During my childhood, our school librarian said that I was invited to attend a conference of writers. I felt honoured and privileged. I asked what the writers intended to ask me. She smiled and said that actually I would be asking the writers questions. Not quite sure why I would ask these people anything and why their thoughts would matter, I nodded anyways and at some point attended the most boring event imaginable for a young child. I thought I had died, I really did. I sat there…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on May 7, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
Which accounts should I follow on Twitter to stay up to date with Big Data?
This is a common question for those who want to learn about Big Data or know more about the field.
Well, it just so happened that I wanted to practise my skills with Python and with Twitter API, I have thus created a way to find and rank the most successful accounts talking about Big Data on Twitter.
Here is the…Continue
Reference to Hadoop implies huge amount of data. The intend of the data is of course to derive insights that will help businesses stay competitive. "Scoring" the data is a common exercise in determining e.g. customer churn, fraud detection, risk mitigation, etc... It is one of the slowest analytics activities and especially when very large data set is involved. There are various fast scoring products in the market but they are very specialized and/or are provided by one vendor, usually…Continue
I rarely get to use a walkie-talkie during a course in school. As the snapshot of my desktop shows on the image below, I had both a multi-line telephone and portable radio. Just before the exam, I participated in a simulation. Our tabletop exercise contained an emergency scenario: a train derailment involving the evacuation of residents. I served as the Social Services Director. Although I didn't choose this role for myself, I thought it made sense given my graduate degree in the area of…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on May 3, 2015 at 6:04am — No Comments
I created this blog to further discuss the issue of mass data assignments, a methodology that allows qualitative data events to be incorporated into metrics such as performance indicators. These assignments are routine for me now after having developed a prototype. However, I am unaware of the prevalence of this or similar techniques in the broader community. So I periodically work the topic into my blogs to help stimulate discussion. When quantitative data exists, it means that we had…
Added by Don Philip Faithful on November 22, 2014 at 8:18am — No Comments
Summary: Gartner says that predictive analytics is a mature technology yet only one company in eight is currently utilizing this ability to predict the future of sales, finance, production, and virtually every other area of the…Continue
Added by William Vorhies on August 13, 2014 at 10:54am — No Comments