Added by Sandeep Raut on June 29, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments
In this article we will discuss about using S3 as replacement of HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System) on AWS (Amazon Web Services), and also about what is the need of using S3. Before coming to original use-case and performance of S3 with Hadoop let’s understand …Continue
Added by Rahul Patodi on June 27, 2012 at 9:07pm — No Comments
There is no question that the USA (in fact, most of the world) would be well-served with more quantitatively capable people to work in business and government. However, the current hysteria over the shortage of data scientists is overblown. To illustrate why, I am going to use an example from air travel.
On a recent trip from Santa Fe, NM to Phoenix, AZ, I tracked the various times:
Added by Neil Raden on June 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Added by Vincent Granville on June 26, 2012 at 7:38pm — No Comments
To determine your premium. They check if you regularly purchase cheese burgers, cigarettes, alcohol etc.
A SWISS life-settlements firm called Rigi Capital Partners (RCP) recently considered buying the life-insurance policy of an elderly woman apparently suffering from dementia. RCP would take over payment of the policy premiums and receive the full death benefit when she passed away. Her medical records revealed that she had…Continue
In most cases with Big Data projects you have to ingest 6-10x more data than has any immediate value just to start and glean value. This creates a large volume of data with no apparent value, and sometimes it is a long time before there is any value if ever. This creates a large expense and a lot of issues for entry, which has derailed a number of big data projects. So be prepared going in that unless you really know your data you will need to ingest and explore to find the value. When you…Continue
When an organisation embarks on a Big Data project, it’s a journey laden with lots of landmines. Even if one is unable to manage one risk, it has the potential to derail a Big Data project even if one was able successfully evade other risks. As they say “A chain is as strong as its weakest link”. So what are the weak links in a Big data project? What are the 5 key questions to ask before embarking on a big data project so that one is able to mitigate the risks from these weak links and steer…Continue
Added by derick.jose on June 19, 2012 at 12:46am — No Comments
Big Data can help in mapping and understanding customer behaviors, and in developing one-to-one marketing programs or innovative services. However, Big Data is too often presented as a technological capability subsequently requiring armies of data scientists to mine and analyse data.
Yes, managing and exploiting the growing amount of internal and external data is a necessary condition to steer business performance. But it is far from a sufficient condition.
In a recent meeting…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on June 12, 2012 at 7:36pm — No Comments
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Added by Vincent Granville on June 7, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments
Past week I attended a Marketing colloquim where I was invited as a panel member to discuss the new realities of marketing performance and metrics. What struck me was the growing importance of Data across sectors and company size. But aside from the consensus that existed on the importance of Data in defining, adapting and evaluating go-to-market approaches, there were a multitude of opinions on how to realise this – in particular on the amount of technology investments…Continue
Added by Patrick Glenisson on June 4, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments