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We’ve just wrapped up another eventful season of the annual phenomenon that is the Indian Premier League. Records were broken, trophies and caps won, and careers and fortunes made in a span of 6 high-octane weeks. Fans, being the lifeblood of any successful sporting event, were given extra-special attention this time around. The millions of tweets that social-media savvy fans across India tweeted during the tournament formed a veritable growing corpus of social content that was used through…Continue
Added by Farid Jalal on June 27, 2014 at 12:42am — No Comments
During Big Data Week 2014 I had the pleasure of talking to Michael Dulin of Carolina’s HealthCare System about their work using data to improve healthcare outcomes.
Q: I am sure that your healthcare system’s advanced analytics group, Dickson Advanced Analytics, did not happen overnight. What were the drivers for Carolinas HealthCare System to focus on predictive…Continue
Added by Dr. Roy Marsten on June 24, 2014 at 12:44pm — No Comments
Each county within a state in the US maintains strict accounting standards with regards to cash inflows and outflows namely revenue and expenses. There are various funds institutionalized to serve this purpose for various categories such as education, energy, environment, health and human services, housing and community development etc. The governmental fund concept means that:
Added by mohans on June 20, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments
Not long ago, a business plan that I proposed using Big Data is rejected by a judge who thought that the critical issue of the plan is that it needs a reliable source of data. Well said. Given that Data is the critical aspect, what are the business models available around big data, here are my very short synthesis of things:
Data as Process by-product for Continuous…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Ng on June 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Words Like Data Lake or Big data are taking on the world these days. Let’s try to understand what they actually means
Data Lake - A data lake is a storage repository that holds a vast amount of raw data in its native format. A data lake uses a flat architecture to store data. Each data element in a lake is assigned a unique identifier and tagged with a set of extended metadata tags. When a business question arises, the…Continue
Added by Vishal Sharma on June 16, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
What do law enforcement, sports, healthcare, retail and agriculture all have in common? Thanks to big data and advanced analytics, these are just a few industries where predictive modeling is poised to change the playing field.
Big data keeps getting bigger. And continual advances in computing, warehousing and associated technologies make it ever more useful. We know more about the behaviors of people and the outcome of events than ever before. Cloud computing, SaaS and smart…Continue
What is Hadoop? It’s another wacky name for an open-source software project, but Hadoop was also a significant advancement in the way that companies, governments, and organizations can collect, store, and process data. Companies like Cloudera, Hortonworks, and others have emerged to deliver professional level, Hadoop-based data solutions for the enterprise, while many organizations have built successful Hadoop implementations on their own.
Where the traditional model for data storage…Continue
Added by Radhika Subramanian on June 11, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Video Analytics, also referred to as Video Content Analysis (VCA), is a generic term used to describe computerized processing and analysis of video streams. Computer analysis of video is currently implemented in a variety of fields and industries; however the term “Video Analytics” is typically associated with analysis of video streams captured by surveillance systems. Video Analytics applications can perform a variety of tasks ranging from real-time analysis of video for immediate detection…Continue
Cloud Computing = Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) + Platform as a Service (PaaS) + Software as a Service (SaaS)
Cloud computing, also known as Cloud Technology, Cloud Applications or Cloud-based services. Cloud Computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. Examples of cloud-based services include customer self-scheduling,…Continue
Added by Vishal Sharma on June 11, 2014 at 8:01am — No Comments
In our day to day life, we come across a large number of Recommendation engines like Facebook Recommendation Engine for Friends’ suggestions, and suggestions of similar Like Pages, Youtube recommendation engine suggesting videos similar to our previous searches/preferences. In today’s blog post I will explain how to build a basic recommender System.…
Added by suresh kumar Gorakala on June 5, 2014 at 10:55pm — No Comments
This year has been a very disappointing year for share holders of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) to say the least. Can you believe, as the markets are making new all time highs seemingly everyday, the behemoth search engine and ad company that is Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), is negative year to date. Its a bit hard to believe, as this was one of the market darlings of 2013 returning just over 58%.
So what has happened to this company that was so loved by wall street and silicon…Continue
Added by Nicholas Santiago on June 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Emcien founder and Chief Scientist Dr. Roy Marsten contributed this piece to Wired. Read the original Big Data article here.
Death. Many of the discussions around data revolve around death. These discussions are typically pretty mundane. Why do phone calls die? Why do banks go out of…Continue
Added by Radhika Subramanian on June 3, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Why BIG data is consider such a big thing. It was always there however technocrats or technology people oversee or dare I say failed to see it. Now in last few years we evolve our understanding on “How data can be used by different analytical techniques like Predictive analysis to leverage it in different business fields like Marketing, Sales, Product design etc.” However this is not what has to be discussed in this blog what is intended is to discuss BIG data storage…Continue
Added by Vishal Sharma on June 2, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments