a-Service

Primed to make a huge entrance in 2015, Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) empowers companies with real-time data to overcome tough challenges with data. DaaS is allowing companies to generate real-time insights and revenue from Big Data. Companies commonly report feeling overwhelmed solely by the mere size of big data, not to mention the processes necessary to use the data. This no longer has to be a reality. With DaaS using big data is no longer a couple month long process.

What is…

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Added by Larisa Bedgood on April 7, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Ten General Principles in Data Mining/Science

Through years, working with different clients and applications, I have found a set of data mining general principles that also hold through in the context of big data.  These are all listed in my book. Here I enumerate them using the terminology I have used in the book:
  1. Use of “all the data” is not equivalent to building the deepest Analytics Dataset (ADS) in terms of…
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Added by Khosrow Hassibi on April 3, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

How to Become a Data Scientist for Free

Big Data, Data Sciences, and Predictive Analytics are the talk of the town and it doesn’t matter which town you are referring to, it’s everywhere, from the White House hiring DJ Patil as the first chief data scientist to the United Nations using predictive analytics to forecast bombings on schools.…

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Added by Zeeshan Usmani on March 28, 2015 at 4:03pm — 27 Comments

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