The rise of data aggregators pulling information from various cloud-based sources, fueling front-end analytics, will make Big Data more usable for investment managers, contends StatPro North America's Andrew Peddar.
One challenging analytics problem that we work on at Metamarkets is anomaly detection: given a sea of trends, how do you surface the most important ones? In the era of big data, filters are necessary to prevent drowning users in a torrent of information. Surfacing only the starkest deviations from the expected brings focus to the unexpected and interesting.
Cabinet Office minister says governments are at a 'pivotal moment' in their use of data, which will define future public policy (RT @EMC_UK Francis Maude data is 'the new raw material of 21stC' (via @guardian) http://t.co/IXk2zVCT)...
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Big Data Week, a series of community-led events and hackathons relating to Big Data, kicks off on 23rd April in the UK, US, Germany, Finland and Australia. With the exploding volume, velocity and variety of digital data being created, how companies can manage and analyze this Big Data is emerging as a growing imperative and opportunity.
By Mona Patel, EMC.."Science is nothing but the finding of analogy, identity, in the most remote parts." -Ralph Waldo Emerson. There were some pretty cool Big Data analogies discussed at The O\'Reilly Strata Conference 2012 in Santa Clara, CA.