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May 2014 Blog Posts (56)

Business Intelligence Architecture

According to the Asghar et al. (2009), Business Intelligence (BI) is divided into two main parts: (a) BI dimension and (b) BI process. Knowledge, functionality, technology, business and organisation are categorised under BI dimension. The performance of data sources, data warehousing, ETL, OLAPS and other related tools are categorised under BI process. Basically, dimensions and processes are interrelated to form a complete life cycle of BI system…


Added by Avesh Dhakal on May 12, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Addition of Different Dimensions to Data

I was often the lone wolf among my peers in university because I supported a prominent place in society for corporations and an important social role for capital. I questioned whether the directors and executives of companies entered into boardrooms really intending to “oppress” people such as minorities and people with disabilities. Did they deliberately make bathrooms inaccessible to people in wheelchairs perhaps to advance their preconceptions of who gets to go to the bathroom, I pondered…


Added by Don Philip Faithful on May 10, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments

iPad Program Let's You Touch Your Data


As more devices add touch capabilities, doesn't it make sense that your data should be flexible enough to push around?

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University may be on to something big when it comes to manipulating Big Data.…


Added by Michael Singer on May 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Data Analytics in Government

Data Analytics in Government

“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”

Were that remark directed at government at any level for any function the response would be predictable - could anything be more broke than government. Probably the f-uped conjunction would work its way into most responses. It’s hard to believe that anyone within or associated with government could react differently, even if their outward response were subdued.

Just experiment with it.…


Added by Ken Gold on May 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

GUI software for database performance management

As the size of the database grows database performance becomes critical. Automation is a growing focus for data center operators facing increasingly complex environments. Database administration is complex, repetitive and time consuming. DBAs have to work long hours during off hours downtime. The outage of database costs heavily to the companies and affect their repute.

Shopping engines and online shopping places are highly dependent on database performance. Slower application…


Added by Muhammad Saeed on May 9, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Practical Applications of Locality Sensitive Hashing for Unstructured Data


The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how the practical Data Scientist can implement a Locality Sensitive Hashing system from start to finish in order to drastically reduce the search time typically required in high dimensional spaces when finding similar items.  Locality Sensitive Hashing accomplishes this efficiency by exponentially reducing the amount of data required for storage when collecting features for comparison between similar…


Added by Jake Drew Ph.D. on May 8, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Weekly Digest, May 12

Starred articles are new additions, posted in the last three days.

Featured Contributions


Added by Vincent Granville on May 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How the gap between data science and statistics grew over time

Very interesting article published by the American Statistical Association. The picture below compares computer science with statistical science - before (I guess the early nineties) versus now. The column labeled CS3 (CS for Computer Science) represents modern computer science, actually this is data science. What's left in statistics is for the reader to guess, I suppose.…


Added by Mirko Krivanek on May 6, 2014 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

Five must read analytics blogs

Whichever role you be in there are broadly 3 ways to be on a continuous learning track for your specialization field. Say, you are a doctor and for a doctor it is very essential to be up to date with all the latest pharmaceutical techniques and medicines. What are the avenues or channel you can take to keep yourself updated. First, you will read lots of latest edition books and magazine on medicine. Second, you will learn from your peers. Thirdly, you learn from your own experience.…


Added by Tavish Srivastava on May 6, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Benefits of Data warehouse and Business Intelligence

The prime benefit of data warehousing is simplicity. The presentation of data in data warehousing is a single image. This single image is made by collecting data from different department of the organisation. Due to this, time for production and operation of data reduces and thus simplifies the decision making as well. This reduction of time to access data also leads to increase in production and effectiveness. Data warehouse will also help to enhance the function of operational systems. It…


Added by Avesh Dhakal on May 4, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Editor's weekly selection of resources and articles, from various blogs and news outlets

This edition features more than 15 resources and articles from various outlets.



Added by Vincent Granville on May 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Strategic Placement for Big Data in Organizations

I tend to examine the different roles played by data. For instance, when I work on computer code, I often ask myself what the presence of data is meant to accomplish. Sometimes the analysis is not at all straightforward or simple. In society and organizations, people exist and persist in the records as data. The data survives even as employees come and go. I therefore consider it important to regard the data and its environment as a system in itself, something that has a life all of its own.…


Added by Don Philip Faithful on May 3, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

7 Tips to Create Winning Reports and Dashboards

Guest blog post by Roopam Upadhyay, from YOU CANalytics 

Killer Dashboards

Sometime ago I came across an Excel based dashboard with around 45 tabs, and every tab had around 10 charts/ graphs /tables. That is roughly 450 figures and…


Added by Roopam Upadhyay on May 2, 2014 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

72 Infographics about big data

From BigData-Startups. The infographics below is just one of them.

Here's the list:

  1. How The USA Federal Government Thinks Big With Data
  2. Are You Ready For The Future of the Internet of Things?
  3. How Big Data Centers Impact the Environment
  4. A Look Into How Data Centers…

Added by Mirko Krivanek on May 2, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

45 surprising facts about big data

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Added by Mirko Krivanek on May 2, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Weekly Digest - May 5 (New Format)


INFORMS Continuing Education program is designed for analytics professionals who need to solve real-world issues. INFORMS courses provide real take-away value; the skills, tools and methods you can implement immediately at work. 2 courses are currently offered, with 2 more coming this fall.



Added by Vincent Granville on May 1, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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