Data Intelligence, Business Analytics
HOPKINTON, Mass., Dec. 5, 2011 -- EMC Corporation today unveiled the findings of the largest-ever global survey of the data science community. Spanning the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, India and China, the EMC Data Science Study reveals and quantifies a rampant scarcity across the globe for the prerequisite skills necessary for a company to capitalize on the opportunities found at the intersection of Big Data and data analytics. Only one-third of companies are…Continue
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Turbo Mapreduce (Or How to Run Sawzall on 1 Terabyte of Text in 7 Seconds)
By Silvius Rus, on behalf of the Cluster Team at Quantcast
A few weeks ago I was talking to our CTO. I was looking for wisdom on how to convince Java users to start programming in a new language. We had just ported Sawzall, a highly productive mapreduce language from Google, to run on our proprietary Mapreduce cluster based loosely on Hadoop. Even though Sawzall…Continue
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A new affordable Springer_Briefs book "Healthcare Management Engineering: What Does This Fancy Term Really Mean? The Use of Operations Management in Healthcare Settings" is now…Continue
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It is certainly true that texting while driving (by young driver) is dangerous, and increases the risk of accidents. However how do we assess car crash risks?
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This week another analytics company raked in a fresh round of funding. This time it was entity-oriented text analytics software provider, Digital Reasoning. While the amount has not been publicly stated, the small Tennessee-based company has scored some major federal contracts since 2004—and with the new investment claims it will be…Continue
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Welcome to the UC Irvine Machine Learning Repository!We currently maintain 211 data sets as a service to the machine learning community. You may view all data sets through our searchable interface. Our old web site is still available, for those who prefer the…
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The idea that big data is going to change business is gradually taking hold in the ranks of senior management, and budget dollars are starting to flow. But there is a massive mismatch between how money is being spent and the support needed for activities that will…Continue
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By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD | New York Times – Wed, Dec 7, 2011 12:23 PM EST.
There’s no hiding now.
Anyone who has recently applied for a mortgage knows that lenders are already looking much more closely at your financial affairs. But soon, they’ll be able to easily delve into the deepest recesses of your financial life, accessing information that never before appeared on…Continue
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Interesting articles from the Postmorten-ediscovery blog (http://postmodern-ediscovery.blogspot.com/):
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There are many languages and frameworks that sit on top of MapReduce, so it’s worth thinking up-front which one to use for a particular problem. There is no one-size-fits-all language; each has different strengths and weaknesses.
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Posted on behalf of Joe Ferrary, Horn Group.
According to the recent landmark McKinsey Big Data study, by 2018 one in two US jobs requiring deep analytical skills will go unfilled, and there will also be an under-served demand for 1.5 million business managers and analysts “who can ask the right questions and consume the results of the analysis of big data…Continue
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In the real world rarely a problem can be solved using just a single algorithm, more often a solution is a chain of algorithms where the output of the former is the input for the follower.
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With health care and medical fraud costing consumers over $100 billion dollars in the United States alone, there has never been a more important time for…
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This article was published in many publications / newspapers over the last few days, see e.g. http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/12/06/many-earths-out-there-nearly-all-kepler-planets-may-be-real-deal/.
What's very interesting is that planet detection is based entirely on statistical technology: the planets can't be seen no matter how powerful your…Continue
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This contest is focused on forecasting Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P500) closing prices from 1st January, 2012 to 31st March, 2012. Its the first of many aimed at building a quality market prediction engine.Prizes include one for community participation and collaboration.
Timelines: The contest will begin on November 28th, 2011 and the final date of submission of entries will be December 30th,…Continue
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By Brian Bloch | Investopedia – Fri, Nov 25.
It is no secret that various people or bodies within the financial services industry will say or write whatever will sell the products, rather than what is actually true and correct. For this reason, buyers may be more inclined to rely on what they think is hard evidence – in the form of statistics and charts. Regrettably, one…Continue
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