Delivering Insight on Mobile Users with Netbiscuits


As the web goes mobile, a vast new set of data is available to marketers. By its very nature, mobile web analytics has more variables and is considerably more complex than the largely static desktop web, but it also offers brands far greater insight into their customers.

Video: Big Data and the Excellence Revolution


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.

Data Elite VC Fund Launches for Big Data Startups


An early-stage venture fund and incubator called Data Elite has launched to fill a need for Big Data startups that have found generic startup incubators and investment funds unsatisfactory.

Our Own Rich Brueckner to Discuss Big Data at October Carrier Event


I’m really excited to be coming to the Bay Area to give a talk on Big Data on Oct. 30. I promise our readers it will be a fun talk, so I invite our readers to please come out and join us!

An Evening Under the Stars at Google LA


FIELD REPORT I attended another great industry event last week courtesy of the LA Machine Learning meetup group – Developer’s Night at Google LA. I always have a great time paying a visit to the local Google campus, so I eagerly took this opportunity to head over to Silicon Beach (LA’s high-tech hub). I wasn’t […]

The Importance of Late Binding for Big Data Analytics


The true value and innovation in big data analytics comes from the ability to extract value from non-traditional data that does not necessarily fit cleanly into a relational model. This gives rise to a new approach for acquisition of data into an analytic repository using “NoETL” techniques whereby structure is not added to the data at load time – but rather at query time using a late binding style of data access.

Greg Papadopoulos: a VCs View of Large-Scale Success

Greg Papadopoulous

Some of the most successful patterns are starting teams who have a really big vision, but work toward it in very sharply focused and agile, constantly adapting ways. We’ll explore some examples and lessons, and end with some observations about the opportunities in Extremely Big Data.

Worlds Colliding: Why Big Data Changes How to Think About Enterprise Storage


In this video from the SNIA Storage Developer Conference 2013, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research shares the results of a new study on how the merging worlds of technical computing and Big Data is changing enterprise storage.

Big Data Bootcamp Event Series


Produced by Global Big Data Conference, a series of Big Data bootcamp events is scheduled for locations around the country. Here is a complete list for the rest of 2013: Seattle(Oct 18-20) New York (Oct 25-27) Chicago (Nov 1-3) Dallas( Nov 8-10) Washington D.C (Nov 15-17) Santa Clara, CA (Oct 11-13) : With Promotional Code […]

Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2013

Hold on to your hats, because one of the biggest and baddest Big Data events is coming to New York City on October 28 – 30, 2013 – the Strata Conference + Hadoop World! This is one of Big Data’s events of the year, where thousands of the best minds in data gather to learn, […]