June 23-26, 2013
INFORMS Healthcare 2013
October 6–9, 2013
2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting
June 10-14, 2013
Predictive Analytics World
September 8-14, 2013
2013 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Big Data
“Data science begins with data. Nothing gets built without data. Data science continues with science. Accurate, persuasive and effective prediction requires patterns. The process of discovering that pattern is science. Any product worth building requires a reliable pattern to exist in the data.”
– Christopher Berry, co-founder and chief science officer of Authintic, in his article on recommendation engines in the current issue of Analytics.
Special ArticlesBig data paying off for big companies
A new research report, “Big Data in Big Companies,” describes how 20 large firms benefit from big data projects. Report co-authors Tom Davenport of the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) and Jill Dyché of SAS, the leader in business analytics, explore how these companies have deployed analytics to generate value from their big data assets.Read More
Special ArticlesContinuing education courses for analytics professionals
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences’ (INFORMS) Continuing Education program will offer its first two courses this fall. These intensive, two-day, in-person courses will provide analytical professionals with key skills, tools and methods that can be implemented immediately in a work environment.Read More
Industry NewsBanks speed lending with FICO’s cloud-based loan solution
FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, recently announced that 1st United Bank, First Utah Bank, Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, and MetroBank are implementing the FICO LiquidCredit service, a cloud-based scoring solution that speeds consumer and small business lending decisions. The FICO solution will enable these lenders to approve small business loan applications in hours, not days, and help improve customer satisfaction and attract more small business customers.Read More
Big Data Tape Library Buyer’s Guide released
DCIG announces the availability of its inaugural DCIG 2012 Big Data Tape Library Buyer's Guide that weights, scores and ranks more than 140 features on more than 60 tape libraries from 8 different storage providers. Driven by the explosion of storage requirements to address "Big Data" and the "Cloud," organizations are now more than ever looking for cost-effective, viable storage media on which to store this data.
In the world of Big Data, more organizations of all sizes capture, store and retain more data for longer periods of time than ever before. Even as the traditional drivers of data growth remain with us (backups, growth of structured data stores, etc.), new ways in which organizations may capture data are driving today's unprecedented data growth.
As enterprise organizations come to grips with their Big Data requirements and/or look to store data in the cloud, the cost of retaining all of that data is beginning to come fully into focus, especially if they look solely at disk to do so.
In the guide, DCIG accounts for tape's historical use case of backup as well as its emerging role as a cost effective storage medium for archival data that is resulting from the advent of Big Data and the Cloud.
The guide accomplishes the following objectives for end users:
- Provides an objective, third party evaluation of tape libraries that weights, scores and ranks their features from an end user's viewpoint
- Includes recommendations on how to best use this Buyer's Guide
- Scores and ranks the features on each tape libraries based upon criteria that matter most to end users so they can quickly know which tape libraries are the most appropriate for them to use and under what conditions
- Provides data sheets for 66 tape libraries from 8 different storage providers so end users can do quick comparisons of the features that are supported and not supported on each tape library
- Provides insight into which features on a tape library will result in improved availability and increased storage capacities
- Provides insight into which tape libraries are supported by popular archiving and backup software products
- Gives any organization the ability to request competitive bids from different providers of tape libraries that are "apples-to-apples" comparisons