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Do You Have Big Data or Crappy Data?

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by Angela Guess TechCrunch contributor Jeremy Levy recently wrote, “Companies often tout all their terabytes and petabytes of data, and their massive teams of data scientists running huge Hadoop clusters with Apache Kafka streams that are such a competitive advantage. The truth is, most of them suffer from one of the old adages in computing:…

Media Companies Stand to Make Big Bucks on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Charles Kim of Bain recently wrote for Forbes, “Executives in nearly every industry are looking for ways to reap value from analytics, but media companies may have better opportunities than most. Every song listened to, every minute of video viewed, every online page that is clicked contributes to the mountains of data…

Amazon Fires Up Fire TV Featuring Voice Search And Content Viewing Prediction Capabilities

by Jennifer Zaino Amazon today unveiled its Fire TV streaming video device. During the announcement event in Manhattan, company vice president Peter Larsen called the $99 set top box “tiny, incredibly powerful and unbelievably simple.” For users, that power and simplicity are designed to be evident in features such as the device’s ability to project and…

Elasticsearch 1.0 Takes Realtime Search To The Next Level

by Jennifer Zaino ElasticSearch 1.0 launches today, combining Elasticsearch realtime search and analytics, Logstash (which helps you take logs and other event data from your systems and store them in a central place), and Kibana (for graphing and analyzing logs) in an end-to-end stack designed to be a complete platform for data interaction. This first major update of the…

The Power of Sparse Data

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by Angela Guess Christopher Mims of Quartz reports, “For many businesses, big data is superfluous. Except, a recently-published paper on the mathematics of big data reveals, when it isn’t. It turns out there is a kind of data that, like black holes or evil wizards of Middle Earth, only becomes more powerful the larger it grows. What’s more, suggest researchers Enric…

Teradata Expands Out of the Appliance World, Into NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “Business analytics pioneer Teradata  continues to keep up with the Joneses in the big data world, announcing on Monday a handful of new products and features — a hosted cloud version of its flagship database (which Netflix is already using) and support for JSON documents among them. The…

Big Data at Netflix: The Little Things

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “You weren’t alone. You fired up your Netflix device a couple Fridays ago, happened across Orange is the New Black in your Netflix recommendations, started watching the first episode and then wondered why you’d never heard of it. Netflix’s other original programming — House of Cards and Arrested Development — received huge…

Big Data Job of the Day: Senior Data Analyst

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by Angela Guess Netflix is looking for a Senior Data Analyst – Marketing in Los Gatos, CA. The post states, “World domination isn’t out of the question when you have big data on your side.  Help us support Marketing and Communications by reaching out to potential customers at the right time, and to existing customers…