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5 Top BI Trends for 2015

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In this special guest feature, Ellie Fields of Tableau identifies the 5 top business intelligence trends for the upcoming new year in 2015.

What’s Hot & What’s Not in Data Science 2015

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In addition to analyzing data, our friends over at CrowdFlower — a people-powered data enrichment platform — has an affinity for lists. This year, they asked their team of data scientists to come up with what they think will be “hot” or “not” in their world for 2015.

2015 Predictions Reveal a More Pragmatic Approach to Big Data

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Concurrent, Inc., a leader in data application infrastructure, released 2015 predictions for big data and Apache Hadoop. While the past year brought expansion and education across the Hadoop ecosystem and increased investment in related initiatives, 2015 will be the year of pragmatism as global enterprises turn their focus on getting value from these investments.

6 Things Slowing Down Big Data

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In this special guest feature, Steve Sarracino of Activant Capital discusses how big data has become a victim of its own success in terms of six distinct issues that hinder further progress. Steve Sarracino is Founder & Partner with Activant Capital, a firm that invests in technology enabled and software businesses, focused on growth equity and providing liquidity for entrepreneurs and founders.

The Prescribed Value of Data Over Time

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In this special guest feature, Shahbaz Ali of Tarmin takes a look at the commoditization of data and how aggregated data has evolved to the extent of being so crucial and proprietary that its value is unparalleled and irreplaceable to the organization.

Walking Then Running

In this special guest feature, Jesse Anderson from Cloudera writes about how many new companies, like the ones we see popping up in the Hadoop ecosystem, too quickly move from crawling to running, a process that sometimes leads to failure.

Big Data Humor: A Poor Man’s Recommender System

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Big Data Humor: Captain Statistics Saves the Day

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For those true Data Scientists out there, here is the latest from your favorite super-hero and mine: Captain Statistics!     Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

Big Data Humor: Fault Tolerance

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Data Science vs. Statistics – One in the Same?

I recently ran across a thought-provoking post on the USC Anneberg Innovation Lab blog – “Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries.” With all the debate of late surrounding the relatively new “data science” term, I’ve been thinking a lot about this question, so I thought I’d analyze this notion […]