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When Is “More Data!” The Wrong Solution?

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Karl Zimmerman. Data-driven decision-making is vitally important to modern enterprises. Without the analysis of data, we can’t hope to make intelligent decisions about how to achieve our business goals. The data we have available to us is richer and more voluminous than ever before. Collecting data is now almost a […]

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The State of Smart Data in the Enterprise – 2017

By   /  March 3, 2017  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Is Smart Data finally reaching the tipping point for acceptance in the enterprise? Every week brings multiple newspaper articles about AI-powered applications that rely on Smart Data. Buzzwords abound. It takes expertise to parse the differences between Cognitive Computing, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Text Analytics, Big Data, and other enabling technologies. Facing […]

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Homicide and Violent Crime in Chicago – a First Look at the Data with R

By   /  March 1, 2017  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. A recent article in Atlantic highlights what had been emerging locally for over a year: Chicago suffered a disturbingly sharp spike in homicides in 2016, after a smaller but still noticeable surge in 2015. This at a time when other large cities like New York and Los Angeles […]

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Big Data Analytics: Role of Automation

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Science Blogs, Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  1 Comment

Click to learn more about author Arun Goyal. The emergence of Big Data largely changed the digital landscape and organizational operations. The disparity of data was effectively mitigated by its intensified analytics. With the evolution of newer trends in this realm, the technologies are getting polished. Automation of Big Data is the most disruptive technology changing […]

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Using the Internet of Things to Track Shoppers

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Blogs, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Cathy Nolan. No longer content to use passive methods that track the number of people who enter their stores, brick-and-mortar retailers are now using software that allows them to watch customers as they shop, and more importantly, gather data about their behavior. Under the guise of making shopping more enjoyable, […]

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Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Intelligence: Hey Robo Data Modeler!

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Modeling Blogs, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Thomas Frisendal. In the data space plenty of new terms are being coined (by marketing?) for handling data modeling, governance and quality issues: “data preparation”, “data wrangling”, “data catalogue” and “machine-based data harmonization” (™ of ClearStory Data). Do we need stuff like this? Definitely so. Today we need to move […]

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Important Big Data Additions to the R Analyst’s Toolchest

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. After my partner read my last blog, Frequencies in R — Part 2, where I used R’s data.table and dplyr packages to construct performant frequencies procedures on an in-memory 27M+ row, 30 attribute data.table, he asked if I’d compared my results with the equivalent functionality of R’s MonetDB.R package. I have […]

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How Machine Learning and AI are Impacting the Data Industry

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Strategy Blogs, Data Strategy News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about video blogger Andrew Brust. The Big Data & Brews video blog series continues with host Andrew Brust, Senior Director of Market Strategy and Intelligence. The series touches on hot topics within the business of Big Data, Analytics, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Modern BI, NoSQL and Next Generation Technologies. In […]

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Machine Learning and Statistical Algorithms: Training With Everything We’ve Got

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click here to learn more about author James Kobielus. Machine Learning and other statistical algorithms are like muscles. How you train a statistical algorithm makes all the difference in how well it performs the task for which it was constructed. You could say training an algorithm is a bit like conditioning your muscles in a gym. It […]

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The Internet of Things: How New Data is Driving Your Day-to-Day

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Science Blogs, Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click here to learn more about author Andrew Sohn. The Internet of Things (IoT) is generating countless numbers of interactions between devices every day—in all kinds of different ways. But the consequences of these interactions aren’t about the Internet or the things at all. What IoT is all about is data. The lifecycle of an […]

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