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Spark Streaming: Real-time Hadoop

Spark and Spark Streaming are two components of the "Berkeley Data Analytics Stack" (BDAS).  Spark Streaming is one of the few open source options available for "Real-time Big Data".  See my slides and 35-minute presentation from last night, which was part of Global Big Data Week:

 

http://technicaltidbit.blogspot.com/2013/04/presentation-on-spark.html

Added by Michael Malak on April 24, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments

How Big Data will disrupt HR and Recruiting--PODCAST

Want to know what we think about how Big Data is going to affect HR and recruiting?

Aspen Advisors Founder, Andrew Gadomski shares his thoughts on Big Data.  Listen here.

This interview is the first of a monthly series of podcasts on Big Data and HR.  Big Data Trends will be available on…

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Added by Bridget Mead on April 24, 2013 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Data Science: The End of Statistics?

This question was recently posted by Larry Wasserman on the Normal Deviate blog (see extract below). Larry is a statistics and machine learning professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

Here is my…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 23, 2013 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

LEVERAGING PRIVACY SETTINGS TO SALES DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR EFFICIENT INSURANCE MARKETING

Relationships are built on trust and mutual understanding – if a company wants customers to trust them with their data, the company must foster that trust. Data governance and sensitivity about your customers’ data must be enforced internally and communicated externally – to your customers.

When…

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Added by Ben Gold on April 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hadoop+Ubuntu : The Big Fat Wedding.

Now, here is a treat for all you Hadoop and Ubuntu lovers. Last month, Canonical, the organization behind the Ubuntu operating system, partnered with MapR, one of the Hadoop heavyweights, in an effort to make Hadoop available as an integrated part of Ubuntu through its repositories. The partnership announced that…

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Added by Mohammad Tariq Iqbal on April 20, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Selected articles from top news outlets

34 data science, big data, visualization and analytics articles from small and big news outlets - including MIT, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Wired and many more. Published over the last 30 days. In mildly random order - the most recent ones at the top. The first one is actually a sponsored listing. …

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Should Data Science Become a Profession?

On April 10, 2013 Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro (KDnuggets), Eric Siegel (Predictive Analytics World) and Michael Walker (…

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Added by Michael Walker on April 18, 2013 at 8:36am — 5 Comments

Pivotal - A New Company, A New Data Platform

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 17, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

CENTRALIZING CUSTOMER DATA ENSURES EFFECTIVE INSURANCE MARKETING

Relationships are built on trust and mutual understanding. Building a 360 degree customer data profile facilitates the marketers’ understanding of their customers.  This in turn, helps marketers provide their customers the best experience and service, target product offerings, and produce relevant communications. The key to building a 360-degree customer profile is aggregating as much relative data as possible.  Centralizing the 360-degree profile in an easily accessible and robust…

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Added by Ben Gold on April 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Big Data Needs to Tell a Story

As Big Data circulates more often in the HR crowd, companies are looking for ways to jump on the bandwagon, pull their numbers and crunch away.  But leveraging HR analytics to make decisions is far more complex than having a shiny new system that spits out charts and graphs.

Big Data may start with that shiny new system, but it's only effective if it ends with a story you can tell to the decision…

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Added by Bridget Mead on April 17, 2013 at 5:32am — No Comments

New, fast Excel to process billions of rows via the cloud

This could be a new startup idea: creating an Excel-compatible software, working just like Excel, but able to handle bigger datasets, much faster.

Like most data scientists, I've been using Excel a lot in my career, and it definitely has some very powerful features. Probably the greatest one is its ability to help design,…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 16, 2013 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments

Prestigious Brands Academy Award for Jigsaw Academy

Jigsaw Academy, won the prestigious Brands Academy Award for ‘Best Upcoming Academy for Analytics Courses in Bangalore’, on April 13th, 2013 at an exclusive gala event held at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi. The award was presented to the founders  Gaurav Vohra and Sarita Digumarti by Prahlad Kakkar.

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on April 16, 2013 at 2:10am — No Comments

Weekly Digest - April 15

Featured on DSC, Big Data News and AnalyticBridge

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 14, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Is your data really Big(Data)??

The advent of so many noticeable tools and technologies for handling BigData problems has made the lives of a lot of people and organizations easier. A lot of these are open source, they have good support, good community and are pretty active. But there is another aspect of it. When things become easy, free, with good support and in abundance,  we often start to over-utilize them. Having said that, I would like to share one incident.



We organize …

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Added by Mohammad Tariq Iqbal on April 14, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Big Data, Fast Data, Smart Data

Big data needs to be fast and smart. Here’s why.

 

DAUNTING DATA

Every minute, 48 hours of video are uploaded onto Youtube. 204 million e-mail messages are sent and 600 new websites generated. 600,000 pieces of content are shared on Facebook, and more than 100,000 tweets are sent. And that does not even begin to scratch the surface of data generation, which spans to sensors, medical records, corporate databases, and…

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Added by Alissa Lorentz on April 12, 2013 at 5:18am — No Comments

Small Data is Beautiful

The tech marketing hype machine shouting "Big Data" has drowned out the fact that more actionable, valuable insights are likely to be found in small versus large data sets. There are a number of reasons for this phenomenon, but a major reason is the curse of big data. "Big data" means…
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Added by Michael Walker on April 10, 2013 at 8:03pm — 3 Comments

BI reporting tools: To Pay or Not To Pay.

 Free VS Non-Free

Our company recently implemented a BI Reporting solution intended for a retail company with both, an offline retail chain and an online web-shop. This was a Demo project, so during the planning phase our team decided to use two different platforms, including different back-end and front-end software.

In general, we planned to compare the free and non-free software available for similar BI Reporting…

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Added by Alexey Golovashov on April 8, 2013 at 10:25pm — 2 Comments

The Face of the New University

Since we started developing our Data Science Apprenticeship, we've been thinking a bit about the future of higher education. Here is a summary of our thoughts:

The new degree…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Big data...better decisions.

Some interesting insights have come out of the HR Tech Europe Conference recently held in London.  But I’d be lying if I said that what was revealed was any shock to us.

Much of the talk of the conference was about the importance of predictive analysis as it applies to HR and data. People are finally starting to warm up to this idea.  However,  accessing your data is only half of the battle.  The part that still seems to be left out of…

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Added by Bridget Mead on April 5, 2013 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

Big Data: information, propaganda, disinformation and deception



The Big Data wave makes us take a new step in the information age in which we live. Data & information have taken a central place in all our activities; even war is concerned (information warfare, electronic warfare, for example). In the information age, the power of ideas plays a more and more prominent role, but as the principle of skepticism is largely widespread, our era is also the era of suspicion and mistrust. Normally there are always data that are transformed into…

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Added by Michel Bruley on April 4, 2013 at 11:36pm — 1 Comment

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