In case you missed us at the Strata Startup Showcase, here is a video of the demo we did. We used more than a billion url/keyword combinations extracted from Common Crawl to demonstrate interactive on-the-fly correlation calculations. The hardware running this demo cost just $2,800 brand new.
We’re thrilled to be finalists in the Strata Startup showcase! Here is an excerpt from the article announcing the finalists: “Once again at Strata, we’ll be inviting the best of the best to demonstrate their innovations at Startup Showcase. Our team of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry analysts will select ten leading big data startups to […]
It’s time for you to grab the wheel and develop your Big Data strategy. Big Data basically refers to information overload: it’s having more data than traditional tools are capable of dealing with. It’s a relative term: if the data you have is too overwhelming to make good use of with the tools you have, […]
Maybe you aren’t downing in a deluge of data like some companies, so is it OK to ignore this whole Big Data craze? You really shouldn’t. Even when you don’t have big data you should definitely consider how “big data” thinking could benefit you. 4 Ways To Use Big Data to Grow Your Business Now […]
Alibris leverages innovative Big Data approach to drive measurable ecommerce results EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Alibris, a division of Monsoon Commerce and the premier online marketplace for new and used books, textbooks, music, and movies, and Simularity, the best-in-class provider of similarity analytics for big data, announced today that Alibris is using the Simularity technology platform to bring […]
Simularity helped Alibris make the most of their Big Data, with measurable results. I wrote a case study about the project for Monsoon Commerce’s blog, “to the point“. In this post we’ll look at a case study involving Alibris, an online marketplace for independent sellers of new and used books, music, and movies, as well as […]
This is a very nice infographic from monetate, with solid advice for retailers working on a big data strategy. If you include product recommendations and personalization within the category of merchandising, then we agree – this is the most obvious place to gain business value from data you have about your customers.
The online marketing and advertising industry has been decrying the usefulness of Do Not Track for months, but they have taken truly desperate measures recently. Entrepreneurs, are you listening? These sound like the death throes of a $300 billion dollar industry ripe for disruption! Consumers overwhelmingly agree that they do not want their online actions […]
In a guest post on Forbes on 4/24/12, Matt Arkin, of 33Across, claims “’Do Not Track’ Could Kill The Internet Startup Economy”. I think his post is short-sighted and inflammatory. Consumers want control of their personal data, and the gloom and doom predicted by Arkin is outrageous. Do Not Track is the right thing to […]
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