Big Data can come in small packages
How can a company leverage data across multiple sources to gain valuable insight to deliver all the…
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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:
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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…Continue
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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.
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Health care is ripe for Big data disruption because of 3 reasons
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,…Continue
How big data is shaping mobile user expectations
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Added by Zach Piester on December 13, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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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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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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…Continue
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