Riki Yamakura

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8 Ways You're Failing At Data Science

Data scientists and the Wizard of Oz have something in common: Few people really know what they do behind the curtain, which makes it hard to tell …

Data Science

5 YouTube Videos To Get Really Excited About Smart Homes

Advertisement<p>In case you’ve not heard, smart homes are amazing – they can save you money 7 Nest Automation Tricks to Cut Your Heating Bill in Half 7 …

NoSQL technology remains key to drawing BI from big data

In today's era of cheap, highly available storage capacity, data keeps getting bigger with no end in sight. This bounty brings with it both benefits …

The Five Elements of a Perfect SaaS Support System

If you’re a SaaS business, chances are support is one area of your business that you want to be flawless. Providing great support is the key to your …

Product Management

Big Data Analytics: First Steps

When the data gets really big, nothing is simple.<p>Don’t let anybody tell you that the way to start with big data is to start big. If your starting requirements call for establishing a huge data warehouse, ensuring a single view of the customer and acquiring tools and talent to work with the whole …

Big Data

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

Criminals could target banks if chip-and-pin reduces hacking opportunities, MasterCard says

The transition away from magnetic stripe credit cards in the U.S. to more secure chip-and-pin cards could lead to more bank breaches as criminals …

What Is Machine Learning from Big Data and What Does Deep Learning Do?

<b>Big Data is So Exciting!</b><p>There’s nothing exciting about big data until you have a methodology to make use of it. How we use computers to transcend …

What's a data scientist and how do I become one?

The emergence of big data – a term used to describe sets of data so large, disparate and proliferating that traditional data processing applications aren’t able to handle them – has led to a growing need for skilled professionals who can mine and interpret the required data sets to help businesses …

Text Analytics: The Next Generation of Big Data

In insideBIGDATA‘s special guest feature, Jeff Catlin of Lexalytics lays out the case for text analytics and its importance to the rising interest in …

Not Just For Manufacturers: How The Internet Of Things Is Getting Real For Every Business

When people talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), the discussion typically leans towards technology. They debate how the physical world is quickly …

3 Disruptive Trends In 2015: IoT Leads List

The Internet of Things, big data, and software-defined data centers will begin to drive real value for business -- and the public at large -- in 2015.<p>…

5 Ways Google's Brillo OS Will Transform Home Automation

<b>2. It Won't Devour Power</b><p>Brillo, which manages and stores data collected in device sensors, is meant to run on connected devices with low memory and …

Home Automation

Lost Explorers: The unrealized vision of Google Glass

When Google unveiled its smart and controversial eyewear three years ago, some early tech adopters tried to do their part by eagerly pushing for Glass acceptance. The world pushed back.<p>"Sergey wasn't happy. He had this vision. It wasn't being realized."<p>-Former Google employee

Wearable Tech

Big Data In Big Oil: How Shell Uses Analytics To Drive Business Success

The oil and gas industries are facing major challenges – the costs of extraction are rising and the turbulent state of international politics adds to the difficulties of exploration and drilling for new reserves. In the face of big problems, its key players are turning to Big Data in the hope of …

Internet of Things can help keep the elderly safe at home

A major challenge for society in the near future will be meeting the needs of an aging population, set to rise by 23 percent from 2010 to 2018, with …

A Big Data Cheat Sheet: What Executives Want to Know

In April, I was given the opportunity to present <i>An Executive's Cheat Sheet on Hadoop, the Enterprise Data Warehouse and the Data Lake</i> at the SAS …

Big Data

5 Companies That Will Dominate Consumer IoT Market - Part 1

Internet of Things is no more a science fiction. From smart homes to connected cars to smart healthcare, consumers and vendors are gearing up for the next big thing. There is more to IoT than those fancy wristbands, gadgets, and watches. From chip manufacturers to communication providers to …

Internet of Things

In Search Of The True Value In The Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of those galactic terms that seems almost too overwhelming to contemplate. It is estimated that within the next five years, there will be more than 25 billion devices, sensors and chips handling upwards of 50 trillion gigabytes of data. It’s the same as hearing …

Internet of Things

Google admitted failure with Glass, so what next?

Sales of the first iteration of the wearable tech device were suspended in January amid reports that consumer interest had been low. At the same …

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Smart homes market will be worth $58.68 billion by 2020 according to new research report

Traditional home automation devices were designed to control systems within a house and within a limited range of connectivity; however, with recent …

Building the Internet of Things with Raspberry Pi et al, DIY-style

How to create your own IoT gadgets and gizmos<b>Page File</b> The Internet of Things (IoT) is all the rage at the moment, with dozens of manufacturers …

Raspberry Pi

Building better healthcare outcomes on solid infrastructure and

<i>An apple a day keeps the doctor away.</i> Apples or no apples, we all have been to a doctor’s office before—either for a small cold we just can’t get rid …

Big Data

Data Lake

HDInsight – cloud Apache Spark and Hadoop® service for the enterprise<p>HDInsight is the only fully managed Cloud Hadoop offering that provides …

SAP reveals HANA Cloud for Internet of Things

SAP is launching an IoT-centric version of the HANA Cloud platform<p>SAP this week pulled the curtain back on a version of its HANA cloud platform …

Internet of Things

Google Says the Internet of Things' Smarts Will Save Energy

As the Internet of Things expands, with everything from thermostats to cameras to cars plugging into the net, so does the need for machines that can …