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Posts tagged ‘bigdata’

Remote DBA Experts Explain the Impact of Big Data on Database Management

Remote DBA Experts Explain the Impact of Big Data on Database Management by Sujain Thomas from Remotedba Data management has always been part of organizational management. However, with the advent of new data collection and retrieval technologies over the last two decades, the amount of data being generated is in greater volumes and much more diverse. Systems such as RDBMS which had dominated the landscape for decades are now falling by the wayside to give way to NewSQL and NoSQL among others. Data generation today is in virtually every aspect of life from banking, healthcare and education to social life. As an organization with an online presence, data management is no longer a competency but a differentiator that determines winners […] Continue Reading

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What Are the Differences Between a ‘Data Scientist’ and a ‘Data Engineer’ (and Which One Do You Need?)

As data becomes more important to doing business, companies are finding themselves in need of various data-related workers. Sometimes, the titles aren’t clear, and it’s difficult to determine whether you need a data scientist, a data engineer, or perhaps both. Here are the descriptions of each one, as well as where the two jobs overlap. Data Scientist

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What is the Future of Big Data in Retail?

It’s already well documented that big data can help retailers understand their customers, reach new revenue streams, and even improve customer interaction by timely and location-based offers and incentives. What isn’t as well understood is how big data will affect the future of retail. Here is a peek into tomorrow. Big Data and the IoT

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Be Data Smart and use data science to transform information into insight

Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it’s magic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It’s a brave new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions. But how does one exactly do data science? Do you have to hire one of these priests of the dark arts, the “data scientist,” to extract this gold from your data? Nope. Data science is little more than using straight-forward steps to process raw data into actionable insight. And in Data Smart, author and data scientist John Foreman will show you how that’s done within the familiar environment […] Continue Reading

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How Professional Sport Is Keeping Fit With Big Data

Imagine if it were possible to predict the outcome of major sporting events. Or protect athletes from career-threatening injuries. Even to root out corruption in the beautiful game. Big data analytics have revolutionised modern marketing and commerce; now it looks as though they could change the face of professional sport. Creating Superman Rugby Union has already profited from the so-called ‘digital revolution’ by analysing data concerning players’ health to predict and prevent injuries. The principal behind the technology is very simple. The body reveals much about its condition that can be plugged into a big data set, with such variables as irregular heart-rates and elevated core temperature underlining health complaints that could precipitate injury. The man responsible for this innovation, […] Continue Reading

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Big Data and the Quantified Self

Everything in our life right now is full of data; from the food that we eat to our physical routine. Known as the “quantified self” or QS, it’s actually an emerging trend in big data science. Thanks to advances in mobile technology, it became a phenomenon and people are becoming self-aware. Since smart devices are now embedded with advanced motion sensors, data scientists can benefit from the personal data collected from these devices. In fact, Ida Sim, MD PhD, Co-Director of the Biomedical Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) believes that data must be visualized, interpreted, and analyzed. “We would like to have more people do this, so we can learn more,” she said in a feature published on […] Continue Reading

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Gambling and Big Data: A Safe Bet?

Marketing in 2014: every day, tracking software peers into consumers’ spending histories. Meanwhile, companies scour our personal information for any crumbs of data that might be used in the pursuit of a sale. This is ‘big data analysis:’ the Big Brother marketing strategy that has permanently altered the face of retail. Now big data has come to the gambling industry. Big data sets provide online casinos and bookmakers with consumer insights of unprecedented sophistication, allowing companies to tailor the experience of users and even protect problem players (as they are keen to point out.) However, the crazed scrabble for data has led gambling vendors to steamroller over data protection law in the pursuit of better market research, greater individual optimisation […] Continue Reading

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The Connected Society

In May 2014, Big Data Week will launch the third edition of the festival with a narrative that will bring together the many strands and domains of data into an umbrella theme: ‘The Connected Society’. Data connects people and society. It’s the backbone of our economies, smarter cities and healthier and better informed citizens. It can help shape our future – Big Data Week will explore three themes across a week of events in 40 cities discovering and sharing new ideas and technologies that will shape our future in 2014 and beyond with a mixture of workshops, discussions and examining real world use cases across three continents. Internet of Things We’ll explore the Internet of Things (IoT) a trend that […] Continue Reading

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A BIG Data Week in Malaysia

Asia: a huge, diverse, and rapidly changing society. One could even say it has high volume, variety, and velocity. Here in Malaysia we value a good technology festival, and we’ve been discussing Big Data for at least a year (the veracity of this claim is backed up by the list of previous Big Data Malaysia meetups, which is by no means the only local group discussing these issues). Now that I’ve paid nominal (and perhaps somewhat cheeky) obligatory homage to the 3+2Vs of Big Data, let’s get on with what actually happened during Big Data Week 2013 in Kuala Lumpur. But first, a disclaimer: although the official partner city was Kuala Lumpur, it would be more accurate to say that […] Continue Reading