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December 2015 Blog Posts (116)

ScalaCL - Run Scala on GPUs

ScalaCL lets programmers run Scala code on GPUs with OpenCL. It also optimizes general Scala loops (on arrays, lists and inline ranges) often by a big margin so…


Added by Michael Walker on December 17, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

How Data Analytics Shows the Impact of the Star Wars Franchise on Actors’ Careers

When Hollywood wants a hit, a data analyst can help. Data analysts are taught to think critically about information through evidence-based data gathering, data modeling, and quantitative analysis — and then to present it in compelling ways. A perfect example is the data visualization created by [email protected]  that compares Star Wars movie revenue to the lifetime box office revenue for 23 of the actors who’ve had roles in the Star…


Added by Taylor Meadows on December 17, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Workspace as a Service (WaaS) Market to Grow

From being a niche technology used only in mission-critical and highly advanced operations, desktop virtualization has attained mainstream status over the last few years. This trend has been instrumental in the growth of the workspace as a service (WaaS) market. Operations in several sectors are now dictated by device-independent platforms and remote access capabilities. With more and more organizations embracing mobility, and even encouraging the BYOD culture, the prospects…


Added by Madhuri Pawar on December 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Shale Gas Extraction to Boost the Demand of Global SCADA Systems Market

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020,” market was valued at USD 23.20 billion in 2013, which is expected to reach USD 32.70 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2014 to 2020.

Increasing demand for process automation in different energy…


Added by Aman on December 16, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

From DevOps to DataOps

Written by Andy Palmer, CEO of Tamr

Why It’s Time to Embrace “DataOps” as a New Discipline

Over the past 10 years, many of us in technology companies have experienced the emergence of “DevOps.” This new set of practices and tools has improved the velocity, quality, predictability and scale of software engineering and deployment. Starting at the large internet companies, the trend towards DevOps is now…


Added by Jason Bailey on December 16, 2015 at 3:50pm — 4 Comments

Weekly Digest, December 21

Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The weekly digest has 6 sections: (1) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (2) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content.

The full version is always published Monday.…


Added by Vincent Granville on December 16, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Data-Driven Weekly #1.6

Right on cue, this past week heralded in an announcement of OpenAI, a new non-profit started by a number of tech luminaries to spearhead AI research that is publicly accessible. The motivation is that apparently these scions of capitalism lose faith in Adam Smith’s invisible hand…


Added by Brian Rowe on December 16, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

5 Data Science Leaders Share their Predictions for 2016 and Beyond

First, we list the predictions from our data scientist in residence. Then we provide predictions from leading data scientists. We invite you to add your own predictions in the comments section below.

Predictions from our data scientist in…


Added by L.V. on December 15, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

As a Data Science Blogger Does Your Opinion Count?

Summary: If you want to make yourself heard as an author in data science, consider Google Author Rank.

OK, if you blog you are by definition concerned about two things, 1.) getting your observations out there, and 2.)…


Added by William Vorhies on December 15, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Preventing Ecommerce Pricing Glitches with Automated Anomaly Detection

With the online holiday shopping season heavily underway and expected to reach $83 billion this year, online stores need to run smoothly, including having prices in order. It may sound basic, but simple computer glitches can cause pricing errors that may excite consumers, but cause major problems down the line. For example, for a few hours this summer, visitors…


Added by Uri Maoz on December 15, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Architecture of Data Science Projects

In this article, I summarize the components of any data science / machine learning / statistical project, as well as the cross-dependencies between these components. This will give you a general idea of what a data science or other analytic project is about.




Added by Vincent Granville on December 15, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Query Vs. No Query! Do You Care?

The growth of the digital economy has resulted in torrents of data. This problem will only continue because data is the language of technology. As companies continue to increase their reliance on technology, the data they create and their need to analyze it, will also increase.

The growth of data has given rise to a class of problems that we call, for lack of a better term, big data analytics. The common requirements for solving this class of problems, loosely, are:

  • Tell…

Added by Radhika Subramanian on December 15, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

24 Uses of Statistical Modeling (Part I)

Here we discuss general applications of statistical models, whether they arise from data science, operations research, engineering, machine learning or statistics. We do not discuss specific algorithms such as decision trees, logistic regression, Bayesian modeling, Markov models, data reduction or feature selection. Instead, I discuss frameworks - each one using its own types of techniques and algorithms - to solve real life problems.   

Most of the entries below are found in…


Added by Vincent Granville on December 14, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

2016 Trends in Big Data & Network Security

I attended the Carrier Network Security Strategies conference ( #CNSS2015)held by Light Reading in NYC on Dec 2. I also attended the New Jersey Tech Council’s Data Summit (#NJTechCouncil) on Dec 9. The main topics of discussion in the conference were around securing the perimeter of networks and protecting customer, carrier and network data. Here is brief summary of what I learned in these two conferences about managing and operating networks securely and protecting…


Added by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran on December 14, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Exploring the VW scandal with graph analysis

Our software partners Linkurious were excited to dive in to the VW emissions scandal case we have prepared and documented their findings in this great article, keep reading or visit the source of this article Here


The German car manufacturer admitted cheating emissions tests. Which companies are impacted directly or indirectly by these revelations? James Phare…


Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on December 14, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

5 Data Cleansing Tools


Added by Patnab on December 14, 2015 at 5:38am — 2 Comments

Be A Star Data Scientist: Certifications For Overall Excellence

The necessary skills for data scientists vary widely, depending on field and how up to date any given company’s set-up is. But in this era of increased demand for IT excellence, there are certain certifications that will help you stand out from the crowd and differentiate yourself.

The Modern Data Scientist

The modern data scientist wears many hats. This…


Added by Larry Alton on December 13, 2015 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment

Data Center Security Market to Grow 12.60% per year until 2022

Data center security solutions are essential in the operations of IT organizations and help in the management, storage, and distribution of data. Data center security systems are crucial to the continuity of workaday operations and to manage storage and information security systems. There has been a noteworthy change in the data centers market in recent years and organizations are increasingly deploying data center security solutions to improve overall…


Added by Madhuri Pawar on December 13, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

A data scientist shares his passions

\We asked our staff data scientist what motivates him, and here's what he said:

My passions:

  1. Data Science research but not in an academic or corporate environment.
  2. Developing new, synthetic metrics (to measure yield or for data reduction), and robust, simple, scalable techniques to handle big, unstructured, messy, flowing data -- avoiding the curse of big data.
  3. Offering awards to winners in our competitions.
  4. Delivering…

Added by L.V. on December 13, 2015 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

The Big Value of Weather Data in the Big Data Economy

What does a computer company want with a bunch of meteorologists?

A few weeks ago, IBM announced it was acquiring The Weather Company, which owns and Weather Underground, and the Wall Street Journal reported they were paying more than $2 billion for the privilege.

But why?

One word: data.

According to The New York Times, while The Weather Company employs many atmospheric scientists and meteorologists, nearly three-quarters of its…


Added by Bernard Marr on December 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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