FREE eBOOK | Practical Machine Learning: Innovations in Recommendation

Free eBook “Practical Machine Learning: Innovations in Recommendations”

In this guide, Practical Machine Learning: Innovations in Recommendation, authors and Mahout committers Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman shed light on a more approachable recommendation engine design and the business advantages for leveraging this innovative implementation style. Read More…

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When is a College Basketball Game Statistically Over? Bill James Knows

The 2013-14 college basketball season is nearly upon us. Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald has jumped into the Sport Gaming with Cantor Gaming offering “In-game” betting that basically provided a point spread or money line based on odds calculated in real-time just like the stock market.

It got me thinking about Bill James’s (famous for inspiration of Moneyball) formula for calculating the point at which a lead by one team is too great (given the amount of TIME remaining) to come back – no matter what. Read More…

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FREE Report | Gartner’s 1st “MAGIC QUADRANT FOR ADVANCED ANALYTICS PLATFORMS”

GARTNER’s 1st ever “MAGIC QUADRANT FOR ADVANCED ANALYTICS PLATFORMS” and FULL FREE REPORT, will help you decide which analytics platform is right for you, and we look forward to helping you make the most of your investment in Big Data and analytics.

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Data Science vs. Data Analytics: A Refresher on the Differences

“I came across the term “data scientist” a few years ago when somebody (from the valley, of course) asked me, “So are you a data scientist?” And my immediate answer was, “No, I am not a scientist.” Although I already had spent a decade in the data space, driving business impact through analytics, I did not see myself as a scientist…” Read More…

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Book | Predictive Business Analytics: Forward Looking Capabilities to Improve Business Performance

Discover the breakthrough tool your company can use to make winning decisions

This forward-thinking book addresses the emergence of predictive business analytics, how it can help redefine the way your organization operates, and many of the misconceptions that impede the adoption of this new management capability. Filled with case examples. Read More

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STRATA CONF Feb 11-13 2014: “Making Data Work” – COMPLETE LISTING OF SPEAKERS/TOPICS

Wondering what’s being talked about at this year’s Strata Conference: MAKING DATA WORK : FEBRUARY 11–13, 2014 • SANTA CLARA, CA? Here is a complete listing of the keynote speakers and topics covered.

If you’ve missed anything at the conference, the Complete Video Compilation, with recordings of all tutorials, keynotes and sessions (subject to speaker consent), will be available 2-3 weeks after the conference. Read More

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