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First Annual Cognitive Computing Forum Speaker Lineup Includes Professors and Chief Executives

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by Angela Guess The team here at DATAVERSITY™ is happy to announce “the complete faculty of speakers for the first annual Cognitive Computing Forum, taking place on August 20-21 in San Jose, California. Here is a preview of the group of technologists, researchers, and futurists representing diverse perspectives including Deep Learning, Predictive Modeling, Neural Networks, Machine Intelligence,…

Big Data v. Deep Data

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by Angela Guess Otto Scharmer of the Huffington Post recently opined, “While big data has certainly opened up a whole new range of possibilities, I would like to suggest a distinction between surface big data and deep data. Surface data is just data about others: what others do and say. That is what almost all current big data is…

How Shutterstock Revamped Its Data Management with MemSQL

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by Angela Guess MemSQL has put together a case study on how one of its most prominent customers, Shutterstock, benefited by deploying MemSQL. According to the case study, “Shutterstock deployed MemSQL to be the foundation on which its platform is monitored, using MemSQL for immediate anomaly detection and real-time analysis of more than 20 thousand data…

New Report Finds Big Data Leads to Better Decision Making

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by Angela Guess Brian Taylor of Tech Republic reports, “Enterprises should not be asking whether they have the data, APT‘s VP of client services Rupert Naylor said in a telephone interview with TechRepublic, but how to best analyze it and make better sales and marketing decisions. Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) is a cloud-based predictive analytics software company headquartered…

Turning to Professional Service Firms for Big Data Help

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by Angela Guess Jeff Kelly of Wikibon recently wrote, “Big Data is applicable to virtually all vertical markets, and the technologies that make up the emerging Big Data stack are diverse. But one thing most Big Data practitioners have in common is their employment of professional services firms to help navigate the journey to Big Data…

Democratizing Big Data for Science with Helix Nebula

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of Tech Republic reports, “Big data and big science have ‘teamed’ together for decades, residing in the cloistered halls of academia and research institutions. But as demand for big data accessibility and analytics soars, academic institutions, research consortiums, and cloud services providers are partnering to bring big science and big data…

New Experian Report Shows Marketing Teams Struggle to Access Data Quickly

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Experian Data Quality, a part of Experian Marketing Services and a leading provider of data quality software and services, today published a new report on the prevalence of personalization and analytics required to support new marketing efforts. The study found that while almost half of companies personalize messages…

Despite All This Data, Execs Still Go with Their Gut

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by Angela Guess T.L. Stanley of Mashable recently asked, “Do you ever worry that robots will one day run our major corporations, making dispassionate decisions based strictly on big data and cold statistical analyses? Or maybe some of us think that time has already come? Fear not, says a new study that looks at the roles of gut…