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  • HOW-TO Big Data TechCon, San Francisco, Oct 15-17

    Big Data How-to Conference: Attend Big Data TechCon, Oct 15-17 in San Francisco, and learn how to analyze, index, search and summarize your big data. See for special discount below - early bird rates until Aug 2.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/big-data-techcon-san-francisco-oct-15-17.html

  • New Book: Data Science for Business,by Provost and Fawcett

    This book is for those who need to understand data science/data mining broadly and those who want to develop their skill at data-analytic thinking. It presents fundamental principles which are the foundation for many data mining techniques, and the basis for approaching business problems data-analytically.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/book-data-science-for-business-by-provost-fawcett.html

  • Book: Twitter Data Analytics – free download

    New book, Twitter Data Analytics, explains Twitter data collection, management, and analysis – download a free preprint (PDF) and code examples.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/book-twitter-data-analytics-free-download.html

  • BPDM, Live Streaming Data Science Keynotes, Aug 9-10

    Virtually join the Broadening Participation in Data Mining (BPDM) program (co-located with ACM SIGKDD 2013 in Chicago), watch keynotes streamed live Aug 9 and 10, 8:30 am CT.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/bpdm-live-streaming-data-science-keynotes-aug-9-10.html

  • Catalysis Big Data Satisfaction Survey

    This 4 minute survey want to measure how satisfied are you with your data systems, reporting, and analytics tools. Please take part – answers will be published on KDnuggets

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/catalysis-big-data-satisfaction-survey.html

  • Catching up with Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro

    BigML interview with me on how the knowledge discovery field has changed since KDnuggets launch in 1997, the relationship between data mining and machine learning communities, and more.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/catching-up-with-gregory-piatetsky-shapiro.html

  • CDMC2013: Cybersecurity Data Mining Competition

    The focus of this competition is on application of knowledge discovery techniques for protecting personal computer information by means of detection, preventive measures, and responding to various attacks.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/cdmc2013-cybersecurity-data-mining-competition.html

  • CHEMDNER CFP and training data release

    The CHEMDNER is a community challenge on named entity recognition of chemical compounds, to promote systems that can detect mentions in text of chemical compounds and drugs.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/chemdner-cfp-training-data-release.html

  • Coursera Andrew Ng on Online Revolution: Education for Everyone

    My report on KDD-2013 Keynote talk by Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng, on Coursera far-reaching experiment in education, which collected more educational data in one year than all the universities in the history of mankind. Andrew Ng believes that great education should not be only for the privileged but should be a fundamental human right.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/coursera-andrew-ng-on-online-revolution-education-for-everyone.html

  • CUNY Webinar: Talent Analytics – What Matters Most?

    Learn about Talent Analytics: Helping HR Identify and Manage the Best Talent and affordable Online MS in Data Analytics from CUNY SPS.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/cuny-webinar-talent-analytics-what-matters-most.html

  • DARPA SBIR: Defense Against National Vulnerabilities in Public Data

    Could a modestly funded group deliver nation-state type effects using only public data? This DARPA SBIR calls to investigate the US national security threat posed by public data and develop tools to characterize and assess the nature, persistence, and quality of the data. Opens: Aug 26, Closes Sep 25, 2013.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/darpa-sbir-defense-against-national-vulnerabilities-public-data.html

  • Data APIs, Hubs, Marketplaces, Platforms, and Search Engines

    New KDnuggets page has a comprehensive collection of Data APIs, Hubs, Marketplaces, Platforms, Portals and Search Engines.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/data-apis-hubs-marketplaces-platforms-search-engines.html

  • Data Scientists Guide to Making Money from Start-ups

    How should data scientists think about starting or joining a start-up? We summarize the advice from a high-powered KDD-2013 panel of leading data scientists/enterpreneurs who share their start-up experience.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/data-scientists-guide-to-making-money-from-start-ups.html

  • DataXu: 5th fastest growing company on Inc 5000

    DataXu was ranked 5th on Inc 5000 fastest growing US companies. We look at DataXu and other fast growing analytics and Big Data companies.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/dataxu-5th-fastest-growing-company-on-inc-5000.html

  • DMA Analytics Challenge 2013

    DMA annual analytics challenge, open to academia and industry, and sponsored by Cleveland Clinic, will require the participants to solve a patient re-activation problem.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/dma-analytics-challenge-2013.html

  • DMCS 2013: Data Mining Case Studies and Data Mining Practice Prize CFP

    DMCS will highlight data mining implementations that have been responsible for a significant and measurable improvement in business operations, or an equally important scientific discovery, or another benefit to humanity. Submissions due Aug 30.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/dmcs-2013-data-mining-case-studies-data-mining-practice-prize-cfp3.html

  • Elder Research Course: Tools for Discovering Patterns in Data, Sep 9-10, Charlottesville, VA

    Drawing on 20 years of experience, Dr. John Elder will explain powerful analytic methods for classification and estimation, compare the leading algorithms, and demonstrate their effectiveness on practical applications.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/elder-course-tools-for-discovering-patterns-data.html

