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House of Cards, Creativity, and Big Data

By   /  March 25, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Shane Atchinson and Jason Burby recently wrote in The Next Web, “Data and creativity can work really well together. Don’t believe me? On February 1, 2013, a TV series called House of Cards debuted on the video streaming service Netflix. It proved an immediate hit. Two years later, it has a nine […]

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Analytic Strategies: The Key to Amazon’s and Netflix’s Success

By   /  March 1, 2016  /  Business Intelligence News, Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance News, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Steven Hillion, Chief Product Officer at Alpine Data, recently wrote in InsideBigData, “When it comes to advanced analytic strategies, it often seems like success stories are the exception rather than the rule. Many organizations would like to emulate the data-driven prowess displayed by leaders like Amazon, Google and Netflix, yet have trouble […]

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Spotify Moving to Google Cloud Platform

By   /  February 26, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Dawn Kawamoto reports in Information Week, “Streaming video provider Netflix and streaming music company Spotify are the latest enterprises to achieve or announce an all-in attitude toward public cloud computing. These two companies are part of a wider global movement toward public cloud services, which are expected to climb 19.4% at an […]

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Do You Have Big Data or Crappy Data?

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

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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: […]

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Media Companies Stand to Make Big Bucks on Big Data

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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Netflix CEO Says Company Won’t Use Big Data to Create TV Shows

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Peter Kafka of Recode.net reports, “Netflix has more than 48 million subscribers, and it knows a ton about all of them: What they watch, when they watch, when they stop watching. Netflix uses all of that data to help it pick and fund shows, like House of Cards, and to help promote different […]

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

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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 […]

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Elasticsearch 1.0 Takes Realtime Search To The Next Level

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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 […]

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The Power of Sparse Data

By   /  February 4, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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Teradata Expands Out of the Appliance World, Into NoSQL

By   /  October 22, 2013  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, NoSQL News, NoSQL News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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