Big Data Humor: The Art of Statistics

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A basic stats class at Coursera goes a LONG way!   Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

Ask a Data Scientist: The Bias vs. Variance Tradeoff

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This week’s Ask a Data Scientist question is from a reader who wants an explanation of the “bias vs. variance tradeoff in statistical learning.” Intel’s Dr. Monica Martinez-Canales is this week’s guest Data Scientist

German Public Transportation Co. Adopts IBM Software Defined Storage to Tackle Big Data

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB), a leading German public transportation company, has turned to IBM Cloud, Software Defined Storage and Flash to improve business application performance and customer response times.

Slingshot Power Taps Actian and Big Data to Supercharge the Solar Economy

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Actian Corporation, delivering an end-to-end big data analytics platform running natively in Hadoop, announced that clean energy provider Slingshot Power is using the Actian Analytics Platform – Hadoop SQL Edition™ to more accurately target customer segments, optimize system performance, tailor recommendations, and predict the ideal pathway for every American home to achieve energy independence.

Ask a Data Scientist: Curse of Dimensionality

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” Once a week you’ll see reader submitted questions of varying levels of technical detail answered by a practicing data scientist – sometimes by me and other times by an Intel data scientist. This week’s question is from a reader who wants to know more about the “curse of dimensionality.”

Big Data Humor: Love by Regression

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Ah, if love were only that simple … just follow the regression line!   Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

Spark Panel Discussion with Cloudera, MapR & Pivotal

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The panel discussion video below comes from the Los Angeles Spark Users Group. The talk fosters a lively discussion on Spark’s initial goals, where it came from and what the future holds for Spark. Many leading Big Data vendors are responding by introducing Spark’s capabilities into their architectures. The panel discussion is between the top Hadoop distribution vendors – Cloudera, MapR, and Pivotal.

Visualization of the Week: US Weather Trends

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This week’s visualization choice was selected because it really hit home for me living in Los Angeles. Just in case you’re not familiar with our plight here in Hollyweird, we have a case of perpetual summer and severe drought conditions which when coupled together have produced a rather harsh climate in which to live.

Ask a Data Scientist: Recommender Systems

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Welcome to the first article in a weekly series called “Ask a Data Scientist.” Once a week until you’ll see reader submitted questions answered by a practicing data scientist. Think of this new insideBIGDATA feature as a valuable resource for you to get up to speed in this flourishing area of technology. If you have a big data question you’d like answered, please just enter a comment below, or send me an e-mail.

Detroit to Make Real-Time Transportation Decisions with Data Visualization

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Following the momentum of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Detroit and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s visit promoting the TIGER M-1 rail grant, Transit Labs CEO and Founder Dag Gogue has announced a partnership with the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) to make the city’s public transportation more efficient.