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“Data science begins with data. Nothing gets built without data. Data science continues with science. Accurate, persuasive and effective prediction requires patterns. The process of discovering that pattern is science. Any product worth building requires a reliable pattern to exist in the data.”
– Christopher Berry, co-founder and chief science officer of Authintic, in his article on recommendation engines in the current issue of Analytics.
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IBM has announced it is helping the city of Dublin use Big Data to identify and solve the root causes of traffic congestion in its public transport network throughout the city, which means improved traffic flow and better mobility for commuters. Integrating data from a citywide network of sensors with geospatial data means that city officials are able to better monitor and manage traffic in real time.Read More
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According to govtech.com, the state of Texas has announced an enhanced Texas.gov. “The website,” writes Colin Wood, “which receives more than 20,000 daily users and fields more than 72,000 daily searches, will continue its focus of being search-centric, while adapting to the needs of its users. Because the user is so important, said Erin Hutchins, director of portal operations, their team began by looking at analytics to see what they were doing right, what they were doing wrong, and how their website could better serve their constituents and internal users.”Read More
Industry NewsAnalytics adds depth to NFL scouting reports
Chris Wesseling, the NFL’s “Around the League” writer, recently wrote about how the Jacksonville Jaguars used prospect analytics to pick potential star Luke Joeckel.Read More
Big Data Tape Library Buyer’s Guide released
DCIG announces the availability of its inaugural DCIG 2012 Big Data Tape Library Buyer's Guide that weights, scores and ranks more than 140 features on more than 60 tape libraries from 8 different storage providers. Driven by the explosion of storage requirements to address "Big Data" and the "Cloud," organizations are now more than ever looking for cost-effective, viable storage media on which to store this data.
In the world of Big Data, more organizations of all sizes capture, store and retain more data for longer periods of time than ever before. Even as the traditional drivers of data growth remain with us (backups, growth of structured data stores, etc.), new ways in which organizations may capture data are driving today's unprecedented data growth.
As enterprise organizations come to grips with their Big Data requirements and/or look to store data in the cloud, the cost of retaining all of that data is beginning to come fully into focus, especially if they look solely at disk to do so.
In the guide, DCIG accounts for tape's historical use case of backup as well as its emerging role as a cost effective storage medium for archival data that is resulting from the advent of Big Data and the Cloud.
The guide accomplishes the following objectives for end users:
- Provides an objective, third party evaluation of tape libraries that weights, scores and ranks their features from an end user's viewpoint
- Includes recommendations on how to best use this Buyer's Guide
- Scores and ranks the features on each tape libraries based upon criteria that matter most to end users so they can quickly know which tape libraries are the most appropriate for them to use and under what conditions
- Provides data sheets for 66 tape libraries from 8 different storage providers so end users can do quick comparisons of the features that are supported and not supported on each tape library
- Provides insight into which features on a tape library will result in improved availability and increased storage capacities
- Provides insight into which tape libraries are supported by popular archiving and backup software products
- Gives any organization the ability to request competitive bids from different providers of tape libraries that are "apples-to-apples" comparisons