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A Creative Solution to the Data Scientist Shortfall - Datamation

A new Uber-like service is helping organizations find true analytics experts.
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Can We Datafy Human Behaviour?

Can We Datafy Human Behaviour? | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
Can We Datafy Human Behaviour? Can we predict what humans will do or is still science fiction?
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To an extent we can, but the reality is that there is a distinct line to be drawn between collecting the data on how we act, then the way it can be used.

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The 7 Most Unusual Applications of Big Data You’ve Ever Seen!

The 7 Most Unusual Applications of Big Data You’ve Ever Seen! | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
It’s all well and good to talk about customer experience and managing inventory flow, but what has big data done for me lately?
I’ve rounded up seven of the mo…
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Microsoft Acquires Mobile Business Intelligence Service Datazen

Microsoft Acquires Mobile Business Intelligence Service Datazen | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Datazen, a mobile business intelligence and data visualization service. Datazen, which launched about three..
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After completing the acquisition of Revolution Analytics Microsoft now acquires another data company, Datazen

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How Airbnb uses machine learning to detect host preferences - Airbnb Engineering

How Airbnb uses machine learning to detect host preferences - Airbnb Engineering | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
At Airbnb we seek to match people who are looking for accommodation – guests — with those looking to rent out their place – hosts. Guests reach out to hosts whose listings they wish to stay in, however a match succeeds only if the host also wants to accommodate the guest. I first heard about …
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See an analysis of the model that showed about a 3.75% increase in booking conversion, resulting in many more matches on Airbnb

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​Top 6 Hadoop Vendors providing Big Data Solutions in Open Data Platform

​Top 6 Hadoop Vendors providing Big Data Solutions in Open Data Platform | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
Apache Hadoop in all aspects is a huge success on the open source front.It has garnered great attention when it comes to analysis of large data sets.There are several vendors who provide commercial grade Hadoop solutions.Hadoop vendors augment and extend the capabilites of Hadoop to exceptional commercial solutions that can help meet the business needs.In this article we will look at the top 6 commercial Hadoop vendors that rule the Hadoop Vendor Landscape.
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Wikibon predicts that the spending on Hadoop software and subscriptions will increase to approximately $677 million by the end of 2017, with overall big data market anticipated to reach the $50 billion mark.

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New video series: Intro to machine learning with scikit-learn

New video series: Intro to machine learning with scikit-learn | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
Have you tried out a few Kaggle competitions, but you aren't quite sure what you're supposed to be doing? Or perhaps you've heard all the talk in the Kaggle forums about Python's scikit-learn libra...
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scikit-learn significantly simplifies your machine learning workflow in the long-term.

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Why The Internet Of Things Heralds The Next Great Economic Disruption

Why The Internet Of Things Heralds The Next Great Economic Disruption | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
For the first time in history, everyone is going to have a transparent picture of the economic life in society
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For the first time in history, everyone is going to have a transparent picture of the economic life in society. Are we entering a Zero Marginal Cost Society?

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Michael Stonebraker wins $1 million Turing Award

Michael Stonebraker wins $1 million Turing Award | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
CSAIL researcher invented core database concepts, turned many into companies.
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Stonebraker's work over the past four decades has helped spur a multibillion-dollar “big data” industry that he himself has participated in, creating and leading nine separate companies.

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Infographic: The Four V's of Big Data | The Big Data Hub

Infographic: The Four V's of Big Data | The Big Data Hub | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
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Cool infographic by IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub

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Learn R : 12 Books and Online Resources - YOU CANalytics

Learn R : 12 Books and Online Resources - YOU CANalytics | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
R, an open-source statistical and data mining programming language, is slowly but surely catching up in its race with commercial software like SAS & SPSS. I believe R will eventually replace SAS as the language of choice for modeling and analysis for most organizations. The primary reason for this is plainly commercial. Most organizations areRead More...
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Great stuff to read

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How Google's using big data and machine-learning to aid drug discovery | VentureBeat | Health | by Paul Sawers

How Google's using big data and machine-learning to aid drug discovery | VentureBeat | Health | by Paul Sawers | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
Google is working to expedite the discovery of drugs that could prove vital to finding cures for many human ills, in conjunction with Stanford University’s Pande Lab.
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Testing millions of compounds can take a long time, so machine learning at scale may help increase the chances of striking a successful combination which can only be a good thing. 

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Doctors store 1,600 hearts for study

Doctors store 1,600 hearts for study | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it

Scientists at the Medical Research Council's Clinical Sciences Centre at Hammersmith Hospital are scanning detailed 3D videos of the hearts of 1,600 patients and collecting genetic information from each volunteer.

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"There is a really complicated relationship between people's genes and heart disease, and we are still trying to unravel what that is. But by getting really clear 3D pictures of the heart we hope to be able to get a much better understanding of the cause and effect of heart disease and give the right patients the right treatment at the right time."

