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Data Science: The More Data, the Better

Bill Schmarzo

Bill Schmarzo

Chief Technology Officer, Global Services Big Data Practice

Don’t tell my wife, but I think I’m in love. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen uses a dashboard of jobs data that doesn’t just rely upon a single measure (unemployment rate) to make economic and labor policy decisions. Instead, she uses a dozen different measures to provide a more holistic, more accurate, and hopefully more actionable view of the United States economic situation. She’s a data scientist at heart that realizes that a single measure of anything complex—whether it’s the U.S. economy or even things like customer satisfaction and predictive maintenance—is oversimplifying something to the point of not being useful or actionable.

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Help Starting on Your Big Data Journey

Bill Schmarzo

Bill Schmarzo

Chief Technology Officer, Global Services Big Data Practice

Organizations are struggling with where and how to start their Big Data Journeys.  There are opportunities to help companies analyze the “dark” data that they already have and identify and prioritize other internal and external data sources that they could leverage. (more…)

Strata Conference + Hadoop World – Reflections on Big Data Trends

Bill Schmarzo

Bill Schmarzo

Chief Technology Officer, Global Services Big Data Practice

As many people know, I love attending Strata events.  They’re always full of interesting and provocative topics for discussion and the exhibit hall has lots of new or updated products and product roadmaps.

I recently attended the Strata + Hadoop World event in New York City and picked up a plethora of highly interesting and valuable information.

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Big Data Is Bigger Than Ever

Bill Schmarzo

Bill Schmarzo

Chief Technology Officer, Global Services Big Data Practice

How big is Big Data?

Business users are increasingly turning to data management and advanced analytic technologies that enable organizations to uncover business insights. These insights can help them operate with more efficiency, build improved products, and provide more relevant services to their customers. However, to get the most benefit from these next-generation technologies, organizations must determine where and how they can best leverage Big Data to obtain the greatest value. This premise is the foundation of my recently published book Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business.

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