Beth Schultz

Find Your Big Data Use Case Now

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MDMconsult
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Big Data Technologies
MDMconsult   3/18/2012 6:37:31 PM
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System performance, availability, security, and manageability matter greatly. Big Data technologies as a new generation of technologies and architectures designed to extract value economically from very large volumes of a wide variety of data by enabling high-velocity capture, discovery, and/or analysis via IDC

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Re: Big Data is a Big Deal!
Jenn   2/21/2012 10:33:33 PM
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Although we all "hem" and "haw" when in the store and asked for all the data that is used for these analytical programming it is seriously needed.

Stores not only need to know what "dress' to sell but also  just "where"  to place it--so to speak. What you or I may seem as obvious, may not be as clear to them. Software that produces concise analytical data may help them notice that which seems so obvious to us.

Just today I witnessed a need for this analytical data, while in a large pharmaceutical store with my elderly parent. We currently have one of the largest number of elderly people in history--a segment of people who great purchasing power, yet their interests are not considered. 

With this data in place, stores might consider putting pharmaceutical products that meet their needs closer to the entrance of the store where they would not have to walk so far. They might consider placing items within arms reach instead of on the highest or lowest shelf--places that are unreachable to those who move around with pain.

 

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Re: Big Data is a Big Deal!
SethBreedlove   2/17/2012 10:59:32 AM
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A little of subject, but this is a great way to use technology and analytics. 


Our mobile phones can now be used to collect data on the health of our city streets and freeways. 

 

 

Street Bump app detects potholes, tells city officials Source: http://us.cnn.com/2012/01/26/tech/mobile/smartphone-camera-evolution/index.html?iref=obnetwork


 

 


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Lyndon_Henry   2/16/2012 8:32:39 PM
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Because of my alternate role as a transportation planning consultant, I keep returning to the issue of applications for the public transportation industry ... of which I've seen very little. (In travel demand forecasting, yes, and a bit in ridership counting, but not in terms of truly Big Data collection and analytics, usable for things like behavior pattern assessment and marketing/outreach.)

I'm wondering if there's much of any effort yet to identify the benefits of BI, Big Data, and analytics in this industry.

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kicheko   2/16/2012 9:16:39 AM
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The issue of big data reminds me of days back in high school math. Sometimes the problem was that you had so much information and weren't sure if all of that really was required. Sometimes it would seem that you can solve this problem without using some of the information given and so the fact that this seemingly unnecessary info was given, is what would make the problem impossible to solve.

If only there had been a software to help sieve the info so that one could know what can be safely dismissed...

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Lyndon_Henry   2/15/2012 9:01:43 PM
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This is a very impressive and compelling video. Got me thinking about issues directly affecting the other "hats" I wear — like public transportation. (Sound of mental gears turning...)

Anyway, what I think I understood from this is:

(1) HPC involves much more advanced hardware — particularly using parallel computing, for ultra-fast processing ... right?

(2) It's implied that HPC also involves advances in software that can more effectively use the ultra-fast hardware. Probably not your ordinary PC or mainframe software ... right?

SethBreedlove
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SethBreedlove   2/15/2012 6:09:47 PM
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Thanks Beth, I also love this video.  It really shows why HPC is needed in businesses and the benefits it provides. 

For example this type of analtyics can not only help a store decide which dress to sell, but where to place it to ensure maximum sales. And these types of decisions can be made on real time data, vs what happened last month. 

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Big Data is a Big Deal!
Shawn Hessinger   2/15/2012 5:44:29 PM
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Beth,

I love the video and think Fern explains very well where the real challenges with big data occur. It's easy to visualize the problem with this presentation and to understand why solutions are currently so much in demand.

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