#BigData Weekly 20150915 – The Best New Big Data Content of the Week

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Here is a roundup of Big Data content from this past week ordered by their social sharing volume.  I manually gather the most shared Big Data content in Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

“Big Data Analysis Reveals October is Best Month to Buy a Home in U.S.”
Irvine, Ca based RealtyTrac recently took a big-data approach to analyzing over 32 million single family home and condo sales in the U.S. over the past 15 years. RealtyTrac compared average sale prices to average estimated market value at the time of sale to determine whether buyers paid a premium or bought at a discount.

Publish date: 9/11/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
156 140 77 19

“The Impact of Internet of Things on Big Data”
The Internet of Things (IoT) is on its way to becoming the next technological revolution. According to Gartner, revenue generated from IoT products and services will exceed $300 billion in 2020, and that probably is just the tip of the iceberg. Given the massive amount of revenue and data that the IoT will generate, its impact will be felt across the entire big data universe, forcing companies to upgrade current tools and processes, and technology to evolve to accommodate this additional data volume and take advantage of the insights all this new data undoubtedly will deliver.

Publish date: 9/9/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
514 54 217 20

“Big Data 50 – Companies Driving Innovation”
It’s no  secret  that the  world  of  information  technology  is changing fast. Data is being created in ways not possible a few years ago. It is now  feasible to collect  and  analyze data from a wide range of sources, including mobile devices, machines, social media, documents, and emails.

Publish date: 9/9/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
344 40 356 7

“Teaching big data processing with open source software”
The continuing growth of massive and diverse data volumes, and the growth of data intensive applications, has presented a need to find effective means of data management across all sectors. According to a recent report, businesses face a huge skill gap in the management of big data, with the gap growing from 400 in 2007 to 4,000 in 2012 in the United Kingdom alone. In addition to this, there is a general lack of understanding among students of current data analytics processes, which are becoming extremely important for future challenges with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and real-time data.

Publish date: 9/10/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
32 203 78 19

“University of Michigan launches $100M ‘big data’ push”
The University of Michigan will invest $100 million over the next five years to create opportunities for students and faculty researchers to tap into the potential of “big data” from a wide spectrum of fields.

Publish date: 9/8/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
77 31 36 1

“When Satellites and Big Data Collide”
Satellite imagery is not a new concept; for years companies have been collecting and selling imagery. The more difficult part of the commercial imagery equation is the post-collection analysis. It takes smart engineering and effort to analyze imagery—to turn pixels into insights. Our newest customer, Descartes Labs, is an image analysis startup that’s doing just that.

Publish date: 9/9/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
26 185 193 0

“Can Big Data Help Us Fight Rising Suicide Rates?”
This Thursday, September 10, marks the 13th annual World Suicide Prevention Day. At 8 p.m., thousands upon thousands of people across the globe will light candles in their windows to remember those they’ve lost to suicide, honor survivors, or simply manifest a sign of their support for suicide prevention. That simple act is, historically at least, an extraordinary thing

Publish date: 9/9/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
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“Uber’s Big Data Effect On The Taxi And Transportation Industry”
Whenever a disruptive force enters an existing marketplace, chaos and confusion are sure to be present. That certainly seems to be the case when it comes to Uber, as experts and analysts try to measure how much of an impact the new company is having on more traditional transportation methods, particularly taxis.

Publish date: 9/10/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
132 21 86 4

“Could Big Data Have Saved Cecil the Lion?”
The response to the death of Cecil the lion in July was unique: after all, every year 600 lions are hunted legally, with minimal protest. After the initial backlash, a serious debate about wildlife conservation swept the world. For conservationists, this was an unexpected and welcome turn of events.

Publish date: 9/10/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
21 77 57 0

“Where Big Data and Precision Medicine Intersect”
Though still in its infancy, precision medicine, or personalized medicine, is not a new concept in oncology.

Publish date: 9/10/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
24 79 20 0

“Explaining Big Data to Grandma”
One of the things that makes Big Data so interesting is that it transcends demographics, professions, cultures, and for the sake of this post; age. Big Data was introduced to the masses years ago as a ravenous buzz word that tore its way through every industry; technology related or otherwise. Now, it’s been put into practice in virtually every aspect of commerce, government, scientific research, education, and healthcare. Since Big Data has been integrated into so many aspects of modern life, it can be a difficult topic to wrap your head around. This is especially true for those who don’t work in the technology sector.

Publish date: 9/8/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
19 5 23 34

“Healthcare Big Data Analytics: From Description to Prescription”
In the healthcare industry, “big data analytics” is a term that can encompass nearly everything that is done to a piece of information once it begins its digital life.  From flagging drug interactions to predicting sepsis, modeling emergency department use to triggering an automated phone call for a mammogram reminder, healthcare providers are leveraging patient data from the EHR and elsewhere for an astounding array of patient care tasks.

Publish date: 9/9/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
119 17 68 8

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