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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

Data Science Revolutionizes Health Care

Health care is ripe for disruption. Overpriced, inefficient, lack of price transparency, dysfunctional regulations and a "one-size-fits-all" approach are a few of the many problems screaming for solutions. …

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Added by Michael Walker on April 25, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Should Data Science Become a Profession?

On April 10, 2013 Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro (KDnuggets), Eric Siegel (Predictive Analytics World) and Michael Walker (…

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Added by Michael Walker on April 18, 2013 at 8:36am — 5 Comments

Small Data is Beautiful

The tech marketing hype machine shouting "Big Data" has drowned out the fact that more actionable, valuable insights are likely to be found in small versus large data sets. There are a number of reasons for this phenomenon, but a major reason is the curse of big data. "Big data" means…
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Added by Michael Walker on April 10, 2013 at 8:03pm — 3 Comments

Data Scientists Draw Pictures and Tell Short Stories

Brevity is the soul of wit. Rose Business Technologies has three (3) rules of effective business communication: 1) be brief; 2) be blunt; 3) be gone. This is good counsel for data scientists.

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Added by Michael Walker on April 3, 2013 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Predictive Analytics Strategy

Predictive analytics is now sexy in the business world. While predictive analytics has many benefits and can help organizations gain competitive advantage, the hype may be causing false expectations. There is a mistaken…

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Added by Michael Walker on March 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Python Data Tools

Python is an increasingly popular object-oriented, interpreted and interactive programming language used for heavy-duty data analysis. Python is designed for ease-of-use, speed, readability and tailored for data-intensive applications.…

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Added by Michael Walker on March 21, 2013 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

In-Memory Data Grids Allow Data Science at Faster Speeds

In-Memory Data Grids (IDG) allow organizations to collect, store, analyze and distribute large, fast-changing data sets in near real-time. Organizations are increasingly using IDG's for the efficient sharing of fast-changing data across multiple sites. IDG's provide the scalability and…

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Added by Michael Walker on March 13, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Open for Comment: Proposed "Data Science Code of Professional Conduct"

We are seeking comments and suggestions on a proposed "Data Science Code of Professional Conduct".

Data science is an independent profession. Data scientists have a higher calling than just technical skills. We have a duty to use data science to make life, business and government better.…





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Added by Michael Walker on March 6, 2013 at 8:17pm — 2 Comments

Spark, Shark and Mesos Data Analytics Stack

The Berkeley Data Analytics Stack (BDAS) is an open source, next-generation data analytics stack under development at the UC Berkeley AMPLab whose current components include …

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Added by Michael Walker on February 27, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments

The Data Supply Chain and Master Data Management

The recent TDWI Keynote by Evan Levy focused on traditional…

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Added by Michael Walker on February 21, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Selecting the Right Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform

Selecting the right Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Platform for a unique organization is challenging. Each organization - both in the public and private sectors - has a legacy IT ecosystem as well as unique competencies, skills, knowledge / business processes and people. As a result, the…

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Added by Michael Walker on February 13, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Vote for the Best Big Data Analytics Platform

Vote @ http://bit.ly/WwSKeD

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Added by Michael Walker on February 7, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

The Internet of Things, Data Science and Big Data

The Internet of Things (IOT) will soon produce a massive volume and variety of data at unprecedented velocity. If "Big Data" is the product of the IOT, "Data Science" is it's soul.…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Data Science is a Team Sport

The hype of "big data" has created a mythical god called the data scientist: a lone-wolf, super-smart human with a solid foundation in computer science, modeling, statistics, analytics, math and strong business acumen, coupled with the ability to communicate findings to…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 23, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Data Science Technologies Ecosytem

See: http://bit.ly/13Fi03G

Added by Michael Walker on January 16, 2013 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Data Science Ethics & Big Data Business Models

Ray Wang's HBR piece "What a Big-Data Business Model Looks Like" asserts three basic information…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Big Data Platforms as a Service

Big Data Platforms as a Service (PaaS) lets an organization take advantage of a service providers compute power, analytical tools, store as much data as needed and pay only for resources used. Data…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 2, 2013 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

Big Data Analytics Infrastructure

Recent surveys suggest the number one investment area for both private and public organizations is the design and building of a modern data warehouse (DW) / business intelligence (BI) / data analytics architecture that provides…

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Added by Michael Walker on December 26, 2012 at 8:11am — 2 Comments

Structured vs. Unstructured Data: The Rise of Data Anarchy

Data science and business analytics works with both structured and unstructured data. Yet the future belongs to unstructured or semi-structured data from both internal and external sources.

Total Enterprise Data Growth 2005-2015…

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Added by Michael Walker on December 19, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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