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February 2015 Blog Posts (8)

Data Quality Determines Decision Outcomes

Big data does not change the relationship between data quality and decision outcomes.  It underscores it.

The elegance of analytics systems and processes lies not in the gathering, storing and processing of data.  Today’s technology has made this relatively easy and common.  Rather it is in the integration and management to provide the highest quality data in…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on February 24, 2015 at 12:47pm — 1 Comment

Big Data: The 4 Layers Everyone Must Know

Big Data still causes a lot of confusion in people's heads: What really is it? What is new and what is old wine in new bottles? In order to bring a little more clarity to the concept I thought it might help to describe the 4 key layers of a big data system - i.e. the different stages the data itself has to pass through on its journey from raw statistic or snippet of unstructured data (for example, social media post) to actionable insight.

The whole point of a big data strategy is to…

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Added by Bernard Marr on February 23, 2015 at 3:35pm — No Comments

BigData in Oil and Natural Gas industries

     In this article I am going to discuss about complete view of using big data and analytics techniques over vast geological survey data, as they are applied to the oil and gas industry. There is always a need for optimization in the oil and gas exploration and production which includes finding, locating, producing and distribution stages as the gathered data shows how data…

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Added by VINU KIRAN .S on February 20, 2015 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Hybrid Data Center Strategy

Rapidly changing market dynamics and increased GRC (governance, regulatory and compliance) requirements are pressuring more IT departments to evolve toward a hybrid data center strategy.  A hybrid data center approach lets organizations retain and fully amortize legacy infrastructure, while curbing capital expenditures on new data centers.  It also provides the…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on February 19, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The White House Names Dr. DJ Patil as the First U.S. Chief Data Scientist

Originally posted on WIRED

Today, I am excited to welcome Dr. DJ Patil as Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist here at the White House in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. President Obama has prioritized bringing top technical talent like DJ into the federal government to harness the power of technology and innovation to help…

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Added by Livan Alonso on February 18, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

20 Big Data Repositories You Should Check Out

This is an interesting listing created by Bernard Marr. I would add the following great sources:

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Added by Mike Beneth on February 17, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

What Big Data means at LinkedIn?

Guest blog post by Michel Bruley

LinkedIn was founded in 2003, is currently revenue 243 million and employs 1797 people. This is not what we call a large company. However, LinkedIn has 175 million members in 200 countries including 50% outside the U.S., two new members join the network every second, and analysts said that all "executive" of the Global 500 are members. Under these conditions,…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on February 11, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Big data versus smart data, what is your choice? Do you think smart data will eventually win?

Guest Blog post by Jean-Paul Rasson

Much of the explosion of big data has been driven by increased efficiency in sever performance, memory cost, distributed architecture improvements (cloud, and truly parallel databases, e.g. noSQL) and essentially, by how much it costs to process a terabyte of data, both in terms of memory and bandwidth resources.

However, most of the very big data is very sparse, from an…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on February 3, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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