State of Data Last Week -#43
April 8, 2011
#analysis – ‘How I am doing Compared to Other Companies’ (PDF); Cindy Alvarez from KISSMetrics analyzes anonymized data and insights on its customer base at Web 2.0 Expo 2011. e.g., median SaaS subscription conversion was about 2%, highest was 9% during Feb, 2011
#architecture – Data Liberation Front! Every ecosystem should ideally embrace this in ‘Data Strategy’. Focused effort, itemized list on ‘how to liberate your data from (or to!) any Google Product’.
#big_data – How to use Data to Tweet to engage most customer base, if you are a business, ‘tweet late, email early and don’t forget about Saturday’. Re-tweet sweet-spot is around 4PM. ‘The Science of Timing’ from HubSpot mining hundreds of millions of tweets.
#DBMS – (From our Solid-State analyst friend Wes Brown) Solid-State Storage Deep-Dive (PPT) is by far the most succinct presentation covering different SSD dimensions – Read vs. Write; NOR vs. NAND; SLC vs. MLC. Was recently presented in ‘SQL Saturday’
#visualization – 700 BILLION minutes spent on Facebook a month; 73 items are ordered from Amazon a second; 1.3 ExaBytes of data exchanged by Mobile Internet users – great visual from Good Magazine
- Why Data is the next big hope for Ashtma sufferers (Economist, Apr 7)
- Winner of Data 2.0’s ‘Startup Pitch’ was Micello – “Google Maps for Indoors”. It offers indoor maps for malls, stadiums, airports etc. (Micello.com; Data 2.0)
- Europe’s Biggest Ever ‘Public Data Challenge’ launched, €20,000 to be won (opendatachallenge.org)
- Again, correlation is not causation. ‘68 percent of people who understand HTML prefer nonfiction, compared with 48 percent of people in general’ – One Correlation a day (Correlated.org)