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2015 Survey of Data Scientists Reveals Strategic Insights

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CrowdFlower, a leading data enrichment platform for data scientists, today released its 2015 Data Scientist Report. Findings revealed that data scientists saw messy, disorganized data as a a major hurdle preventing them from doing what they find most interesting in their jobs: predictive analysis and data mining for behavioral patterns and future trends.

Statistics is the Fastest Growing Undergraduate STEM Degree

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Statistics—the science of learning from data—is the fastest-growing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) undergraduate degree in the United States over the last four years, an analysis of federal government education data conducted by the American Statistical Association (ASA) revealed.

Real-time Object Recognition Using Deep Learning

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Here is a status report on some exciting new technology from our friends at NVIDIA. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showcases the computer vision capabilities of the NVIDIA DRIVE PX deep neural network computer vision auto-pilot computer at the company’s press event kicking off CES 2015.

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.

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.”

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.

Big Data Enters 2015

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As we enter the new and exciting year 2015, the big data industry is well poised to achieve some truly great things. Our friends a DataRPM put together the compelling infographic below, “The Dawn of Smart Enterprise,” to highlight their predictions for how big data will advance in the coming year.

Big Data Industry Predictions for 2015

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As 2014 draws to a close, here at insideBIGDATA we’re trying to cool our heels a bit to reflect on the amazing year we had for Big Data. We thought it would be interesting to put together a 2015 Predictions article that included perspectives from many of our new (and old) industry friends. Below, is a compilation of some of the most compelling predictions we heard.