Hadoop Progress Report: 3 Emerging Use Cases

Hadoop is gaining acceptance as an essential enterprise data platform. Here’s a look at  three emerging, business-driving use cases that go beyond IT cost savings. It has been nearly six years since I attended my first Hadoop World conference in 2009, and, oh my, how the platform has progressed. What I’m most excited about, as Strata-Hadoop […]

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Cloud Analytics: What’s Driving Growth?

Cloud-based business intelligence, data visualization and analytics options are gaining momentum as the center of data gravity shifts along with apps and services. But be prepared for a hybrid world. Cloud-based data-analysis was ahead of its time seven to 10 years ago, but as SaaS apps and cloud-based platforms and services have proliferated, businesses are […]

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Sentiment Analysis: The New State Of The Art

How do you get to the next level of customer understanding? Next week’s Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York offers an update on the latest in textual insight into consumers of products, financial services, healthcare, media, hospitality and much more. There are three reasons why I’m looking forward to next week’s July 15-16 Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York. First, […]

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Leon Wieseltier and Steven Pinker Debate the Quantified Society

“We are becoming a massified, datafied, quantified society, which looks for wisdom in numbers and thinks that numbers can provide certainty… owing to the explosion of so-called big data there has developed excessive confidence in the ability of the quantified disciplines to explain human life”–Leon Wieseltier “This is an extraordinary time for the understanding of […]

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LucidWorks: Bringing Search to Big Data

Grant Ingersoll “Search is the UI for data today,” Grant Ingersoll, Chief Scientist for LucidWorks, told the audience at the recent IE big data conference in Boston. Anyone on the Internet is familiar with the search box and can find the data they are looking for without knowledge of any programming language. This could make search a key […]

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Text Analytics World Boston – October 3-4, 2012

Register now with code WTBDBP12 to get 15% off Text Analytics World (www.textanalyticsworld.com) is a full-spectrum conference that covers all aspects of text analytics. TAW explores five major areas of text analytics: Big Data – including integration of text analytics and predictive analytics – converting text into data and enhancing text mining applications, decision support, topic discovery, predictive modeling, […]

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