Big Data

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-... »

Musings on Strata + Hadoop World NYC 2015

Musings on Strata + Hadoop World NYC 2015

Recently my train rolled into New York’s Penn Station just ahead of the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 Conference.  Working for EMC, I have the pleasure of interacting with many big data thought leaders inside and outside of the company.  At Strata, I was able to see what other vendors are doing in the big data space. I took full advantage of the event by attending discussions, workshops, and social e... »

4 Tips to Landing Your Dream Job in Big Data

4 Tips to Landing Your Dream Job in Big Data

It is no longer enough to apply for a data-driven job armed with an engineering degree and the ability to program. Over the past few years, big data has expanded outside of IT and business analytics and into departments as diverse as marketing, manufacturing, product development and sales. As demand for data expertise grows across industries, the bar for what makes an acceptable, or better yet exc... »

Why your company's big data is not nearly fast enough

Why your company's big data is not nearly fast enough

  Back in the olden days of 2014, “big” used to be enough for big data. Just a year later, however, data also has to be fast. Really, really fast. “Big data,” of course, has never truly been a matter of data volumes. At least, not exclusively. It has also fixated on data velocity (and variety), as Gartner’s 3 V’s popularized. But knowing that data needs rea... »

Most supply chain analytics still ‘looking into rear view mirror’: Research

Most supply chain analytics still ‘looking into rear view mirror’: Research

Qlik, the visual analytics solutions provider, and Supply Chain Digest (SCDigest), the supply chain management and logistics publication, announced the findings of a global study, Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage. According to the study, the majority of today’s supply chain analytics are “looking in the rearview mirror” when it comes to evaluating performance, but realize the... »

Welcome to Smarter Basketball

Welcome to Smarter Basketball

On Thursday, 60 of basketball’s most talented prospects will realize a lifelong dream when the NBA conducts its annual draft. Karl-Anthony Towns, the Kentucky University center, has been heavily rumored to be the number one pick, but after that, it’s a bit up in the air. Among the potential picks: Jahlil Okafor, D’Angelo Russell, Emmanuel Mudiay, and Kristaps Porzingis, a versatile 7 foot 1, 19-ye... »

7 Characteristics to Look Before Hiring a Data Scientist

7 Characteristics to Look Before Hiring a Data Scientist

Data is being collected in droves, but most of the time, people don’t know what to do with it. That’s why data scientists are hot commodities in the startup world right now. In fact, between 2003 and 2013, employment in data industries grew about 21 percent — nearly 16 percent more than overall employment growth. It’s a fairly new concept, but these people are so valuable because they unders... »

Review of Autoencoders (Deep Learning)

Review of Autoencoders (Deep Learning)

An auto-encoder, autoassociator or Diabolo network is an artificial neural network used for learning efficient codings. The aim of an auto-encoder is to learn a compressed, distributed representation (encoding) for a set of data, typically for the purpose of dimensionality reduction. Architecturally, the simplest form of the auto-encoder is a feedforward, non-recurrent neural net that is very simi... »

The big data way to snag more corporate customers

The big data way to snag more corporate customers

One of the most prominent benefits of Software-as-a-Service is its ability to use Big Data to provide the service a company needs. When that SaaS involves helping the B2B community gain more connections, Big Data can provide a reliable method for businesses to strengthen conversation rates and make their sales tactics more efficient. Such is the mentality of customer management SaaS provider Sales... »

Four Ways Big Data Can Improve Customer Surveys

Four Ways Big Data Can Improve Customer Surveys

Customer surveys remain the primary source of customer feedback for many companies, despite the growth in adoption of other customer feedback sources like social media, call center conversations and emails. Customer surveys typically contain structured questions, asking customers to rate their level of satisfaction with their experience. Two popular customer surveys are relationship and transactio... »

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