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Top 30 articles for week ending on August 19

Weekly digest from Data Science Central, Analytic Talent and Analytic Bridge:

  1. Why are clinical trials failing?
  2. How to optimize email campaigns? Part I…
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Added by Vincent Granville on August 20, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Percolator, Dremel and Pregel: Alternatives to Hadoop

Posted on behalf of Michael Walker.

Percolator, Dremel and Pregel: Alternatives to Hadoop



Hadoop (MapReduce where code is turned into map and reduce jobs, and Hadoop runs the jobs) is great at crunching data yet inefficient for analyzing data because…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 17, 2012 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

Webinar: next generation of big data analytics

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 16, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments

Data Analytics in Business

Today Analytics is the heart of a Business. Companies are challenged with a high volume and broad array of data which requires active and effective analysis. Analysis can help them make enhanced and improved business decisions, and hence help the business to maintain profitability. "Companies need to compete on the basis of key business processes, and how they optimize these processes with analytics," says Thomas Davenport, professor and director of research, Babson College, USA. Business…

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Added by AcademyForDecisionScience&Analyt on August 16, 2012 at 1:40am — No Comments

11 Core Big Data Workload Design Patterns

As big data use cases proliferate in telecom, health care, government, Web 2.0, retail etc there is a need to create a library of big data workload patterns. . We have created a big data workload design pattern to help map out common solution constructs. There are 11 distinct workloads showcased which have common patterns across many business use cases.

  1. Synchronous streaming real time event sense and respond workload
  2. Ingestion of High velocity…
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Added by derick.jose on August 13, 2012 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Interesting big data opportunity

Interested in using your skills for a good cause, a great challenge and a $25,000 prize? How about predicting the future of ALS patients?

 

 Prize4Life is proud to announce the launch of a computational challenge to predict the future progression of disease in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The …

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Added by Neta Zach on August 13, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Social recommendation websites potential mob target

Recently Yelp was hit with a class action lawsuit for defamatory and fake bad restaurant reviews. Although the lawsuit was dismissed, the plaintiffs claimed that Yelp would post bad reviews of businesses not purchasing $500/month advertising on Yelp. Much of the discussion was…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 12, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Seven tricky sentences for NLP and text mining algorithms

Actually, these are 7 types of language patterns that are difficult to analyse with automated algorithms:

  1. "A land of milk and honey" becomes "A land of Milken Honey" (algorithm trained on Wall Street Journal from the 1980's where Michael Milken was mentioned much more than milk)…
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Added by Mirko Krivanek on August 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Which IT infrastructure for Big Data?

A Big Data decision support system requires particular capabilities in terms of volume, variety of data and processing speed.



Today companies to improve their knowledge models and forecasts, do not hesitate to take into account hundreds of factors, and do not hesitate to bring up new means of analysis that can handle large volumes of data. But the processing of large volumes of data is a challenge for traditional BI infrastructure. Storing large volumes is not a problem, but…

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Added by Michel Bruley on July 31, 2012 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Hadoop on Windows Server and Azure

Microsoft and Hortonworks …

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 24, 2012 at 2:14pm — 1 Comment

Creating a learning organisation in the "Age of the Customer"

 

Two weeks ago I attended the Customer Insight & Analytics Exchange in London, in which I participated as a speaker. See Maz Iqbal's account of these two days here:

http://thecustomerblog.co.uk/2012/07/12/customer-insight-analytics-exchange-highlights-from-day-2/

One of my personal highlights from day 1 was Suresh Vittal's presentation (Forrester). He…

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Added by Patrick Glenisson on July 24, 2012 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

To Recruiters and hiring managers: important notice

Job ads posted on our sister website AnalyticTalent can be posted on AnalyticBridge as well as on our three LinkedIn groups:

  • Advanced Business Analytics, Data Mining and Predictive Modeling - …
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Added by Vincent Granville on July 22, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What's The Difference between Data Scientists and Rocket Scientists?

This post was written by Greta Roberts, CEO, Talent Analytics, Corp. on 18 July 2012. Please comment below!



After attending several analytics conferences over the last month, I’m beginning to understand an important nuance about the community we call “analytics” worked by “analytics professionals” or “data scientists.”  It seems as if the defining boundary of our discipline is almost always that we data scientists apply ourselves…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on July 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to Develop Big Data Solutions with Apache Hadoop

Webinar: How to Develop Big Data Solutions with…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 18, 2012 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

Announcing Datastream: The Official Greenplum Blog

Announcing the debut of Datastream, Greenplum's official blog, delivering analytics news and exploring emerging data science trends. http://bit.ly/LWAt7c 



We live in a Big Data world, and the data scientist is at the center. Datastream shines a spotlight on the data scientists, practitioners, and innovators who are reaping…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 18, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments

How do I update my resume on AnalyticTalent?

Datashaping.com is now AnalyticTalent.com. If you posted your resume on DataShaping.com or emailed your resume to Vincent Granville for posting on DataShaping.com, you can now check or update your resume on our new website -…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 17, 2012 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Data Science Central Launches Big Data Job Board

Data Science Central Launches Big Data Job Board at AnalyticTalent.com

Specialized job board for active and passive job candidates identifies the best opportunities for data scientists, data analysts, statisticians, data engineers, and business analysts.

Data Science Central has launched a new…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 17, 2012 at 8:43am — No Comments

3 Game Changing Big Data Use Cases in Telecom

Like many industries the Infrastructure/Security/Compliance function within large telecom companies is becoming more data driven. Here are 3 powerful use cases which vividly bring out new possibilities in Telecom big data

 

Telecom use case-1 : Contact centre text mining and Telecom Bandwidth throttling…

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Added by derick.jose on July 17, 2012 at 2:11am — No Comments

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