StatAce is a start-up in cloud based data science and statistical computing offering an online graphical R environment which allows you to quickly and easily analyze large data. It facilitates collaboration with others, tracks the changes to your R scripts, and can be accessed from any device.
In this slidecast, Dimitri Williams from Ninja Metrics describes the company’s innovative Katana Social Analytics Engine. “Katana measures the value of social contributions in applications and games, provides detailed projections for the outcomes that matter to developers, and offers the tools to determine how effectively features facilitate engagement and social interaction.”
As an attempt to remain relevant in an increasingly data-driven world, many traditional news publications are embracing the sweeping changes in their industry by employing a broad swath of new technologies. Here is a good case in point: The Los Angeles Times Data Desk, offering content such as maps, databases, analysis, and visualizations.
“The Anaplan revolution is to provide a big-data engine for business users, removing the need to work with data scientists. The ability to scale your data – 100 billion cells in one model, with 1 billion items in a list – will prove to be the key to proliferation, so long as the data is immediate, useable, consumable via apps, and easy to modify. With Anaplan, business users can build a model with 500 million cells, use it for one hour for a specific purpose, and then throw it away and start on a new one if they want! Ease of use is key. This is the future of enterprise big data.”
Big Data & Brews reminds me of the good old pre-dotcom-bubble days when I used to attend many networking events over at the Westwood Brewery near UCLA. Those were heady days. It was beer and tech back then as it seems to be today. Now, instead of meeting up in person, you can enjoy contemporary discussions of the big data industry by watching the host, Datameer CEO Stephan Groschupf, and his guest in an informal pub atmosphere.
The Academy Awards event was held yesterday here in Los Angeles, and there are those technology diehards who tried to combine the creative arts with data science. For example, Adam McCann of Dueling Data created an interactive dashboard showing predictions for the Oscars based on how well the candidates fared in earlier awards, such as the Golden Globes and the British Academy.
Here is an informative short video presentation from the recent Strata Conference 2014 in Santa Clara featuring Mike Hendrickson, VP Content Strategy over at O’Reilly Media interviewing Vince Dell’anno, Big Data Lead for Accenture. The discussion centers around big data trends such as what types of organizations tend to need big data technology more than […]