SmartDataCollective

  • Big Data Is Changing How Businesses Make Decisions
    Data is at the heart of business decision-making. However, until recently, most of that data came from sources such as customer feedback and marketing testing. The rise of big data, however, has created a situation in which more businesses can launch…
    - 6 days ago 19 Jul 17, 6:44am -
  • How Big Data Revolution in Healthcare Can Save People
    In the last few decades as we become inundated with information from multiple sources and on virtually everything, the challenge is to organize the information in a way that can prove profitable to all. This gave rise to Big Data revolution. But the…
    - 6 days ago 18 Jul 17, 9:34pm -
  • Customer Feedback and Data Analysis: The Keys to a Good Customer Retention Rate
    Every company needs to focus on one, a key aspect to keep their business going: retaining customers from one purchase to the next. Efforts focusing on how to bring in new customers are a great feat to undertake, but such tasks are meaningless without…
    - 8 days ago 17 Jul 17, 5:59pm -
  • How Hadoop Tools Shape SAP Hana’s Big Data Platform
    Since 2008, SAP Hana has been one of the leading database management systems. It can process data more efficiently than many other database management solutions, largely because it can use some of the most sophisticated Hadoop tools available. Withou…
    - 8 days ago 16 Jul 17, 8:48pm -
  • Middle East Focus: Moving to the Cloud Computing
    The Business in the 21st century is now stepping into the new horizons of cloud computing. This need for equalizing and systematizing the business process is the key factor in mobilizing the Cloud applications market in the Middle Eastern countries.…
    - 9 days ago 15 Jul 17, 9:13pm -

AirBnB - Nerds

  • Building Mixed-Language iOS Project with Buck
    At Airbnb, we recognize that developer experience is key to good engineering. Our team specifically — Mobile Developer Infra — has a goal of optimizing our mobile apps’ build times.In June, we got Buck to successfully build our iOS app…
    - 7 days ago 18 Jul 17, 5:16pm -
  • Using Machine Learning to Predict Value of Homes On Airbnb
    by Robert ChangAmazing view from a Airbnb Home in Imerovigli, Egeo, GreeceIntroductionData products have always been an instrumental part of Airbnb’s service. However, we have long recognized that it’s costly to make data products. For example,…
    - 8 days ago 17 Jul 17, 4:07pm -
  • Helping Guests Make Informed Decisions with Market Insights
    Since 2015, we have been making steady progress on delivering informative and versatile market insights to guests, and this post provides an overview of the market insight feature and our recent work.Two common decisions that our guests are making …
    - 14 days ago 11 Jul 17, 6:48pm -
  • Writing fast, deterministic and accurate Android Integration tests
    Introducing OkReplay — record and replay OkHttp network interaction in your tests.At Airbnb, shipping a high quality product is of utmost importance. To accomplish this goal, we use automated testing to catch bugs before they reach our users.…
    - 33 days ago 21 Jun 17, 11:18pm -
  • Unlocking Test Performance — Migrating from Mocha to Jest
    Overview: Airbnb migrated from Mocha to Jest. Running our test suite with Mocha took 12+ minutes. In CI with our beefy build machines (32 cores) we’re able to run the entire Jest suite in 4 minutes 30 seconds.We’d been using Mocha at Airbnb sinc…
    - 39 days ago 15 Jun 17, 8:20pm -

Data Center Knowledge

The Unofficial Google Data Science Blog

  • Fitting Bayesian structural time series with the bsts R package
    by STEVEN L. SCOTTTime series data are everywhere, but time series modeling is a fairly specialized area within statistics and data science. This post describes the bsts software package, which makes it easy to fit some fairly sophisticated time ser…
    - 13 days ago 11 Jul 17, 8:55pm -
  • Our quest for robust time series forecasting at scale
    by ERIC TASSONE, FARZAN ROHANIWe were part of a team of data scientists in Search Infrastructure at Google that took on the task of developing robust and automatic large-scale time series forecasting for our organization. In this post, we recount how…
    - 98 days ago 18 Apr 17, 12:02am -
  • Attributing a deep network’s prediction to its input features
    By MUKUND SUNDARARAJAN, ANKUR TALY, QIQI YANEditor's note: Causal inference is central to answering questions in science, engineering and business and hence the topic has received particular attention on this blog. Typically, causal inference in data…
    - 13 Mar 17, 8:54pm -
  • Causality in machine learning
    By OMKAR MURALIDHARAN, NIALL CARDIN, TODD PHILLIPS, AMIR NAJMIGiven recent advances and interest in machine learning, those of us with traditional statistical training have had occasion to ponder the similarities and differences between the fields. M…
    - 1 Feb 17, 1:55am -
  • Practical advice for analysis of large, complex data sets
    By PATRICK RILEYFor a number of years, I led the data science team for Google Search logs. We were often asked to make sense of confusing results, measure new phenomena from logged behavior, validate analyses done by others, and interpret metrics of…
    - 1 Nov 16, 3:18am -

IBM BigData and Analytics Hub

  • ITIQ Spotlight with Justin Saul
    It’s no secret that most successful businesses today depend on data—and that’s more true of technology companies and start-ups than any other segment. The ability to analyze information, derive insight quickly, and make confident, timely decisi…
    - 4 days ago 20 Jul 17, 7:36pm -
  • Cyber Security Powered by AI and Machine Learning
    The latest executive report published by IBM Institute for Business Value puts the estimated cost of cyber crime to the global economy in a range of USD 375–575 billion per year. Reputational damage, which is hard to calculate, comes on top of all…
    - 5 days ago 20 Jul 17, 12:39pm -
  • Sales Performance Management: the Why?
    Why? This is a question we subconsciously answer for most things we do: why do we spend hours reviewing email or sitting on conference calls? But if we take time to consciously reflect on the “Why” of our business activities, I predict it would a…
    - 6 days ago 18 Jul 17, 7:15pm -
  • Announcing the Db2 Family of Hybrid Data Management Offerings
    Today, data is the most valuable resource of any business, enabling the actions and insights that empower business disruption. But it can only do so if it’s fully liberated to work for you. We’re working towards a future in which businesses can u…
    - 7 days ago 18 Jul 17, 3:03pm -
  • Do you know your data?
    We are experiencing another industrial revolution. A revolution around data and its ability to impact every industry and profession today. From the time, you start your day to check the weather data on your mobile phone to calculate the time it takes…
    - 12 days ago 13 Jul 17, 12:38pm -

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