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Vincent Granville's Blog – February 2012 Archive (19)

Big Data for the Public Good - Seminar Series

We are generating more data than ever before. Thanks to the data scientists who organize and analyze this information, this abundance of Big Data can be harnessed to serve the public interest in innovative ways.

Big Data for the Public Good is a four-part seminar series hosted by Code for America in San…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 29, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

STATISTICA Decisioning Platform™ Profiled in Review of Decision Management Solutions

StatSoft’s (www.statsoft.comSTATISTICA Decisioning Platform™ is the only enterprise predictive analytics and decision management software platform to…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 29, 2012 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Hadoop with Hive or a RDBMS? Learn when to use which!

Hadoop with Hive or a RDBMS? Do you know the right technology to use in Big Data Analytics?
Request this new white paper and learn when to use Hadoop, Hive and embedded MapReduce in RDBMS. Author Colin White of BI Research presents a set of scenarios outlining how Hadoop…
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Added by Vincent Granville on February 28, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Are 4% mortgage interest rates a mirage?

I believe so. Here are some interesting thoughts on this:

You talk to a mortgage adviser at (say) Wells Fargo bank. You are interested in financing, own > 50%, have 2 salaries (your wife + yourself) that represents more than 50% of the amount you want to refinance,  can make a 30% down payment and have an external income…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 21, 2012 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Attensity, Teradata and Anderson Analytics talk on the future of text analytics

The text analytic market is set to exceed £635mln as businesses look to capture customer sentiment to gain competitive advantage.

Companies from industries as diverse as financial services, pharmaceuticals and online retail are today looking to harness the voice of the customer across social networks to improve their services.

The technology to capture customer sentiment is becoming increasingly sophisticated, responsive, and flexible to distinct business needs. Despite the…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 21, 2012 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Example of Bad Analytics and How to Remedy it

This came in my mailbox as a sales pitch by Autobox, however I thought that it is interesting:

Since we are always interested in learning about how others do time series and testing how our approaches work vis-à-vis other dated procedures, we pursued the data and would like to share our results. 



Sometimes in an…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 16, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

10+ Great Metrics and Strategies for Email Campaign Optimization

This is our first article in a series about good actionable KPI's to optimize various ROI. Future articles will focuse on metrics for fraud detection, user engagement etc. This one focuses on newsletter optimization.

If you run an online newsletter, here are a number of metrics you need to track:…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 12, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

The Age of Big Data | New York Times

By . GOOD with numbers? Fascinated by data? The sound you hear is opportunity knocking.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 12, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

Australian website allows you to sell your financial spreadsheet template

We recently launched Vumero - a marketplace for Finance and Financial Modeling expertise - www.vumero.com…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

1010data Positioned in the Challengers Quadrant in Leading Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems



1010data Positioned in the Challengers Quadrant in Leading Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Pentaho Cited as a Big Data Strong Performer by Independent Research Firm

Pentaho’s Kettle data integration product cited for ‘richest functionality and most extensive integration with open source Apache Hadoop’

 

Orlando, Fla. – February 8, 2012 – Delivering the …

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Sports Analytics – Featured Case Studies at PAW – March 4-10, San Francisco

Check out these sessions featuring sports analytics at …

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Drew Rockwell, CEO of Lavastorm

1. Short Bio

I started my career in the communications industry, where I spent 20 years with a Tier 1 carrier in probably 15 different jobs across the entire organization: Marketing, Advertising, Product Management, Operations, Sales, General Management, Strategy and Business Development. I basically…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Request For Proposal: Financial Market Analysis Algorithms

Hello- 



I am contacting you to make you aware of NineSigma Request, RFP# 67977, "Financial Market Analysis Algorithms."

NineSigma, representing a multi-billion dollar IT company, invites proposals…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

One million web sites scored by Compete.com: how does Compete eliminate bias, blend multiple data sources and standardize unique counts?

Bigger, more diverse, more actionable online data

Since we started Compete, we have been continuously updating the quality and consistency of our data. With clickstream data available since 2002, and 10 terabytes of new data arriving monthly, we have amassed and organized hundreds of terabytes of daily consumer digital…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 9, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Is my car spying on me? | Orato.com

There is a little computer in your car that records information that you would not have imagined. It knows the speed you're racing down the highway, it knows whether or not you're pounding on the gas or the brakes, it knows if you're wearing a seatbelt, and so much more.

The memory is stored in this little information box, safe and sound, until you get into an accident. Very similar to the black boxes on airplanes, this box holds some very important data about a driver's…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 4, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

What Data Mining Can and Can't Do | CIO Insight

Peter Fader, professor of marketing atUniversity of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, is the ultimate marketing quant—a world-class, award-winning expert on using behavioral data in sales forecasting and customer relationship management. He's perhaps best known for his July 2000 …

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 3, 2012 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Who Are The Top 20 Influencers in Big Data? | Forbes

We are in the top 20 list :-)

A month back I used Traackr to look at influencers in mobile (look out for an upcoming piece on Kred if you are…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 3, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

DataScienceCentral.com Announces Content Partnership with Visual.ly to Expand Big Data Ecosystem

The online hub for big data practitioners also adds industry thought leader, Richard Snee, as advisor and guest editor…

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Added by Vincent Granville on February 1, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

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