Big Data News – 27 Aug 2015

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There's a certain amount of risk in every business. Just because there is risk, though, doesn't mean you should throw caution to the wind. This is why businesses big and small hire risk managers. One of the best ways to strengthen your risk management strategy is with open source intelligence (OSINT). In this post we […] The post Improving Risk Assessment in Your Risk Management Strategy with OSINT appeared first on BrightPlanet.

Many tech professionals think of 3D printing as little more than a toy, even though it's in full production swing in manufacturing operations. Gartner and other researchers predict major growth for 3D printing in the enterprise, raising a host of data protection issues for IT professionals. Here's what you need to know.

Documentation, one of the great neglected areas of software development, is finally getting some attention, with a number of relatively new tools. For an API documentation can be considered essential. Gregory Koberger is working on a system with the intent of connecting developer documentation more directly to APIs and the API dashboard. By Jerome Louvel

A WiFi pioneer says we need to rethink how the Internet of Things is being marketed and sold. For starters, how about finding a better name?

Programmers are a fickle bunch. One day they're all using Java, and the next day Python is the hot new thing. While developers indelibly will dabble in different languages, we're now seeing them do similar things with databases, particularly those of a NoSQL bent. The database explosion benefits developers, but it's a headache for the admins tasked with managing the stuff. Time was, you installed the Oracle database and were happy with it, damn it. Oracle defined what you could do with the data, and your developers worked within those bounds.

In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement. An interview on doing change in small steps, solving problems, using WIP limits, priorities and classes of service in kanban, using the Theory of Constraints with kanban, and getting results with kanban. By Ben Linders

Mike Orzen will talk about using core work systems to drive transformational behavior at the Lean IT Summit 2015. An interview on the benefits that organizations aim for with lean IT, why adopting and reinforcing new behaviors is essential to create sustained change, core work systems and work processes for IT organizations, and common missteps in lean IT transformations and how to prevent them. By Ben Linders

In the data business, we now have our own denier movement of people who claim that that unless you start planning, you should keep throwing most of your data away. They call you a "data hoarder." There's a bit of absurdity here. If you throw it away, you can't get it back; if you keep it, you can eventually organize and purge what you don't need. Those who store data now while getting their governance in place are not automatically "data hoarders." This is a false dilemma. 

mOSAIC mOSAIC is a European project supported by the European union [Dan10]. The target of the project was to build a unified Application programing interface (API) for Cloud services that is not only available in Java but also for other languages. mOSAIC is platform and language agnostic. It supports a large number of platforms for […]

"I believe that technology will take center stage in the future of aviation," Griffiths said. "Airports, for too long, have been considered just infrastructure businesses. Actually, we have a vital role to play in enabling a level of customer service that certain airlines have already got right in the air but some airports have let them down with on the ground."

Data is the lifeblood of your entire organization. It should enlighten every function of the organization. A data management strategy is critical. The goal should be clear: provide all business functions with quick and complete access to all the data and analytics that they need, both now and in the future. This is easier said than done. This Forrester report provides a four-step process for formulating a next generation DM strategy that will be both visionary and pragmatic.  Click here to read the report now:  Takeaways include:  The importance of data management in light of Big Data  How to align your data management strategy with your business strategy  Why and how to design your data management platform for speed and self-service delivery  Four specific steps to formulating your data strategy  Learn how a data management strategy can help your business meet the demands of processing more data and making analytics available to stakeholders – all at greater speed than ever before.

Some practitioners of the "dismal science" are dismayed by what they contend is flawed, outdated and incomplete data used by the U.S. Federal Reserve to make its economic forecasts. As global stock markets gyrate in response to the economic slowdown in China, these economists argue that the Fed should be making greater use of readily available real-time economic data. Among these sources is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology initiative dubbed the "Billion Prices Project" that measures inflation using real-time data gleaned from online purchases tracked on retailers' web sites. A Google Price Index and other search engine tools offer similar retail detail, economists note.

When Gartner published its latest "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies" last week, there was a notable absence of one broad class of technology in particular: big data. The reasoning behind the move may surprise you. Big data has been a fixture on the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies for several years. In 2013, as big data-mania set in, the technology was near the "Peak of Inflated Expectations." A year later, as the shine started wearing off, big data started slipping down into the "Trough of Disillusionment."

Rather than shying away from ever increasing amounts of data, today's businesses are using data-driven decision-making as a secret weapon. Learn more about why logical data warehouses are the natural next step for the analytics culture.

Hello DSC Member, Pivotal is delivering a unified set of technologies to power digital enterprises.To learn more about our transformative combination of leading agile development services, open cloud platform and open suite of big data products, we hope you'll join us at this exciting event! Strata + Hadoop World Pivotal is a sponsor, presenter and exhibitor at one of the big data industry's premier events September 29th – October 1st in New York. If you're planning to attend, be sure to visit us at booth #531 to see the latest Pivotal Big Data Suitedemos, learn more about the Federation Business Data Lake and the Open Data Platform Initiative, or just speak with our industry experts.

eBook Preview: Getting Data Right Featuring Tom Davenport & Turing Award Winner Dr. Michael Stonebraker   Complimentary preview edition New eBook: Getting Data Right In this complimentary preview edition, Thomas H. Davenport describes five approaches for realistic, effective data management in large organizations.

