I often get asked about the relevance of "Big Data" for not-so-big companies. A recent blog post at theinfobloom.com by Brandy Courtade talks about something that I believe in for all "Big Data" participants: mindset, and the importance of having a new one!
"You can tackle big data on your own scale. It won't be on the same scale as the Watson project, but wrestling that wide variety of "random" data and compiling it into something meaningful can still benefit your…
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The folks at Ooyala continue to impress with their quarterly Video Index Report. Checkout Data Scientist, Matt Pisienski's perspective. Oh, and stay tuned until the end and watch the outtakes --that's where the real story is told!
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We are generating more data than ever before. Thanks to the data scientists who organize and analyze this information, this abundance of Big Data can be harnessed to serve the public interest in innovative ways.
Big Data for the Public Good is a four-part seminar series hosted by Code for America in San Francisco and sponsored by Greenplum, a division of EMC, that explores how data scientists and change agents…Continue
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What is the best Excel to HTML converter? I've found Tableizer at http://tableizer.journalistopia.com/, it's free and it's a web app. But I'm wondering if there are other convenient solutions.
More generally, what is the best tool for format conversion (that can do ALL conversions without destroying the original format, such as changing a date into a number or worse, text format)?
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For statistical process control, a number of single charts that jointly monitor both process mean and variability recently have been developed. For quality control-related hypothesis testing, however, there has been little analogous development of joint mean-variance tests: only one two-sample statistic that is not computationally intensive has been designed specifically for the one-sided test of Ho: Mean2<=Mean1 and StDev2<=StDev1 vs. Ha: Mean2>Mean1 OR StDev2>StDev1 (see…Continue
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Social Meets Big Data Webcast - Greenplum Product Announcement
How Social, Open, and Agile is your Big Data?
Join experts from EMC and Greenplum for the announcement of new Big Data technologies, partnerships, and initiatives that will drive greater business insight and economic value from your data than ever before. You'll see for yourself how social web, open-source…Continue
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From MIT's Technology Review -
"Data science is so new that there are no textbooks on the subject, and no university curricula designed to turn out data scientists. Yet it's integral to everything from quantitative trading on Wall Street to ad targeting on the web and the optimization of real-world supply chains."
Read the entire post …Continue
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Your firm is awash in workforce data and your team of data scientists have been charged with making sense of it and extracting meaningful insights the business can use. How do you do this? There are many different approaches to analyzing workforce data to choose from but the amount of relevant insight yielded really depends on the goals of the analysis.
If the goal is to take more of a traditional approach to workforce analytics, where the same datasets are massaged to try to squeeze…Continue
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Big data must really be big to get its own White House-sanctioned research and development push.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will host a live webcastThursday at 2 p.m. eastern time to outline how the government can “help big data” with its Big Data Research and Development…Continue
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I like to think of the BA role as a broker of information, getting big picture and details from many different people, groups, executives, subject matter experts,…Continue
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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…
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Faces of Deloitte Analytics
eBay, IHG, Equifax and IBM discuss enterprise big data (June 27-28, San Francisco)…
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