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How Big Data Can Boost Weather Forecasting

How Big Data Can Boost Weather Forecasting | visual data | Scoop.it

Increasing evidence of climate change worldwide is prompting governments and scientists to take action to protect people and property from its effects. But, to take effective action, they need to know understand a lot more about the weather–everything from what’s going to happen tomorrow to what’s coming next year.


IBM scientists are taking the lead in bringing the most sophisticated data analytics to bear on weather forecasting. They established at test bed in the New York City area, where they set up a three-dimensional grid of thousands of blocks. That makes it possible to run calculations that produce very precise weather forecasts for a particular locale. Using this capability, the team predicted with remarkable accuracy the snowfall totals in New York City during the snow storm that blanked the northeastern United States in February–and also to predict accurately when the snowfall would start and stop.

The Research team is putting their algorithms to work on behalf of cities around the world. For instance, Rio de Janeiro has recurring flooding and landslide problems in many hilly neighborhoods, so the researchers used data to create a mathematical model of how storms are likely to unfold in Rio. With it, they can predict up to 40 hours ahead of time how much rain will fall in a particular location—with 90% accuracy.

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6 Illuminating Big Data Infographics

6 Illuminating Big Data Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Is Big Data still a big mystery to you? 

In recent years, the volume of information coming into companies has exploded, so that many IT organizations are dealing with extremely large sets of data. 

IT leaders are rethinking many aspects of how they manage and deliver information, from investments in infrastructure and analytics tools to new policies for organizing and accessing data so they can deliver more of it, faster. They are concerned that if they don't have the right tools and architectures to deal with all that information, then big data can be a big problem. Check out these infographics on Big Data to see the impact...

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Aurélia-Claire Jaeger's curator insight, January 20, 2013 11:28 PM

Et en plus, c'est beau !

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, January 21, 2013 7:46 AM

The ability to access and translate BIG DATA will hold the possibility of making teams more successful.  What is IT doing to make it happen?

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Visual Analytics - The new frontier?

Visual Analytics - The new frontier? | visual data | Scoop.it

Massive sets of data are collected and stored in many areas today. As the volumes of data available to business people or scientists increase, it becomes harder and harder to use the data effectively.

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Unlocking Big Data with R

Unlocking Big Data with R | visual data | Scoop.it

The explosion of big data has caused far-reaching ripples in the enterprise. Organizations today are faced with unprecedented challenges in sorting, processing and analyzing their data, which has in turn given rise to a new generation of technologies.

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Data Analytics & Big Data: An infographic guide

Data Analytics & Big Data: An infographic guide | visual data | Scoop.it

The quick reference guide to big data and data analytics; from the definition to the history and future applications of big data.

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Aurélia-Claire Jaeger's curator insight, January 31, 2013 12:03 AM

Superbe infographie pour un résumé en image !

Shawn Neville's curator insight, January 31, 2013 7:49 AM

Big Data clarity from Deloitte....

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Big data analytics on your iPad? There's an app for that...

Big data analytics on your iPad? There's an app for that... | visual data | Scoop.it
Through its new "Visual Analytics" offering, SAS seeks to deliver high-power data crunching through less-expensive hardware. That information then cab be shared through an iPad app.

Big data analytics on your iPad?

Yes, thanks to what SAS calls "Visual Analytics."

Leave it to the business intelligence gurus at SAS - an acknowledged global leader with a swelling customer base and sales now well over $2 billion annually - to make number crunching not only a graphic but simpler and faster with software that can run on less expensive hardware.

"Visually explore data at the speed of sight," SAS says in its announcement.

And to share the knowledge, enterprise users can keep employees in the loop with their iPads thanks to a specially designed app.

What's the need for SAS' latest offering?

As companies deal with more and more data in a variety of forms from an increasing number of sources (thus "big data") such as social media, mobile shopping and ecommerce, figuring out what to do with the information is becoming more daunting...

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Visual Analytics - The New Frontier?

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Massive sets of data are collected and stored in many areas today. As the volumes of data available to business people or scientists increase, it becomes harder and harder to use the data effectively.

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