While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.
Researchers from Harvard, NYU and the University of California San Diego have come together to set up the “Open Humans Network,” in an effort to let individuals share their personal health data to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Funding for the initiative comes from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and
The US Government is in a fix owing to a rather old-school data collection system available with the Education Department that prevents quick retrieval of data on approximately 40 million Americans with student loans. The student loan portfolio amounts to $1.1 trillion, according to a report published by the Wall
At a data science conference in Berlin last year, a panel discussion inevitably turned towards the hot topic of data science for social good. Many of the panelists offered the same platitudes that I’m sure countless of you have heard before; it’s an emerging field. Great innovation will eventually happen.
Provider of data-driven applications and modern data management solutions for the enterprise, Reltio, has secured $10 million in a Series A funding. The capital came from Crosslink Capital and .406 Ventures. The venture funding is intended to fuel product development, and overall expansion of sales and marketing initiatives. Reltio also
When we think of “governments” and “data”, the associated thoughts that spring to mind aren’t often positive. But we’ve seen government-backed and -funded initiatives around the globe which aim to harness data science for positive growth and change. From fighting fires in Israel to amplifying the voice of the electorate
Airbnb open sourced a web-based data exploration and SQL query tool for Hadoop called Airpal, built on Facebook’s PrestoDB, that enables query execution to facilitate data analysis, Thursday. Making the announcement, James Mayfield, product lead at Airbnb explains that working with SQL for ‘exploration and investigation’ is not easy. “Remembering
Understanding Big Data: Stream Analytics and YARN Real-time stream processing is growing in importance, as businesses need to be able to react faster to events as they that occur. Data that is valuable now may be worthless a few hours later. Use cases include sentiment analysis, monitoring and anomaly detection.
Visual.ly, the data visualization and infographics platform that provides on-demand creative services team to companies from its curated freelance workforce, has secured $3.3 million in fresh funding to further fuel the development of its platform. “The rise of content marketing has generated an unprecedented demand for compelling visual content to
Low-cost airline operator Ryanair has revealed plans to implement a host of additional features to its bookings platform My Ryanair, to serve customers better. Tuesday saw Ryanair launch its new Customer Charter and unveiled its 2015 customer experience initiatives as part of its “Always Getting Better”programme. As part of this
Big data does not change the relationship between data quality and decision outcomes. It underscores it. The elegance of analytics systems and processes lies not in the gathering, storing and processing of data. Today’s technology has made this relatively easy and common. Rather it is in the integration and management