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Big data startup to fix healthcare

The problem:

  • The cost of healthcare in US will go up for everyone, as employers will pass the buck to employees and the uninsured will have to pay.
  • Even standard procedures have high price volatility. If you ask…
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Added by Vincent Granville on January 6, 2013 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

Data Mining and Airline Safety

In today's post, we examine the use of data mining to improve airline safety.  Over the past several decades, air travel has become, statistically, one of the safest modes of transportation.  In the following chart, you will observe that there has been a substantial decline in the fatal accident rate from 1950 through about 1980, even though the actual number of departures has increased significantly:…



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Added by Venky Rao on January 6, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Database Revolution - The Future of Information Publishing

Here’s a brilliant presentation from Mike Bowers, Principal Engineer at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  It accomplishes two major objectives; Mike reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the five major classes of databases today (relational, dimensional, object, graph and document).  He then dissects the major NoSQL databases on the market including MarkLogic, Mongo, Riak, Cloudant/Couch DB and Cassandra.  How do they stack up? Are they enterprise ready?  If developer…

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Added by Tony Agresta on January 4, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments

High crime rates explained by gasoline lead. Really?

Crime rates in big cities (where gasoline concentration is high) peaked about 20 years after lead was banned in gasoline, according to an econometric study by Rick Nevin. The 20 year time lag being the time elapsed between lead exposure at birth, and turning into a 20 year old criminal.

At least, that's the argument proposed…

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 3, 2013 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

The Curse of the Bell Curve Part 1

The ‘Bell curve’ or the ‘Gaussian bell curve’ is one of the fundamental concepts on which most of the statistical analysis is based. From social sciences to astronomy to financial services- most of the application of statistics in the real world relies on the assumption that the data being analysed is distributed in the shape of the bell curve.

What does the…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on January 3, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

5 Disuptive Health Care Big Data Use Cases

Health care is ripe for Big data disruption because of 3 reasons

Reason-1 : It has large pools of  untapped data pools which are not “juiced” for patient care intelligence
Reason-2 : Healthcare is definitely ripe for disruption using advanced data analytic
Reason-3 : The outcomes of disruptive transformation touch people in a very human way
In this blog we will share 5 sample use…
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Added by derick.jose on January 3, 2013 at 7:59pm — 1 Comment

Big Data Social Network Analysis fuelling Marketing improvement

 

A social network is a social structure that links actors (individuals and organizations), and highlights how actors are connected, from a simple relationship to family ties. We are all part of many networks that correspond to the dimensions of our life (family, study, work, leisure activities). Our membership, our activities, our place in these networks are for marketers a valuable source of information, knowledge and opportunities for actions to promote their offers, according to…

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Added by Michel Bruley on January 2, 2013 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Sample: Too Big to Ignore

Too Big to Ignore

My publisher (John Wiley & Sons) is allowing me to make the 28-page Introduction of Too Big to Ignore available for free download. The Introduction provides the structure for the rest of the book and details a few interesting ways in which organizations are utilizing Big Data.…

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Added by Phil Simon on January 2, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Big Data Platforms as a Service

Big Data Platforms as a Service (PaaS) lets an organization take advantage of a service providers compute power, analytical tools, store as much data as needed and pay only for resources used. Data…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 2, 2013 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

Big Data Analytics Infrastructure

Recent surveys suggest the number one investment area for both private and public organizations is the design and building of a modern data warehouse (DW) / business intelligence (BI) / data analytics architecture that provides…

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Added by Michael Walker on December 26, 2012 at 8:11am — 2 Comments

Update About The Data Science Apprenticeship

We have received a lot of messages about our 6-month data science apprenticeship. We are currently writing the book that will teach you everything you need to know to become a real data scientist.

Our…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Political Campaign Data Science

Yesterday, there was a meetup in Arlington on Political Campaign Data Science with a panel of four experts to talk about their work. As we have all heard, the 2012 Presidential election was steeped in data like never before, with the Obama campaign in particular using advanced analytical methods to target voters, and with Nate Silver and other polling aggregators providing fascinating insights into the dynamics of the campaign. Sasha Issenberg,…

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Added by Janet Dobbins on December 19, 2012 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

Structured vs. Unstructured Data: The Rise of Data Anarchy

Data science and business analytics works with both structured and unstructured data. Yet the future belongs to unstructured or semi-structured data from both internal and external sources.

Total Enterprise Data Growth 2005-2015…

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Added by Michael Walker on December 19, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 13, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Bigger Than Big Data? Mobile User Expectations

How big data is shaping mobile user expectations

 

By Jeff Hasen

Hipcricket Chief Marketing Officer, Thought Leader (ART+DATA) Institute and author of Mobilized Marketing: Driving Sales, Engagement, and Loyalty Through Mobile…

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Added by Zach Piester on December 13, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Data Science for Better Business Decisions Formula

 

After designing and building a modern data warehouse / business intelligence / data analytical ecosystem, many clients are frustrated they are unable to extract valuable, actionable insights from…
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Added by Michael Walker on December 12, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Seek the grail up the Knowledge Pyramid, not down

In following the big data 'buzz' and trends, it appears that there is a disconnect between our analytical goals (i.e., the types of questions our customers are trying to answer) and the computational substrate on which we build in order to answer them.

NoSQL technologies, while being far more scaleable than relational databases, are fundamentally a 'data level'…

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Added by John Fairweather on December 10, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

The Big Data Analytics Landscape

As a technologist and evangelist working in the big data marketplace it is certainly exciting. I am excited by the new products we are bringing to market and how this new functionality really helps to bridge the gap for Enterprises adoption. It is also surreal, in terms of the number of blog posts, tweets on Big Data and there seems to be a new big data conference cropping up on a weekly basis across Europe :-)



It is interesting to monitor other vendors in the…

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Added by Donal Daly on December 10, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments

8 TESTS TO DECODE BUSINESS ACCUMEN OF A DATA SCIENTIST

A data scientist at Flutura has to wear multiple hats in order to deliver next generation analytical solutions in the sectors we operate in namely energy, telecom, digital and health care industry. In order to do that he/she has to wear 3 hats

-         The BUSINESS  hat

-         The MATH hat

-         The DATA hat

Most of the time it’s easy to fathom the depth of the data scientists math / algorithmic knowledge and the depth of…

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Added by derick.jose on December 8, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments

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