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We reveal some interesting statistics around data loss and also offer some helpful advice about what an effective data backup plan should look like. For example, did you know that this year, 40% of small to medium businesses that manage their own network and use the Internet for more than e-mail will have their network accessed by a hacker? Also, find out what are the main…Continue
Guest blog post.
Today, people are no longer looking to reduce their data consumption. In fact, if anything, they want more data originating from more sources and with more diversity than anyone could have ever imagined. As we pioneer a world where data can be digested easily, software solutions need to be engineered so they can expand to meet the customers demand. Increasingly, and because of this trend, more and more software…Continue
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Guest blog post by TheKiniGroup, originally posted here.
If you categorized how you spend your time at work every day, on which tasks do you spend the bulk of your time? Most business analysts spend 50 to 80 percent their time…Continue
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Very long article posted by Sebastian Raschka in 2014. Here we only provide the table of content, and a chart showing the results of PCA applied to a wine dataset. A link to the full version is provided below. The article is rather technical and uses Python, including the scikit-learn, numpy. pandas and matplotlib libraries. Interesting for anyone working with scores and looking for normalization, though personally, I don't like PCA (produces meaningless reduced variables and sensitive…Continue
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H2O, one of the leading deep learning framework in python, is now available in R. We will show how to get started with H2O, its working, plotting of decision boundaries and finally lessons learned during…Continue
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We've gathered data from our newly created DSC search box, and based on 20,000 search queries over the last four months (most of them in the last 30 days), we discovered that the top queries so far are:
Added by Vincent Granville on June 14, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
BASICS: DEFINING BIG DATA AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES.
According to Gartner.com , Big Data is high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making.
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Elasticsearch is an open source search engine based on Lucene. Its being used by leaders in the market like Wikipedia, Linkedin, ebay etc. It has an official python client elasticsearch-py
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We have re-designed our online, accelerated data science apprenticeship: it is now available to anyone, at no cost, with no restrictions, and does not require any application nor deadlines. Data sets, a cheat sheet to get you started, real-life projects to work on, sample code, and tons of resources,…Continue
Companies have more data on staff than ever before in history and big data analytics is making its way into HR practices fast. Analyzing staff performance is nothing new, but the extent to which we can now collect and analyze such data is going beyond all norms.
Sociometric Solutions puts sensors into employee name badges that can detect social dynamics in the workplace. The sensors report on how employees move around the workplace, with whom they speak, and even the tone of voice…Continue
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Big Data is big in gaming. Take Zynga, the company behind Farmville, Words with friends, and Zynga Poker. Zynga positions itself as a maker of “social” games, which are generally played on social media platforms (rather than game consoles like Nintendo, Xbox or PlayStation) and take advantage of the connectivity with other users that those platforms offer.…Continue
I absolute loved the point made by Matthew Napleton - we must make tools easier to use!
That doesn't mean we eliminate the need for human interaction. As long as a decision has to be made, a machine can get you further, faster but the magic still happens when a person applies their intellect to the process.
Before leaping to the notion that automation is going…Continue
Here is my top 7 list of daft things that some people say about Big Data.
I think that Big Data does play a role in some businesses. I also think that some of the basic distributed file store and text search technologies can be usefully employed, in non-traditional indexing, counting and correlation. However, there is an awful lot of nonsense said about Big…Continue
Summary: NewSQL is alive and well and under the right circumstances could be your best choice.
No this is not a misprint. Yes we mean NewSQL, not NoSQL. Recently a colleague asked me about NewSQL and I had to admit that I hadn’t kept…Continue
The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The picture of the week is from the contribution marked with a +, where you will find the details.
How big is “Big Data?” Business analytics spending will grow to $89.6 billion by 2018. Banking, healthcare, energy and…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on June 10, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
Data exists in a dangerous state of near-non existence. Few businesses would risk not having backups in place. With cloud computing becoming commonplace in enterprise, we’ve come to accept that our data will be replicated and stored in duplicate.
Even data that is intentionally deleted can often be recovered. When Yahoo! purchased Geocities,…Continue
I got this in my mailbox this morning:
Subject: Support alert!
From: "LinkedIn Support" <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, June 8, 2015 2:46 pm
Hello [email protected]
It's very important you get verified.
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When we talk about Big Data, many of the examples and use cases we share center around how Big Data is changing the way businesses must operate. But Big Data is changing the world on some exciting global levels as well. So let’s take a step back from the business impact of bigger data and…Continue
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I was deep into a presentation at a major retailer. In the darkened room, a lone hand shot up. “John, we spend 80% of our time on data load and prep. Only 20% is used to produce analytics. We don’t like that ratio.”
The speaker was right. About 80% of the analytics process is spent on data preparation and loading. Numerous examples come to mind. I remember a project for an auto insurance company using telematics and driver behavior. The one-off code to prepare the data took three days…Continue