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Simple Data Mining Examples and Datasets

This excerpt from Data Mining: Know It All includes examples that show how data mining algorithms and datasets work. Learn how companies can make data-related decisions based on set rules.

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FeaturedGuide to big data analytics tools, trends and best practices

Experts share perspectives and identify best practices for big data analytics projects in this Essential Guide.

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MIT panelists: Big data calls for data-driven decision-making skills

Organizations need to develop data-driven decision-making skills to capitalize on new and emerging big data technologies, attendees were told at this week's MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in Cambridge, Mass. Intuitive decisions are not the path to success when working with the mountains of structured and unstructured information companies are collecting in big data environments, conference presenters said.

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Dashboard development and data visualization tools for effective BI

Learn about business intelligence dashboard design best practices and data visualization trends in this Essential Guide covering the use of data visualization tools in the age of big data.

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Limited role for big data seen in developing predictive models

Many analytics professionals have high hopes for big data, but speakers at the Predictive Analytics World conference struck a decidedly cautious tone when discussing the concept as it relates to building predictive models.

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VideoExpert Video: Predictive Analytics World founder explains how uplift modeling works

In the opening keynote session at the 2013 Predictive Analytics World conference in Boston, only two attendees raised their hands when speaker Eric Siegel asked how many people were actively involved in uplift modeling programs. But about half of the attendees indicated the uplift approach, also known as net lift modeling or persuasion modeling, was on their predictive analytics radar screens.

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Overcome executive objections to embrace data-driven decisions

What's the one thing holding back your company from embracing analytics and becoming more data-driven? Hint: It has nothing to do with the large, water-loving mammal with which it shares a name.

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