Brick and mortar retailers invest a lot in environmental factors. Lighting, temperature, music, and even how the items are spaced on a shelf are known to affect purchase decisions. But online, environmental factors do not affect buyers, right? Wrong. Very, very wrong, according to website optimization studies that prove otherwise. In fact, environmental elements affect web visitors as much as their offline counterparts. The only difference is the type of elements. While visitors to a neighborhood supermarket are affected by its lighting, temperature, and aisle width, online visitors are influenced by fonts, colors, white space, and amount of text.

Dolby Laboratories is dedicated to advancing the science of sound and has transformed the entertainment experience for 50 years. It began with Dolby noise reduction for tape recordings, and continues…

Originally posted on Data Science Central When I think of Big Data and NoSQL I think of Big-Web-User companies like Amazon, Google, Twitter, Netflix, and other similar companies that amaze and entertain us by using the latest in NoSQL-based data science to bring us features that are useful and novel. Mostly that means using recommenders, NLP, IoT, and advanced search algorithms to present just the right part of the their Big Data databases to us users. There aren't many examples of more traditional companies, even information based companies that were being held back before NoSQL opened so many doors.

Published Date: 2015-08-26 15:51:43 UTC Tags: Analytics, Finance, Financial Performance, Investment Banking, Predictive Analytics, Risk Management, The Economy Title: Could Analytics Have Prevented The Banking Crisis? Subtitle: Should they have been used more effectively?

The power of data and analytics can be successfully applied against the many issues that confront educational institutions but how do you begin to use this power effectively? One sure way is to concentrate on a strategic mission objective and then use data and analytics to measure and monitor ongoing progress.

Originally posted on Data Science Central Here's a different angle on a much analyzed question at the heart of our professional activities. In this article, Steve Miller of Inquidia tackles how NoSQL has changed our traditional understanding of Predictive Analytics and Data Science. You might also look back at our previous post How NoSQL Fundamentally Changed Machine Learning.

Clojure development on the Android platform has been progressing remarkably in the last few years, allowing developers to use it in fully fledged apps such as SwiftKey's Clarity Keyboard. Here we will review the current status of tools that support Clojure on the Android platform.

by Andrie de Vries A few days ago I received an unexpected parcel in my letterbox. To my delight, it turned out to be a translation into Simplified Chinese of R for Dummies, co-authored by myself and…

Guest blog sent by Veronica Johnson at see the original here In this day and age of big data and information overload, data visualizations are, hands down, the most effective way of filtering out and presenting complex data. A single data visualization graphic can be priceless. It can save you hours of research. They're easy to read, interpret, and, if based on the right sources, accurate, as well. And with the highly social nature of the web, the data can be lighthearted, fun and presented in so many different ways.

Apache has announced the EOL of version 1 of Log4j. Although Log4j version 2 was released in July 2014, version 1 was maintained until early August 2015. The new version is a full rewrite of the logging library, addressing many of the issues of version 1 and achieving unprecedented performance. Apache has made an effort to ease the upgrade, although advanced users may need some migration work.

Explore the new value proposition in the electronics industry at IFA 2015 as the big names in electronics gather to focus on monetizing the Internet of Things. Don't miss this chance to explore the latest applications for electronics in a connected world.

For the new energy consumer, 'green' has a double meaning. In one respect, the term refers to the preference for using renewable energy sources and protecting the environment. The other definition pertains to money.

by Susan Lawson-Dawson High-profile data breaches are occurring more often these days. Why? It's primarily because there is plenty of money to be made. As a result, cyberthieves are proving progressively more sophisticated and increasingly determined in their efforts to evade and break through security solutions. Keeping your data safe requires staying a step ahead of the bad guys.

Mozilla has released a major overhaul to how Firefox add-ons are developed. Included is the introduction of the WebExtensions API and a requirement for add-ons to be reviewed and signed by Mozilla before deployment. The developer community has reacted with a range of emotions to the announcements.

A WiFi pioneer says we need to rethink how the Internet of Things is being marketed and sold. For starters, how about finding a better name?

Every day, your company is producing more and more data. Yours isn't alone, of course. Companies all over the world are creating progressively more information every single day. Whether it's for the purposes of infrastructure or something related to customer details, information is a big part of how business is done these days, so it only makes sense that there would be no shortage of it across industries.

While some people say you can find anything you're looking for on the internet, this simply isn't true. Ask any business owner who's searched for a software solution, only to realize that no technology exists to satisfy their particular demand. What do you do in these situations?

In this particular guest attribute, Eric Haller of the worldwide DataLabs of Experian offers his views on the growing need for information scientists. Info laboratories are led by him in Brazil, UK & america that support development & research initiatives throughout the Experian business. Eric had tactical markets including retail banking, authorities, capital markets and web delivery in addition to responsibility for the direction and increase of on-line credit profiles for Consumer Information Services. Daily, the quantity of advice that can be found to solve some of the most vexing issues of society grows. By 2020, the quantity of information in the electronic universe will grow tenfold.

Dashboards. Infographics. Vizzes. Everyone is talking about the cool buzzwords in Business Intelligence. But, with statistics like "70-80% of business intelligence projects fail" (Gartner analyst Patrick Meehan) floating around, folks are tripping over jargon and falling on their faces. Even in a perfect world where requirements are clear, business questions are documented, and key metrics are defined, communicating effectively with data visualization is still just plain hard. Here are five tips to keep you on track and to help make your vizzes both cool AND effective.

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