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Data Analytics Dominates Enterprises' Spending Plans For 2015

Data Analytics Dominates Enterprises' Spending Plans For 2015 | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
Companies will spend an average of $7.4M on data-related initiatives over the next twelve months , with enterprises investing $13.8M, and small & medium businesses (SMBs) investing $1.6M. 80% of enterprises and 63% of small & medium businesses (SMBs) already have deployed or are planning to deploy big data projects in [...]
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Nice graphs, insights and other key take-aways from the recent IDG Enterprise study, 2015 Big Data and Analytics, Insights into Initiatives and Strategies Driving Data Investments. 

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Thomas O'Brien's curator insight, May 1, 10:22 AM

Avg 12 mo.spend of $14M per Enterprise Co. on big data according to Forbes- seems light? 

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Big Data for a More Resilient Future

Big Data for a More Resilient Future | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it

In today’s digital world, data is being generated, stored and analyzed at unprecedented rates. This deluge of data has prompted decision makers to consider how Big Data can help solve their toughest challenges. With decreased costs of computing and storage and increased capabilities to analyze large sets of data, we are seeing a rise in Big Data and Internet of Things technologies being used across a variety of sectors, with striking implications for development and building more resilient societies.

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Big Data and IoT are the new drivers of economic growth

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Andreas Maniatis's curator insight, April 28, 6:23 AM

See the webcast of the event, featuring a hands-on exhibit with nano-satellites, data visualizations and projects utilizing IoT devices such as satellites and drones!

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A comparison of open source tools for sentiment analysis ←

A comparison of open source tools for sentiment analysis ← | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it

The objective of this project is to apply various NLP sentiment analysis techniques on reviews of the Yelp Dataset and assess their effectivenes on correctly identifiyng them as positive or negative.

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A dangerous game we play!

A dangerous game we play! | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
We, the scientists who perform predictive modeling, hold a crystal ball in our hands, making concise and accurate predictions based on quality data and scientific procedures. Or, do we? What are ou...
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An educated guess—based on a model—is probably much better than a random shot in the dark. Our crystal ball may not work so well after all, but we can still dimly see what might come to pass.

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Forrester Wave(tm) Big Data Predictive Analytics 2015: Gainers and Losers

Forrester Wave(tm) Big Data Predictive Analytics 2015: Gainers and Losers | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it

Following the popularity of our analysis of Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms: who gained and who lost, we look at the recently released The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q2 2015, 

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Check the 2nd page where there is a comparison of The Forrester Wave(tm): Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q2 2015 vs Q1 2013. 

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Power to the new people analytics | McKinsey & Company

Power to the new people analytics | McKinsey & Company | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
Techniques used to mine consumer and industry data may also let HR tackle employee retention and dissatisfaction. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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an HR-analytics approach is no substitute for engaging directly with employees in an effort to understand their mind-sets, challenges, and needs

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UK's first chief data officer to focus on making data a public asset

UK's first chief data officer to focus on making data a public asset | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
In this interview, the UK's first CDO, Mike Bracken, says he will be looking for ways to set standards and get more useful data flowing across siloed agencies to improve governance.
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"The UK government has never had a Chief Data Officer before. So why does it need one now? Because, despite all the great work that is going on to improve government's use of data, we've lacked the central coordination needed to really move the data agenda forward."

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10 things statistics taught us about big data analysis | Simply Statistics

10 things statistics taught us about big data analysis | Simply Statistics | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it

In my previous post I pointed out a major problem with big data is that applied statistics have been left out. But many cool ideas in applied statistics are really relevant for big data analysis. 

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"When thinking about the big data era, what are some statistical ideas we've already figured out?"

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NetAppVoice: Big Data In Retail: How To Win With Predictive Analytics

NetAppVoice: Big Data In Retail: How To Win With Predictive Analytics | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
In today's hyper-competitive sales environment, buyers compare prices with a click and share their experiences on the Internet -- good, bad, and ugly. So retailers are increasingly using predictive analytics to out-crunch their rivals...
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Stage stores used analytics to optimize pricing, speed the delivery of the right goods to the right stores, personalize customer service, and improve its bottom line.

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Behind the Scenes at the Berlin Big Data Center

Behind the Scenes at the Berlin Big Data Center | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
When we think of governments and data, the associated thoughts that spring to mind aren't often positive. But we've seen government-backed and -funded initiatives around the globe which aim to harness
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For example at 5:45 in a film the computer can automatically derive that a green clothed man gets into a car and tells his neighbour to send best wishes to his wife! And this for the entire film! This would be a huge step towards real-time knowledge of any video / audio streams with interesting implications.

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Is Spark The Data Platform Of The Future?

Is Spark The Data Platform Of The Future? | Big Data, Analytics & Startups | Scoop.it
Hadoop has been the foundation for data programmes since Big Data hit the big time. It has been the launching point for data programmes for almost every compan…
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Either yes or no, one thing is for sure. Spark can utilize in-memory primitives to deliver performance around 100 times faster than Hadoop’s two-stage disk-based version!!!

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Deep Learning Lecture 1: Introduction - YouTube

Slides available at: https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/nando.defreitas/machinelearning/ Course taught in 2015 at the University of Oxford by Nando de Freitas wi...
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This is the 1st lecture on Deep Learning. For more info check: https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/nando.defreitas/machinelearning/

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