Over the past 6 months I have seen the number of big data projects go up significantly and most of the companies I work with are planning to increase their Big Data activities even further over the next 12 months. Many of these initiatives come with high expectations but big data projects are far from fool-proof. In fact, I predict that half of all big data projects will fail to deliver against their expectations.
Failure can happen for many reasons, however there are a few…Continue
Among the new faces making their debut on the Forbes 2015 billionaires list are a growing number who have made their fortunes from Big Data.
These Big Data billionaires are at the top of their game – all of them have built empires on their ability to collect, interpret and use data in ways no one had thought of…Continue
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A funny thing happened in the last few years. We began to lose the Closed World Assumption.
Now I can understand that this is not exactly huge, earth-shattering news; most people do not in fact realize that they've been using the Closed World Assumption to begin with. However, I'd contend that this…Continue
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Uber is a smartphone-app based taxi booking service which connects users who need to get somewhere with drivers willing to give them a ride. The service has been hugely controversial, due to regular taxi drivers claiming that it is destroying their livelihoods, and concerns over the lack of regulation of the company’s drivers.…Continue
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US agricultural manufacturer John Deere has always been a pioneering company. Its eponymous founder personally designed, built and sold some of the first commercial steel ploughs. These made the lives of settlers moving into the Midwest during the middle of the 19th century much easier and established the company as an American legend.
Often at the forefront of innovation, it is no surprise that it has embraced Big Data enthusiastically – assisting pioneers with the taming…Continue
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We are giving away 1,000 copies of our eBook "Big Data In Action" featuring real world use cases of how big data is being used by companies to achieve tremendous success.
Case studies illustrated in the book…Continue
AzureML is the cloud hosted machine learning platform on top of Microsoft’s cloud platform. Readers of Data Science Central will realize that AzureML have hosted a few webinars…Continue
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Article written by OpenText Director of Industry Marketing, Deb Miller
Confused about the cloud? You're not alone. Adoption is projected to grow at double…Continue
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Guest blog post by Jenny Richards.
Today’s digital world demands information to reside in databases. The ability of a business to manage information can be the difference between death and life. Like it or not, the world today is digital. Organizations need information to survive.
Every year, the amount of data that is stored in databases continues to grow tremendously. When you compound this fact with the current global economy, you will notice that a database plays…Continue
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Many businesses are feeling the pressures of data overload. Consequently, many businesses have databases that look like the picture below.
Businesses are stockpiling more data than ever before. From machine-generated data, social sentiment, transactional data, and emails, many companies feel as if…Continue
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The sixteen data scientists across sixteen different industries were interviewed to understand both how…Continue
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If you’re planning on a data driven approach, you’re going to need data, most likely from a nice mix of sources that will give you the right amount of insight you need to make it worthwhile.
But if you’re not careful, you can quickly spend a lot of money getting it whether it’s “free” or not. Because as much as we’d like it to be, most of it is definitely not free, even if it is on an open and…
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I rarely get to use a walkie-talkie during a course in school. As the snapshot of my desktop shows on the image below, I had both a multi-line telephone and portable radio. Just before the exam, I participated in a simulation. Our tabletop exercise contained an emergency scenario: a train derailment involving the evacuation of residents. I served as the Social Services Director. Although I didn't choose this role for myself, I thought it made sense given my graduate degree in the area of…Continue
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Hi all... I have my new publication on large scale machine learning with Packt publishers coming up in the next few months. Request help from experts in machine learning for help. Please inbox me interest to [email protected] and
A quick note on the scope of content covered in the book:
Practical Machine learning - to be published by Packt
This book focuses on exploring all the Machine Learning techniques and some specific behavioral…Continue
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In the previous post we presented a few methods of data analysis, which are used to identify customer needs and preferences and allow us to predict their behavior. Such knowledge results in building better marketing and sales offers which meet specific customer expectations.
In today’s article we present further examples of Data Mining methods that can be applied in daily business operations.…Continue
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We are all very fortunate to be alive during this exciting time in history. Some truly disruptive technologies are on the verge of exploding into reality and it is difficult to imagine what the future holds. With these new technologies, however, we must not ignore the technically sound practices that allowed us to reach this point – managing data integrity is one of those practices.
As promised from my last post, I will discuss the importance of data integrity in the…
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