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Big data is most often defined by volume, velocity and variety. But it is veracity, validity and value that are big data’s real 3Vs. For it’s the information we glean from data that yields better decisions.
The big risk in the big data hype is that we don’t focus on the value – and quality – of the data we are storing and analyzing. We will expend a lot of cost and energy to generate a low return on all of that data because the models and algorithms they drive will serve no more…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on February 20, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments
In the current context of fierce competition, in order to maintain their position, large companies must use a variety of means: service commitments, multichannel approach, extensive monitoring of the supply chain until the last kilometer, digital communication, shop connection, website, call center, customer loyalty program, community animation, products and prices personalization, etc.. But above all they must continually put the customer at the heart of their strategy, and make it as…
Added by Michel Bruley on February 18, 2014 at 12:29am — No Comments
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is the branch of computer science focused on developing systems that allow computers to communicate with people using everyday language. NLP is considered as a sub-field of artificial intelligence and has significant overlap with the field of computational linguistics. It is concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages.
Natural language generation systems convert information from computer databases…Continue
Added by Michel Bruley on January 16, 2014 at 12:22am — No Comments
Razorfish Inc. is one of the largest interactive marketing agencies in the world; it is part of Publicis Groupe. The agency provides different types of services, web development, planning and media buying, advertising using all kinds of media, including mobile, and emerging media, social marketing activities, etc.; as well as studies and analyzes of the impact of communication programs.
Razorfish has more than 2,000 employees worldwide, with offices in the United States in…
Added by Michel Bruley on December 18, 2013 at 12:32am — No Comments
We’ve reached an age in which technological capabilities can analyze virtually anything, including Big Data. While this should be viewed as a major technological accomplishment, many enterprises are now being faced with the challenge of storing and analyzing volumes of structured, unstructured and semi-structured data sources which have simply outgrown data warehouses. Data driven businesses are…Continue
Added by Rachel Wolfson on December 18, 2013 at 12:23am — No Comments
A man who has been thinking about purchasing a new HD Sony TV has been comparing prices online. The next day he receives an email from Amazon.com with an exclusive offer on all HD Sony TV’s. Surprisingly enough, another ad from Amazon featuring TV’s appears on the side of the website he just visited. He also notices that HD Sony TV’s are being recommended for him on Amazon under, “items that you might be interested in.” Confident that he has found the best price and satisfied with the…Continue
If you aren’t already on board the social media train, now is a good time to hop on. With one-third of the global population online, recent studies show that about 79% of all telecommunication consumers are now relying on social media networks for information regarding products and services. In other words, over half of telco costumers are logging on to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln, etc. to learn more about telco companies.
Why Social Media?
Added by Rachel Wolfson on November 26, 2013 at 7:18am — No Comments
With immense growth in technology, financial institutes, skyscrapers and malls, one can find that the number of consumers have increased exponentially in the Middle East over the past few years. Reports suggests that 91% of the population comprises of expats in UAE enjoying high salaries and tax free benefits.
Moreover, the options to spend your money have gotten bigger and better with UAE working towards the initiative to build Smart Cities setting strong infrastructure fundamentals…Continue
Added by Ipsita Roy on November 21, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
How do telecommunication companies increase their revenue while improving customer service and reducing customer churn rates? The answer is easy – through analyzing their own Big Data. The telecommunication industry might as well be labeled, “The next Big Data” industry. Think about it – telcos are flooded with Big Data each time someone simply makes a phone call, sends a text message or gets online. And now more than ever before, telecommunication CEOs, CTOs and CMOs are coming up with Big…Continue
Added by Rachel Wolfson on November 20, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments
SQream Technologies’ VP of Product Management, Ori Netzer, presented Big Data basics at a recent Ignite TLV event. In this video featured on the Ignite TLV YouTube channel, Ori explains the differences between structured and unstructured data and how Big Data should be utilized.…Continue
Added by Rachel Wolfson on November 12, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments
Forward-looking organizations should consider Hadoop as a data management hub. New features in Hadoop 2.0 provide greater flexibility and manageability, allowing firms to efficiently move more workloads to Hadoop and build analytics models using a much larger data pool.
In financial services for example, many organizations have been experimenting with Hadoop projects. These range from securities pricing, risk analysis and setting insurance premiums to monitoring transactions flows…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on November 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
SQream Technologies is a rising startup specializing in Big Data analytics with GPU technology. We have just launched a blog entitled, "Let's Talk Big Data," containing posts with information related to Big Data, coding and market/startup news. Developers, Data Scientists, Big Data experts and other professionals within the Big Data field should visit our blog to learn more about SQream Technologies and stay informed with relevant Big Data news.
Take a look: …Continue
Added by Rachel Wolfson on October 23, 2013 at 4:06am — No Comments
With two new members joining per second, LinkedIn continues to earn its title as “the world’s largest professional network on the Internet.” The Mountain View, Calif.-based company was formed in 2003 with the mission to “connect the world’s professionals, to make them more productive and successful.” True to its mission, the company now has more than 187 million members, including executives from all Fortune 500 companies.
The company employs almost 3,200 people…Continue
Added by Michel Bruley on October 17, 2013 at 3:02am — No Comments
Added by Gabriel Lowy on October 4, 2013 at 7:16am — No Comments
I suggested in a previous post that assuring user experience should be big data job #1 http://tech-tonics.org/assuring-user-experience-is-big-data-job-one/. In conjunction with this thesis, security should be big data job #2. The point here is that if an organization cannot assure the user experience and secure the data then all of its big data ambitions are for naught.
The threat landscape is…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on August 12, 2013 at 8:45pm — No Comments
Data discovery’s next chapter will see an explosion in analytics globally – from tens of thousands of data analysts today to tens of millions of business users within five years. Key drivers will be further advances in easy-to-use interfaces, the marriage of data discovery and unified information access (UIA) and greater mobile capabilities. This is in keeping with the shift in enterprise spending from legacy database architectures with rigid historical reporting to real-time, event-driven,…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on July 12, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments
GE’s entry into cloud and analytics should serve as a clarion call to organizations everywhere about not whether, but how to extract value from big data. GE will leverage industrial data to drive the three pillars of return on investment (ROI): reducing costs for itself and its customers, raising productivity of people and equipment, and generating incremental revenues. The Industrial Internet can be more significant for GE than Six Sigma was in the 1980s.
The most notable aspect of…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on July 12, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Assuring user experience should be the top priority among big data projects for enterprises and cloud service providers. Megatrends such as mobile, cloud and social drive the need for application awareness via better visibility and control. With survey after survey showing availability as the #1 priority, spending on user experience assurance, also known as application performance management (APM) is expected to remain strong. However, only solutions that cover…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on May 15, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
About fifty years ago, Atlanta was the size of Little Rock, Ark. About a hundred years before that, it was burned to the ground. Atlanta has proven again and again that it's got gumption and can grow, and is doing so now, becoming the tech hub of the east.
With a firm foundation that includes the busiest international airport in the world, a vibrant cluster of corporate giants such as Coca-Cola, UPS, Delta, NCR and The Home Depot, top notch colleges and universities, and fast-moving…Continue
Added by Radhika Subramanian on March 26, 2013 at 6:33pm — No Comments
The buzz in the big data world from 2012 is around the new position, Data Scientist.
But is this just hype—a new title for what is really a statistician or SQL power-user position?
Or is this a new way to approach big data—one that is critical to your success?
Below a 57’ conference try to response to the question: