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7 Most Data Rich Companies | SmartData Collective

7 Most Data Rich Companies | SmartData Collective | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Some companies really get big data. Not only do they realize size matters – they understand you also have to know what to do with it. Here’s a list of seven companies I think are at the top of the game, when it comes to cutting-edge use of data to strategically achieve business goals.
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Why Linked Data Is A Major Theme At APIcon In London

Why Linked Data Is A Major Theme At APIcon In London | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
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Tony Agresta's curator insight, September 15, 11:06 AM

Great article on the benefits of Linked Data - An excerpt is below


Berners-Lee envisioned a Web where all sites inherently included this capability. A Web that involved far less effort, time, and expense for both Web site producers and users. A Semantic Web. On social networks, this idea of starting with one piece of data (i.e.: a user of Facebook) and finding your way to other data (that user's friends, and then their friends, and who they work for and where they live) is often referred to as a social graph. A social graph is an example of a data graph and the foundational element of a data graph is something called a triple. "David is a friend of Wendell" is a triple. It involves two objects (David and Wendell) and the explanation of the relationship. In true Semantic Web vernacular, "David" is the subject, "is a friend of" is the predicate, and "Wendell" is the object. When linked together (David knows Wendell who knows Kevin and so on..), triples form the basis of graphs.

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Indexing Audio-Video Content, with a Bit of Research Assistance - Inside Microsoft Research - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Indexing Audio-Video Content, with a Bit of Research Assistance - Inside Microsoft Research - Site Home - TechNet Blogs | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

The Microsoft Azure Media Services Indexer extracts keywords from a video file as metadata that can be used for categorization of audio-video in a custom application, such as whether the content pertains to subjects such as entertainment, politics, or neural-network research.


And that's not all the Indexer can do. It also can deliver a machine-generated draft description for video and audio content, sufficient for a basic understanding of the clip in question, and it can supply keywords that can be used for categorization of audio and video, such as whether the content pertains to subjects such as entertainment, politics, and neural-network research.

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Hortonworks lays out a future for Hive that includes transactions, Spark and sub-second queries

Hortonworks lays out a future for Hive that includes transactions, Spark and sub-second queries | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Hortonworks is working on a new initiative called Stinger.next, which it hopes will remake Apache Hive into a much more-capable SQL engine within the next year and a half. A greatly improved Hive could put other vendors on the defensive explaining why their products are better.
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Researchers are cracking text analysis one dataset at a time

Researchers are cracking text analysis one dataset at a time | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
A handful of new research projects from Google, IBM and the Allen Institute for AI highlight the ongoing quest to build computer systems capable of analyzing written language based on understanding concepts rather than just keywords.
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Data artist in residence: Why your data needs an artist's touch

Data artist in residence: Why your data needs an artist's touch | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
A growing number of companies are looking at new ways to display their data and turning to the art world for assistance.
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Jay Graves's curator insight, September 5, 4:53 PM

First and foremost, the data has to be right. But sometimes a project's ability to hit a home run really comes down to how it looks! Just saw a team yesterday working hard to make a dashboard "look awesome".  

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Cancer Research: Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Cancer Research: Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

In the not-so-distant past, all people with cancer were treated with a one-size-fits-all approach. But thanks to recent advances in genome sequencing technologies and super computers, it’s now possible to ferret out the genetic mutations and other molecular abnormalities that underlie certain cancers. This information is one of the most important resources cancer patients can have because it can allow doctors to tailor treatments to the unique aspects of their cancer...


Why? Because even in uncommon cancers like multiple myeloma, we are now seeing mutations that had previously never been linked to the disease. Just the other day I was talking to a fellow multiple myeloma patient who had recently relapsed and had run out of options. After having her cancer genome sequenced, Lenetta learned she had a mutation in the BRAF gene, a cancer-causing mutation that we had recently linked to multiple myeloma in about 5 percent of patients. Drugs targeting BRAF had already been shown to be a lifesaver for patients with a particularly deadly form of melanoma who have a BRAF mutation — if you, like Lenetta, also have a BRAF mutation, wouldn’t you want to want to know if drugs were available that might help?

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The 6 Simple Step Checklist for Analyzing Your Competition | Jeff Bullas

The 6 Simple Step Checklist for Analyzing Your Competition | Jeff Bullas | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

Still looking for reasons to use competitive analysis in your internet marketing campaigns? Read through the following reasons and find out yourself.

Identify opportunities to serve newly acquired and prospective customers.Determine size of the market – identify service gaps and areas for self improvement where competition is exploiting at the moment.Find the tried and tested ways to cater the target market.Identify and promote your unique value proposition.Conclude if your marketing and promotions strategies are effective or not.Knowing where you stand at the moment is very important. Competitive analysis on it.

 

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8 Reasons Big Data Projects Fail - InformationWeek

8 Reasons Big Data Projects Fail - InformationWeek | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Most companies remain on the big data sidelines too long, then fail. An iterative, start-small approach can help you avoid common pitfalls.
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If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait | TechCrunch

If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait | TechCrunch | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

“The promise of big data has ushered in an era of data intelligence. From machine data to human thought streams, we are now collecting more data each day, so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. In fact, every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — by some estimates that’s one new Google every four days, and the rate is only increasing…,” Levine wrote.

