Category: big data

Big Data Success Story: Airbnb, the Rentals Listing Site

The airbnb website puts together travellers with people who have space to rent. The spaces, according to airbnb, can be anything from “futons on the floor to castles on the hilltop.” Airbnb noticed over time that some space listings attracted

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Top Six Worst Practices in Business Intelligence

There’s a very nice report published by TDWI mentioning these practices. Their identity is in the table of contents, which is: 1 Introduction2 Worst Practice 1: Buying What Analysts Want Without Considering Other Users4 Worst Practice 2: Buying New Data

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Big Data: Sensors in Planes and Cars Improve Your Life

Sensors in Cars From Smart Data Collective: General Motors uses Onstar, which is a subsidiary of General Motors. Onstar Corporation provides subscription-based in-vehicle security, communication and remote diagnostics. These real-time diagnostics can check the health of the most important systems

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Data Analytics Predicts Human Behavior

I was just reading an article on the use of data analytics to determine the sentences meted out to offenders in certain parts of the US. Criminal justice systems there use software models to predict the chances of the individual

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Data on Competitor’s Salaries Online!

Ever wondered how much employees with your job title in competing firms are earning?(will certainly come in handy if you want to change jobs!). Well, wonder no longer: it’s been anonymously put online by people working for the competitor. For

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