gyro BrandVoice: Money Is Wasted On Web Analytics -- Unless You Have The Right Person Looking At Them
I know a secret. You’re not going to like this secret, but I’m going to tell you anyway because you deserve to know. It’s about the new Web analytics tool you recently purchased. You know how it promised to give you “real-time intelligence”? You know how you made a substantial [...]
Walmart Makes Big Data Part of Its DNA - SmartData Collective
Walmart started using big data even before the term big data became known in the industry and in 2012 they moved from an experiential 10-node Hadoop cluster to a 250-node Hadoop cluster. At the same time they developed new tools to migrate their existing data on Oracle, Netezza and Greenplum hardware to their own systems. …
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier reacted sharply when I asked them in a brief conversation we had last week about their new book, Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, if they are cheerleaders for big data, as one reviewer implied. ”We are messengers [...]
Return of the Borg: How Twitter Rebuilt Google's Secret Weapon
As he was still trying to wrap his head around the enormity of Google's data center empire, John Wilkes went to work on the software system that orchestrates the whole thing. This software system is called Borg, and it's one of the best kept secrets of Google's rapid evolution into the most dominant force on the web. Wilkes won't even call it Borg. But he will say that Google has been using the system for a good nine or ten years and that he and his team are now building a new version of the…
My name [data_nerd] “was” mentioned, not for my 15 years with data analysis, my skills in programming and data cleansing, the fact that I have worked with data from Fortune 100 companies nor my 2 years talking about Data Science and Analytics on Twitter to educate anyone that is interested but for being NOISY ) Nice analysis!