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Posts Tagged ‘Big Data’

How Can My Business Leverage Twitter/Facebook Data?

As a BI consultant, I get asked this question (or some version of it) a lot: How Can My Business Leverage Twitter/Facebook Data? The conversation typically goes something like this: CIO/IT Director: I read an article in <insert CIO magazine>-weekly that claimed so-and-so used Twitter/Facebook data to do such-and-such and is now […]

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What Does Big Data Mean to You?

As a self-proclaimed lover of data, it should be no surprise that I’m a huge fan of Big Data.  But, like many other data professionals, I am sometimes frustrated by the misconceptions and misrepresentations that come along with the latest industry buzzwords and marketing attacks. That’s why, when I recently read this […]

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Facebook as a Data Source

Earlier this month year, I discussed the value of integrating Facebook data for customer analysis.  Originally, I planned to follow up with a post covering the process of extracting data from Facebook using SSIS… but as I started working through the material, I quickly realized the background information on ‘Facebook as a data […]

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Kaggle: Making Data Science a Sport

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 prizes (cash and/or bragging rights) to see who can come up with the most effective, […]

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