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To Sample Or Not To Sample… Does It Even Matter?

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?  To Sample Or Not To Sample .. Does It Even Matter?

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…

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Added by Amelia Paige on April 9, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

5 Big Data Startups That Matter: Platfora, DataStax, Visual.ly, Domo, and Metamarkets

First, let me say how pleased I am to be a part of the Data Science Central community. While I was the VP of Marketing at EMC Greenplum, I had a front row seat to the dynamic and very exciting “Big Data” and “Data Science” shows. EMC Greenplum has played a pivotal role in helping organizations of all sizes start the process of orienting their businesses and decision-making around data. It has been said, and I’ll say it again –the companies that embrace the power of data and live that life…

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Added by Richard Snee on January 10, 2012 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

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