Tuesday, May 22
Welcome Reception 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 23
Conference 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Reception & Dinner…
For the very smart data science geek who wants to avoid all kinds of social interactions (that is: having no boss, no employee, no colleague, no client, no customer, no contractors, no interaction with vendors etc.), there are a few options. All of them allows you to work from home. Some (when automated) allow you to not work at all. They can generate good complimentary income or (if scalable) great income.
In practice, these opportunities are not real jobs but rather entrepreneurial…Continue
By John Sumser
In the 20th Century, progress was driven by the principles of automation. The more you could streamline and control a process, the cheaper you could make it. Repeatability was the key.
Monitoring, in the form of process…Continue
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Machine data is the fastest growing, most pervasive part of “big data”. It is also the most valuable, containing a critical record of user behavior, security risks, service levels, fraudulent activity, customer experience and more
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What does it do? Founded in 2010, Locu's mission is to structure the world's information, and it is currently focused on unstructured local data. Locu combines document analysis, crowdsourcing, and machine learning to provide structured and semantically annotated data sets made available through a set of APIs. Locu’s first product helps restaurants better manage their online…Continue
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Should you be proactive, hire an expert before a crisis, or just hire someone when you have a major problem, such as
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Two new research reports on big data flash out its early impact on enterprise IT.
David Newman, Research VP at Gartner and a member of its Enterprise Architecture team, warns in Big Data Disruptions Tamed With Enterprise Architecture that “Big data will disrupt your business. Your actions will determine whether these disruptions are positive or negative.“ Newman sees three areas…Continue
Big Data Analytics 2012 Conference
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Sometime today, shares of the data analysis company Splunk will start trading on the Nasdaq National Market in New York, after pricing last night at $17 a share. The company’s offering has raised about $230 million.
Splunk is not your traditional big-data company, in that it is running some variant of Hadoop, like so many upstart companies in that space. Its specialty, as …Continue
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Companies hiring analytic talent have been complaining for a few years about how hard it is to find good data scientist. Our analysis of job board data (based on Indeed, Datashaping and Analyticbridge statistics) reveals that a job ad specifying two possible locations - e.g. San Francisco, CA or Boston, MA - generates on average 5 times more page views, than a job ad targeting a single location.
The impact is…Continue
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Recently, I’ve been feeling like I’ve stepped through a looking glass to another similar-but-very-different world. I’m steeped in 20+ years in corporate data warehousing and business intelligence practice. Throughout that time, there have been big and small technology improvements, but nothing truly disruptive (although new…Continue
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Outside the traditional business analytics / BI fields.
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“Firestorm” Supercomputer to Help Maximize Turbine Performance
IBM big data analytics software and powerful IBM systems to improve wind turbine placement for optimal energy output. Turbine placement is a major challenge for the renewable energy industry, and Vestas expects to accelerate the adoption of wind energy internationally and expand its business into new markets by overcoming this challenge.
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There is a great blog post at Sigmod by Joe Hellerstein about MADlib:
MADlib is an open-source library of scalable in-database algorithms for machine learning, statistics and other analytic tasks. MADlib is supported with people-power from Greenplum; researchers at Berkeley, Florida and Wisconsin are also contributing. The project recently released a …
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So the question is…when do you sample and when do you not? And does it even matter anymore in the world of big data?
As I’ll lay out here, in most cases today there is no point in wasting energy worrying about it. As long as a few basic criteria are met, do whatever you prefer.
First, let’s take care of the cases where sampling just won’t work. If you need to find the top 100 spending customers, you can’t do that with a sample. You’ll have to look at…Continue
Faces of Deloitte Analytics
eBay, IHG, Equifax and IBM discuss enterprise big data (June 27-28, San Francisco)…
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There’s a massive telescope on the drawing board that hasn’t even started construction yet, but when it’s finished in 2024,
it’ll generate more data in a single day than the entire Internet. For scientists to ensure they’ll be able to handle all that raw information, they need to start working on new computing technologies now. Fortunately, IBM is on it.
The computing giant is collaborating with ASTRON (the Netherlands Institute of Radio Astronomy) to develop…