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The past few days have seen Facebook under fire over the announcement that it has been running secret “mood altering” experiments on members. In summary: Their technology has allowed them to alter the content displayed to members in a way that elicits a measurable emotional response. This is not the

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For almost as long as there’s been Hadoop, there’s been enterprise Hadoop. Hadoop was created in 2005 by Mike Cafarella and Doug Cutting, a former Yahoo employee. In 2009, former employees from Oracle, Google, Yahoo and Facebook established Cloudera, a company aimed at providing enterprise-ready Hadoop solutions to customers, as

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There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t read about the CIO of some billion dollar company claiming that Big Data has saved his company untold sums of money.  A one percent efficiency increase identified by Big Data resulted in some few million in savings.  Segmentation of transactional

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In a paper titled, Real Time Business Intelligence for The Adaptive Enterprise, Business Intelligence is defined as “all about capturing, accessing, understanding, and converting one of the most fundamental and most precious assets of any company, represented by raw data, into active information in order to improve business.” However, the

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It has been an eventful week for big data. We’ve seen funding records broken, the announcement of collaboration between Dell, Cloudera and Intel, and the implementation of sensors in lamp posts to collect big data. For this weeks round up, we have selected our most popular pieces for your perusal. TOP

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Conflict remains one of the most pernicious ills facing the world today. Destruction, instability and related poverty and remain widespread; as the World Bank’s April 2011 report notes, conflict “has become a primary development challenge of our time. One-and-a-half billion people live in areas affected by fragility, conflict, or large-scale, organized

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This year we have seen some interesting use cases in the application of big data analytics in sports. We have already uncovered how it has been used in cricket and baseball, whether we can predict the winner of the World Cup, and how the German football team is using SAP

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In this Dell/TDWI report, get common-sense recommendations and best practices for safe, secure, and successful self-service BI. Read it today. File Type: .pdf File Size: 3.01 MB Duration: 40 pages

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The core of BI remains the dashboard. In its simplest form, the dashboard is a report generated from a BI system that displays predefined measures, metrics, and aggregated data to a user. Learn why the most significant trend in business intelligence today is the self-service dashboard. File Type: .pdf File Size: 139

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Visualization can play a vital role in analyzing big data to get a complete view of your customer. File Type: .pdf File Size: 1,011 KB Duration: 16 pages

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