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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

Giviing Big Data Publishing the Royal Treatment

A NoSQL database from MarkLogic provides the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) with the ability to unlock a treasure trove of assets.  Now the RSC can publish three times as many journals and four times as many articles. It also gave the Society the ability to develop new educational applications to make chemistry accessible to a wider audience.

Modern approaches to information products replete with full text search have the power to transform your business.  Built on an enterprise…

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Added by Tony Agresta on January 18, 2013 at 5:55am — No Comments

Leveraging all data, big and small, for effective insurance marketing

Excellent customer communications is now a recognized component to drive sales and give Insurance companies the competitive advantage. Here are some tips when utilizing analytics to solve marketing solutions while keeping the customer in mind:

 

  • Create a single profile of the customer. Use big data and data management strategies, such as refining existing platforms to provide the ability to…
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Added by Ben Gold on January 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Database Revolution - The Future of Information Publishing

Here’s a brilliant presentation from Mike Bowers, Principal Engineer at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  It accomplishes two major objectives; Mike reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the five major classes of databases today (relational, dimensional, object, graph and document).  He then dissects the major NoSQL databases on the market including MarkLogic, Mongo, Riak, Cloudant/Couch DB and Cassandra.  How do they stack up? Are they enterprise ready?  If developer…

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Added by Tony Agresta on January 4, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments

The Curse of the Bell Curve Part 1

The ‘Bell curve’ or the ‘Gaussian bell curve’ is one of the fundamental concepts on which most of the statistical analysis is based. From social sciences to astronomy to financial services- most of the application of statistics in the real world relies on the assumption that the data being analysed is distributed in the shape of the bell curve.

What does…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on January 3, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

5 Disuptive Health Care Big Data Use Cases

Health care is ripe for Big data disruption because of 3 reasons

Reason-1 : It has large pools of  untapped data pools which are not “juiced” for patient care intelligence
Reason-2 : Healthcare is definitely ripe for disruption using advanced data analytic
Reason-3 : The outcomes of disruptive transformation touch people in a very human way
In this blog we will share 5 sample use…
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Added by derick.jose on January 3, 2013 at 7:59pm — 1 Comment

Political Campaign Data Science

Yesterday, there was a meetup in Arlington on Political Campaign Data Science with a panel of four experts to talk about their work. As we have all heard, the 2012 Presidential election was steeped in data like never before, with the Obama campaign in particular using advanced analytical methods to target voters, and with Nate Silver and other polling aggregators providing fascinating insights into the dynamics of the campaign. Sasha Issenberg,…

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Added by Janet Dobbins on December 19, 2012 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

Bigger Than Big Data? Mobile User Expectations

How big data is shaping mobile user expectations

 

By Jeff Hasen

Hipcricket Chief Marketing Officer, Thought Leader (ART+DATA) Institute and author of Mobilized Marketing: Driving Sales, Engagement, and Loyalty Through Mobile…

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Added by Zach Piester on December 13, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

8 TESTS TO DECODE BUSINESS ACCUMEN OF A DATA SCIENTIST

A data scientist at Flutura has to wear multiple hats in order to deliver next generation analytical solutions in the sectors we operate in namely energy, telecom, digital and health care industry. In order to do that he/she has to wear 3 hats

-         The BUSINESS  hat

-         The MATH hat

-         The DATA hat

Most of the time it’s easy to fathom the depth of the data scientists math / algorithmic knowledge and the depth of…

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Added by derick.jose on December 8, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Big data Analytics – A disruptive technology !!

Big data is the most talked term these days in the analytics world. It will have big transformative impact on all the aspects of the business.

Most of the companies now have realized that there is a huge competitive advantage in analyzing the humongous data quickly & effectively for future insights.
Big data analytics is the disruptive technology…
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Added by Sandeep Raut on November 24, 2012 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Keeping Singapore Green with Data and Design

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Added by Zach Piester on November 13, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Article: Data Mining Misconceptions - The 50/50 Problem

When creating a predictive model, data miners need to “tune” it to make the right kind of mistakes.  Setting the cut-off point between ‘promising’ and ‘unpromising’ depends a lot on our client’s biggest concern -- missed opportunities or false alarms.

Data Mining Misconceptions #1: The 50/50 Problem…

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Added by Daniel R. Graettinger on November 8, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Analytics on Unstructured data – Twitter, Facebook and Social Media

Quoting Wikipedia: - Unstructured Data (or unstructured information) refers to information that either does not have a pre-defined data model and/or does not fit well into relational tables. Unstructured information is typically text-heavy, but may…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on October 18, 2012 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Start-up? Start with a Big Data mindset

 BY EDWARD BOUDROT




Big Data can come in small packages



  How can a company leverage data across multiple sources to gain valuable insight to deliver all the…
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Added by Zach Piester on October 11, 2012 at 7:18am — No Comments

32 Big data "gotchas" from the trenches in exactly 3 words



1.Usecase ! Usecase ! Usecase



2.Decode intent proxies!



3.Think "20-100 X Scalability" blindspots



4.Actions not insights



5.Frame unanswered questions !



6.Embedd MachineLearning processes !



7.Humanize analytical output !



8.Ingest unstructured data



9.Quantify $ impact !…

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Added by derick.jose on October 9, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Baseball + Big Data is actually DATABALL

BASEBALL + BIG DATA

Stories

BY DAVE FEINLEIB



Moneyball = Databall

Many a baseball fan has read or seen the movie based on the book Moneyball, Michael Lewis’ bestseller about using analytics to assemble a…

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Added by Zach Piester on October 5, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

The Hastings Effect: How The Netflix Big Data Approach Is Transforming Education

How The Netflix Big Data Approach Is Transforming Education.



Netflix is known for its personalized recommendations. By analyzing data on what you and other people have watched, they know what movie to recommend to you next. Customers are happy because they get suggestions for movies they like. Netflix is happy because you’re more likely to watch another movie, according to Mohammad Sabah, who spoke at the Hadoop Summit. Now that same approach is changing how colleges…

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Added by Zach Piester on October 5, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Apple. Big Data. Big Design.

Apple. Better Design, Deeper Insights

Apple created the most valuable company in history with this philosophy. Each and every Apple product communicates back to the Apple data warehouse about its usage seamlessly, with the customer’s tacit agreement. The oceans of data gathered through the Operating System, Genius, iTunes, and AppStore are then used to craft elegant, useful products like MacBookAir, iPhone, and iPad, which then provide even more extensive insights into…

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Added by Zach Piester on October 4, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments

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