  • Exversion: data API, platform for access, collaboration

    Search over 140,000 datasets, consume them through one simple API or upload your own data to collaborate, publish, share or version-control it.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/exversion-data-api-platform-for-access-collaboration.html

  • Forbes on Data Science: “Half-Life Of A Buzzword”

    Read the discussion on the half-life of a buzzword and is “Data Science” replacing “Business Analytics” as the popular degree title for people interested in data and analytics.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/forbes-data-science-half-life-a-buzzword.html

  • Galit Shmueli: Designing a Business Analytics Program: Structure and Content

    Prof. Shmueli shares her experience designing a Business Analytics certificate program for the Indian School of Business, in terms of content and structure, and the skills and knowledge needed to make a valuable data analyst and a powerful consultant.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/galit-shmueli-designing-a-business-analytics-program-structure-content.html

  • Nova Online Graduate Certificate in BI/Analytics

    The curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively use available data for competitive advantage, and focuses on business analytics and data mining techniques for organizational decision-making.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/nova-online-graduate-certificate-bi-analytics.html

  • NYU Stern MS in Business Analytics

    NYU Stern Master of Science in Business Analytics teaches experienced professionals how to understand the role of evidence-based data in decision-making and to leverage data as a valuable and predictive strategic asset.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/nyu-stern-ms-business-analytics.html

  • Stanford Data Mining and Statistics Online Courses

    Earn a world-class Stanford credential in Mining Massive Data Sets, Financial Risk Analysis and Management, Quantitative Methods in Finance, with online courses.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/stanford-data-mining-statistics-online-courses.html

  • TMA Courses in Data Analytics [Aug: San Jose, Sep: Washington, DC]

    Get up to speed in data mining faster and more effectively than with any other training program available. Next courses in San Jose, CA and Washington, DC.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/tma-predictive-analytics-data-mining-courses-sanjose-aug-dc-sep.html

  • Webinar: Data Mining: Failure to Launch [Aug 13]

    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 Aug 13.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/tma-webinar-data-mining-failure-to-launch-aug13.html

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 7-8: Watch: Machine Learning, Hottest Tech Trend; 50 tools for Data viz, exploration

    Watch: Machine Learning – Hottest Tech Trend for next 5 yrs, w. Jeremy Howard, Peter Norvig; Great collection: 50 tools for self-service Data exploration and Visualization; More data + Simple algorithms beat Complex Analytics (but useless w/out smart questions); The Science behind Netflix Algorithms that decide what you watch next

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/top-tweets-aug7-8.html

  • 30 Meetings on Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Knowledge Discovery, Aug-Oct

    30 upcoming Meetings and Conferences on Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Knowledge Discovery, August – October 2013.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/upcoming-meetings-on-analytics-big-data-data-mining-knowledge-discovery-aug-oct.html

  • HOW-TO Big Data TechCon, San Francisco, Oct 15-17

    Big Data How-to Conference: Attend Big Data TechCon, Oct 15-17 in San Francisco, and learn how to analyze, index, search and summarize your big data. Special KDnuggets discount.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/big-data-techcon-san-francisco-oct-15-17.html

  • 7 reasons not to miss Predictive Analytics World Boston, Sep 29 – Oct 3

    Case studies from leading organizations; Inspiring keynotes by luminaries; In-depth workshops, learn where predictive analytics is heading, and more.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/paw-boston-7-reasons-not-to-miss.html

  • Top news for Aug 25-31: Top Languages for data mining; Twitter Data Analytics – free book download

    Top Languages for analytics, data mining, data science; Book: Twitter Data Analytics - free download; New Book: Data Science for Business
    Top jobs: Data Scientist at American Express; Scientists and Postdocs at QCRI, Qatar;

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/09/top-news-week-Aug-25.html

  • UDelaware Certificate in Analytics: Optimizing Big Data

    Teaches the computational, analytical and communication tools and skills needed to discover, present, and implement data-based solutions.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/udelaware-certificate-analytics-optimizing-big-data.html

  • Angoss Video Series: Customer Analytics Roadmap

    Watch this 4-part best practices video series, focusing on Customer Segmentation, Customer Acquisition, Upsell/Cross Sell, and Next Product Recommendation and transform your big data for marketing and customer intelligence.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/06/angoss-video-series-customer-analytics-roadmap4.html

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, June 24-30: Getting started with different tools; Datameer 3.0: machine learning for Hadoop

    Practical Analytics – getting started with different tools: RapidMiner, R, Predixion; Datameer 3.0: first ever point-click machine learning functions for Hadoop; You can create Word documents with R2DOCX; What engineers learn at Facebook #BigData bootcamp

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/top-tweets-jun24-30.html

  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics – Free Course Module

    Data Science and Big Data Analytics for Business Transformation Course (90+ minute self-paced module), now available free. It is ideal for business leaders who plan to develop new Data Science capabilities. Check also other courses for Data Science Team Managers and for Hands-on Data Science Practitioners.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/data-science-big-data-analytics-free-course-module.html

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, July 29-30: John Tukey coined “Software” and “bit”; Words matter: Adding “terrorism”

