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October 8, 2012 – SAS partners always bring valuable thought-leadership and industry perspectives to customer at events like Analytics 2012 and The Premier Business Leadership Series. Joining Deloitte and Teradata to talk about big data opportunities and trends is Jarrod Vawdrey, data scientist with Greenplum, a division of EMC. Vawdrey will be hosting one of many roundtables and other special events going on at this year’s conference, giving attendees a chance to have one-on-one discussions and ask critical business questions. Here’s a preview of what Vawdrey sees on the analytics horizon.
Data Science Series
October 8, 2012 – Greenplum recently collaborated with its partner Alpine Data Labs and Havas Digital on the Data Science Central webinar “How to Achieve Accelerated Decision-Making with Predictive Analytics”. It focused on the industry’s latest data tools and techniques that support an organization’s quest for data-driven success. The aim was to offer a balanced combination of vendor theory and the reality of a customer leveraging their solutions.
October 8, 2012 – Humans have been whining about being bombarded with too much information since the advent of clay tablets. The complaint in Ecclesiastes that "of making many books there is no end" resonated in the Renaissance, when the invention of the printing press flooded Western Europe with what an alarmed Erasmus called "swarms of new books." But the digital revolution -- with its ever-growing horde of sensors, digital devices, corporate databases, and social media sites -- has been a game-changer, with 90 percent of the data in the world today created in the last two years alone.
October 5, 2012 – At Lightspeed, we’ve been investing in the theme of Big Data over the last four years. We like to say that at the core of the theme is the simple idea that “data beats math” or put another way that predictive algorithms working with data samples will never beat analysis where ALL of the data is evaluated.
October 4, 2012 – SAS partners always bring valueable thought-leadership and industry perspectives to customer at events like Analytics 2012 and The Premier Business Leadership Series. Joining Deloitte and Teradata to talk about big data opportunities and trends is Jarrod Vawdrey, data scientist with Greenplum, a division of EMC.
October 3, 2012 – NASA and a couple other government agencies have kicked off a series of TopCoder challenges designed to find innovative solutions to the government’s big data problems. The first contest is all about making disparate, incompatible data sets usable and actually valuable across agencies.
The New York Times
October 3, 2012 – Virginia M. Rometty, the chief executive and newly appointed chairman of I.B.M., answered a mysterious and pressing question on Tuesday: Where is Watson? Watson is the room-size computer that defeated its human rivals to become a “Jeopardy!” champion. The answer, Ms. Rometty said at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women summit, is that Watson is in medical school.
October 3, 2012 – Have you ever wondered just how big all the date in the world would be, if translated into physical terms? It turns out that you now have an answer. According to the newest infographic chart just published by PC Wholesale, the answer is...huge! It seems that 10 trillion gigabytes of data are generated each and every year. In fact, Youtube alone receives a whopping eight whole years' worth of video, uploaded to its servers each and every day.
The New York Times
October 2, 2012 – Nest, the company founded by the former Apple designer Tony Fadell, has a new version of its self-learning thermostat coming out this month. The company said on Tuesday that it had upgraded both the hardware and software of the device to make it thinner, smarter and more compatible with different types of heating and cooling systems.
October 1, 2012 – This week, California took a big step forward in the march toward online education. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a proposal to create a website that will allow students to download digital versions of popular textbooks for free. The new legislation encompasses two bills: One, a proposal for the state to fund 50 open-source digital textbooks, targeted to lower-division courses, which will be produced by California's universities. (Students will be able to download these books for free or pay $20 for hard copies.) The other bill is a proposal to establish a California Digital Open Source Library to host those books.