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Let's Get MAD! (and share your analytic genius)

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

Question: Where is the happiest place in New York City?

Where is the happiest place in New York City? A mathematics and statistics team from the University of Vermont, with a little help from Twitter data, seems to know! (hint: UWS!)

Read the entire post …


Added by Richard Snee on March 26, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Twitter Data Scientist Takes on McDonald's Entire Menu, Survives

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."


Added by Richard Snee on March 24, 2012 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

Industry Heavyweights Battle in the "The Data Science Debate"

Industry thought leaders: 

Peter Skomoroch (LinkedIn), Michael Driscoll (Metamarkets), DJ Patil (Greylock Partners),Toby…

Added by Richard Snee on February 28, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Video: Ooyala Data Scientist, Matt Pisienski

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!

Watch the video.

Added by Richard Snee on February 22, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Data Science Central Exclusive: Get Featured in Rick Smolan's "The Human Face of Big Data"

To all members of DSC and AnalyticBridge,

I'm writing to tell you about a fascinating project taking place next month aimed at showcasing the work of professionals working in the Big Data arena.  The organizers are dispatching one hundred of the world's leading photojournalists to 30 countries in March to capture stories for a project called "The Human Face of Big Data", to show all the ways Big Data is touching peoples lives around the world.


Added by Richard Snee on February 20, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Why Midsize Businesses Shouldn't Leave Big Data to Big Businesses

I often get asked about the relevance of "Big Data" for not-so-big companies. A recent blog post at theinfobloom.com by Brandy Courtade talks about something that I believe in for all "Big Data" participants: mindset, and the importance of having a new one!

"You can tackle big data on your own scale. It won't be on the same scale as the Watson project, but wrestling that wide variety of "random" data and compiling it into something meaningful can still benefit your…


Added by Richard Snee on February 17, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

WSJ Reports: New Skills Needed For Big Data (Data Scientists)

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

Official Theme For Silicon Valley: Big Data

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

Vincent Granville - In the Top 20 List of Big Data Influencers (Forbes)

Congratulations to our Data Science Central partner, Vincent Granville of Analytic Bridge! In a recent Forbes.com post Vincent shows the power of community in the wildy growing universe of Big Data. From the post:

"It’s particularly interesting to see AnayticBridge(Vincent Granville) in there because unlike many on the list this…


Added by Richard Snee on February 3, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ooyala Video Index Report Provides Big Data Insight

I am a big fan of Ooyala, even though I cannot pronounce the name of the company properly! Here is a link to a video that has helped me with my pronunciation ailment. Ooyala Video

Ooyala has a great report available called "Video Index Report" where "analytics meets big data."  Executive Summary and key findings below:

Ooyala’s technology…


Added by Richard Snee on January 26, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments

5 Big Data Startups That Matter: Platfora, DataStax, Visual.ly, Domo, and Metamarkets

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…


Added by Richard Snee on January 10, 2012 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

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