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Traditional computer systems and software applications don’t have what it takes to support big data. If you want to collect, store, refine, or analyze big data, you have to have the right tools. Check out the following ten tools that are specifically designed with big data in mind.
If you know, or are willing to…Continue
When it comes to operating a successful business, customer service is often the key. The better service that a business can provide, the more success they can find. It is no longer enough to live by the idea that the customer is always right. It has become more…Continue
Added by Peter Davidson on April 26, 2016 at 1:04am — No Comments
Data environments are growing exponentially. IDC reports that compound annual growth in data through 2020 will be almost 50% per year. Not only is there more data, but there are more data sources. According to Ventana Research, 70% of organizations need to integrate more than 6 disparate data sources. At the same time, the value of unlocking that data and using it to make business decisions is also increasing. For the business user, understanding this complex data and unlocking its potential…Continue
Added by Eran Levy on November 24, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Data lineage is about tracking the flow of information. It is necessary to guarantee the quality, usability and security of your data. For large organizations, it is also a key conformity requirement. With Linkurious, it is possible to use a graph-based approach to solve these challenges.
The success of an organization depends on the quality, usability and security of its data. Want to provide amazing support to your customer? Create new products…Continue
Added by Jean Villedieu on October 13, 2015 at 1:47am — No Comments
NASA is using big data to make complex knowledge more readily available. Learn how graph visualization can help turn large corpus of documents into concrete insights.
Even in a mature and knowledge-driven organization like NASA, finding an answer to a common business issue can be frustrating. Past surveys at NASA have shown that most people have trouble finding the…Continue
Added by Jean Villedieu on August 31, 2015 at 7:14am — No Comments
DFS, ''the next big thing'' is taking North America by storm and slowly knocking on Europe's doors. The way it works is simple: sports lovers select a team of real world athletes…Continue
Added by Jure Rejec on July 28, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
The job of a data analyst nowadays has become very extensive, in its need to cover a number of different and ever-changing tasks.
A data analyst must query a variety of internal and external data sources, each with a different access protocol and format; integrate these data with results from REST and web services queried over the Internet, such as Google API or any social media channel; exchange information with business analysts, who, while lacking the deep mathematical background,…Continue
Added by Rosaria Silipo on July 14, 2015 at 2:27am — No Comments
In 2012, Harvard Business Review cited data scientist as the sexiest job of the 21st century. Just two months ago LinkedIn shared the “25 Hottest Skills that Got People Hired in 2014” – guess what type of workers possessed these skills? This attention has been followed with a slew of articles telling budding analysts the skills they’ll need to get to the top of the data scientist food…Continue
Added by Elana Roth on June 29, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments
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There is a type of text files that they are too big to be entirely loaded into the memory, yet as the data have been sorted by a certain column and if they are imported in groups according to this column, they can be all put into the memory for computing. These text files include the call detail record of a telecom company, statistics of visitors on a website, information of members of a shopping mall, etc.
A great deal of complicated code, which is difficult to maintain, is…Continue
Added by Lynn Guo on December 15, 2014 at 6:24pm — No Comments
Added by Vikas Kamra on December 1, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments
Here's a new tool that can help to bridge the business-IT divide -- Executable English.
It's a platform on the Web that can support people socially writing their own apps, by typing Executable English knowledge into browsers.
For example, here's the "source code" of an app written in executable English:
Anyone on the…
Added by Adrian Walker on November 6, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments
We all know the constant struggle between IT and business users when it comes to BI software: Business users want to access data in order to make fast decisions independently, without having to use IT as a middle man every time a new requirement arises, query is run, or data is added. Yet, IT is overwhelmed by constantly changing requests and requirements, and struggle to deliver data in an actionable time-frame. The…Continue
Added by Elana Roth on August 19, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments
If I told you all of our modern activities–posts to social media sites, transaction records, online activities, digital pictures and videos, and mobile GPS signals to name a few– leave a trail of data behind that is estimated to produce about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day, would you have a real feel for how much data that is? Even if I defined that number more clearly as 1 followed by 18 zeros, many tech veterans and savvy business leaders still have trouble digesting the scope of…Continue
Added by Elana Roth on July 31, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments
If you have your eyes set on running a company someday, you may wonder what skills you need to cultivate now, as well as the best age to make a run for the position. Well, we took data from the LinkedIn profiles of close to 1 million CEOs in the United States, and gained some great data intelligence using a business analytics software. Here’s your chance to learn what it takes to get that corner office as well as see how crunching big data of the head honchos can offer great…Continue
Added by Elana Roth on July 24, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments
Data is everywhere (that's indisputable). What I didn't realize was how often--and how subtly--personal big trails get created every day.
Case in point, I went to Kohl's to use up a free $10 rewards coupon card last weekend. While I was checking out, the cashier asked me for my phone number. I paused. I didn't understand why he needed…Continue
Added by Mar on May 5, 2014 at 8:49pm — No Comments
Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operations are of extreme importance for some industries. They are particularly crucial for airplanes, helicopters, trains and heavy production machinery (such as power plant equipment). In fact, some equipment has a lifespan of 20 to 25 years, and over the course of its usage period, for every euro spent to purchase the equipment, MRO costs will be 3 to 3.5 euros.
In this market, the distribution of MRO activities varies widely between…Continue
Added by Michel Bruley on March 10, 2014 at 2:35am — No Comments
Added by Colleen Lesovitz on October 30, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Since February's launch of my book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, I have participated in a number of video interviews that explore the topic and field of predictive analytics. Here is a sampling:
Bloomberg TV – Predictive Analytics in Four Minutes:
Added by Eric Siegel on August 21, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments
The Financial Times reviewed my book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die.
Click here to read the full Financial Times review (free membership required).
Excerpt from the book review: