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Data Science for Better Business Decisions Formula

 

After designing and building a modern data warehouse / business intelligence / data analytical ecosystem, many clients are frustrated they are unable to extract valuable, actionable insights from…
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Added by Michael Walker on December 12, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Three Stages of Analytics Adoption

 

An article from MIT entitled "Big Data, Analytics and…

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Added by Michael Walker on December 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Data Veracity

 

Data Veracity, uncertain or imprecise data, is often overlooked yet may be as important as the 3 V's of Big Data: Volume, Velocity and…

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Added by Michael Walker on November 28, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Data as Strategic Asset

Transforming into a data-driven organization - turning information into actionable insights is a three (3 ) part strategy:



• Technology – build a modern BI/DW architecture & analytics ecosystem with…

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Added by Michael Walker on November 14, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

R + Hadoop = Data Analytics Heaven

 

Hadoop (MapReduce where code is turned into map and reduce jobs, and Hadoop runs the jobs) is the most well known technology used for "Big Data" because it allows an organization to store huge quantities of data at very low…

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Added by Michael Walker on November 7, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Traditional BI vs Data Analytics Approach

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Added by Michael Walker on October 31, 2012 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

Gale-Shapley Algorithm

Al Roth along with Lloyd Shapley won the Nobel Prize for matching and the design of new types of markets. The Gale-Shapley algorithm is a cornerstone of the matching methods Al Roth pioneered. The algorithm has been extended by Roth and computer scientists including Don Knuth to apply "Matching Theory" to design…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Emerging Data Stack and Mobile Access

 

The emerging  "Data Stack" or "Data Layer" is in full transition and can be viewed and defined many different ways. The ability to capture, analyze and learn from data generated at unprecedented scale, combined with…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 10, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

Big Data Analytics Maturity Model

See: http://bit.ly/KQ1bsS

Added by Michael Walker on October 3, 2012 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Data Fundamentals

Becoming a data and evidence driven organization provides significant competitive advantage. Speed and accuracy of insight, delivered across any device including smart phones and tablets, means organizations can make better, faster decisions. The goal is for the entire organization become data…
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Added by Michael Walker on September 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Predictive, Descriptive, Prescriptive Analytics

The goal of  Data Analytics (big and small) is to get actionable insights resulting in smarter decisions and better business outcomes. How you architect business technologies and design data analytics processes to get valuable, actionable insights varies.



It is critical to design and build a data warehouse / business intelligence…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 19, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Modern BI Architecture & Analytical Ecosystems

The goal is to design and build a data warehouse / business intelligence (BI) architecture that provides a flexible, multi-faceted analytical ecosystem for each unique organization.

A traditional BI architecture has analytical processing first pass through a data warehouse.

In the new, modern BI architecture, data reaches users…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 12, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Eight Levels of Analytics for Competitive Advantage

Copyright © SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission. 

 

Optimization answers the question: How do we do things better? What is the…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 6, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Big Data Vendor Landscape

Big Data Vendor Landscape

Companies, products, and technologies included in the Big Data Landscape:

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Added by Michael Walker on August 30, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Hadoop Technology Stack

The Hadoop stack includes more than a dozen components, or subprojects, that are complex to deploy and manage. Installation, configuration and production deployment at scale is challenging.

The main components…

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Added by Michael Walker on August 22, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

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