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The Seven Essentials of AI-Based Predictive Selling Having a complete 360 degree view of each customer is imperative for predictive sales success. Where does the data for this comprehensive customer profile come from? And when should you start creating your profiles? Last week, we looked at what AI-based predictive selling, also known as predictive sales, is doing right now. It’s making sales teams more eff ...

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Solar, wind, storage and big data: Why energy may soon be free : Renew Economy

Solar, wind, storage and big data: Why energy may soon be free By Giles Parkinson on 1 August 2016 Global investment bank Citi is predicting that the combination of near zero-variable cost energy sources such as solar and wind, along with smart analytics and “big data”, may deliver what the nuclear industry promised nearly half a century ago – free energy. “The notion of free energy came to prominence in th ...

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Stop overdoing it when cleaning your big data – TechRepublic

Stop overdoing it when cleaning your big dataEnough is enough--your big data might actually be getting too clean. Find out why it can be useful to keep bad, garbage data.When you got a job as a data scientist, I bet you didn't imagine you'd spend so much time cleaning up bad data. Don't feel badly—none of us did.When data science rolled on the scene, many of us who were already in the data warehousing and b ...

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Apache Beam and Spark: New coopetition for squashing the Lambda Architecture? | ZDNet

The nice thing about open source projects and standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. And on January 10, the Apache community welcomed Beam as its latest "top level" project (getting top level means your project has made it to prime time in Apache). Google traditionally kept its technology to itself, typically publishing research papers that the open source community would then reinvent ...

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How connected cars are turning into revenue-generating machines | TechCrunch

History repeats herself, but she mumbles. Some have expressed that she enjoys rhymes or puns. One must lean in close and listen carefully to understand exactly what she’s getting at. Most of the time we can only in retrospect discern what she was trying to say. Sometimes, though, history’s intent is clear. Evidence suggests a chain of events that will yield to an educated guess of the near future. That’s wh ...

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Microsoft bets on Apache Spark to power its big data and analytics services

Microsoft today announced that it is making a serious commitment to the open sourceApache Spark cluster computing framework. After dipping its toes into the Spark ecosystem last year, the company today launched a number of Spark-based services out of preview and announced that the on-premises version of R Server for Hadoop (which uses the increasingly popular open source R language for big data analytics an ...

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Tom Siebel’s C3 IoT looks to expand, slay giants

Tom Siebel's C3 IoT has 20 customers, an Internet of things platform that is operating at scale and a penchant for taking on giants such as General Electric's Predix. Siebel, CEO of C3 IoT, has experience landing big accounts and taking on giants. At Siebel Systems, Siebel popularized CRM and then sold his company to Oracle. Before starting that effort, Siebel was among Oracle's best sales leaders. Those st ...

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Caravel: Airbnb’s data exploration platform

At Airbnb, we love data, and we like to think that analytics belongs everywhere. For us to be data-driven, we need data to be fluid, fast flowing, and crystal clear. As a vector for data exploration, discovery, and collaborative analytics, we have built and are now open sourcing, a data exploration and dashboarding platform named Caravel. Caravel allows data exploration through rich visualizations while per ...

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How to Use Azure ML with Azure SQL Data Warehouse | Machine Learning Blog

In many machine learning projects, you want to consume training data coming from a relational database, and Azure ML has supported reading data coming from an Azure SQL Database (Azure SQL DB). Now, with the release of Azure SQL Data Warehouse (Azure SQL DW) many customers are moving their data warehouses to the Azure SQL DW service since it is a distributed database that is capable of processing massive vo ...

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The Netflix Tech Blog: Evolution of the Netflix Data Pipeline

Our new Keystone data pipeline went live in December of 2015. In this article, we talk about the evolution of Netflix’s data pipeline over the years. This is the first of a series of articles about the new Keystone data pipeline. Netflix is a data-driven company. Many business and product decisions are based on insights derived from data analysis. The charter of the data pipeline is to collect, aggregate, p ...

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