In advance of next week’s Strata Conference + Hadoop World in New York, Platfora announces the next generation of its big data analytics platform designed to empower the fact-based enterprise. The Platfora Big Data Analytics Platform 3.0 delivers an easy to use way of analyzing big data collected from multiple touchpoints and surfacing insights and […]
In this video from TEDxAmsterdamED 2013, Jelte de Jong discusses his foundation that seeks to solve educational problems using learning analytics and Big Data. Excellence is driven by the quality of thousands of micro decisions that teachers make every day. Today, educators pride themselves on ‘fact-based’ decisions. In reality these ‘facts’ (e.g. test results) obstruct balanced, intuitive decision-making.
FIELD REPORT I spent this evening at a very enjoyable and educational event with the Los Angeles Area R Users Group (data science) Meetup. As I’ve mentioned in prior Field Reports, this group has well very thought-out presentations and well-chosen presenters. There were two separate presentations for tonight. The first talk was by Josh Wiley, […]
Big data technology is changing the face of fashion and the way the industry operates in a big way. Big data is all about turning huge quantities of data into insightful and actionable business information. When you cluster data, patterns emerge, ideas are born, and you make better strategic decisions. In an industry where the […]
With a new NSF grant, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will develop a prototype Data Exacell, a next-gen system for storing, handling and analyzing vast amounts of data.
BIG DATA & CUSTOMER INTELLIGENCE SERIES Our last two installments of the Big Data & Customer Intelligence series focused on predicting and influencing customer behavior. In this article, we’ll take a look at methods for determining customer value which is another important element of Computational Marketing. Identify Your Best Customers Most savvy marketing companies understand […]
A recent survey of 500 U.S. business and IT executives responsible for technical or strategic decisions affecting data at their company shows the big data phenomenon has business of all sizes re-evaluating methods and strategies for managing and using data. The survey was conducted by IT industry non-profit organization CompTIA. The survey results constitute positive reinforcement […]