    John Tukey, a great statistician, coined the words "Software" and "bit" ; Words matter: Adding "terrorism" to a poll question makes 10% more people approve NSA; MIT prof. is working on Quantum Machine Learning; 4 Common Stats Errors to avoid: 1. Base Rate Fallacy 2. Extrapolation 3. Correlation != Causation

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/top-tweets-jul29-30.html

  • Text mining for science and technology: citation and discovery

    This paper addresses 3 complementary components of text mining: Citation scientometrics, seminal literature reviews, and literature-related discovery and innovation.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/text-mining-for-science-technology-citation-discovery.html

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, July 1-2: What makes people click; Analyzing the Analyzers – a map of data scientists

    Machine learning on 2 million news stories creates a model of what makes people click; Analyzing the Analyzers – a survey maps the different types and skills; This is important! Social Networks send buyers into Brick and Mortar Stores; 30 upcoming Meetings, Conferences on Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Knowledge Discovery

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/top-tweets-jul1-2.html

  • LionBook Chapter 4: Linear Models

    The deep reason why linear models work well is the smoothness underlying many physical phenomena. So when confronted with a difficult problem, try linear equations first and you are likely to either solve it or at least come up with a workable approximation.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/lionbook-chapter-4-linear-models.html

  • Top news for July 7-13: KDnuggets Summer Reading List; Data Science and Big Data Analytics – Free Course Module

    KDnuggets Big Data Science Summer Reading List; Data Science and Big Data Analytics – Free Course Module; Analyzing the Analyzers;
    Top jobs: Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs in Big Data Analytics (Canada); Statisticians at AIG

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/top-news-week-Jul-7.html

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Feb 25-26: Free e-book: “Introduction to Data Science”, using R, leadin; Very useful for Data Scientists: How to copy Data from Excel

    Free e-book: "Introduction to Data Science", using R; Very useful for Data Scientists: How to copy Data from Excel to R and Back; Amazon Best Seller: Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie or Die; Visualise Open Government Data Competition - what can you do ?

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/02/top-tweets-feb25-feb26.html

  • Software Developer, Machine Learning

    Work in our Visual Analytics Group team and contribute to the development of a new product for data discovery and predictive analytics.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/jobs/13/08-12-sgi-software-developer-machine-learning.html

  • Top news for Aug 11-17: Nate Silver 11 statistics principles for journalists; Mining a Data Mining Conference

    Nate Silver at JSM: 11 statistics principles for journalists; Mining a Data Mining Conference: Analytics on KDD-2013; Coursera Andrew Ng: Education for Everyone
    Top jobs: Software Developer, Machine Learning at SGI; Data Mining Programmer at Real Time Data Solution

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/top-news-week-Aug-11.html

  • 10 Enterprise Predictive Analytics Platforms Compared

    A detailed comparison and ranking of 10 enterprise predictive analytics platforms: FICO, IBM, KXEN, Oracle, Revolution Analytics, Salford Systems, SAP, SAS, Statsoft, and TIBCO (Spotfire).

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/10-enterprise-predictive-analytics-platforms-compared.html

  • Analytics Expert

    Help our technology clients measure indirect sales results and partner and program performance, provide analytics and reporting services.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/jobs/13/08-09-hawkeyeww-analytics-expert.html

  • Analyst – Web Commerce/Marketing/Analytics

    A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded, innovative and willing to work hard to help the UFC continue its rise as the fastest growing sports organization ever. This position will support marketing, e-commerce and web analytics.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/jobs/13/08-08-ufc-analyst-web-commerce-marketing-analytics.html

  • KDnuggets™ News 13:n19, Aug 7

    Features (9) | Software (5) | Webcasts (3) | Courses, Events (1) | Meetings (3) | Jobs (3) | Academic (1) | Competitions (3) | Publications Read more »

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/n19.html

  • Webcasts & Webinars on Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Science, and Statistics

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/webcasts-webinars-on-analytics-big-data-data-mining-data-science-and-statistics-2.html

  • On-demand Webcasts on Data Mining, Analytics, and Knowledge Discovery

    Videos of KDD Conferences, provided by Videolectures.net Videos from KDD-2010, The 16th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining, Washington, D.C., USA. Read more »

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/webcasts/on-demand.html

  • Data Mining, Research SDE

    Join very strong and fun team, conducting development, analysis, and experiments, building very large scale data infrastructure, developing advanced and practical data mining and machine learning to get actionable insights from huge volumes of rich data.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/jobs/13/08-03-microsoftbing-data-mining-research-sde.html

  • Big Data Investment Keeps Climbing in 2013

    With the solid post-IPO performances of Splunk and Tableau Software, Big Data continues to be on the mind of investors, and momentum is accelerating.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/big-data-investment-keeps-climbing-in-2013.html

  • Microsoft REEF, new open source big data framework

    REEF (Retainable Evaluator Execution Framework) is a big data framework that sits on top of Hadoop new YARN resource manager, and is especially well suited for building machine learning jobs.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/microsoft-reef-new-open-source-big-data-framework.html

