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Greenplum & Kaggle partnership, and OpenChorus

Greenplum is very excited to announce the availability of the Greenplum Chorus source code and continue its goal of enabling organizations to derive greater insight and economic value from Big Data through a partnership with Kaggle, a platform for data science competitions. 

 
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Added by Vincent Granville on October 23, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

The Perfect Storm - Missed Opportunites with Mobile and Big Weather Data

The Perfect Storm

BY BRIAN KISSLAK

As the ubiquity of mobile connectivity continues to grow, we seem to be missing an entire class of opportunity. The conditions for a “perfect storm” of circumstances have surrounded us for quite some time. So, why are the forecast…

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Added by Zach Piester on October 22, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

Scientists get 6 years in prison for making wrong predictions | CBS News

Six Italian scientists and a government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over statements they made prior to a 2009 earthquake that killed 309 in the town of L'Aquila.

A year-long trial came to a close today (Oct. 22) with the verdict, which alarmed earth scientists worldwide.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 22, 2012 at 8:03am — No Comments

Analytics on Unstructured data – Twitter, Facebook and Social Media

Quoting Wikipedia: - Unstructured Data (or unstructured information) refers to information that either does not have a pre-defined data model and/or does not fit well into relational tables. Unstructured information is typically text-heavy, but may…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on October 18, 2012 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Top 27 articles for week ending October 18

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 18, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 18, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Gale-Shapley Algorithm

Al Roth along with Lloyd Shapley won the Nobel Prize for matching and the design of new types of markets. The Gale-Shapley algorithm is a cornerstone of the matching methods Al Roth pioneered. The algorithm has been extended by Roth and computer scientists including Don Knuth to apply "Matching Theory" to design…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Webinar: Analytics as a Service for Decision Makers

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 17, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Stop! Listen to what your data isn't saying

SILENCE ISN’T ALWAYS GOLDEN

“Determining the Right Actions across Information”

Published: Oct 14, 2012


When it comes to…
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Added by Zach Piester on October 15, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

An Introduction to Social Network Analysis

Social network analysis (SNA) is the methodical analysis of social networks.  Social network analysis views social relationships in terms of network theory, consisting of nodes (representing individual actors within the network) and ties (which represent relationships between the individuals).  These…

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Added by Venky Rao on October 14, 2012 at 2:53am — No Comments

Start-up? Start with a Big Data mindset

 BY EDWARD BOUDROT




Big Data can come in small packages



  How can a company leverage data across multiple sources to gain valuable insight to deliver all the…
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Added by Zach Piester on October 11, 2012 at 7:18am — No Comments

New job ads from AnalyticTalent.com

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 10, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Webinar: The Path from BI to Data Science

How to Walk The Path from BI to Data Science: 

An interview with Michael Driscoll, data scientist and CEO of Metamarkets…
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Added by Vincent Granville on October 10, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Emerging Data Stack and Mobile Access

 

The emerging  "Data Stack" or "Data Layer" is in full transition and can be viewed and defined many different ways. The ability to capture, analyze and learn from data generated at unprecedented scale, combined with…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 10, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

32 Big data "gotchas" from the trenches in exactly 3 words



1.Usecase ! Usecase ! Usecase



2.Decode intent proxies!



3.Think "20-100 X Scalability" blindspots



4.Actions not insights



5.Frame unanswered questions !



6.Embedd MachineLearning processes !



7.Humanize analytical output !



8.Ingest unstructured data



9.Quantify $ impact !…

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Added by derick.jose on October 9, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Top 17 articles for week ending October 9

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 9, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Optimizing Direct Mail Campaigns

Direct Mail Campaigns (and their online equivalents) continue to be a popular method to promote a company's offer to potential customers.  All of us have received letters from retail stores, financial institutions and other companies with special offers that prompt us to take speedy action to avail of a discount, a bonus or similar attractive proposition.  In most cases, I tend to discard these letters without opening them and in rare cases I open them before deciding that they don't apply…
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Added by Venky Rao on October 7, 2012 at 9:13am — 2 Comments

Past performance IS indicative of future results

Why do people selling supposedly great ROI on the stock market MUST disclaim that "Past performance IS NOT indicative of future results", or else face litigation?

If I had to tell that statement to my clients, nobody would buy. Indeed, I tell the opposite (as in the subject line), because I'm confident about my predictions…

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Added by Vincent Granville on October 6, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Baseball + Big Data is actually DATABALL

BASEBALL + BIG DATA

Stories

BY DAVE FEINLEIB



Moneyball = Databall

Many a baseball fan has read or seen the movie based on the book Moneyball, Michael Lewis’ bestseller about using analytics to assemble a…

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Added by Zach Piester on October 5, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

The Hastings Effect: How The Netflix Big Data Approach Is Transforming Education

How The Netflix Big Data Approach Is Transforming Education.



Netflix is known for its personalized recommendations. By analyzing data on what you and other people have watched, they know what movie to recommend to you next. Customers are happy because they get suggestions for movies they like. Netflix is happy because you’re more likely to watch another movie, according to Mohammad Sabah, who spoke at the Hadoop Summit. Now that same approach is changing how colleges…

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Added by Zach Piester on October 5, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

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