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Featured Blog Posts – January 2015 Archive (49)

Structural Data Objects

In my previous blog on the Hopscotch and Robots simulation environment, I discussed the use of structural data extracted from hypothetical and real-life organizational events. In the current blog, I will be briefly covering conceptual issues more focused on the nature of the structural data itself including its theoretical significance.

Structural data holds information about the relationship between events.…


Added by Don Philip Faithful on January 18, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments

Bigdata Analytics and Supply chain management

     I am a newbie to Bigdata and would like to highlight some significant advantages if incorporated in a company's supply-chain management strategies, expecting the reader's views and suggestions.

     Because, in recent past I have developed a online supply-chain management systems in which sellers and customers are matched using an algorithm. It acted as a decision support system and I needed to dig deeper on the available data to get more insights over the data pattern (even for…


Added by VINU KIRAN .S on January 17, 2015 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

The Cognitive Cost of Switching Technology Stacks

Originally posted on my blog.

I do kinda feel like my head is full! 

 My context switching penalty is high and my process isolation is not what it used to be.
-          Elon MuskReddit AMA, Jan 5, 2015
Cognitive load is a term applied to the overall effort used in working memory for an…

Added by Christopher Hogue on January 15, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Drake, AC/DC, and...Steely Dan?! Twitter Reacts to Coachella 2015

Music fans with long memories probably recall the lamentable fiasco that was Woodstock 1999. In contrast to its '60s antecedent, Woodstock '99 was a cravenly commercial venture that replaced Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin with Kid Rock and Godsmack. Temperatures hovered in triple digits. Food and water were in short supply. Candles distributed for an anti-gun vigil were used to start plastic bottle bonfires. Limp Bizkit was prominently featured. 

It was the worst of…


Added by Justin Tenuto on January 14, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, January 19

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles or sections are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. 



Added by Vincent Granville on January 14, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

VC investment analytics with data visualization

In this article we perform analytics on a huge dataset available from PWC Money tree provides 20 years of  Venture capital investment data from 1995 onward. Having data that goes far into the history should give us enough to extract the necessary analytical juice out of it.

VC Investment in Billions from 1995 through 2014

The year 2000 was…


Added by Nilesh Jethwa on January 14, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

The Problem with Recommenders

Eve recommended an apple to Adam, and they shared the first buyer’s remorse.


Water, Water Everywhere

Recommender systems select products for customers based on past experience. Sometimes the product choices are called “items” or “content”, and other nouns are substituted for the customer. The most familiar case is that of…


Added by Michael Bryan on January 14, 2015 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

The Changing Nature of Predictive Analytics in the Enterprise

Today, an increasing number of institutional clients are looking for solutions, strategies and roadmaps to implement Big Data and Predictive Analytics initiatives within their own organizations. While the exact nature of the solutions and recommendations may differ from client to client, based on a number of factors, like the industry they operate in, the size of their operations and business model, there are common threads that can be applied to their needs.

While looking for these…


Added by Mark Sharma on January 13, 2015 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

In Big Data, Preparing the Data is Most of the Work

A common misconception about Big Data is that it is a black box: you load data and magically gain insight. This is not the case. As this New York Times article “For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights” describes, loading a big data platform with quality data with enough…


Added by Sullexis LLC on January 13, 2015 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

Analytics Business in 2014 - A review

It is the time of the year when businesses take stock of their performance in the year that went by and also see what the New Year may bring in. How did the Analytics & Insights business fare in 2014 and what are the learning that can help us forecast performance in 2015? In review I think 2014, in spite of some hiccups, has been a great year for the business. Definitely the industry experienced greater acceptance of analytics across verticals as a vital tool in helping organizations…


Added by Naagesh Padmanaban on January 12, 2015 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Temporal Databases: Why you should care and how to get started (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third article in a series.  The first article is available here. The second article is available here.

Not every database requires a temporal database implementation, but some do. We can help…


Added by Sullexis LLC on January 12, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Data Science Art

This picture below represents a piece of paper where I wrote down my ideas for new articles, in the last few days, when making my 10 am tea pause. The tea kettle leaked on the sheet, slowly creating the brown stain. Many of my previous ideas were written with a purple pen, creating the purple stains. 

What is amazing is the very realistic fractal shape of the…


Added by Vincent Granville on January 11, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Top 10 Big Data and Analytics References

Post Adapted from Top 10 Big Data and Analytics References

Price is what you pay, value is what you get

- Warren Buffett

Between rising Data…


Added by Alex Jones on January 11, 2015 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Latest MOOCs on Data Science

As a programmer stepping into the world of data science, I'm following some Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on various provider websites. Here are some I've shortlisted:


The Data Scientist’s Toolbox (Johns Hopkins)

R Programming (Johns Hopkins)…


Added by Milad Soghrati on January 9, 2015 at 10:04pm — 6 Comments

Understanding the nature of IoT data

This post is in a series Twelve unique characteristics of IoT based Predictive analytics/machine learning.

Here, we discuss IoT devices and the nature of IoT data

Definitions and terminology

    Business insider…


Added by ajit jaokar on January 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Three Types Of Analytic Talent You Need

Guest blog by Cesar Brea, founding managing partner of Boston-based Force Five Partners, LLC, a marketing and sales analytics consulting firm. He is also the author of Marketing and Sales Analytics (Pearson FT Press, 2014).

Today’s case studies about data-driven marketing present stories of leaders and their successes. After all, history is written by the winners…


Added by Vincent Granville on January 9, 2015 at 9:34am — 2 Comments

Is Big Data the Single Biggest Threat To Your Job

Guest blog post by Bernard Marr

The biggest threat to your job might come from an unexpected place. I believe that there is a hidden assassin lurking in the background waiting to finish you off in your job. Let’s face it; job security is high on everyone’s wish list right now, especially at times of economic hardship when it might not be so easy to quickly find another one.

So how secure is your job? Where is this hidden threat coming from and how can you put yourself…


Added by Vincent Granville on January 9, 2015 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Competitive Intelligence: Are we looking over our shoulders?

Missing the landscape for the bars:

Any large global company would have a list of 10-15 companies that they deem as their strategic competitors. Let’s take the Investment Management industry. The usual suspects would include BlackRock, Vanguard, T.Rowe Price, PIMCO, Fidelity, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and a few more such global powerhouses.

Chances are that the competitive intelligence teams would spend their time analyzing the details of each…


Added by Debleena Roy on January 8, 2015 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Why Topological Data Analysis Works

Topological data analysis has been very successful in discovering information in many large and complex data sets. In this post, I would like to discuss the reasons why it is an effective methodology.

One of the key messages around topological data analysis is that data has shape and the shape matters.…


Added by Jonathan Symonds on January 8, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Looking Forward: Big Data in 2015 by Gurjeet Singh

2014 has been a landmark year for Big Data. The most spectacular example of this was the Hortonworks IPO – a success by any measure.

As we look forward to 2015, it is clear that…


Added by Jonathan Symonds on January 8, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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