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Vincent Granville's Blog – February 2014 Archive (15)

Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast 2013-2017

Originating Author: Jeff Kelly. Originally published on Wikibon.org.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 19, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

20 short tutorials all data scientists should read (and practice)

The new, completed version of this Data Science Cheat Sheet can be found here.

We are now at 20, up from 17. I hope I find the time to write a one-page survival guide for UNIX, Python and Perl.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 15, 2014 at 7:00am — 12 Comments

Interview with Dr. Roy Marsten, the Man Shaping Big Data

By Vincent Granville

Dr. Roy Marsten, author of more than 30 papers on computational optimization in academic journals, has been a professor at MIT, Northwestern, University of Arizona, and the Georgia Institute of Technology before becoming a Big Data entrepreneur, founding several companies. Today, he has taken his…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 14, 2014 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Proposal for bulk email processing

Bulk email represents one of the largest portions of legitimate email (spam is not included in this category). Sending bulk email requires a lot of bandwidth, and technical expertize to obtain high delivery rates. Newsletters that you are subscribed to, are typically sent via newsletter management companies, such as Vertical Response, MailChimp, Constant Contact or iContact. It is also expensive, with $10,000 per…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The top 1% data users consume 99% of all the data being produced. True or false?

True or false? What would be your numbers, in your opinion? And how do you define data user, even data? Is most of the data dormant and getting deleted even before being processed or summarized to feed some reports, actions or decisions?

Also, not all data is equal, comparing sensor data (very big) with…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interesting cartoons

Here are a few ones:…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Weekly Digest - February 17

Sponsored Announcement

Predictive Analytics World, March 16-21, 2014 in San Francisco is the business event for predictive analytics professionals, managers and commercial practitioners, covering today's commercial deployment of predictive analytics, across industries and across software vendors. The…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 13, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Big data is cheap and easy

Big data is not expensive. You can process 10 terabytes of data per year on collocated servers using open source tools (Python - I do it in Perl), using your own home-made Hadoop system if needed, to score 100 billion transactions, all for less than $1,000 per year. It requires a bit of…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 12, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

10 questions about big data and data science

Open ended-questions. What are your thoughts, how would you answer the following questions? Feel free to select a few of these questions (or create your own) and provide an answer in the "Comments" section. I'll add my own answers in the next few days.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 8, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Weekly Digest - February 10

Starred articles are written by DSC staff.

Sponsored Announcement

Expand your Big Data skillset. Wiley offers a range of Big Data books covering the practical and theoretical aspects of…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 6, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

2013 Data Science Salary Survey, by O'Reilly

How much money do successful data scientists or analysts make, and which tools increase their salaries most? O’Reilly Media surveyed hundreds of Strata Conferenceattendees on both coasts for its first annual …

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 6, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Possibly the most terrifying fraud scheme to efficiently steal all your money

This is potentially one of the worst nightmares for security experts. This type of fraud has been observed in the context of click fraud, but the payload potential is far bigger if it ever gets implemented to steal bank account…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 4, 2014 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

California regulator seeks to shut down ‘learn to code’ bootcamps

If you provide online training, it's very easy to move your business out of California. None of these regulators are qualified to assess whether the training/content meet standards: they don't even know what data science means. Also, the tons of regulations that they have enacted apply to very traditional school settings. To qualify, you must send plans of the…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 2, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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