Big Data

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Baby I/O - Crunching Big (Baby) data.

Ever wondered what is causing your 2 year old kid/niece/nephew
to behave in a particular way during a day/night? Why did she start to cry last
night? Well, there is now an app that can deduce that for you. Monica Rogati
and her husband have created an app called as the Baby I/O. This app can
capture information that indicates the baby’s activities throughout the day and
uses that data to analyze various things.

Megafile Helps Provide Mega-Win

The President may be the decider but data played a significant role in making decisions during the 2012 campaign.  An effort to "measure every single thing in this campaign" led to a massive collection of information about voters.  The collection was organized in one huge system so as not to repeat the mistakes of the previous campaign.  In 2008, the data was contained in numerous databases using different data models.  This limited the inter-operation among the different data sets, preventing the campaign from fully utilizing their data and created inefficiencies.  By

BIg-data about the great earthquake has analysed in Japan

As you know, last year, Japan was struck by huge earthquake.

During this period, a lot of information was generated by many people. Some victims tweeted about emergency requests, others searched something information on the Google.

Bringing big data to climate research

People normally don't think about big data when the rain falls, but with the mountains of data that is being generated in the search for answers and solutions to climate problems, many researchers nowadays turn to big data and cloud computing to give them the support and infrastructure they need to carry out accurat and wide-ranging work.

Big Data on Campus - data driven academic advising

Your academic life is not random or your choice anymore. The data on your file will tell what is the best for you. The information on your background and your past performances estimate the probability that you will pass a certain class. These data-driven approach in the academic advising can be a great tool to use if the student uses it correctly. 

Hopper: The Startup in Pursuit of Organizing Travel Data for Consumer Discovery

Between investigating the best restaurants, safe travel routes and must-see destinations, planning a trip can be downright time-consuming, and above all else, frustrating for the user. Even worse? Often times, users must hop from site to site in search of the travel information they need. Hopper—the startup trying to impose structure on the scattered landscape of consumer-travel data—aims to streamline the travel discovery process in one place. (In INFO 202 speak, essentially a library comprised of travel-related content from around the web.)

NYPD and Microsoft Create a Next Generation Law Enforecement Big Data Solution

We hear the term "big data" on a daily basis but usually in the context of how companies can leverage large amounts of consumer data, tweets, and likes to make business decisions. I came across an article which highlights how the way information is organized is making major changes to the way our government and law enforcement will operate in the future. Big data meets the New York Police Department.

Organizing big data for boosting retail business

With the unprecedented rise in the amount of internet data, and the subsequent rise of the online shopping industry, it is not unnatural that there has been a concerted effort towards the organization of data available over the internet. The success of a retail business depends largely on how well it presents itself to its customers. Presentation of data comprises a bunch of things ranging from easier user-navigation to useful user-information.

Evolution of information storage ?

Does it make any sense if I were to say that Harry potter is in my genes ? Of course, it doesn't. But hang on, researchers are always a few steps ahead of us. Researchers at Harvard have found a way of storing information in the DNA. Crazy, right ?


Dashboard as an Organizing System

A thoughtfully designed dashboard is an exceptional tool for keeping pulse on business performance, but a poorly designed conglomerate of charts and tables can be a distraction. The article “3 reasons to hate BI dashboards” by Joe McKendrick posted on the business technology news website ZDNet criticizes the current state of corporate dashboards for being poorly organized, not actionable, and not much more useful than they were 20 years ago even with technological advances.

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