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Big Data Outlier Detection, for Fun and Profit

Sep 30, 2014 |

As we discussed in the first part of this series, how you handle data outliers can determine whether your big data project ends with a bang or flames out in failure. But before you even decide what to do with outliers, you need to be able to detect them. That is easier said than done. Because they can mean different things at different times, outliers can be extremely challenging to deal with in a big data context. On the one Read more…

The New Data Blending Mandate

Apr 24, 2014 |

An axiom of big data say that, as data volume and complexity grows, it becomes harder for organizations to extract meaning from the data. One solution to this dilemma that is gaining momentum is data blending, which provides a new real-time, analytics-oriented twist on the batch-oriented ETL data integration processes of old.

MicroStrategy Tries Out Free Software

Oct 22, 2013 |

MicroStrategy today unveiled Analytics Desktop, a new in-memory business intelligence tool that aims to deliver the same types of data analytic and discovery capabilities that Tableau Software, QlikTech, and TIBCO provide, but with one big exception: it’s free.

This Week’s Big Data Big Five

Oct 13, 2012 |

As we prepare to head into Hadoop World, and prepare some in-depth material following our conversation with the CTO and Lead High Performance Analytics ARchitect from SAS, we wanted to address some news items that were on our radar leading into this busy event season. This week we bring announcements from the world of Hadoop, with Hortonworks and a new BI arrangement; Cloudera’s pitch to big government; some positive news from RainStor and more…

This Week’s Big Data Big Seven

May 18, 2012 |

In this Friday’s roundup of some top news items during the week ending May 18 we take a brief look at how IBM Watson is being put to new use, how Caltech sought to address its storage limitations, see how insurance fraud is being targeted, and relay an interesting use case from an unexpected source….

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