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Analytics Tailored for Broadcasters

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by Jelani Harper A recent announcement from Octoshape and Nice People at Work states, “Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based, over-the-top (OTT) stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, enterprises and carriers, and Nice People At Work, the leader in advanced media analytics and real-time viewer experience monitoring tools, announced they have partnered to deliver…

Specify the Data Model and the Database Design

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by Michael Blaha Many organizations today outsource software development. You, the customer, specify your requirements and the vendor is supposed to build software that meets your requirements. But requirements are not sufficient as a specification. With this common scenario, you have no control over the quality of the software being built. Furthermore, you have no…

Google Boosts Open Source R

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by Jelani Harper A recent article from Derrick Harris states: “Google announced on Tuesday a new open source tool that can help data analysts decide if changes to products or policies resulted in measurable change, or if the change would have happened anyway. The tool, called CausalImpact, is a package for the R statistical computing software, and Google details…

Analytics or Your Gut?

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by Jelani Harper Steven Hillion recently wrote on TechCrunch: “Data is more varied and fast-moving than ever, and analyzing it effectively now requires highly sophisticated software and machinery. But where does big data analytics leave the good-old-fashioned hunch? What if the data tells a business manager to “jump” but her intuition says “stay”? It might…

Basho Reviews NoSQL Now!

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by Jelani Harper A post from Peter Coppola published on basho.com states, “We had the opportunity to stop by DATAVERSITY’S NoSQL Now! conference in San Jose last week. I was very impressed with the level of energy and the wide-ranging selection of sessions offered. According to Tony Shaw, the CEO of DATAVERSITY, the organizer of NoSQL…

Data-Ed Webinar: Data Governance Strategies

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on September 9, 2014 To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar The data governance function exercises authority and control over the management of your mission critical assets and guides how all other data management functions are performed. When selling data governance…

Data-Ed Slides: Data Governance Strategies

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on September 9, 2014 Data-Ed Webinar: Data Governance Strategies from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording, click HERE>> About the Webinar The data governance function exercises authority and control over the management of your mission critical assets and guides how all other data management functions are…

Accenture Indicates Big Data’s Vitality

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by Jelani Harper A recent announcement from Accenture states: 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). Eighty-nine percent of respondents rated big data as “very important” or “extremely important” to their businesses’ digital…

How Secure is the Cloud?

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by Jelani Harper Roger Grimes of InfoWorld recently reported, “In the wake of the celebrity photo breach, the media is humming with stories disparaging the safety of the cloud. Many longtime cloud critics are crowing, “I told you so!” and waiting for the world to go back to on-premises solutions only. News flash: 1) the…

Top Big Data Web Sites

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by Jelani Harper Steve Bennett of Data Science Central recently wrote: “The Naked analyst Episode 8 looks at the best sites to learn about the world of Big Data. Here are my top 6 sites. They range from the easily digestible to the totally immersable and possibly overwhelming. Dataversity (http://www.dataversity.net/category/data-topics/big-data/) daily updates of the latest…