KDnuggets™ News 13:n09, Apr 10

Features (11) | Software (6) | Webcasts (1) | Courses, Events (3) | Jobs (11) | Competitions (3) | Publications (6) | Tweets (6) | NewsBriefs (4) | CFP (16) | Quote



  • IBM Accelerates Big Data - KDnuggets Special Report - Apr 4, 2013.
    IBM announced several related technologies in a bid to lead the Big Data Market, including a dramatic 8-25x BLU Acceleration for DB2, an easy-to-use Big Data Platform, and a system for Hadoop.
  • Quadrigram platform for customized data visualizations - Apr 8, 2013.
    Quadrigram is a highly flexible platform for creating data visualizations and solutions. It uses a visual language, with modules to importing/exporting many data types, performing all kinds of operations, controlling the data flow of data, and a large catalogue of visualizations and visual metaphors.
  • Rexer Analytics 2013 Data Miner Survey - Apr 8, 2013.
    Data Analysts, Predictive Modelers, Data Scientists, Data Miners, and all other types of analytic professionals, students, and academics: Please participate in the Rexer Analytics 2013 Data Miner Survey. The survey closes on April 22, so please participate now!
  • 11 segments of Big Data Ecosystem, according to Sqrrl - Mar 30, 2013.
    Sqrrl, a Big Data startup founded by the ex-NSA engineers, breaks down Big Data Market into 11 segments.
  • Need Data Mining Consultant for bioinformatics project to diagnose schizophrenia - Mar 29, 2013.
    Kahn Technologies has developed an algorithm for detecting an EEG signal for diagnosing schizophrenia. We are looking for a data mining expert, preferably with experience in oscillatory dynamics, to help in writing grants and to implement a data-mining system.
  • Big Data is a Software and Services Business - Mar 28, 2013.
    All companies whose main focus was Big Data got all their revenue from software and services, none from hardware. The top 10 companies in Big Data overall are big companies, like IBM, HP, Teradata, Dell, and Oracle which derived only 2.4% of their revenue from Big Data.


  • Webinar: Data Mining: Failure to Launch [Apr 25] - Apr 2, 2013.
    Learn how to get started with predictive modeling and overcome strategic and tactical limitations that cause data mining projects to fall short of their potential. Next webinar is April 25.

Courses, Events


  • Data Analytics Scientist at Archimedes, San Francisco, CA - Apr 8, 2013.
    Join a world-class team developing, validating, and applying a mathematical model of disease progression and treatment, based on biology, physiology, medicine, epidemiology and cutting edge analytic techniques.
  • Data Mining Research Engineer - Algorithms at Bosch RTC, Palo Alto, CA - Apr 3, 2013.
    Research, develop and apply advanced statistical algorithms for analysis of large-scale, high-dimensional data across Bosch business areas: automotive, healthcare, industrial.
  • Data Mining Research Engineer - Active Learning at Bosch RTC, Palo Alto, CA - Apr 3, 2013.
    For over a century the name "Bosch" was associated with forward-looking technology and trailblazing inventions that have made history. This job focus is to research, develop and apply active learning methods in applications across Bosch business areas: automotive, healthcare, industrial.
  • Data Mining Engineer - Big Data/HPC at Bosch RTC, Palo Alto, CA - Apr 3, 2013.
    The Bosch Group manufactures and markets many automotive, industrial, power, and security products. Your goal is to develop and implement algorithms for distributed and parallel predictive analytics.
  • Data Scientist at Science Exchange, Palo Alto, CA - Apr 2, 2013.
    Science Exchange wants to organize public scientific research data and make scientific research more efficient. The goal is to collect and analyze data to help drive marketing, product decisions, and new features of Science Exchange. Great benefits and perks!
  • Sr. Data Scientist at Apple, Cupertino, CA - Mar 29, 2013.
    Changing the world is all in a day's work at Apple. If you love innovation, here's your chance to make a career of it. Design, develop, and field analyses that have direct and measurable impact to the management of the Apple Online Store.
  • Sr. Database Analyst, Applied Analytics at Nike, Portland, OR - Mar 29, 2013.
    Employ advanced data modeling techniques to find trends that suggest new marketing and business opportunities and follow through with the recommendation of key strategies. Exceptionally strong, hands-on analytics experience, a blend of "traditional" CRM direct targeting with a modern "big data" mindset.
  • Global Director, Applied Analytics at Nike, Portland, OR - Mar 29, 2013.
    Lead a team of analytics professionals in the development of holistic customer profiles, business-driving analysis / insight and CRM targeting strategies.
  • Data Analytics at Schwab, Englewood, CO - Mar 28, 2013.
    The Analytics Insight and Loyalty group provides quantitative-based decision support and market research to many business units across Schwab. This position provides decision and analytical support for Schwab Affluent and Branch business teams.
  • Senior Performance Scientist at Quantcast, San Francisco, CA - Mar 27, 2013.
    Have the opportunity to make a very large business impact by understanding how the final advertising performance is affected by the individual statistical and engineering components.
  • Modeling Scientist/Engineer at Quantcast, San Francisco, CA - Mar 27, 2013.
    Focus on creatively tackling Quantcast's most complex quantitative modeling problems and advancing the company's core statistical inference and algorithmic technology for audience targeting


  • CHALEARN: Cause-effect pairs challenge - Apr 9, 2013.
    Bring your own data and use the challenge to discover causal relationships! The goal of this event is to evaluate for a large number of pairs of variables whether one is a cause of the other. You can contribute algorithms or contribute data.
  • DATA MINING CUP 2013 Student competition launched - Apr 4, 2013.
    The tasks for the 14th Data Mining Cup, a leading competition for students and young data miners, have been published. This year the focus is to forecast orders in an online shop. The winners will be announced during prudsys User Days 2-3 June 2013.
  • Lumina: Determine the Complete Economic Impact of Post-Secondary Education - Mar 28, 2013.
    Propose novel and unexpected correlations between post-secondary education attainment and outcomes with a clear economic impact, such as, but not only, increased income. Deadline Apr 25, 2013.


  • Picking Winners In Big Data - Apr 8, 2013.
    The value in data world is usually not just in the software, and building on top of Hadoop is not strategy for long term advantage.
  • Book: Getting Started with Business Analytics - Apr 4, 2013.
    Making no assumptions about your knowledge or technical skills, this book guides you through a journey into the world of business analytics, exploring its contents, capabilities, and applications.
  • Big Data on Books: Decline of Emotional Expression in 20th Century - Apr 2, 2013.
    Study of millions of English language books (using Google Ngram data) finds distinct historical periods of positive and negative moods. Overall, emotion-related words have decreased, except for fear which increased towards the end of 20th century.
  • IIA Analytics 3.0 Framework: The Era of Impact - Mar 30, 2013.
    Analytics 3.0 represents a new phase in the evolution of enterprise adoption of business analytics, bringing together Analytics 1.0 - Traditional analytics and Analytics 2.0 - Big Data analytics.
  • Big Data Download: Employee Performance and People Analytics - Mar 29, 2013.
    CNBC/Yahoo new online segment "Big Data Download" looks at collecting employee data - is it good for productivity or is the Big Brother ? What happens when employee badges are replaced with sociometric badges and how it improved productivity by 23% at BoA call center.
  • Klout Top Big Data Influencers - Mar 28, 2013.
    Top Big Data influencers, according to Klout: @cloudera, @hmason, @dpatil, @acroll, @dhinchcliffe, @kevinweil, @kdnuggets, @edd

Top Tweets

News Briefs

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