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.…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on January 18, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments
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…Continue
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Added by Christopher Hogue on January 15, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Justin Tenuto on January 14, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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
In this article we perform analytics on a huge dataset available from https://www.pwcmoneytree.com. 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.
The year 2000 was…Continue
Added by Nilesh Jethwa on January 14, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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Not every database requires a temporal database implementation, but some do. We can help…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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:
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
Added by ajit jaokar on January 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Debleena Roy on January 8, 2015 at 9:37pm — No Comments
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.…
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…