Talking Data Podcast

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March 24, 2015  1:29 PM

Businesses embrace the cloud and sports analytics takes off

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Data Management

In this edition of Talking Data, Tech Target editor Ed Burns recaps two recent conferences he attended: the TDWI Executive Summit in Las Vegas and the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. The first half looks at the trend of taking a cloud-first strategy to data management. In the second, Burns explains some of the new ways sports teams are using analytics to run the business side of their operations.

March 20, 2015  2:08 AM

Machine learning queues up for star turn

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Uncategorized

The combination of parallelism and machine learning is potent, and it has data scientists at companies like Allstate Insurance, Cisco Systems and Pandora Media in its thrall. They want to build complex machine learning models and run the models repeatedly to improve the results — and they want to do that work as quickly as possible, reporter Jack Vaughan tells podcast cohort Ed Burns in this edition of the TechTarget Talking Data podcast. They discuss this and related doings at the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 conference held recently in San Jose, Calif.recently in San Jose, Calif.


February 7, 2015  1:05 AM

A lot of cogs in cognitive computing, Watson watchers attest

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Uncategorized

There are a lot of moving parts and a lot of ways to view this thing called Watson. So we tried to get several perspectives on the IBM effort to bring cognitive computing to life in this episode of the Talking Data podcast. Senior SearchCIO.com News Writer Nicole Laskowski told us cognitive computing can be viewed as a way of transitioning the role of the computer so it becomes a partner to the user. SearchBusinessAnalytics.com Site Editor Ed Burns said that IBM may find easier tracking by going after here-and-now call center tasks and travel planning improvements. There is a view on the competition, a Watson user and more in this special report.


February 3, 2015  5:56 PM

Things are looking up for cloud analytics

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Uncategorized

In this edition of Talking Data, Ed Burns sits down with special guest John Myers of Enterprise Management Associates to discuss who new report looking at the maturity of cloud-based analytics applications. Has the time come to move your analytics to the cloud? Take a listen and find out


January 7, 2015  2:10 AM

Looking back in data – Privacy, tweets and IPOs marked 2014

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Uncategorized

This edition of Talking Data looks at the trends of 2014 via our favorite tweets. Among the topics of discussion is the growing interest in protecting data privacy through online services.


December 8, 2014  8:33 PM

Give your predictive analytics projects a business reality check

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Uncategorized

Predictive analytics initiatives can be great, but businesses need to stay vigilant. In order to get any value out of the project, a sharp focus on specific goals is necessary. This podcast takes a look at some recommended strategies and potential pitfalls for getting to real business value in predictive modeling


November 11, 2014  10:14 PM

Hadoop and Spark – It takes two to tango

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
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Bleeding-edge users have been working with open-source Hadoop and MapReduce for a few years. Now a Hadoop-compatible MapReduce alternative known as Spark is coming online to provide a timely streaming type of analytics. Hadoop and Spark have much in common, as discussed in this episode of the Talking Data podcast.


November 10, 2014  7:57 PM

Data view in the U.K. (Episode 11)

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
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The European take on big data is different than that in the United Kingdom, which bears a bit more resemblance to the Hadoop-happy big data take of the U.S., according to Brian McKenna, business applications editor at TechTarget’s Computer Weekly website in London. We spoke with McKenna about this and more for a ‘continental flavored’ episode of the Talking Data podcast.


November 7, 2014  4:47 PM

MapReduce Redux? (Episode 10)

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Uncategorized

It has become a recurring theme this year. The Spark framework has gained attention, at the same time taking some wind from the Hadoop framework’s sails. Over the summer such news was a major preoccupation of the big data community, as discussed in this episode of the Talking Data podcast.


November 5, 2014  10:44 PM

Enterprise and NoSQL collide at MongoDB World (Episode 9)

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Uncategorized

I have to admit, for me, the term ‘Mongo’ will always bring memories of Flash Gordon and his travels. But it is also the name on one of the most successful databases in NoSQL. Will that new database type find a home in traditional enterprises, ones where SQL curses through their veins like blood? Listen to this podcast and find out. (Note: It was recorded just after the event in the summer. Since that time, there have been some changes at the top of the company leadership.)


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