Author: Vishal Kumar

Don’t let demons in your data analytics strategy fuel your halloween scare

Don’t let demons in your data analytics strategy fuel your halloween scare

When Halloween is just around the corner and the festivities smothered with zombies and goblins, the last thing data science professionals seek to see are spooky stuff in data and analytics. Businesses invests a great deal of resources to get the data analytics game right. A smooth journey from Descriptive to Predictive to Prescriptive. While we embrace the dark side of this festival, here are som... »

FREE Big Data sets (Lists and Links)

FREE Big Data sets (Lists and Links)

We did a brief research on some good resources for available data sets. We’ve captured some great list of data sets that one could access and play with. * Please let us know any missing list on comment section. http://adni.loni.ucla.edu/ http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/ http://aws.amazon.com/datasets http://baseball1.com/statistics/ http://blog.freebase.com/2010/11/10/google-refine-previously-... »

Data Analytics MOOC Courses (MOOC List)

Data Analytics MOOC Courses (MOOC List)

 Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce (Udacity) Self Paced Udacity English The Apache™ Hadoop® project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. Learn the fundamental principles behind it, and how you can use its power to make sense of your Big Data. Computer Science: Programming & Software Engineering Hadoop, MapReduce, Big Data, Programming, Data Science, Sof... »

Advanced Analytics in Hadoop

Advanced Analytics in Hadoop

On June  11 Thomas Dinsmore gave a nice outline on tools and technologies that are out there handling analytics in Hadoop. It is a must watch for anyone looking for what advance analytics Hadoop could deliver. Please find video and slides below. Synopsis What is the state of play for advanced analytics in Hadoop? A year ago, options included “roll your own” and little else; today there... »

Unraveling the Mystery of Big Data

Unraveling the Mystery of Big Data

Synopsis: Curious about the Big Data hype? Want to find out just how big, BIG is? Who’s using Big Data for what, and what can you use it for? How about the architecture underpinnings and technology stacks? Where might you fit in the stack? Maybe some gotchas to avoid? Lionel Silberman, a seasoned Data Architect spreads some light on it. A good and wholesome refresher into Big Data and what a... »

Rethinking classical approaches to analysis and predictive modeling

Rethinking classical approaches to analysis and predictive modeling

Synopsis: The speaker will address the need to rethink classical approaches to analysis and predictive modeling. He will examine “iterative analytics” and extremely fine grained segmentation down to a single customer – ultimately building one model per customer or millions of predictive models delivering on the promise of “segment of one” . The speaker will also address the... »

Looking out for Big Data Capital of the World

Looking out for Big Data Capital of the World

There have been numerous reports to identify which place provides the best ecosystem for supporting new technology. For laggards it is important to know the leaders. Study of an ecosystem where technology is thriving sheds light on multiple mini centers of excellence or best practices working in unison to together provide an ecosystem beneficial to a technology. Big data is no different. There sho... »

Surviving the Internet of Things

Surviving the Internet of Things

Synopsis: To date, we’ve largely deployed Big Data technologies to find value in data exhaust: the service data and logs generated from operating everyday services and platforms. But what happens when we increase the number of devices on the Internet by nearly an order of magnitude, each actively generating new telemetry data we did not have access to before? We’ve now gone beyond R... »

Using Topological Data Analysis on your BigData

Using Topological Data Analysis on your BigData

Synopsis: Topological Data Analysis (TDA) is a framework for data analysis and machine learning and represents a breakthrough in how to effectively use geometric and topological information to solve ‘Big Data’ problems. TDA provides meaningful summaries (in a technical sense to be described) and insights into complex data problems. In this talk, Anthony will begin with an overview of T... »

3 S for Building Big Data Analytics Tool of the Future

3 S for Building Big Data Analytics Tool of the Future

There is a huge debate on what constitutes the Big Data Analytics tool of the future and many jump in the race to try their flavor of solutions or problem solving techniques that address many critical use cases at play in Big Data laden businesses. While new businesses are working at it, what constitutes a good fundamental theory on product design strategy that could help create something for the ... »

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