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Google shows off Mesa, a super-fast data warehouse that runs across data centers

Google shows off Mesa, a super-fast data warehouse that runs across data centers | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Google has published a paper about its latest big data system, a globally distributed data warehouse called Mesa that can ingest millions of rows in minutes and even survive a data center failure.
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How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models

How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Value creation is no longer one-and-done.
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New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins On The Way We Create And Consume Content Now

New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins On The Way We Create And Consume Content Now | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
"What were aiming to do is try to inform product decisions and marketing decisions, as well as potentially newsroom decisions.
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Making Big Data Think Bigger

Making Big Data Think Bigger | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Data-driven management has so far focused mostly on increasing efficiency and productivity, but new graphic tools aim to help executives set a strategic course.
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Let Algorithms Decide – and Act – for Your Company

Let Algorithms Decide – and Act – for Your Company | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

Delegate some of your work to a robot...In the near future, simply having predictive models that suggest what might be done won’t be enough to stay ahead of the competition. Instead, smart organizations are driving analytics to an even deeper level within business processes—to make real-time operational decisions, on a daily basis. These operational analytics are embedded, prescriptive, automated, and run at scale to directly drive business decisions. They not only predict what the next best action is, but also cause the action to happen without human intervention. That may sound radical at first, but it really isn’t. In fact, it is simply allowing analytics to follow the same evolution that manufacturing went through during the industrial revolution.

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A Predictive Analytics Primer

A Predictive Analytics Primer | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

What you need to know and ask.

Here are a few good questions to ask your analysts:

Can you tell me something about the source of data you used in your analysis?Are you sure the sample data are representative of the population?Are there any outliers in your data distribution? How did they affect the results?What assumptions are behind your analysis?Are there any conditions that would make your assumptions invalid?

 

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Twitter Now Lets Anyone Check How Many People Saw Their Tweets

Twitter Now Lets Anyone Check How Many People Saw Their Tweets | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Official Twitter analytics are now available for all users.
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Jay Graves's curator insight, September 5, 4:51 PM

Our marketing intelligence partnership options could be influenced by this. Great to keep in mind. 

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Digital transformation goes beyond mobile to the API layer - diginomica

Digital transformation goes beyond mobile to the API layer - diginomica | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
What's beyond mobile first? It's API first - and a new class of two-speed enterprise IT leaders that approach digital transformation from the outside in
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Bezos's law signals it's time to ditch the data center

Bezos's law signals it's time to ditch the data center | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
According to “Bezos’s law,” a unit of computing power price is reduced by 50 percent approximately every three years. AppZero’s Greg O’Connor looks at why the economic gap that favors cloud providers will only widen over time.
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Why Cognitive Computing Is A Big Deal For Big Data 08/14/2014

Why Cognitive Computing Is A Big Deal For Big Data 08/14/2014 | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

When IBM’s Watson won against humans playing "Jeopardy," most of the world considered it just another man against machine novelty act, going back to Deep Blue’s defeat of chess champion Garry Kasporov in 1997. But it’s much more than that.

As Josh Dreller reminded us a few Search Insider Summits ago, when Watson trounced Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in 2011, it ushered in the era of cognitive computing. Unlike chess, where solutions can be determined solely with massive amounts of number crunching, winning "Jeopardy" requires a very nuanced understanding of the English language as well as an encyclopedic span of knowledge.

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Splunk Finds Issues Americans Care About Most Through New Open Data Project

Splunk Finds Issues Americans Care About Most Through New Open Data Project | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

Splunk's eRegulations Insights algorithms also are able to tease out which organizations or campaigns are influencing individuals to submit public comments. By tracking where the users were online when they clicked a link to leave a comment on Regulations.gov, it's possible to guess the nature of their comment. For example, a third of all the comments regarding dark money in campaigns came from the League of Women Voters website, an organization that has been advocating for campaign finance reform.

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The World Of Everything-As-A-Service | TechCrunch

The World Of Everything-As-A-Service | TechCrunch | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

It’s an exciting time for entrepreneurs working in offline spaces: Real-world startup costs will become dramatically lower, allowing new business models to be developed and tested with much greater velocity. As in the online world, access to capital, infrastructure and specialist skills have become less important than the “the ability to solve problems for people.”

 

 

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Gartner Says Beware of the Data Lake Fallacy

Gartner Says Beware of the Data Lake Fallacy | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
The growing hype surrounding data lakes is causing substantial confusion in the information management space, according to Gartner, Inc. Several vendors are marketing data lakes as an essential component to capitalize on Big Data opportunities, but there is little alignment between vendors about what comprises a data lake, or how to get value from it.
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How do you find the needle in the haystack? Answer: Get rid of all the hay.

How do you find the needle in the haystack? Answer: Get rid of all the hay. | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

David Patterson said a standard DNA sequencer can take up to 24 hours to run. “It’s surprising for me to see programs where the unit of time is hours,” he said.


Patterson spoke about a recent case where a boy in Wisconsin was suffering from a mysterious illness that had him trapped in a coma for weeks with brain swelling. He was sent to the University of California, San Francisco, where doctors worked with Patterson and AMPLab to process a sample of his DNA using SNAP. In about 90 minutes, the computer had isolated all the human elements, leaving just the .02 percent that wasn’t. It belonged to a rare bacterium, which was treated immediately.

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It's Time To Welcome The Chief Analytics Officer To The C-suite

It's Time To Welcome The Chief Analytics Officer To The C-suite | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
A CAO must possess analytical, leadership, and creative skills. Is your organization ready to embark on the Big Data journey?
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