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April 2013 Blog Posts (29)

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

Data Scientists Draw Pictures and Tell Short Stories

Brevity is the soul of wit. Rose Business Technologies has three (3) rules of effective business communication: 1) be brief; 2) be blunt; 3) be gone. This is good counsel for data…
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Added by Michael Walker on April 3, 2013 at 5:43pm — No Comments

10 Forbes articles on visualization, by Naomi Robbins

She's an expert in visualization, and you can check her website at www.nbr-graphs.com.

About Naomi Robbins

Here are some of her recent articles:…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 2, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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