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New Global Study Reveals Cultural Gaps Impede Companies’ Efforts to be Data-Driven

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A global study sponsored by Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, recently revealed an apparent disconnect between how chief executive officers (CEOs) see the current status and benefits of data initiatives and how lower-level managers see them. This and other disparities impede success and imperil the competitive advantage companies hope to realize.

The C-Suite Will Demand More Real Estate Data In 2015

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More than 95 percent of companies have a formal data and analytics strategy in place with many favoring product development, IT and marketing over corporate real estate—until now. A new, independent study conducted by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by JLL, says that 75 percent of firms see corporate real estate information as a core part of a wider corporate data and analytics strategy.

Data Science 101: Random Forests

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The Random forests machine learning algorithm is a popular ensemble method used by many data scientists to achieve good predictive performance in the classification regime. Fully understanding the nuances of this statistical learning technique is paramount to getting the most out of this algorithm – unfortunately, this means math. The presentation below is from machine learning course CPSC 540 at The University of British Columbia,

G2 Crowd Publishes Winter 2015 Rankings for Digital Analytics Platforms

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The first Grid℠ report for digital analytics platforms, published by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks 12 products to help purchasers in their selections. The Winter 2015 report is based on more than 420 reviews written by business professionals.

How Enterprises Really Feel About Big Data In The Cloud

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In this special guest feature, Prat Moghe of Cazena gives his thoughts about doing big data in the cloud. Prat Moghe is CEO & Founder of Cazena, a company with a mission statement to make gathering information easier for Fortune 2000 companies who want to analyze it.

Kdb+ and the Internet of Things/Big Data

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Kdb+ is a column-based relational database with extensive in-memory capabilities, developed and marketed by Kx Systems. A new research paper is now available that details the use of kdb+ for IoT applications – “Kdb+ and the Internet of Things/Big Data.”

Dr. Max Kuhn Interviewed at useR! Conference

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In the presentation below, data scientist, author (“Applied Predictive Modeling” with Kjell Johnson) and R caret package developer Max Kuhn sits down for an in-depth interview with Eduardo Arino de la Rubia sponsored by our friends over at DataScience.LA. They discuss the art and science of predictive modeling in the real world, the multifaceted and […]

Data Science 101: Using Statistics to Predict AB Testing

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The talk below presents simple methods that can accurately predict future performance from AB test results, and that allow you to determine the smallest acceptable sample size. Using four years of AB testing data, you’ll see how these methods really work.

The GPU Technology Conference

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March is a beautiful month to visit Silicon Valley, so why not register and book your trip now to the upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC) happening March 17-20, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center. GTC is the most important event for GPU developers and computational scientists.

Rising Mobility and Its Risks

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49% of organizations see eDiscovery for endpoint data as their highest governance priority in the next two years. A new approach for governing information is a necessity with the rise of mobility. Our friends over at Druva created the new infographic below depicting the problem with traditional data governance.