Juggle data with training in the top data management tools around — for under $40

Big data is one of the business world’s most notorious buzz terms these days. In case you’re new to the concept, big data is the mountain of raw output spewed forth from the scads of analytics reports available to most businesses. Production data, customer information, financials – it’s too much information for anybody to truly get their hands around to mine all that data effectively. That’s why you need some powerful software — and a powerful understanding of that software — to get the most from your numbers. You’ll go a long way toward being that numbers person in your… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Here’s why Jeff Bezos is building rocket engines in Alabama

Enlarge / Sen. Richard Shelby, right, welcomes Blue Origin President Rob Meyerson to Huntsville, Alabama, this week. (credit: Huntsville/Madison County Chamber) This week the governor of Alabama announced that Blue Origin would build a factory in Huntsville, Alabama, for its new BE-4 rocket engine. “I must commend founder Jeff Bezos and company President Robert Meyerson for their vision to create this innovative company, and for choosing to make Alabama its home sweet home,” said Gov. Kay Ivey. The decision has been widely hailed as largely a political one—Alabama has considerable influence in the US Congress over space policy, and, with its decision to build there, Blue Origin was aligning part… Read More

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This mesmerizing map shows the world’s cars, buses, and subways moving in real-time

Public transit data can prove valuable to both cities and riders. For example, it can reveal high-congestion times, which provides insight for transit officials to, say, add more buses or subway cars to a certain route to make commutes more reliable. In 2015, Swiss-German IT firm GeOps worked with the University of Freiburg to create a map that shows 200 of the world’s major mass transit systems moving in real time. The teams used schedule and live data feeds from subway and bus authorities (like the MTA in New York City and TfL in London). Since not all mass transit operators offer truly real-time data, GeOps said that a large… Read More

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Mit einer neuen Methode will ein Startup den Ausgang der Bundestagswahl exakt vorhersagen

Wahlprognosen sind nicht das Kerngeschäft von Echobox — trotzdem hat das Startup die französische Präsidentschaftswahl am präzisesten vorhergesagt. Das liegt unter anderem daran, dass sie sich nicht auf Umfragen beziehen, zu denen mehrere Hundert oder Tausend Wähler befragt werden, sondern auf Echtzeitdaten von Millionen Internetnutzern. Jetzt plant das Unternehmen den nächsten großen Coup: Bei der Bundestagswahl will Echobox-Gründer Antoine Amann die Ergebnisse genauestens prognostizieren. Business Insider sprach mit dem Franzosen darüber, wie das funktionieren soll. Eigentlich macht Echobox etwas ganz anderes Die eigentliche Hauptaufgabe des Startups ist es, für Medien die Nutzerdaten der Leser zu analysieren. Daraus wird dann ermittelt, wann ein Artikel mit welcher Überschrift, Bild und Status auf… Read More

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