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Featured Blog Posts – April 2015 Archive (8)

4 Ways Big Data Is Transforming Healthcare

It’s hard to think of a more worthwhile use for big data than saving lives – and around the world the healthcare industry is finding more ways to do that every day. 

From predicting epidemics to curing cancer and making staying in hospital a more pleasant experience, big data is proving invaluable to improving outcomes.

This is very good news indeed – as the cost of caring has skyrocketed in recent years and is expected to continue to do so as the population ages – to the point…


Added by Bernard Marr on April 28, 2015 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

Using Big Data to Target In-Market Shoppers

Originally posted here.

Retailers know they need Big Data and are charging forward to get in the game.  But many retailers continue to face challenges. What type of data should be collected? How should the data be used to generate insights? How do I measure ROI?

Why Retailers Use Big Data

101data recently surveyed US retailers, across a range of…


Added by Vincent Granville on April 23, 2015 at 9:47am — No Comments

The data science alphabet

Guest blog post by Vincent Granville

Feel free to add your keywords. Here's a start:

The alphabet:

  • Algorithm (also: API,…

Added by Andrei Macsin on April 20, 2015 at 4:40pm — No Comments

The Surprising Things You Don’t Know About Big Data

Infographics by AdeptiaYou’re probably familiar with the terms byte, megabyte, and gigabyte — but do you know what a terabyte is? How about a petabyte, or an exabyte?

DSC Resources

  • Career: …

Added by Vincent Granville on April 15, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments

The Value of Data Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS)

Data Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) represents a new approach to efficiently blend people, processes and technologies.  A customizable dPaaS with unified integration and data management enables organizations to harness the value of their data assets to improve decision outcomes and operating performance.

dPaaS provides enterprise-class scalability enabling…


Added by Gabriel Lowy on April 2, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments

Data Center Efficiency Analytics

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software manages the data centers that run the software-driven economy.  With users – both employees and customers – increasingly engaging with company apps and websites via mobile devices, managing data center capacity and efficiency has become strategic.

IT teams face conflicting challenges.  On one hand, they try…


Added by Gabriel Lowy on April 2, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments

Spark Turns Five Years Old!

Originally posted by (creator of Apache Spark) in databricks

Today, we’re celebrating an important milestone for the Spark project — it’s now been five years since Spark was…


Added by Livan Alonso on April 2, 2015 at 6:59am — No Comments

13 New Trends in Big Data and Data Science

Guest blog post by Vincent Granville

Based on requests from clients - vendors of data processing platforms and products - as well as trends in popular blogs,  job postings, and my own reading. Here are a few topics recently gaining strong traction (items beyond #13 were recently added)::…


Added by Mike Beneth on April 1, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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