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Jos Verwoerd
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Business Analytics, Marketing Databases, Web Analytics, Vizualization, Medical Statistics, Artificial Intelligence
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I'm co-founder of BigML, machine learning as a service. I'm committed to seeing more and more companies applying analytics to improve their business and enhance their customer's experience.
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8 Steps to Get Started with (Big) Data

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 2:55am 0 Comments

A previous post compared working with data to a digestive system. At BigML we think that the Big Data technology in Ingestion and Digestion (capturing data and processing data) is hyped at the expense of Absorption and Assimilation (creating new insights and putting them to action). Aquiring a new tool, installing it on your hardware and learning…


Digesting Big Data

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 4:04am 0 Comments

Big Data holds a big promise. But has that promise paid out already? Or are you heading for Big Dollar Disaster? Many take inventory of their data and find out they have terabytes of data lying around. Surely something should be done with that, so here’s how we see a lot of companies going about implementing ‘something’ for their Big Data.

  • Buy hardware, set up a cluster and install some flavor of Hadoop.
  • Break their brains to figure out how to run map-reduce…

Let's Predict the Next "Voice of..." Finalists!

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 6:25am 0 Comments

The Voice is a very successful show that runs in 28 countries around the globe. The basic concept in each version is the same: Four famous singers act as coaches. They have to select a team of vocalists through an audition process. The teams compete internally through a process of competitive elimination, until one vocalist per coach enters the Finals. There, the best vocalist of the four is declared 'The…


Comparing SaaS Machine Learning Services

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 6:32am 0 Comments

There are various offerings out there if you want to use machine learning in your analysis nowadays. Nick WIlson spent his internship at BigML comparing three SaaS Machine Learning Services (BigML, Prior Knowledge and Google Prediction API), with WEKA as a  benchmark. He wrote a series of blog posts about his findings. In his final post he gives a summary of his work, with links to the different blog posts for details. He let me re-blog his summary here.

"Part 1 -…


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