Extreme data science is a way of doing data science to deliver high value very fast. It can best be compared to extreme rock climbing, where individuals managed to climb challenging peaks in uncharted territory, in minimum amount of time with a small team and small budget, sometimes successfully using controversial climbing routes or techniques. For instance, Reinhold Messner climbing the Everest in winter, alone in…Continue
Interesting question posted on Quora (a network for geeks) a while back. Here's a summary of the very long and detailed top answer:
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All the stats are as of Mar 20, 2013, published by…Continue
Thanks to data mining techniques. This article was published in USA today, but there's nothing new - it's just user segmentation / user profiling and clustering techniques applied to Facebook data. Also, I would not put too much trust on the "likes" - many are fake, especially those generated when you purchase advertising on Facebook.
Would you fake your Facebook "likes" to avoid being an advertiser target?…Continue
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Enjoy! (Source: http://m.xkcd.com/552/)
Nobody is republican, nobody is democrat: you can not cluster people in these two categories, it makes no sense. Indeed, and by analogy, I've been thinking at the way we represent colors from a mathematical point of view. You need three base colors (red, green, blue) to represent all potential colors, see the color triangle below.…Continue
This was probably the week with most big data news so far this year, teeming with numerous announcements from big data…Continue
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Here's his LinkedIn profile. Do a Google search on "Rayid Ghani Obama". There's very little info available on the web about his relationship with Obama, but you will find a few articles mentioning how he optimizes Obama's campaign. One article is entitled How cutting-edge…Continue
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For me "Big Data" is only big if the data sources can be used to discover new knowledge. That new knowledge contains useful actionable information about your business obtained with a high ROI.
Recent IPO Splunk, Inc. (SPLK) focuses on what they call big data. Their software helps monitor user traffic data on applications, websites, or corporate networks. Companies can use this data to monitor things such as downtime…Continue
I've just started the list. I need your help to finish it. I want to include companies whose core business is analytics / data science / big data.
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Executives spend a lot of times in airports and places around the world. One way to optimize the time spent is to know which important contacts (e.g. a hot sales lead) is in the same airport at the same time, or in the same city at the…