Future of Statistics Unconference

The Simply Statistics Blog is hosting a web conference on Oct. 30 at Noon-1pm EDT – the inaugural Future of Statistics Unconference.

From Fiction to Facts With Big Data Analytics

Platfora’s Founder & CEO, Ben Werther made a presentation at this week’s Strata Conference + Hadoop World: “From Fiction to Facts With Big Data Analytics.”

Hadoop’s Impact on the Future of Data Management

Cloudera’s CEO Mike Olson delivers a talk at today’s Strata Conference + Hadoop World: “Hadoop’s Impact on the Future of Data Management.”

The Trading Show New York 2013


Big Data experts from the world’s premiere investment banks will congregate in New York City on Dec. 3-4 to discuss the latest methodologies, techniques, and advancements to effectively and efficiently harness big data in finance.

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.