State of Data Last Week -#42
April 4, 2011
#analysis – Interested in sports, and in data too? See “Gut vs. Data – How Coaches Make Decision” (often some major ones in final few seconds!)– a great panel discussion from MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2011.
#architecture – Great paper from Microsoft tells how Machine Learning helped Kinect (PDF) perfecting ‘body tracking’. Microsoft is apparently using Kinect to also manage data centers.
#big_data – MASSIVE SQL Injection Attack in progress around the web, earlier this week, mysql.com was “SQL injected” too
#DBMS – A good 1-hr /180 easy slides presentation on “NoSQL: What, Why and When”
#visualization – Looks even better than Wordle.net – build beautiful word cloud on wordlin.gs on patterns never seen before.
- How much data our cell phone companies collect on us? It may be shocking
- Benford’s Law for 3rd digit? Why a used car with 39,900 miles on it sells for significantly more than another with 40,050 miles? Behavioral economists analyze millions of used car transactions data and found “left-digit bias; there are large and discontinuous drops in sale prices at 10,000-mile thresholds in odometer mileage, along with smaller drops at 1,000-mile thresholds”
- Digital Data Growth – World’s largest digital picture is 40 GigaPixels, 280GB and a sheer beauty.
- Ouch! Data.gov is shutting down after budget cuts