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…
Added by Zach Piester on October 5, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments
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
Added by Zach Piester on October 4, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments
Observational social media research
involves analyzing social media data without intervention or interaction from the researcher. In this mode of research, you search for, look at, collect, synthesize, and analyze data that exist in the social media sphere (blogs, newsgroups, forums, message boards, and microblogs). The goal is to measure…Continue
Interested in using your skills for a good cause, a great challenge and a $25,000 prize? How about predicting the future of ALS patients?
Added by Neta Zach on August 13, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments
This post was written by Greta Roberts, CEO, Talent Analytics, Corp. on 18 July 2012. Please comment below!
After attending several analytics conferences over the last month, I’m beginning to understand an important nuance about the community we call “analytics” worked by “analytics professionals” or “data scientists.” It seems as if the defining boundary of our discipline is almost always that we data scientists apply ourselves…Continue
Added by Mike Kennedy on July 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Like many industries the Infrastructure/Security/Compliance function within large telecom companies is becoming more data driven. Here are 3 powerful use cases which vividly bring out new possibilities in Telecom big data
Telecom use case-1 : Contact centre text mining and Telecom Bandwidth throttling…Continue
Added by derick.jose on July 17, 2012 at 2:11am — No Comments
There is no question that the USA (in fact, most of the world) would be well-served with more quantitatively capable people to work in business and government. However, the current hysteria over the shortage of data scientists is overblown. To illustrate why, I am going to use an example from air travel.
On a recent trip from Santa Fe, NM to Phoenix, AZ, I tracked the various times:
Added by Neil Raden on June 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Big Data can help in mapping and understanding customer behaviors, and in developing one-to-one marketing programs or innovative services. However, Big Data is too often presented as a technological capability subsequently requiring armies of data scientists to mine and analyse data.
Yes, managing and exploiting the growing amount of internal and external data is a necessary condition to steer business performance. But it is far from a sufficient condition.
In a recent meeting…Continue
Added by Patrick Glenisson on June 16, 2012 at 6:53am — No Comments
Several members of the Talent Analytics team had the opportunity to attend Teradata's Big Analytics Conference in Boston on May 22. With a great speaker lineup, the educational and networking event offered both a technical and digital marketing track that covered the latest advancements across the big analytics ecosystem and highlighted how data-driven products and…Continue
Added by Mike Kennedy on May 28, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
Tim O’Reilly famously declared in 2005: “Data is the next Intel Inside.” It well may be that big data—the organizational skill of using data as the key driver of performance—will make the IT function the new Intel Inside, the most strategic component of any organization.
Based on the success of Google, Amazon, and eBay at the time, O’Reilly correctly asserted that database management was a core…Continue
Added by Gil Press on May 15, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments
There is a great blog post at Sigmod by Joe Hellerstein about MADlib:
MADlib is an open-source library of scalable in-database algorithms for machine learning, statistics and other analytic tasks. MADlib is supported with people-power from Greenplum; researchers at Berkeley, Florida and Wisconsin are also contributing. The project recently released a …
Added by Richard Snee on April 9, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments
Your firm is awash in workforce data and your team of data scientists have been charged with making sense of it and extracting meaningful insights the business can use. How do you do this? There are many different approaches to analyzing workforce data to choose from but the amount of relevant insight yielded really depends on the goals of the analysis.
If the goal is to take more of a traditional approach to workforce analytics, where the same datasets are massaged to try to squeeze…Continue
Added by Mike Kennedy on March 29, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments
From MIT's Technology Review -
"Data science is so new that there are no textbooks on the subject, and no university curricula designed to turn out data scientists. Yet it's integral to everything from quantitative trading on Wall Street to ad targeting on the web and the optimization of real-world supply chains."
Industry thought leaders:Continue
Added by Richard Snee on February 28, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
The folks at Ooyala continue to impress with their quarterly Video Index Report. Checkout Data Scientist, Matt Pisienski's perspective. Oh, and stay tuned until the end and watch the outtakes --that's where the real story is told!
Added by Richard Snee on February 22, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Ben Rooney, of WSJ Europe, recently posted a quick interview with EMC's Pat Gelsinger discussing Big Data. In my opinion, Gelsinger is one of the most thoughtful (and successful) high tech execs in the entire industry. His perspective on Big Data is spot on.
“We do think there is this new skill set— data scientist,” he said in an interview at a London conference he hosted on Big Data. “This will be the cool new place to be, like computer science was 30 years ago. Then we…
Added by Richard Snee on February 10, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments
According to the San Jose Mercury News writer Chris O'Brien, not only does Silicon Valley have the official theme of Big Data, but there is a data-driven revolution coming in healthcare. From the article:
It seems clear that machines, computers and software are capable of delivering a revolution in health care, a future that feels so possible and tantalizingly close. The barriers, for now, continue to be us hopelessly imperfect…
Added by Richard Snee on February 9, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments
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…Continue