Aug
3

Three Ways to Support Data Scientists and Drive Data Value

Posted on August 3, 2015 by Dan Mallinger

There are a lot of definitions for data science and a lot of mixed messages, but the core is something we can all agree on. At a high level, data science is about bringing programming and statistical tools to bear on new data—whether it’s data that hasn’t been looked at before, data that is inherently…

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Jul
3

What Are Big Datasets?

Posted on July 3, 2013 by Dan Mallinger

At conferences and on client campuses, I am frequently cornered by people seeking to understand if they have Big Data.  Is their data “big?”  Do they need a tool like Hadoop?   At the heart of the confusion is a simple question: How big does a dataset need to be to be considered a “Big…

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May
29

Campaigning in the Age of Big Data

Posted on May 29, 2013 by Dan Mallinger

In the past, politics had little targeting to individual voters. Where this existed, it was achieved by local groups that understand the locality such as churches. While locally successful, these efforts could not share insights upward in the campaign or easily with other local efforts in the nation. And these efforts lacked the data analysis…

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