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Big data needs people, leaders and real-time analytics: A Structure:Data 2013 recap

Big data needs people, leaders and real-time analytics: A Structure:Data 2013 recap | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
A few trends emerged in more than 30 talks at this year’s GigaOM Structure:Data conference in New York on March 20-21. The big one: people play a crucial part in the big data equation.
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It all starts with a human question. Before machines generate answers, employees from many departments should feel empowered to ask good questions of data, said John Sotham, vice president of finance at BuildDirect.

Beyond questions, humans need to decide which algorithms to employ and which data to use to answer questions, said Scott Brave, founder and chief technology officer of Baynote.

In data science, machine use algorithms to make decisions with clean data for the sake of prediction and optimization, said Sean Gurley, chief technology officer of Quid. But in “data intelligence,” humans “create, change and shape the world we’re in” using small sets of messy data, he explained.

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Big Data analytics in the cloud: The Enterprise wants it now

Big Data analytics in the cloud: The Enterprise wants it now | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
The journey to cloud computing, and to its adoption in the enterprise, has been a rather manic-depressive one. When the first public cloud platforms became available, many thought the model would immediately gain favor in the Enterprise world. But it didn’t. The Platform as a Service (PaaS) model seemed especially enticing, because it freed developers…
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City slicker: Data are slowly changing the way cities operate

City slicker: Data are slowly changing the way cities operate | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
WAITING for a bus on a drizzly winter morning is miserable. But for London commuters Citymapper, an app, makes it a little more bearable. Users enter their...
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Cloud and analytics galore: IBM finally reveals its master plan

Cloud and analytics galore: IBM finally reveals its master plan | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
At its big data event, IBM lays out an end-to-end cloud and analytics strategy, with a vision for the future that makes sense for developers and big enterprise customers
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Why doctors must understand Big Data | Government Health IT

Why doctors must understand Big Data | Government Health IT | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Robert Wachter, MD, has plenty to say about Big Data and the asssociated realities of quality, safety and, perhaps most important, physician responsibility.  Being provocative and innovative is what Wachter – widely read at his blog, Wachter's World, and followed on Twitter (@Bob_Wachter) – is good at.
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The 'Chinese Google' Is Making Big Bucks Using AI to Target Ads | WIRED

The 'Chinese Google' Is Making Big Bucks Using AI to Target Ads | WIRED | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Deep learning can do many things. Tapping the power of hundreds or even thousands of computers, this new breed of artificial intelligence can help Facebook recognize people, words, and objects that appear in digital photos. It can help Google understand what you’re saying when you bark commands into an Android phone. And it can help…
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How Big Data - and Critical Thinking - Lead to Business Value

How Big Data - and Critical Thinking - Lead to Business Value | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
There is irony behind a discussion of the business value and metrics related to big data analytics, since a lot of people in the business world still don’t understand much about big data, including those who think they have a handle on it. Business analysts, IT, Marketing, Business Intelligence, Data Scientists, Upper Management -- each of these roles can have a meaningful stake in big data analytics -- and it’s likely that each role has a different idea about the impact it can have. Topic: Big Data.
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In the last 30 seconds there were 1,565,880 Facebook likes.

In the last 30 seconds there were 1,565,880 Facebook likes. | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
From tweets to likes, see how fast data is generated every second on the internet in this interactive visualization.
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Big Data for Medicine

Big Data for Medicine | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Researchers spotted new ways to treat cancer when the National Institutes of Health enabled semantic searches of its huge Medline database of published medical articles.
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Google to build gigantic 120-megawatt data center in the Netherlands

Google to build gigantic 120-megawatt data center in the Netherlands | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
The $772 million facility in Eemshaven will benefit from proximity to the landing point of major international submarine cables, as well as a good deal of renewable energy, reports say.
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Glad to see Google chose renewable energy consistently.

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Hadoop 2.0: big data + cloud = big compute

Hadoop 2.0: big data + cloud = big compute | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Hadoop 2.0’s YARN component doesn’t just make for a better Big Data platform. It makes for a great Big Compute platform.
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Engineering the public: Big data, surveillance and computational politics | Tufekci | First Monday

Engineering the public: Big data, surveillance and computational politics
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Unsurprisingly, targeting individuals as individuals rather as members of broadly defined aggregates has long been the holy grail of political campaigns. Such efforts have been underway for decades. Culling information from credit cards, magazine subscriptions, voter registration files, direct canvassing efforts and other sources, political parties, as well as private databases, have compiled as much information as they can on all individual voters. However, until recently, the collection of individual level data was messy and fragmented, and targeting was still on done by aggregate groups, which were simply based on richer individualized data than before. Much of this has changed with the rise of the Internet, which greatly increases the type and amount of individual data, and computational analytics, altering what information can be gleaned from these sources.

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The team that created Kafka is leaving LinkedIn to build a company [real time data processing] around it

The team that created Kafka is leaving LinkedIn to build a company [real time data processing] around it | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
A trio of LinkedIn engineers, led by Jay Kreps, is taking the Apache Kafka technology they helped create commercial. Their new company, called Confluent, wants to enable real-time data processing in all sorts of companies, and is backed by Benchmark, LinkedIn and Data Collective.
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Twitter And IBM Collaborate On Data 10/30/2014

Twitter And IBM Collaborate On Data 10/30/2014 | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Twitter And IBM Collaborate On Data - 10/30/2014
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Platfora 4.0 First to Enable Business Users and Data Scientists to Visually Interact With Petabyte-Scale Data in Seconds

Platfora 4.0 First to Enable Business Users and Data Scientists to Visually Interact With Petabyte-Scale Data in Seconds | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Strata + Hadoop Conference -- Platfora, the #1 native big data analytics platform for Hadoop, today introduced Platfora 4.0 with advanced visualizations, geo-analytics capabilities and collaboration features ...
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Positivism and Big Data - by Stephen Downes

Positivism and Big Data - by Stephen Downes | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it

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How big data is unfair

How big data is unfair | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it

Understanding sources of unfairness in data driven decision making

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All-Star @BigDataExpo Faculty Announced [#BigData]

All-Star @BigDataExpo Faculty Announced [#BigData] | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
[Cloud Computing Journal] [Cloud Computing Journal] Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount ...
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Oracle dives into cloud (again), and this time it really means it

Oracle dives into cloud (again), and this time it really means it | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
This week in cloud: It was all-cloud-all-the-time at Oracle OpenWorld as Larry Ellison again vowed that Oracle will lead the world in IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. Good luck with that says AWS, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, et al.
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Why Data Scientists Want More Than Hadoop | Data Center Knowledge

Why Data Scientists Want More Than Hadoop | Data Center Knowledge | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Many new analytical uses require more powerful algorithms and computational approaches than what’s possible in Hadoop or relational databases, writes Marilyn Matz of Paradigm4. Data scientists increasingly need to leverage all of their organization’s data sources in novel ways, using tools and analytical infrastructures suitable for the task. Read More
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Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO
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Google lures startups to its cloud with $100K in cloud credits

Google lures startups to its cloud with $100K in cloud credits | Big Data, Cloud and Social everything | Scoop.it
Google has used credits to bring startups to its cloud before, but now it’s upped the ante to $100,000.
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