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Ask a Data Scientist: Ensemble Methods

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who asks about ensemble methods and how you use them.

Ask a Data Scientist: Confounding Variables

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who asks for an explanation of confounding variables and why they’re important in data science projects.

Big Data Humor: Keeping Your Boss in the Dark

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Visualization of the Week: Cyber Monday vs. Black Friday

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On the heels of the biggest online shopping day of the year for Americans, below is a big data visualization comparing Cyber Monday with its brick and mortar counterpart, Black Friday. The visualization, created by our friends at Datameer using its Hadoop-based analytics platform.

Syncfusion Leverages Hadooponomics and the Cloud for Scalable Big Data Solutions

Syncfusion, Inc., a developer solutions company, provides scalable big data solutions for customers Frotcom and Rudolph Technologies using Hadoop and cloud-based offerings.

Ask a Data Scientist: Storytelling With Data

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who asks about the importance of “storytelling” in data science.

SoftServe Collaborates with TIBCO to Build BI Solution

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SoftServe, Inc., a leading global software application development and consulting company, partnered with TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) to develop a reporting and analytics solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a fast-growing company.

Interview: Dan Blaisdell of Manifest Insights Talks Big Data and Business Intelligence: Past, Present, Future

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“Our analytics platform connects directly to SQL database and 3rd party APIs and exposes their data in an easy-to-use interface. It’s very powerful in that you can blend data from different sources in a single chart, yet you can build a chart with just a single click without browsing database schemas or writing code. Our unique separation of configuration and reporting building makes this user experience possible.”

Video: Data and Goliath – Why Startups Own the Future of Big Data

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“And, to me, the point of this talk is that the world is changing. There is money going to be made by the bucketful, and it isn’t going to go to Larry Ellison and his gang. It’s going to go to smart people like you who know how to leverage open-source.”

Big Data Humor: Those Pesky Log Scales

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Knuth Paper-Stack Notation: Write down the number on pages. Stack them. If the stack is too tall to fit in the room, write down the number of pages it would take to write down the number. THAT number won’t fit in the room? Repeat. When a stack fits, write the number of iterations on a […]