  • MarineExplore – Ocean Big Data Platform

    MarineExplore.org is an Open Data spatio-temporal data platform designed for secure data management and analytics on distributed sources, without ever relocate the data.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/marinexplore-ocean-big-data-platform.html

  • LIONbook Chapter 7: Ranking and selecting features

    The LIONbook on machine learning and optimization, written by co-founders of LionSolver software, is provided free on a chapter by chapter basis for personal and non-profit usage. Chapter 7 examines the process of feature selection, a key step in getting more accurate and understandable models.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/lionbook-chapter-7-ranking-selecting-features.html

  • LIONbook Chapter 6: Rules, decision trees, and forests

    The LIONbook on machine learning and optimization, written by co-founders of LionSolver software, is provided free on a chapter by chapter basis for personal and non-profit usage. This chapter provides a clear explanation of the most popular machine learning methods.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/lionbook-chapter-6-rules-decision-trees-forests.html

  • LexisNexis HPCC 4.0 Big Data Platform

    HPCC Systems 4.0 is an open-source, enterprise-proven platform for 24/7 Big Data analysis. New features include Eclipse plugin, improved machine learning, and support for Java, Python and R.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/lexisnexis-hpcc-40-big-data-platform.html

  • Lavastorm: Acquire, Integrate, and Analyze Data 10x Faster

    Lavastorm Analytics Engine breaks down data silos, giving business users the ability to acquire, integrate, and analyze data 10 times faster than traditional tools. As a first step, read “Breaking Through the Analytics Limitations of Access and SQL” and try our Lavastorm Free for Life software yourself.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/lavastorm-acquire-integrate-analyze-data-10x-faster.html

  • Top Languages for analytics, data mining, data science

    The most popular languages continue to be R (used by 61% of KDnuggets readers), Python (39%), and SQL (37%). SAS is stable at around 20%. The highest growth was for Pig/Hive/Hadoop-based languages, R, and SQL, while Perl, C/C++, and Unix tools declined. We also find a small affinity between R and Python users.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/languages-for-analytics-data-mining-data-science.html

  • KNIME User Day Boston, USA, October 22

    A full day program is scheduled to talk about big data, social media analysis, time series analysis, predictive analytics, chemo-informatics, finance, sentiment analysis, and more. Participation is free, but numbers are limited.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/knime-user-day-boston-usa-october-22.html

  • ACM KDD 2013, Chicago: Report by Dirk Van den Poel

    Read Dirk Van den Poel excellent and detailed reports and photographs from KDD-2013 conference in Chicago, August 10-14 – one of the prime events in the data mining, big data, and data science.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/kdd-2013-chicago-report-by-dirk-van-den-poel.html

  • KDD-2013 NodeXL Twitter Social Network, updated

    Here is an updated version of NodeXL Twitter Social network for KDD-2013, a premier conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. We examine the top nodes, topics, and clusters.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/kdd2013-twitter-social-network-nodexl.html

  • Kaggle GE Flight Quest 2 Competition: Optimization Of Flight Patterns

    This competition goes beyond predictive modeling and delves into the optimization of the flight patterns that participants were asked to predict in the first contest.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/kaggle-ge-flight-quest-2-competition-optimization-flight-patterns.html

  • Innocentive: Data Fusion Analysis from Moving Vehicles, Ideation Challenge

    Develop novel thinking for fusion of background radiation measurements, GPS, high-resolution video, and LIDAR and propose algorithms for detection, localization, and identification of radiation anomalies. Submissions due Aug 26.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/innocentive-data-fusion-analysis-from-moving-vehicles.html

  • IKANOW Infinit.e Document analysis and visualization platform, free version

    IKANOW Infinit.e is a scalable framework for collecting, storing, processing, retrieving, analyzing, and visualizing unstructured documents and structured records, with community edition (free), enterprise edition, and developer API.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/ikanow-infinite-document-analysis-visualization-free-version.html

  • IEEE Big Data Conference, Oct 6-9, Santa Clara

    Join us for this exciting event with high quality program, including 45 papers selected from over 300 submissions, 15 workshops, 4 keynote speakers, tutorials, and an industry program. Early bird reg is Sep 10.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/ieee-big-data-conference-oct-6-9-santa-clara.html

  • IBM CXO Tweetchat, Segmentation and Big Data, with Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro

    Here is a summary of IBM #CXO tweetchat on Customer Segmentation in the age of Big Data – are demographic, psychographic, lifestyle, and other buckets made obsolete by personalized predictions and recommendations? The tweetchat was so intense, #cxo briefly became the Top Twitter Trend.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/ibm-cxo-tweetchat-segmentation-big-data-with-gregory-piatetsky-shapiro.html

  • NodeXL Social Network for KDD-2013

    Marc Smith, a leading social network researcher and creator of NodeXL, made an interesting visualization of social/twitter connections at KDD-2013 conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (Aug 11-14, Chicago).

