Ecommerce sites generate tons of web server log data which can provide valuable insights through analysis. For example, if we know which users are more likely to buy a product, we can perform targeted marketing, improve relevant product placement on our site and lift conversion rates. However, raw web logs are often enormous and messy so preparing the data to train a predictive model is time consuming for data scientists.…
Added by Ayumi Owada on July 18, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Enabling cost-effective terabyte main memory along with third-party observations of a “profound” change in storage, Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory modules change the way we think about memory capacity, tiered memory, out-of-core algorithms, storage speed, and essentially what we can do on a computational “fat node” and with persistent storage.
With a growing ecosystem of more than 50 OEMs, ISVs and cloud service providers are exploring what is possible given the touted three-fold…Continue
Added by Rob Farber on July 8, 2019 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Here I want to present my new book on advanced algorithms for data-intensive applications named "Probabilistic Data Structures and Algorithms in Big Data Applications" (ISBN: 9783748190486). The detailed information about the book you can find at its webpage and below I give you some introduction to the topic this book is about.…Continue
Added by Andrii Gakhov on May 13, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments
Here I am writing my first post, I posponed it for a long time… In this article I would like to share my experience installing and testing basic Apache Kafka features. If you are new in the Big Data ecosystem let me give you some short concepts.
Kafka is a distributed streaming platform which means is intended for publish and subscribe to streams of records, similar to a message queue or…Continue
Added by Antonio Cachuan on September 28, 2018 at 8:15pm — No Comments
Recently my team embarked on a mission to make data more accessible and useful to everyone, creating free resources to utilise whilst studying, analyzing and interpreting data.
The first resource we created was 'Data Fallacies to Avoid', an illustrated…
Added by Tom Bransby on March 28, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments
If you have ever wondered or still wonder what the best job in Silicon Valley is, which ranks No. 1 on Glassdoor’s best jobs in America list for 2016 and 2017, you can stop now. Also referred to as the sexiest job of the 21st century, it’s data science.
Whether you look at the salary and packages currently being offered for this job, or the rise in demand for these professionals, the numbers still look pretty impressive. According to Glassdoor, data scientists make on average $128,549…Continue
Added by Claudia Virlanuta on February 13, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
The technology revolution of the 21st Century has opened the avenues towards many possibilities. We now have a mobile data traffic explosion on our hands, which can end up expanding growth while we move into the next decade. Due to a continuous upwards curve in the number of people using mobile phones, global mobile data…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on December 1, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments
Nowadays, companies are besieged by information and the possibilities of new IT solutions. With the rapid advancements in information technology and high speed Internet, companies now have access to huge amounts of information, processing and sharing systems regarding customers, their demographics, and their online behavior across all touchpoints on the buyer’s…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on October 31, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments
With the world changing so rapidly, every company or organization that adapts to the changes becomes an example for all others. One very recent example for all companies to learn from and implement in their own decision making is the transformation of RELX Group to a leading global information and analytics company. I mentioned in my previous article, and the…Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on October 26, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Deep Learning gets more and more traction. It basically focuses on one section of Machine Learning: Artificial Neural Networks. This article explains why Deep Learning is a game changer in analytics, when to use it, and how Visual Analytics allows business analysts to leverage the analytic models built by a (citizen) data scientist.
Deep Learning is the modern buzzword for artificial neural networks, one of many concepts…Continue
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In 1945, Count ,Richard Taaffe* a Dublin gem collector, was sorting through a set of spinel gems that he had bought, and found one that…Continue
Added by Peter Bruce on March 30, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
CIO recently published an article that highlighted a survey that was revealing. The survey, conducted in April and May, included 150 executives, from large companies of over 5,000 employees, with responsibility for making business decisions influenced by big data. The survey reports that 98 percent said their company encourages its employees to ground business…Continue
Added by Stephanie Tooker Jordan on June 13, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Today we are really happy to host a post from Ariadni-Karolina Alexiou or Caroline in short. Caroline is a Data Engineer, with deep expertise in Python for Data Applications, Web…Continue
Added by George Psistakis on May 20, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments
Getting insights from data are what everybody is looking for. How about getting insights from someone that spent 30 years in digital analytics and understanding data?
Meet Stephane Hamel. Stephane is an experienced digital analytics consultant cumulating a dozen years in the field. He…Continue
Added by George Psistakis on May 3, 2016 at 12:53am — No Comments
What does The Library of Alexandria, The Normans and a book have to do with data? I never thought about
...at Alexandria was in charge of collecting all the world's knowledge, and most of the staff was occupied with the task of translating works onto papyrus paper... 1
Or The Normans and the...
Domesday Book (Latin:…
Just a few years ago, Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) were terms generally unheard of. In 2016 they are set to revolutionise…Continue
There is an updated version (as of September 28, 2015) of my presentation
‘A Statistician’s 'Big Tent' View on Big Data and Data Science’
at http://goo.gl/tiqLQs …Continue
Added by Prof. Dr. Diego Kuonen on October 12, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments
It’s no secret that analytics are everywhere. We can now measure everything, from exabytes of organizational “big data” to smaller, personal information like your heart rate during a run.…Continue
Added by William Vorhies on September 25, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
Does your database contain dirty data? Now, before anyone starts to get flustered and thinks that we're referring to stuff like "Sleazy Internet Gals and Guys" (dot com!!), rest assured, that's not the case. For that matter, we're also not referring to data that takes bribes, been dragged through a septic tank, or is a nuclear bomb designed to spread the maximum amount of lethal radiation possible.
What we're actually talking about here is data that is out of date and flat-out wrong,…Continue
Added by Stephen Jeske on September 1, 2015 at 5:13am — No Comments
Any parent can relate to the anxiety of being encharged with a newborn completely dependent on you yet unable to communicate its needs. This worry is amplified when your baby is born prematurely and spends its first few weeks of life in the Intensive Care Nursery hooked up to cardiorespiratory monitors.
Here's the thing about cardiorespiratory monitors. These devices track a newborn’s heart rate, breathing rate and oxygenation so that nurses can attend to health problems like …Continue