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Data Science

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.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere revealed yesterday the upgrade of its supercomputing capabilities ‘to provide more timely, accurate, reliable, and detailed forecasts.’ “NOAA is America’s environmental intelligence agency; we provide the information, data, and services

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Rock Health, the full-service seed fund provider that supports startups working in health technology, has revealed through a year end study that 2014 saw venture funding for digital health companies surpass $4.1 billion, almost the total of all three prior years combined charting a 125% YoY growth in funding compared

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Data Science

Ron founded Think Big to help companies realize measurable value from Big Data. Previously, Ron was VP Engineering at Quantcast where he led the data science and engineer teams that pioneered the use of Hadoop and NoSQL for batch and real-time decision making. Ron was also Co-Founder and CTO of

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Data ScienceUncategorized

2014 Has been a massive year for Big Data, as it transitioned from an emerging and exciting technology to a somewhat overused buzzword for any application of data science. This was reflected earlier in the year by Gartner’s always insightful ‘hype cycle‘, where we saw the term drop off the ‘Peak of

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Data ScienceMachine Learning

In 2014, we witnessed some of the coolest and craziest tech stories of our time. A future where our cars drives themselves, drones deliver our mail and our surroundings adapt to our preferences automatically are no longer inconceivable- in fact, these scenarios are highly plausible. We trawled through our 2014

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Data Science

For years, scientists have been baffled how one overweight man could manage to deliver presents to all of the world’s children (or the good ones, at least) in one night. It’s spawned into a whole field of research- honestly. We look at the data behind Santa’s route- how fast he’d have

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Data ScienceNewsTechnology & IT

EMC, the U.S. multinational corporation and the world’s largest provider of data storage systems, has released the EMC Global Data Protection Index and it turns out that worldwide, enterprises are losing as much as $1.7 trillion through data loss and unplanned downtime. “To create the maturity curve, IT decision makers

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Data ScienceNewsRetail & Consumer

Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce company, released a report earlier this month on the 18th of December, charting the results of a task force with the police that has been trying to stop the sale of fake goods on the company’s Taobao platform, reports the Shanghai-based online media outlet the

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Data Science

With Christmas just around the corner, we’re happy to share with you one of the most festive data applications we can think of- New Zealand Secret Santa. Just in case any of you are unfamiliar with the concept of a secret santa- everybody involved pools their names. Every participant receives

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Data Science

You know it’s that time of the year when High Street soundtracks remind you that “tis the season to be jolly”. Christmas beckons, and without sounding too much like Grinch, I’d like to say that festive cheer doesn’t come without some guilt-free, feel-good face-stuffing, but that usually results in me

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