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Accenture Introduces Predictive Health Intelligence Solutions

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched Predictive Health Intelligence, a comprehensive set of analytics solutions to help global life sciences companies determine the precise combination of treatments and services that can lead to better patient, provider, and economic outcomes.

In Search of the Optimal Cheeseburger

If you’ve ever spent valuable billable hours time thinking about an algorithm to seek out the optimal cheeseburger, and calculate metrics like the maximal meat-to-bun ratio, then this presentation by noted data scientist Hilary Mason at the Ignite NYC event last year is for you. Hilary, a self-admitted cheeseburger lover, found some data sets in […]

Meetups as a Metric for Top Tech Cities

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A new ranking of top start-up cities was released today by RJMetrics, which reveals the expansion of the tech industry nationwide and indicates some new potential leaders in the tech space, with Portland, Minneapolis, Houston, Baltimore and Pittsburgh seeing extensive growth in their start-up scenes over the last year.

Data Science 101: Hadoop for Analyzing Sentiment Data

This instructional video explores how to use Hadoop and the Hortonworks Data Platform to analyze sentiment data to understand how the public feels about a product launch – highlighted is the release of the film “Iron Man 3.”

Data Scientists Losing their Sex Appeal?

At year end 2013, a probing article appeared in CMS Wire, “The End of Data Scientists and Other Predictions.” I remember reading it at the time and thinking to myself, “Oh well, I better fire up a screenplay template in Word like everyone else here in LA and start typing because I’ll be out of work soon.”

What Sudoku Can Teach Us About Learning to Program

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In this special guest feature, Jesse Anderson from Cloudera writes about the similarities of programming and playing Sudoku. Jesse works at Cloudera on the Educational Services team as a Curriculum Developer and Instructor.

Big Data Humor: Error Bar Madness

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Big Data Capacity and Performance Supports Genome Analytics

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When Stanislav Dusko Ehrlich – a world expert in microbiology and a pioneer of metagenomics – and his team set out to create their next generation biotech research platform, they needed a technology solution to support their stringent capacity and performance requirements for big data analytics.

Panorama Software Introduces Necto 14

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Panorama Software is on schedule to introduce Panorama Necto 14 on April 23 – a new business intelligence (BI) data discovery solution to provide business users with a uniquely personalized and collaborative data discovery experience presented via highly visual and dynamic infographics.

Data Science 101: Metaprogramming Python for Big Data

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The video presentation below comes from our friends at the San Francisco Python Meetup group. The talk discusses how AdRoll uses Python to squeeze every last bit of performance out of a single high-end server for the purpose of interactive analysis of terabyte-scale data sets.