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.

Visualization of the Week: Uber Jobs by Country

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Here is a compelling visualization that shows countries where Uber is currently offering jobs. No jobs in Antarctica, darn, guess I’ll have to use a regular cab to visit my penguin friends.

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.

Fuze Selects Sumo Logic to Gain Visibility into Application and Security Infrastructure

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Sumo Logic, the next generation machine data intelligence company, announced that Fuze, a leading enterprise video communication and collaboration service that allows people to work from anywhere, selected Sumo Logic to monitor and provide insight into their technical infrastructure.

Dentsu razorfish Selects MapR Hadoop Distribution for Next Generation Communication Platform

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced that Dentsu razorfish, a joint venture between digital agency razorfish and Dentsu, a globally recognized advertisement firm, has deployed the MapR Distribution including Hadoop as the underlying technology for its Next Generation Communication Platform (NGCP) solution.

Tableau Conference 2014

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FIELD REPORT The 2014 edition of the Tableau Software’s annual conference (TC14) is taking place in Seattle this week, from September 8-12 and insideBIGDATA will be on hand for all the tech festivities. The big event is at the Washington State Convention Center with a sold-out crowd of over 5,500 customers and partners from around the […]

Big Data Humor: Focus Group of One Syndrome

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The Different Types of Programmers

In this special guest feature, Jesse Anderson from Cloudera writes about his perspectives on becoming a computer programmer including education, aptitude and other musings. As an extra bonus check out the tutorial video at the end of the article.

New Data Integration Tool Saves Major Healthcare Company $300,000

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Datasource Consulting, LLC, a leading Enterprise Information Management and Data Warehouse consultancy serving large enterprise customers throughout the United States, announces the release of INFATools Stage Mapping Generator (INFATools), a proprietary tool that speeds up the process of creating staging mappings, sessions and workflows in Informatica while improving efficiency and quality.