State of Data Last Week – #36
February 19, 2011 1 Comment
#Inside Intuit – Lots of Data Job openings in Intuit – please refer your Data Contacts to work in one of the “best places to work” in U.S..
|70676||Sr. Web Developer|
|70952||Staff Software Engineer Data|
|71010||Senior Software Engineer Data Warehousing|
|71058||Senior Scientist: Analytics|
|71059||Senior Scientist: Econometrics|
|71061||Senior Scientist: Data Mining|
|71115||Data Warehouse Engineer|
#analysis – Watson, 80 teraflops machine, wins Jeopardy against best of Humans, but also asserted Toronto is a U.S. city. Here’s a fascinating white paper from IBM Lab / Stanford highlighting the journey (PDF) with Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval.
#architecture – A Data Management Architectural Pattern behind interactive web applications using Hadoop with Membase, serving ‘sub-millisecond latency’.
290,000 people played CityVille in its first 24 hours!
#big_data – Scale-up vs. Scale Out – What happens when you pitch Watson (a very large box) against Google (Cloud Grid) for Jeopardy?
#DBMS – Some old-school, reliable fun to calculate overlapping hours for Labor Transactions – from defining the problem, design tables to write elegant SQLs.
#learning – ‘What I do with data at 37Signals’ – answering ‘why people cancel, how they interact with signup pages etc’ and what tools get used (including HP-12C)
#visualization – Trulia created an interactive map of ‘Rent vs. Buy’ in America’s 50 largest cities with associated Job Growth, Foreclosure and Employment data.
- Is there a worse way to add a column to a report?
- Urban SQL Injection
- 1 working hour every day? Facebook now accounts for 12.3% of time spent online in the U.S., compared to 7.2% a year ago. Comscore’s just released “2010 U.S. Digital Year in Review” has some more interesting trends.
- Valentine’s day ‘online shoppers plan to spend $170 on gift, versus just $67 for in store shoppers’.