Reflektion, an innovator in retail analytics, today announced that it raised $8 million in a Series B funding round led by Intel Capital as well as NIKE, Inc. and several private investors. Reflektion provides a predictive analytics platform for retailers and brands through a SaaS model.
“Tackling big data without a cloud-centric worldview is sort of like building a skyscraper without doing a soil study first: you might make some initial progress, but sooner or later you’ll discover that you need to understand and thoroughly adapt an (inadequate) foundation. At a minimum, you’ll experience false starts and thrashing; in many cases, you may never place a capstone.”
Jeremy Howard made a presentation to the Melbourne R meetup group, where he gave a brief overview of his “data scientist’s toolbox” (using a few Kaggle competitions as practical examples), and also provided an introduction to ensembles of decision trees (including the well-known Random Forest™ algorithm).
Memory Channel Storage is an innovative storage architecture that enables non-volatile media to reside within the memory subsystem. “Anyone using or designing Enterprise storage solutions should be paying attention. The unique performance and scalability characteristics of Memory Channel Storage are truly disruptive and will both accelerate existing applications with no changes required and enable new use cases.”
The Academy Awards event was held yesterday here in Los Angeles, and there are those technology diehards who tried to combine the creative arts with data science. For example, Adam McCann of Dueling Data created an interactive dashboard showing predictions for the Oscars based on how well the candidates fared in earlier awards, such as the Golden Globes and the British Academy.
Here is an informative short video presentation from the recent Strata Conference 2014 in Santa Clara featuring Mike Hendrickson, VP Content Strategy over at O’Reilly Media interviewing Vince Dell’anno, Big Data Lead for Accenture. The discussion centers around big data trends such as what types of organizations tend to need big data technology more than […]
“Deep storage, and tape library-based storage in general, benefit organizations that are looking to incorporate low-cost, high-density, scalable storage into their fast-growth data environments. Industries that recognize the value and regularly rely on tape storage include education, federal and state government, finance, life sciences, media and entertainment, oil and gas exploration, and Web 2.0, among others.”
Data science is all about the underlying mathematics from disciplines like computer science, mathematical statistics, and probability theory. It may appear odd that my partisan feelings toward mathematics can be so well-articulated through a joke, yet the bit of humor below superbly captures my appreciation of the mathematical sciences.