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/nodexl-social-network-for-kdd-2013.html

  • New Poll: Languages used for analytics, data mining, data science in 2013

    New KDnuggets Poll is asking: What programming/statistics languages you used for an analytics / data mining/ data science work in 2013? Please vote

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/new-poll-languages-used-for-analytics-data-mining-data-science.html

  • Nate Silver at JSM: 11 statistics principles for journalists

    Nate Silver gave an invited talk at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Montreal and besides being modest and witty, he outlined 11 statistics principles for journalists

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/nate-silver-at-jsm-11-data-principles-for-journalists.html

  • Seeking Academic partnerships: NLP, Machine Learning, Data Mining in Healthcare

    Are you a grad student/postdoc with a interesting research proposal on NLP, machine learning or data mining in healthcare? Industry partner wants to talk.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/seeking-academic-partnerships-nlp-machine-learning-data-mining-healthcare.html

  • Big Data Innovation Summit, Mumbai, India, Oct 31-Nov 1

    Spending on Big Data technologies in India is growing, but its full use is hampered a lack of data driven decision makers. Big Data Innovation in Mumbai will address this issue. Early bird passes until Aug 23.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/big-data-innovation-summit-mumbai-india.html

  • 2013 Acquisitions in Analytics and Big Data

    We review 2013 acquisitions in Analytics and Big Data, by Actian, EMC, Facebook, Google, IBM, Twitter, WalmartLabs and more. What is the worth of an engineer in acqui-hire?

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/recent-acquisitions-big-data.html

  • RapidMiner and Big Data – In-Memory, In-Database, and In-Hadoop

    RapidMiner offers flexible approaches to remove any limitations in data set size. This paper compares 3 RapidMiner engines: In-Memory, In-Database, and In-Hadoop.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/rapidminer-big-data-in-memory-in-database-in-hadoop.html

  • KDnuggets 13:n21, R, Python top languages for data mining; Data Science education options

    R, Python, and SQL are the most popular languages for data mining, and more analytics/data mining news, including Features (9) | Software (1) | Webcasts (2) | Courses, Events (3) | Meetings (4) | Jobs (5) | Academic (3) | Competitions (1) | Publications (2) | Tweets (3) | NewsBriefs (2) | CFP (13)

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/pub-kdnuggets-13-n21-r-python-top-languages-data-mining-data-science-education.html

  • KDnuggets 13:n20, KDD-2013: Trends, Startups, Social Networks, Coursera; Data Platforms, Marketplaces

    My reports on highlights of KDD-2013 Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, and other news, including Features (7) | Software (5) | Webcasts (1) | Courses, Events (1) | Jobs (3) | Academic (1) | Competitions (1) | Publications (2) | Tweets (4) | NewsBriefs (1) | CFP (11)

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/pub-kdnuggets-13-n20-kdd-2013-trends-startups-social-networks-coursera-data-platforms-marketplaces.html

  • KDnuggets 13:n19, New Poll: Languages used for Analytics/Data Mining; BBC on The Age of Data

    Latest analytics/data mining news, including Features (9) | Software (5) | Webcasts (3) | Courses, Events (1) | Meetings (3) | Jobs (3) | Academic (1) | Competitions (3) | Publications (3) | Tweets (3) | CFP (9)

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/pub-kdnuggets-13-n19-age-of-big-data-analytics-platforms-compared-cxo-tweetchat.html

  • PAW Predictive Analytics World Boston, Sep 29 – Oct 3

    PAW Boston covers all the bases for expert practitioners and newcomers, as the universal, cross-vendor meeting place that brings together the who’s who of predictive analytics.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/paw-predictive-analytics-world-boston.html

  • Analytics 2013 Conference, Orlando, Oct 21-22, KDnuggets discount

    The Analytics 2013 conference will bring together more than 1,000 analytics practitioners to learn the latest trends, technology and research in the field of analytics. Big discount for KDnuggets readers.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/analytics-2013-conference-orlando-october-kdnuggets-discount.html

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 14-15: Andrew Ng explains Deep Learning; Advances in K-means Clustering, Free eBook

    Andrew Ng explains Deep Learning, the breakthrough Machine Learning technique; Advances in K-means Clustering: A Data Mining Thinking – Free eBook Share; How a “Deviant” Philosopher Built Palantir, a CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut; Top 10 KDnuggets tweets, Aug 12-13: A Beginner Guide to Data Visualization

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/top-tweets-aug14-15.html

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 12-13: A Beginner Guide to Data Visualization; What most recent Kaggle winners used

    A Beginner Guide to Data Visualization – when to use which charts; Most recent Kaggle winners used either Ensembles of decision trees of Deep learning; Who is more dangerous: Data scientist with poor domain knowledge or …; Coursera collected more educational data in one year than all the universities in the history of mankind

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/top-tweets-aug12-13.html

  • Additions to KDnuggets in July

    Big new list of government and public datasets/portals, new companies, education options, meetings, software, solutions, blogs

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/added-to-kdnuggets-in-july.html

  • Using Talent Analytics to Build Analytics Dream Teams

    Analytics thought leader Greta Roberts offers rare insight into some of these secrets and provides step-by-step, practical processes for building the Analytics Dream Team you need – watch this webinar on-demand.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/using-talent-analytics-to-build-analytics-dream-teams.html

