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DataBeat 2014: Analytics 3.0 and the Data Bottleneck

DataBeat 2014 kicked off with a keynote from author Tom Davenport, who spoke on the data bottleneck and the emergence of an Analytics 3.0 world.

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?

Bridging the Divide between Unstructured and Structured Data

What’s the difference between “structured” and “unstructured” data? Can the same tools be used for both? What information can we derive from these data sets?