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True Analytics as Seen by John Tukey & Benjamin Bloom

So who is John Tukey and who is Benjamin Bloom? They are two guys who know what “analytics” truly is, and, is not. Tukey is famous for the signal processing technique called the Fast Fourier Transform and the (original) Box Plot used in Statistics. The box plot idea was described about in his 1977 book called Exploratory Data Analysis. In …

Big Data Solutions Through Intermediate Staging and Better Visualization

This week’s blog is the start of a Charter Global three part series focusing on how the minds of the BI/BD/Tech stakeholders can come together through visualization, specifically, through the intermediate steps. This week we start by setting the ‘stage’. We stage a traditional business development quad chart with two visuals: a pie chart …

The Age of Big Data

To say data is everywhere is an understatement. Data streams from nearly everything around us: phones, laptops, credit cards, factories, cars, and even down to the very infrastructure of cities. There is a staggering amount of data we’re producing, and with new capabilities of capturing it, customers need new techniques to save it, manipulate it, …

Accelerating Big Data with XDATA

A little known initiative called XDATA has spawned a collection of technologies that could bring advances to the world of Big Data. The program is funded by the sometimes mysterious, sometimes fanciful DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). In this case, it looks like DARPA’s imaginings could bring some tangible benefits to the real world. …

The Game Has Been Raised

“The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.” ― Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point You may have heard about Big Data and thought to yourself, “It’s just another fire drill, a fleeting fad, a Y2K scare.” And so your strategy thus far has been to ignore …