http://bigdataweek.com The leading global platform of interconnected community events for data Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:03:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Interested in NoSQL performance? http://bigdataweek.com/2014/07/02/interested-in-nosql-performance-on-bare-metal/ http://bigdataweek.com/2014/07/02/interested-in-nosql-performance-on-bare-metal/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:54:13 +0000 Bigstep http://bigdataweek.com/?p=38898 If you asked any IT director whether they would be interested in a 60 per cent improvement to their infrastructure performance, you’d get mostly ‘yes’ in response. If you then said that this could be done to ANY bare metal infrastructure and be done with zero or minimal investment, then I think the answer would […]

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Becoming A Data Scientist: What A Data Scientist ISN’T http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/12/becoming-a-data-scientist-what-a-data-scientist-isnt/ http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/12/becoming-a-data-scientist-what-a-data-scientist-isnt/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 11:52:21 +0000 Wiley http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/12/becoming-a-data-scientist-what-a-data-scientist-isnt/ If you’re reading this you probably already have an inkling of what a data scientist is. Have you ever considered what a data scientist isn’t?

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Normal Distribution Curve http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/10/normal-distribution-curve/ http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/10/normal-distribution-curve/#comments Sat, 10 May 2014 17:52:24 +0000 Wiley http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/10/normal-distribution-curve/ Perhaps the most famous and widely used distribution is the normal distribution, otherwise known as the “bell curve.” The reason why the bell curve crops up a lot is because when you have a bunch of independent, complex, real-world factors added together that produce randomly distributed data, that data will often be distributed in a normal or bell-like way. This is called the central limit theorem.

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Be Data Smart and use data science to transform information into insight http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/10/be-data-smart-and-use-data-science-to-transform-information-into-insight/ http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/10/be-data-smart-and-use-data-science-to-transform-information-into-insight/#comments Sat, 10 May 2014 08:20:08 +0000 #bdw14 Editor http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/10/be-data-smart-and-use-data-science-to-transform-information-into-insight/ Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it's magic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions.

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Becoming A Data Scientist: Corporate and Association Training Programs http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/09/becoming-a-data-scientist-corporate-and-association-training-programs/ http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/09/becoming-a-data-scientist-corporate-and-association-training-programs/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 23:46:00 +0000 Wiley http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/09/becoming-a-data-scientist-corporate-and-association-training-programs/ Universities and other organizations have started to offer data science degrees, training, and certificates. Conferences and competitions also exist for people serious about adding credentials as data scientists.

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Optimization Modeling: Because That Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Ain’t Gonna Squeeze Itself http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/09/optimization-modeling-because-that-fresh-squeezed-orange-juice-aint-gonna-squeeze-itself/ http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/09/optimization-modeling-because-that-fresh-squeezed-orange-juice-aint-gonna-squeeze-itself/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 23:39:45 +0000 Wiley http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/09/optimization-modeling-because-that-fresh-squeezed-orange-juice-aint-gonna-squeeze-itself/ When you were a child, perhaps there came that day when someone explained to you that Santa Claus didn’t exist, outside of men with bad rosacea dressed up at the mall.

Well, today I’m going to shatter another belief: your not-from-concentrate premium orange juice was not hand squeezed. In fact, the pulp in it is probably from different oranges than the juice, and the juice has been pulled from different vats and blended according to mathematical models to ensure that each carafe you drink tastes the same as the last.

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Communication – How to optimise businesses http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/08/communication/ http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/08/communication/#comments Thu, 08 May 2014 18:16:58 +0000 Simon Lavender http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/08/communication/ What moves faster the denser you go into it....communication

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Consilient Data in the Next Phase of Data http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/07/consilient-data-in-the-next-phase-of-data/ http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/07/consilient-data-in-the-next-phase-of-data/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 12:10:25 +0000 Phil Harvey http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/07/consilient-data-in-the-next-phase-of-data/ In this modern (Big Data), connected (Smartphones), advertising ridden (Facebook, Twitter, Google) world, where the Internet of Things means devices from your watch and fridge to your thermostat and house plants spit out data, the challenge of bringing data together to a valuable end will become increasingly difficult unless this data is consilient. Here I explain what consilience means for data and discuss its benefits.

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Metascale Presents a FREE 1-day Hadoop Seminar http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/06/metascale-presents-a-free-1-day-hadoop-seminar/ http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/06/metascale-presents-a-free-1-day-hadoop-seminar/#comments Tue, 06 May 2014 20:47:41 +0000 Sebastian James http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/06/metascale-presents-a-free-1-day-hadoop-seminar/ Interested in learning Hadoop, but didn’t have the money for classes? MetaScale (@BigDataMadeEasy) wants to help make Big Data more accessible for the Chicagoland data community. That’s why they’re sponsoring a FREE 1-day seminar on Hadoop. Sign up NOW, as there are only 15 seats available. Click on the register link below for this special […]

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Look Who’s Doing Big Data in Nova Scotia: Bill Cunningham NSCC – IT Campus, Computer Technologies http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/06/look-whos-doing-big-data-in-nova-scotia-bill-cunningham-nscc-it-campus-computer-technologies/ http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/06/look-whos-doing-big-data-in-nova-scotia-bill-cunningham-nscc-it-campus-computer-technologies/#comments Tue, 06 May 2014 20:21:54 +0000 Suzanne Diab http://bigdataweek.com/2014/05/06/look-whos-doing-big-data-in-nova-scotia-bill-cunningham-nscc-it-campus-computer-technologies/ Bill Cunningham of Nova Scotia Community College talks about shaping college curriculum to add more data analytics content in existing diploma degrees.

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