A few months ago, I stumbled upon an article that mentioned a cool site called Kaggle which hosts data-related “competitions”. Through this site, data problems collide with solutions as data-experts compete against each other for … Continue reading Kaggle: Making Data Science a Sport
Over the past few months I’ve delivered a few presentations for current clients (and potential leads) covering the “Sharepoint BI Portal”. The presentation is very demo-heavy and focuses on the self-service capabilities of the Micrsoft … Continue reading Interacting With Live Data via Power View During a Presentation: Worth the Risk?
Unless you recently awoke from a coma, you probably noticed that Facebook filed for IPO earlier this year. The stock opened at $38/share valuing the company at ~$104 billion. Since then, the stock has gotten … Continue reading Value of Integrating Facebook Data For Customer Analysis
Over the weekend I read a paper titled Column-Stores For Wide and Sparse Data by Daniel J. Abadi. Below is a quick summary of the points made by Abadi followed by some thoughts / application … Continue reading Column-Stores For Wide and Sparse Data