  • White House Expands Guidance on Promoting Open Data

    White House officials announced expanded technical guidance to help agencies make more data accessible to the public in machine-readable formats.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/white-house-expands-guidance-on-promoting-open-data.html

  • XLDB-2013: Extremely Large Databases Conference, Stanford, Sep 9-12

    XLDB will bring together users and solutions providers to facilitate exchange of ideas for building, manage and analyzing extremely large data sets.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/xldb-2013-extremely-large-databases-conference-stanford-sep-9-12.html

  • Data Mining / Analytic News, Aug 2013

    News, Software (33) | Courses, Events (28) | Jobs | Academic | Publications (31) Top Languages for analytics, data mining, data science - Aug 27, Read more »

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/index.html

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 2-4: The Age of Big Data – BBC Documentary; 10 Enterprise Predictive Analytics Platforms Compared

    The Age of Big Data – BBC Documentary; 10 Enterprise Predictive Analytics Platforms Compared: IBM, Statsoft, Revolution Analytics lead; FOAS becomes hottest thing in open source data science; Nice Infographic: #BigData in Big Companies – suitable for non-techie friends or managers

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/top-tweets-aug2-4.html

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 9-11: 3 types of Dark data (more important than #BigData); Nate Silver 11 principles for data journalists

    Dark data is more important than #BigData, and 3 types of Dark data; Nate Silver 11 principles for data journalists; Jeff Hawkins: Where open source and machine learning meet #BigData; The Making of Facebook Graph Search – engineers tell the fascinating inside story

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/top-tweets-aug9-11.html

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 5-6: R jobs up, SAS jobs down; Mahout Machine Learning; $1M Data Science salary?

    R jobs are increasing, SAS jobs decline, SPSS jobs are flat, COBOL still around; Mahout: Machine Learning on Hadoop for Enterprise Data Science; Big Data Hype reaches new high: Data Scientist job with a $1 Million salary ! New version of R Reference Card for Data Mining.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/top-tweets-aug5-6.html

  • Top news for Jul 28- Aug 3: BBC on Big Data; Big Data and the Future of Marketing (free eBook); Government/Public Data Portals

    The Age of Big Data – BBC Documentary; McKinsey eBook (free): Big Data, Analytics, and the Future of Marketing and Sales; Data: Portals, Government, State, City, Local, and Public; Top jobs: Data Scientist, Strategic at Groupon, Palo Alto, CA; Data Scientist at Groupon, Seattle, WA;

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/top-news-week-Jul-28.html

  • Top news for Aug 18-24: Stanford Data Mining and Statistics Online Courses; Data Scientists and Start-ups

    Stanford Data Mining and Statistics Online Courses; Data Scientists Guide to Making Money from Start-ups; 2013 Acquisitions in Analytics and Big Data
    Top jobs: Research Scientist: Data Mining at Bethesda company, Bethesda, MD; Data Mining Programmer at Real Time Data Solution, Toronto, Canada;

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/top-news-week-Aug-18.html

  • Top news for Aug 4-10: BBC on Age of Big Data; 10 Predictive Analytics Platforms compared

    The Age of Big Data – BBC Documentary; 10 Enterprise Predictive Analytics Platforms Compared; RapidMiner and Big Data – In-Memory, In-Database, and In-Hadoop
    Top jobs: Data Mining, Research SDE at Bing; Analyst – Web Commerce/Marketing at UFC.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/top-news-week-Aug-4.html

  • Top news, jobs in July: KDnuggets Big Data Science Summer Reading List; DataMind: FREE Online Interactive Learning Platform for R

    KDnuggets Big Data Science Summer Reading List; DataMind: FREE Online Interactive Learning Platform for R; 5 Roles You Need on Your Big Data Team
    Top jobs: Statisticians at AIG; PhD Student, Mixing Meta-Modeling and Data-Mining

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/top-news-2013-Jul.html

  • Webinar: Data Mining: Failure to Launch [Sep 11]

    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 Sep 11.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/08/tma-webinar-data-mining-failure-to-launch-sep11.html

  • KDnuggets™ News 13:n18, Jul 31

    Features (8) | Software (4) | Webcasts (2) | Courses, Events (5) | Meetings (1) | Jobs (14) | Academic (2) | Competitions (2) | Publications Read more »

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/n18.html

  • KDnuggets™ News 13:n17, July 17

    Features (10) | Software (2) | Webcasts (3) | Courses, Events (3) | Meetings (4) | Jobs (4) | Academic (4) | Competitions (1) | Publications Read more »

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/n17.html

  • Webinar (Aug 6), Text Analytics Case Studies from LinkedIn, BoA, and Serendio

    LinkedIn, Bank of America and Serendio will share case studies on how they use insights from text analytics to save time and money and build competitive strategies - join us on Aug 6.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/webinar-text-analytics-case-studies-linkedin-boa-serendio.html

  • US has one third of world data

    The US stores 898 exabytes (898 billion gigabytes) of data, nearly a third of the global total. Western Europe has 19% and China has 13%.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/us-has-one-third-world-data.html

