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Predictive Analytics with Revolution Analytics and Hortonworks, THE Modern Data Architecture

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 5, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Marrying computer science, statistics and domain expertize

I was reading an article written by Google scientists about how to predict ad click based on user query and the text ad. The article, written by a team of Google scientists - surely experts from top universities - focuses on the very large number of metrics in the model…

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 4, 2013 at 8:00pm — 9 Comments

Q&A: Thinking of Data as Information Capital

Thinking of data as information capital and treating it much as a company treats other kinds of capital (such as financial and human) can get leaders thinking about information in a different way.

Guest blog post by Linda Briggs. TDWI article originally published…

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 4, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

ERP Tools, Enterprise Data Warehouse and Warranty Management

For many years, manufacturers have been trying to outperform the competition by offering up to five warranties on a car, for example, overusing the warranty argument in their marketing. Moreover, warranty costs have gone through the roof and repeated callbacks have ended up tarnishing the image of many companies. Therefore, it is obvious that their favorite integrated management software is not going to solve the problem, as it requires the integration of data from the entire company and all…

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Added by Michel Bruley on September 3, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Hadoop 2 Helps Systems Integration



Apache Hadoop announced a beta release for Hadoop 2. The Hadoop-2.1.0-beta…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 3, 2013 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Insight into Forums – Using Big Data to engage customers, preserve your brand

When was the last time your car made a funny noise or ran a little hotter than usual? Chances are, you quickly consulted a web browser for answers and found your way to a forum full of similar consumers and car enthusiasts, all eager to get answers to questions and argue over best solutions. A few pages through the conversation and you probably end up with a fairly educated guess as to whether a trip to a mechanic, or a car parts dealer, is in order.

Forums like the one mentioned are…

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Added by Radhika Subramanian on September 3, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Best Of Open Source For Big Data

Open Source tools for Big Data

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It was not easy to select a few out of many Open Source projects. My objective was to choose the ones that fit Big Data’s needs most. What has changed in the world of Open Source is that the big players have become stakeholders; IBM’s alliance with Cloud Foundry, Microsoft providing a…

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Added by Fari Payandeh on September 1, 2013 at 5:38am — No Comments

How to eliminate a trillion dollars in healthcare costs

Over a five year time period, based on better analytics, and where everybody win (except drug companies, doctors and hospitals).

Most analytic models to reduce health care costs are focusing on having insurance companies,…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 29, 2013 at 9:00pm — 18 Comments

What is a data warehouse? How do we get Business Intelligence?

Understanding how data converts from data to information to intelligence can be seen in the flow across the databases in an enterprise. What is a data warehouse? How do we get Business Intelligence? In this video I explain the high level view of how large corporations like Dell evolve their data to the front-end BI applications.

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Added by Mitchell A. Sanders on August 27, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Top Languages for analytics, data mining, data science

Very interesting study published by KDNuggets. Here are the highlights:

The most popular languages continue to be R (used by 61% of KDnuggets readers), Python (39%), and SQL (37%). SAS is stable at around 20%. The highest growth was for Pig/Hive/Hadoop-based languages, R, and SQL, while Perl, C/C++, and Unix tools…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 27, 2013 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Data Scientist Core Skills

Data Science - The Process of Capturing, Analyzing and Presenting Business Intelligence with Skill DataReality

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Programming and Database skills …

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Added by Mitchell A. Sanders on August 27, 2013 at 4:00pm — 25 Comments

Prescriptive Analytics

Business analytics comes in three (3) general flavors: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive. See: …

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Added by Michael Walker on August 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

An indispensable Python : Data sourcing to Data science.

Data analysis echo system has grown all the way from SQL's to NoSQL and from Excel analysis to Visualization. Today, we are in scarceness of the resources to process ALL (You better understand what i mean by ALL) kind of data that is coming to enterprise. Data goes through profiling, formatting, munging or cleansing, pruning, transformation steps to analytics and predictive modeling. Interestingly, there is no one tool proved to be an effective solution to run…

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Added by Manish Bhoge on August 27, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

BI vs. Big Data vs. Data Analytics By Example

I know that not everyone will agree with my definition of Business Intelligence, but my objective is to simplify things; there is enough confusion out there. Besides, who is the authority on a terminology that its traditional frame of reference is outdated and doesn't cover the entire spectrum of the value that …

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Added by Fari Payandeh on August 25, 2013 at 12:36am — 4 Comments

Your next interview question: "what hz are you?" - ionospheric calculation across the fields...

For one : http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/north-korean-missile/

Another use of bigdata in ionospheric calculation:

Be kind to visit my hut on divine communication, a validation to brain waves, esp, and all the weird things!…

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Added by Chris on August 24, 2013 at 9:52am — 6 Comments

How can IT innovate?... Innovation Management with the Power of Data Science

In 2009 when I completed my first book "Unlocking Your Empire - keys to enable your social media powered business", social media was just starting to take off, and I made some predictions about the impact it would have on business, and the role both big data, and social media would have on the future of…

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Added by Tullio Siragusa on August 22, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

CMO, are You on the Real-Time CRM Big Data Applications Bus?

Big data applications in the CRM space is a no brainer -- so why are there so many laggards? Is is because of the investment required? I discuss this in my blog post and which refers back to a CMO.com article I contributed and was published this week.

Added by Chris Diener on August 21, 2013 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Tool for Computing Continuous Distributed Representations of Words

Natural language processing (NLP) involves machine learning, artificial intelligence, algorithms and linguistics related to interactions between computers and human languages. One important goal…

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Added by Michael Walker on August 20, 2013 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Deriving Maximum Value from your Enterprise Data Warehouse - Webinar

Business-Driven Evaluation of HP Vertica, Featuring CMA Consulting Services 

Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET

If you’re like most organizations, you have made a major investment in…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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