"analysis" entries

2010 State of the Computer Book Market, Post 3 – The Publishers

In this third installment we will look at how publishers fared in 2010, as compared to 2009.

2010 State of the Computer Book Market, Post 2 – The Categories

In this second installment, we look at computer book sales in specific technology categories

2010 State of the Computer Book Market, Post 1 – Overall Market

In the previous two years, since the last State of the Computer Book Market posts, the tech book market has been going through some major changes.

Will data be too cheap to meter?

Data acquisition for a site like CrunchBase may not carry the costs some assume.

The data acquisition process should be increasingly automatic, and so increasingly cheap. I'm hoping for a world where information producers are paid for extracting value from that data.

Need faster machine learning? Take a set-oriented approach

How a days-long data process was completed in minutes.

We recently faced the type of big data challenge we expect to become increasingly common: scaling up the performance of a machine learning classifier for a large set of unstructured data. In this post, we explain how a set-oriented approach led to huge performance gains.

Closing the gap between big data and people who need It

Stefan Groschupf on the 3 important steps for working with big data.

Datameer CEO Stefan Groschupf wants to reduce the distance between data analysis and data decisions.

Big business for big data

What IBM's acquisition of Netezza means for enterprises.

Netezza sprinkled an appliance philosophy over a complex suite of technologies, making it easier for enterprises to get started. But the real reason for IBM's offer was that the company reset the price/performance equation for enterprise data analysis.

Good data cuts through the chaos in Haiti

How aggregated data sources and deep analysis are helping Haiti relief efforts

A host of relief organizations quickly converged on Haiti in the wake of January's earthquake. But each group had its own data, its own structures, and sometimes, its own language. In this guest post, Palantir Technologies software engineer Ari Gesher explains how his company helped important data spread across organizations.

Twitter Approval Matrix – November 2009

This is the sixth post for the Twitter Approval Matrix with data that spanned the month of November and different sources such as klout.com, tweetsentiment.com, twopular.com, scraping archives, and observations. This month I received help from Joe Fernandez the CEO of Klout.com. I have included Twitter Trends which is simply the raw trend found on Twitter. The matrix shows four quadrants used to describe trends found on Twitter.

State of the Computer Book Market – Mid-Year 2009

The market has been on a steady decline since mid-2008 and has continued downward right through the first half of 2009. And there are very few signs that the book-buying slump is going to turn around anytime soon. Overall, the market saw 595,821 fewer units sold in the first half of 2009 than were sold in the same period of 2008. Although we do not have data to show the trends between 2000 and 2003, the market performance this year is the worst we’ve seen since the fall of of 2001. You’ll notice in the chart below that the seasonal patterns have remained consistent, but sales are at a much lower volume than any previous year.