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Added by Vincent Granville on July 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Data Scientists Wanted to Create New Tech Tools for Our Cities

Are you a hacker with a huge heart? Code for America is looking for developers, data scientists, designers, researchers, and product managers for its 2014 Fellowship. We connect talented technologists with municipal governments to explore new ways of resolving local challenges and create new web apps.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 30, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

We need your vote for Teradata Aster

as a Favorite New Product of 2013! (An External Award Acknowledgement)

Voting will take less than 2 minutes! Deadline is 11:59pm EDT August 9th.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 27, 2013 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Update about our data science competition

What seemed to be an untractable problem involving trillions of quadrillions of computations - far more than required to process all the data produced or collected on Earth since the beginning of times - has been reduced to something computationally feasible and even possibly quite simple. One applicant…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

My first impression about the Microsoft Surface

I was offered a surface for father's day this year. I had an old iPad that I've used for several years, and I was curious to know if you can use the Surface just like a Windows laptop. While it has great features, faster Internet, and much more, the answer is clearly no.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 21, 2013 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

DUI arrests decrease after state monopoly on liquor sales ends

This is another example where, if you lack analytic skills, you will jump to the wrong conclusions. This news article was published in MyNorthWest. It's about the new law that went into effect a year ago in WA, allowing grocery stores to sell hard liquor. Here we provide 16 reasons that…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 20, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Botnets in the cloud: the new generation of spammers

Big data and data science is not just for good guys. If properly leveraged, it also provides competitive advantages for criminals, over their competitors, or to avoid detection.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 17, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 11, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Interesting database questions

I am not an expert in database design, since most of my career I have worked with alternate data storage / data access solutions. But one of the very first projects I had to do back in 1985 when I was a student was to write the code for a fully functional database architecture, in Pascal, from scratch. You will probably find some of my questions naive, and some intriguing.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 8, 2013 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Big Data and Meaningful Storage Metrics

Big data has the potential to alter the calculus by which data management groups buy, manage, and structure information storage. 

Article originally published on TDWI, by Stephen…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 8, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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