Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” Once a week you’ll see reader submitted questions of varying levels of technical detail answered by a practicing data scientist – sometimes by me and other times by an Intel data scientist. This week’s question is from a reader who asks for an explanation of data leakage.
MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced that NTT Comware is using the MapR Distribution including Hadoop to power its new SmartCloud service. Launched earlier this month for customers in Japan, SmartCloud provides Hadoop-as-a-service to leverage its big data processing infrastructure running in the cloud.
Savvy retailers are harnessing the power of big data by combining data from a number of sources such as web browsing patterns, social media and industry forecasts. They are using big data to predict trends, prepare for demand, optimize pricing, and ultimately to improve each customer’s experience to increase acquisition and retention rates.
Big data is all about finding ways to manage the increasing volume of information being kept on consumers presumably to help with making purchase decisions and fine-tuning the customer experience. Through data science and machine learning, technology-driven businesses have the ability to know more about their customers and potential customers than ever before. Service providers like TellApart, AdRoll, and Rubicon Project target online ads with unparalleled precision. [Read More...]
This past week I was hot on the Meetup circuit here in Silicon Beach and I decided to take in a presentation “Data Science @ Activision”. Activision is the publisher of the famously popular video game “Call of Duty.” The company has multiple analytic teams. The talk provided a detailed overview of data science at Activision and provided some additional detail on two of their analytic groups: the Game Analytics Team and the Marketing & Advanced Analytics Team. [Read More...]
All Recent News
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- Ask a Data Scientist: Data Leakage
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- Sentient Technologies Raises $103.5 Million in Series C Funding
- Big Data – Darling of the Retail Industry
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