News & Blogs
June 12, 2012 – Computerworld blog about incorporating big data and cloud computing for an advantage. Cloud computing is all about providing services over the network, and big data is all about analyzing lots of data to gain insights and find trends.
June 12, 2012 – We're definitely in the age of Big Data: today, there are many more sources of data readily available to us to analyze than there were even a couple of years ago. But what about extracting useful information from novel data streams that are often noisy and minutely transactional ... aye, there's the rub.
June 11, 2012 – Rice University researchers have built a web-based calculator that predicts the risks associated with hurricanes for a specific address in Houston. The tool uses historical and meteorological data to generate a risk profile for residents of the city in real-time.
June 11, 2012 – This past week, I had a parking lot discussion with a client about the rich wealth of dimensional data that “Big Data” can provide. Big Data is expanding both traditional dimensions – such as products, customers, stores, markets, and suppliers – with new dimensional attributes and it’s creating new dimensions – such as websites, search keywords, display ads, social sites, meters, and sensors.
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June 8, 2012 – The rise of personal analytics is going to bring us much greater clarity on our health decisions. Linda Avey’s new company, Curiosity Inc., hopes help quantify that data and tell us how to lead healthier lives.
June 8, 2012 – Evolved for survival on the serengeti, we're now attempting to thrive in a digital world that we weren't programmed for.
June 7, 2012 – "Every time a Netflix member streams a title from us, we learn a little bit more about what's interesting to them," says John Ciancutti, vice president of engineering at Netflix. Netflix has algorithms that mix customer information with other algorithms that group shows together. So if I enjoy Mad Men, it guesses that I might like other dramas with complicated male leads, like Breaking Bad — and it's right.
June 5, 2012 – Amanda Cox received her M.S. in statistics from the University of Washington in 2005. She then moved to the New York Times, where she is a graphics editor. She, and the graphics team at the New York Times, are responsible for many of the cool, informative, and interactive graphics produced by the Times.
June 1, 2012 – At the recent Data Science Summit, keynote speaker Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight, provided a warning to folks who want to use analytic modeling to drive decision-making. Nate talked about the dark side of statistical modeling, and the potential costs of Type I and Type II errors (oh, oh, here comes a lecture on statistics!!).
June 1, 2012 – Solariat Founder and CEO Jeffrey Davitz has a message for anyone trying to leverage social network data to make money: “The fundamental problem with social is yes, it’s big data, but it’s mostly big, sucky data.”