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Fooled by Twitter Data

Data scientists must always remember that data sets are not objective -  they are selected, collected, filtered, structured and analyzed by human design. Naked and hidden biases in selecting,…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 7, 2013 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Tableau and Data wrangler have a child

Hi - we'd love to get your feedback on a new product oinoi we're building.



We do analytics work for mobile carriers in Africa. Our work consists in building advanced dashboards. We do it with Tableau and we love the tool. However, building nice visualizations requires a long & tedious work of getting the data into shape (merge data sources, clean, aggregate, clean, format, etc). We haven't found yet a tool to make…

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Added by Antoine Bruyns on September 5, 2013 at 9:34am — 3 Comments

What is a data warehouse? How do we get Business Intelligence?

Understanding how data converts from data to information to intelligence can be seen in the flow across the databases in an enterprise. What is a data warehouse? How do we get Business Intelligence? In this video I explain the high level view of how large corporations like Dell evolve their data to the front-end BI applications.

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Added by Mitchell A. Sanders on August 27, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Probably Predictive

There’s been a great deal of discussion over the past several weeks regarding data mining and predictive models.  Terms like “meta data” and “algorithm” are fast moving from the domain of IT practitioners and into the realm of water cooler discussion.  This might be a good opportunity to briefly review some of these concepts in order to better understand data mining practices and standards.

First, some terms.  

Meta Data - refers…

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Added by James Sullivan on August 15, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

wind power economics, check out the bidding profile of wind power generators

electricity Analytics

using large datasets from PJM, R , javascipt , we have provided

a categorical data representation of the bidding pattern followed by wind power generators.

please provide feedback.

thanx

Parag Patil

co-founder

KW Energy 

Added by Parag Patil on July 3, 2013 at 7:15am — No Comments

M2M + Big Data Analytics = Unlocking Blue Ocean Opportunities at the intersect

M2M + Big Data Analytics = Unlocking Blue Ocean Opportunities at the intersect

When human beings got connected, it unlocked a whole new set of possibilities and companies like facebook, linkedin etc came up with solutions which had never been there before.

The ability of machines to interact with each other promises to unlock a whole new set of opportunities unprecedented in our history

What are some real life examples of M2M…

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Added by derick.jose on July 1, 2013 at 5:40am — 1 Comment

Privacy vs. Security and Data Science

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." – Benjamin Franklin

Recent revelations concerning the…
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Added by Michael Walker on June 12, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Predictive Modeling is Useless!

If you’re a modeler, you might say, “who the heck is this guy telling me that my precious thing is useless?” Wait a minute. I will explain later. If you’re new to this, let me tell you what predictive modeling is: It is the power to predict the future. Like a prophecy, except its using data, lots of them. Sounds cool? Yes, but it’s useless. Sad? Me too. I’m also a modeler.



Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, I was preaching in front of senior management on how we could get… Continue

Added by Eka Aulia on June 6, 2013 at 10:05pm — 1 Comment

Data Scientists Sometimes Fool Themselves

The easiest person in the world to fool is yourself. Data scientists sometimes fool themselves - in matters trivial and important. Thus, I strongly suggest that we acknowledge real or subconscious biases in ourselves, the data, the analysis and group think. It is prudent for data science teams to have…

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Added by Michael Walker on June 6, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Analytics and the Indian Market- Good things ahead

Data is being collected everywhere around us. This data is analyzed and used to impact B2C and B2B markets in traditional and nontraditional sectors in ways we never imagined. Indeed Analytics has proven itself to be an essential tool for any organization, influencing every decision and impacting every stakeholder.

But what exactly does this big Analytics boom mean for India specifically? Well the outlook is extremely bright and here is just why:

We Have The…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on May 21, 2013 at 6:09am — No Comments

CMOS SOON TO HAVE MORE I.T. BUDGET THAN THE CIOS; SHIFT ATTRIBUTED TO MARKETING ANALYTICS

The marketing professional’s paradigm is quickly evolving as more are using analytics to expand strategy. According to Gartner by 2017, the CMO of a company will spend more on IT than the…

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Added by Ben Gold on April 25, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

LEVERAGING PRIVACY SETTINGS TO SALES DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR EFFICIENT INSURANCE MARKETING

Relationships are built on trust and mutual understanding – if a company wants customers to trust them with their data, the company must foster that trust. Data governance and sensitivity about your customers’ data must be enforced internally and communicated externally – to your customers.

When…

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Added by Ben Gold on April 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

CENTRALIZING CUSTOMER DATA ENSURES EFFECTIVE INSURANCE MARKETING

Relationships are built on trust and mutual understanding. Building a 360 degree customer data profile facilitates the marketers’ understanding of their customers.  This in turn, helps marketers provide their customers the best experience and service, target product offerings, and produce relevant communications. The key to building a 360-degree customer profile is aggregating as much relative data as possible.  Centralizing the 360-degree profile in an easily accessible and robust…

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Added by Ben Gold on April 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Big Data, Fast Data, Smart Data

Big data needs to be fast and smart. Here’s why.

 

DAUNTING DATA

Every minute, 48 hours of video are uploaded onto Youtube. 204 million e-mail messages are sent and 600 new websites generated. 600,000 pieces of content are shared on Facebook, and more than 100,000 tweets are sent. And that does not even begin to scratch the surface of data generation, which spans to sensors, medical records, corporate databases, and…

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Added by Alissa Lorentz on April 12, 2013 at 5:18am — No Comments

Overcoming Big Data Challenges in the Enterprise

2.7 zetabytes of data exist in the digital universe today according to recent IBM case studies. Yes, you heard right. I said zetabytes; 10^21 bytes or 1,000x larger than an exabyte (which itself is a billion times larger than a gigabyte). From a visual perspective, if the cup of coffee on your desk was equivalent to one gigabyte, a zetabyte would have the same volume as the Great Wall of China. Now multiply that number…

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Added by Kyle Herring on March 13, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Unstructured Data Really Isn't

Unstructured Data Really Isn’t

Bradley S. Fordham, PhD (www.linkedin.com/in/drbradleyfordham)

The (ART+DATA) Institute

The term “unstructured data”, is truly an oxymoron.  All data has structure, and in fact most data has multiple structures…

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Added by Zach Piester on March 10, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments

New York City’s $15M Big Data Partner

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a recent press conference detailed a new $15M partnership  to tackle the increasing volume of big data to increase New York’s capacity for applied sciences and potential for economic growth.  The agreement will create 440,00 square feet of new space dedicated to big data education and training, as well as the addition of 75 big data research specialists.

Dr. Kathleen McKeown and Dr. Patricia Culligan were selected to lead the new…

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Added by J. David Morris on February 15, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments

The Impact of Big Data Analytics on Healthcare & Your Health

The Impact of Big Data Analytics on Healthcare & Your Health

 

Often we take good health for granted.  However if you or a loved one has ever experienced a sever injury, disease, or other health event, it is often a life changing occurrence, which turns one’s life upside down.  Today, there is more information available to patients to understand the symptoms, outline event progression, and summarize treatment options thanks to the Internet.  However, there is…

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Added by J. David Morris on February 14, 2013 at 11:09am — 2 Comments

The Big Data Tidal Wave - How Technology is Shaping the way Finanical Services Companies Operate

Technology to store, manage, search and analyze Big Data leaps to the top of the agenda for Financial Institutions as enterprise NoSQL databases come of age.

Financial Institutions are focused on initiatives to survive in a world where regulatory pressure, risk mitigation and increasing volumes of data continue to pressure legacy infrastructures. Improved…

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Added by Tony Agresta on January 27, 2013 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

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