  • Upcoming July Webcasts on Analytics, Big Data, Data Science

    Coming soon: Discovery analytics, Analytically Speaking, Survival Analysis, Data Discovery, Enterprise Informatics, When Hadoop Is Not Enough, Data Mining: Failure to Launch, and SciDB-Py.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/upcoming-webcasts-on-analytics-big-data-data-science.html

  • Kaggle Belkin Energy Disaggregation Competition

    Use machine learning on EMI signatures and other data to understand what appliances are used as a step for providing personalized and cost-effective energy saving recommendations.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/ka2013/07/kaggle-belkin-energy-disaggregation-competition.htmlggle-belkin-energy-disaggregation-competition/

  • Anderson Analytics OdinText Patent for Powerful New Text Analytics Process

    US Patent 8,473,498 leverages contextual data and provides a process for filtering out the noise which is so common in unstructured data. Both of these important benefits have been deficient in text analytics software until now.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/anderson-analytics-odintext-patent-for-powerful-new-text-analytics-process.html

  • Applied Predictive Analytics Training with Statistics.com

    Learn inside tricks and methods in a new online training course developed by CrowdAnalytix (a Kaggle competitor), in partnership with Statistics.com, the leading provider of online education in statistics and analytics.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/applied-predictive-analytics-training-with-statisticscom.html

  • Webinar: Data Mining: Failure to Launch [July 18]

    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 July 18.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/tma-webinar-data-mining-failure-to-launch-july18.html

  • Machine Learning Online Roundtable: How to Make it Work, July 25

    In this roundtable moderated by Ismail Parsa of Amazon, experts from Twitter, Skytree, Uber, and Adconion will discuss how to apply machine learning to practical problems in real organizations. Live on July 25 or on-demand afterwards.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/machine-learning-online-roundtable-how-to-make-it-work-july-25.html

  • KXEN Location Analytics, Location-Aware Marketing Webinar (on-demand)

    Location-aware data is exploding, and you should use it to personalize customer relationships. Join KXEN to learn how you can use location-aware data to zoom in on each and every customer interaction.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/kxen-location-analytics-location-aware-marketing-webinar.html

  • DMCS 2013: Data Mining Case Studies and Data Mining Practice Prize CFP

    DMCS will highlight data mining implementations that have been responsible for a significant and measurable improvement in business operations, or an equally important scientific discovery, or another benefit to humanity. Submissions due July 27.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/dmcs-2013-data-mining-case-studies-data-mining-practice-prize-cfp2.html

  • INSOFE: Master Big Data Analytics Online

    Taught by experts who are Carnegie Mellon, JHU, and Stanford alumni, INSOFE programs helped many to become data scientists and get industry certifications and at lower cost than similar programs.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/insofe-master-big-data-analytics-online7.html

  • Large Scale Hierarchical Text Classification Challenge

    This challenge comprises three tracks and is based on two large datasets created from the ODP web directory (DMOZ) and Wikipedia. There are 3 tracks: Very Large Scale Supervised Learning; Multi-task learning; and Refinement-learning.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/large-scale-hierarchical-text-classification-challenge.html

  • US has one third of world data

    The US stores 898 exabytes (898 billion gigabytes) of data, nearly a third of the global total. Western Europe has 19% and China has 13%.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/us-has-one-third-world-data.html

  • PAWGOV: Predictive Analytics World for Government

    Unlike any other government conference, PAW-GOV is designed to help Federal, State and Local government leaders, analysts, and program managers to understand how they can apply predictive analytics more effectively and efficiently accomplish their mission.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/pawgov-predictive-analytics-world-for-government.html

  • Kaggle Belkin Energy Disaggregation Competition

    Use machine learning on EMI signatures and other data to understand what appliances are used as a step for providing personalized and cost-effective energy saving recommendations.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/kaggle-belkin-energy-disaggregation-competition.html

  • CIO 10 Top Big Data Startups

    The final ranking is based on reader votes, but also big-name end users, VC funding, the management team and market positioning.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/cio-10-top-big-data-startups.html

  • KDD 2013 Industry Practice Expo

    Meet the industry leaders at KDD-2013 Industry Practice Expo, and learn about Kaggle, Hadoop from the trenches, Decide.com - to buy or not to buy, Analytics from Presidential Elections to Social Good, and using Big Data to solve small data problems.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/kdd-2013-industry-practice-expo.html

  • Elder Research Course: Tools for Discovering Patterns in Data, Sep 9-10, Charlottesville, VA

    Drawing on 20 years of experience, Dr. John Elder will explain powerful analytic methods for classification and estimation, compare the leading algorithms, and demonstrate their effectiveness on practical applications. Attendees will receive the award-winning Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications, and fully functional (limited time) data mining software from SAS, IBM/SPSS, and StatSoft.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/course-tools-for-discovering-patterns-data.html

  • Notre Dame CARE: Collaborative Assessment Recommendation Engine personalized disease risk predictions

    U. of Notre Dame researchers have developed a computer-aided method that uses electronic medical records to offer the promise of rapid advances toward personalized health care, disease management and wellness.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/notre-dame-care-collaborative-assessment-recommendation-engine.html

