Predictive Analytics Software and R

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There is a vast array of predictive analytics tools, but not all are created equal. Software differs widely in terms of capability and usability — not all solutions can address all types of advanced analytics needs. There are different classes of analytics users — some need to build statistical models, others just need to use them.

Leverage the Power of Data at Rock Stars of Data Analytics

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IEEE Computer Society will host Rock Stars of Data Analytics on 21 October in San Jose, California, where well-known data analytics authorities will explore all aspects of analytics, including building a data-driven culture, launching data platforms, and ensuring privacy.

Data Science 101: Building Brains to Understand the World’s Data

For this segment of insideBIGDATA Data Science 101, we have a very compelling Google Tech Talk “Building Brains to Understand the World’s Data” presented by Jeff Hawkins, co-founder of Numenta and who also founded Palm and Handspring.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Big Data for Finance

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In this new Guide to Big Data for Finance the goal is to provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging big data technologies in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively in today’s climate of working to increase the value of corporate data assets.

Databricks and O’Reilly Media Launch Spark Developer Certification Program

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, and O’Reilly Media , a leading voice in Data Science, has announced the launch of the first, global Apache Spark Developer Certification program.

How Statistical Science Can Advance Big Data Research Projects

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A recently released American Statistical Association (ASA) white paper recommends a multidisciplinary approach comprised of statisticians, mathematicians, data scientists and relevant domain scientists to tackle the challenges of the federal government’s Big Data Research and
Development Initiative and similar private-sector projects.

Classes of Predictive Analytics

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This article is the third in an editorial series that will review how predictive analytics helps your organization predict with confidence what will happen next so that you can make smarter decisions and improve business outcomes..  It is important to adopt a predictive analytics solution that meets the specific needs of different users and skill sets from beginners, […]

Accenture Study Shows Satisfaction with Business Outcomes from Big Data

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Ninety-two percent of executives from companies that are applying big data to their businesses said they are satisfied with the results, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

Slidecast: Fortissimo Foundation – A Clustered, Pervasive, Global Direct-remote I/O Access System

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“Fortissimo Foundation is a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system that linearly scales I/O bandwidth, memory, Flash and hard disk storage capacity and server performance to provide an “in-memory” scale-out solution that intelligently aggregates all resources of a data center cluster into a massive global name space, bridging all remote compute and storage resources to look and act as if they were local.”

Tableau Conference 2014 – A Field Report

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I just returned from the annual Tableau Conference 2014 (affectionately referred to as TC14) and I’m data overload! The big event took place Sept. 8-11 in beautiful Seattle and I must confess that the experience really energized me.