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Michael Walker's Blog – May 2013 Archive (4)

Statistics is Dead - Long Live Statistics!

As data science evolves into a separate and distinct scientific and business discipline, there is talk about the death of traditional statistics. It is true that today's large data sets are unlike the ones we analyzed in graduate statistics classes. It is also true that big data…

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Added by Michael Walker on May 30, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Smart Data Scientists Virtualize Data

Smart data scientists use data virtualization to integrate data from many diverse sources - logically and virtualized for on-demand consumption by different data analytical applications. For example, data virtualization is used to address challenges such as rogue data marts, business…
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Added by Michael Walker on May 16, 2013 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

To Hypothesize or Not to Hypothesize

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein

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Data Science is in the early stage of development and needs to develop canons to guide…

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Added by Michael Walker on May 8, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Accumulo - Sqrrl NoSQL Secure Database

A major concern for organizations building big data analytical ecosystems is data security. One flaw of Hadoop/MapReduce and many NoSQL databases is weak security.

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Added by Michael Walker on May 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

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