  • 5 Roles You Need on Your Big Data Team

    Getting value from Big Data requires also paying enough attention to people, and is not just about hiring the best talent. Also very important is identifying the roles the companies really need.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/5-roles-you-need-on-your-big-data-team.html

  • KDnuggets 13:n18, Analytics Education Poll; Public data sites; Data Mining “Nobel”

    Latest analytics/data mining news, including Features (8) | Software (4) | Webcasts (2) | Courses, Events (5) | Meetings (1) | Jobs (14) | Academic (2) | Competitions (2) | Publications (6) | Tweets (6) | NewsBriefs (4) | CFP (11)

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/pub-kdnuggets-13-n18-analytics-education-government-public-data.html

  • Supercomputer Data Mining Boot Camps,San Diego, Sep 12-13, Oct 17-18

    The Power to Predict: The Sexiest Job in the 21st Century. Register for UCSD Data Mining Boot Camps scheduled to be held at the San Diego Supercomputer Center on Sep 12-13 and Oct 17-18.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/pace-data-mining-boot-camps-san-diego.html

  • Data Marketing 2013, Toronto, Dec 9-10

    Technology and data enable marketers to deliver communications that are much more relevant through effective micro-segmentation, sentiment analysis, behavior prediction and personalization. DATA MARKETING 2013 will address these challenges with a unique approach.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/data-marketing-canada-toronto-dec-9-10.html

  • Book: Data Clustering: Algorithms and Applications

    The chapters are carefully constructed to cover the area of clustering comprehensively with up-to-date surveys, making this book accessible to beginning data scientists and analysts.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/book-data-clustering-algorithms-applications.html

  • McKinsey eBook (free): Big Data, Analytics, and the Future of Marketing and Sales

    This ebook from McKinsey explores the business opportunities, company examples, and organizational implications of Big Data and advanced analytics.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/free-ebook-big-data-analytics-future-marketing-sales.html

  • Clustify 3.2 Adds Graphical Visualization of Document Clusters

    Clustify software does conceptual clustering, near-duplicate detection, content-based email threading, and automatic categorization / predictive coding.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/clustify-32-adds-graphical-visualization-clusters.html

  • ebook: Instant Weka How-to

    A practical guide with examples and applications of programming Weka in Java. Start with the basics and learn how to include Weka machinery in your Java application.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/ebook-instant-weka-how-to.html

  • LionBook Chapter 5: Mastering generalized linear least-squares

    After reading this chapter you are expected to improve from a casual modeler to a professional least-squares guru. Losing accuracy is not a weakness but a strength, an opportunity to create more powerful models by simplifying the analysis.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/lionbook-chapter-5-mastering-generalized-linear-least-squares.html

  • Northwestern Online MS in Predictive Analytics

    Learn from distinguished faculty and industry experts, build statistical and analytic expertise, and prepare for leadership-level career opportunities – build in-demand skills for the growing analytics field.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/northwestern-online-ms-predictive-analytics.html

  • CrowdAnalytix: Predict the next phone call using RandomForests

    The goal of this contest is creating right set of features to model and predict a users next phone call, using only RandomForests. Submission deadline July 25.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/crowdanalytix-predict-next-phone-call-using-randomforests.html

  • 2013 IEEE Big Data Workshop Papers and Posters

    The IEEE Int. Conference on Big Data 2013 is a major forum for the latest in Big Data Research, Development, and Applications. Submit poster and papers to 19 workshops (deadlines in late July/early August). Poster submissions due Aug 25.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/ieee-big-data-workshop-papers-posters.html

  • IDC Report: SAS Remains Top Advanced Analytics Provider

    The IDC research showed analytics leader SAS with a 36.2% share of the 2012 global market, up from 35.3% in 2011. The IDC report profiled Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft, SAS, and Teradata.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/idc-report-sas-remains-top-advanced-analytics-provider.html

  • LionBook Chapter 3: Learning requires a method

    Real learning is associated with extracting the deep and basic relationships in a phenomenon, with summarizing with short models a wide range of events, with unifying different cases by discovering the underlying explanatory laws. This chapter explains the bias-variance dilemma.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/lionbook-chapter-3-learning-requires-a-method.html

  • Big Data Innovation Summit, Sep 12-13, Boston

    The Big Data Innovation Summit in Boston provides the ideal platform to discuss challenges with your peers – keeping you ahead of the curve. Get early bird passes by July 12.

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/big-data-innovation-summit-sep-12-13-boston.html

  • 7 reasons not to miss Predictive Analytics World Boston, Sep 29 – Oct 3

    2013/07/kdnuggets-cartoon-nsa-cat-videos-ufo-reports-pizza-connection.html

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/paw-boston-7-reasons-not-to-miss.html

  • The Hymn of Acxiom – Sacred music the age of Big Data?

    A singer who spent a summer as an intern at Acxiom, working on databases of consumer profiles, wrote The Hymn of Acxiom - "let our formulas find your soul".

    https://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/07/hymn-acxiom-sacred-music-age-big-data.html

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