Corporate Challen...
Follow
Find
7.5K views | +0 today
Corporate Challenge of Big Data
Leverage Big Data for Commercial success
Curated by Ian Sykes
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

Data preparation: A necessary step, an annoying hurdle?

Data preparation: A necessary step, an annoying hurdle? | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
When discussing data analytics, professionals working with the technology often refer to the process of collecting raw information and turning it into "actionable intelligence" - a phrase my colleagues and I find to be overused.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

Amazon launches Elastic File System, Machine Learning offerings

Amazon launches Elastic File System, Machine Learning offerings | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Amazon today made a number of key AWS announcements at its AWS Summit in San Francisco. These include the launch of two new AWS services.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

Getting Started with Apache Spark and Neo4j Using Docker Compose

Getting Started with Apache Spark and Neo4j Using Docker Compose | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Less is always more, simpler is always better.

Both Apache Spark and Neo4j are two tremendously useful tools. I've seen how both of these two tools give their users a way to transform problems that start out both large and complex into problems that become simpler and easier to solve. That's what the companies behind these platforms are getting at. They are two sides of the same coin.| Kenny Bastani lives in Silicon Valley and builds really cool things with graphs

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

Why big data matters to every business

Why big data matters to every business | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Big Data is not just for the big boys, says Advance Performance Institute chair Bernard Marr. It matters to every company – no matter how small.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

81 Percent of US Businesses Cite Cloud Computing as a Competitive Advantage Over Rivals

81 Percent of US Businesses Cite Cloud Computing as a Competitive Advantage Over Rivals | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

"Given industries are changing so quickly in such an unpredictable way, companies need to have the ability to adapt quickly to launch new products and services, develop new revenue or business models and access new geographical markets," commented Frost & Sullivan's Stadtmueller. "That adaptability is being enabled by cloud computing—it has become a necessary response to the rapid pace of transformation."

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

Move to cloud divides opinion between CIOs and business executives

Move to cloud divides opinion between CIOs and business executives | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
CIOs say the main reason for moving to cloud computing is the innovation and agility it brings, but others see it as a cost-cutting exercise
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

8 big trends in big data analytics

8 big trends in big data analytics | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

Big data technologies and practices are moving quickly. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the game....  With so many emerging trends around big data and analytics, IT organizations need to create conditions that will allow analysts and data scientists to experiment. “You need a way to evaluate, prototype and eventually integrate some of these technologies into the business,” says  PwC's Chris Curran.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

The Netflix Tech Blog: Introducing Dynomite - Making Non-Distributed Databases, Distributed

The Netflix Tech Blog: Introducing Dynomite - Making Non-Distributed Databases, Distributed | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Dynomite has the potential to offer server-based sharding and replication for any datastore, as long as a proxy is created to intercept the desired API calls.This initial version of Dynomite supports Redis and Memcahed sharding and replication in clear text, backups and restore. In the next few weeks, we will be implementing encrypted inter-datacenter communication. We also have plans to implement reconciliation (repair) of the cluster’s data and support different read/write consistency setting, making this an eventually consistent datastore.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

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
more...
Tony Agresta's curator insight, September 15, 2014 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.

Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

Big data, the cloud way

Big data, the cloud way | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

Big data the cloud way means being more productive when building applications, with faster and better insights, without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. More specifically, it includes:

NoOps:  the platform handles such tasks and optimizations for you.Cost effectiveness: You manage your costs by dialing up or down the number of queries and the latency of your processing based on your cost/benefit analysis. Safe and easy collaboration: There’s one version of the data – which you control – and authorized users can access it (at no cost to you) without affecting the performance of your jobs.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

The elephant's dilemma: What does the future of databases really look like? | ZDNet

The elephant's dilemma: What does the future of databases really look like? | ZDNet | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

[paraphrased from text] | So I think a winning strategy is to find out what upstream systems you need to integrate with and then integrate your Downstream Systems with them. Another winning strategy is investing very heavily in data integration technology to integrate silos with upstream systems for the business analysts to make better decisions. | MIT's leading database researcher Michael Stonebraker talks about receiving the Alan Turing Award and the future of databases.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

A 'Personality Test' for Your IoT Strategy

A 'Personality Test' for Your IoT Strategy | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) extends to almost all industries and markets. Coupled with the power of big data, IoT can offer massive improvements in messaging personalization and product customizations through complete customer empathy and supply chain efficacy. However, starting with IoT and unlocking its value often ends up being a daunting task for managers. This blog proposes a simple exercise to help design your IoT strategy and implement a customer and user centric IoT ecosystem.

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

What is Microsoft doing with machine learning?

What is Microsoft doing with machine learning? | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Yesterday's announcement of Azure Machine Learning offers the latest sign of Microsoft's deep machine learning expertise -- now available to developers everywhere
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

5 Minutes With Ingo: Analytics Opportunities & Challenges in 2015 - RapidMiner

5 Minutes With Ingo: Analytics Opportunities & Challenges in 2015 - RapidMiner | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
RapidMiners, THIS is your 5 Minutes with Ingo: On this episode, Ingo welcomes in the New Year by talking through the opportunities and challenges facing big data analytics professionals around the world. He covers tools, technology, talent and…. unicorns? Here are the lyrics to this week’s theme song: It’s five or so minutes with Ingo We promise …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

2014 Press Release - NSA Releases First in Series of Software Products to Open Source Community

2014 Press Release - NSA Releases First in Series of Software Products to Open Source Community | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

The NSA Technology Transfer Program makes it possible for the agency's innovators to share their technologies with industry, academia, and other federal agencies. The federally mandated program brokers collaboration agreements that protect intellectual property, advance time-sensitive mission requirements, promote the sharing of expertise, and drive economic growth. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

Unilever's Marc Mathieu: artificial intelligence is "key" to big data

Unilever's Marc Mathieu: artificial intelligence is "key" to big data | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Unilever is exploring artificial intelligence as a way for marketers to make sense of data and make their activity more relevant to consumers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

How to launch a successful API initiative -- FCW

How to launch a successful API initiative -- FCW | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it

Many successful application programming interface initiatives start with the goal of unlocking data that is protected by traditional Web or perimeter-based access controls. Although those back-end applications were designed to address a business problem, over the years they have evolved into monolithic, complex and unmanageable applications.


IT professionals can create security and access models that transform APIs from unwieldy legacy apps to self-defending services.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

The Cutting Edge: Network Analytics to detect Fraud and Financial crime | Deloitte

The Cutting Edge:  Network Analytics to detect Fraud and Financial crime | Deloitte | Corporate Challenge of Big Data | Scoop.it
Fraud and Financial crime are as much a deep social phenomenon as aspects of financial transactions gone awry. The application of social network analysis is able to provide deep insights to detect and prevent tangled and complex cases of fraud.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
aml_think's curator insight, December 13, 2014 7:40 AM

Date driven management may help in scientific understanding of organizations.

Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ian Sykes
Scoop.it!

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?

 

more...
No comment yet.