DataBeat 2014: Splunk Slices Data for Domino’s Pizza

“Data exhaust” is the focal point of Splunk’s business. It includes “byproduct” data from things like GPS, RFID, hypervisor, web servers, email, messaging, clickstreams, mobile, telephony, databases, and more, data that is created simply by the act of running a machine.

10 Data Science Newsletters To Subscribe To

Newsletters and listservs are a good way of keeping your finger on the pulse of the latest tech news and delivering to you the news you didn’t know you needed. You’re busy enough staying on top of your own work, so why not let someone else curate the news for you?

Book Review: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Michael Lewis’ Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game describes “a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can’t buy: the secret of success in baseball.” The answer? Sabermetrics.


Keeping Secrets: Anonymous Data Isn’t Always Anonymous

More refinement of current data practices and regulations may need to be made before there is a general comfort with anonymized data. If the general population is not comfortable with data gathering, then restrictions on use could hamstring the impact of big data.


Moore’s Law and Computer Processing Power

Moore’s Law posits that the number of transistors that can be manufactured on a computer chip will approximately double every two years, increasing computer processing power and bringing us into new ages of digital storage. Does it still hold true?


On the Shelf: Data Science Books

Want to know more about the business, sociology, or nitty—gritty of data science? Here are some great books on the discipline to get you on your way…