Top 10 big data CEOs in India

  The planet of data and analytics is spreading its empire at a fast pace leading to digital innovation which is taking the industry by boom. The widespread of technology is creating a heap of opportunities for companies and individuals as well to excel in competitive tech-world. An array of assets contributes to the success of an organization. Other than technological resources, human force is also an evident bonus for a company and the person leading the squad catches the…

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Generating predictive data is big but challenging business for Ratan Tata-backed Crayon Data

by Kristie Neo, Deal Street Asia This article was originally published on Deal Street Asia on 23.11.2018. If there’s one thing that’s true – data lies. Data lies a lot. In “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data and What the Internet can tell us about who we really are”, Stephens-Davidowitz writes: “Big data allows us to finally see what people really want and really do, not what they say they want and say they do. Providing honest data is the…

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How life will be, if the Internet of Things becomes a reality

7 AM My morning alarm buzzed at 7 AM. But I remember setting my alarm for the usual 7.30. My smart phone then notified me of a minor accident on the route to my office, leading to traffic congestion Smart traffic cameras installed on the road had sensed it. This information was shared with my mobile, which prompted the alarm to go off early, so I could start earlier for office. Well, how cool was that? I headed to the…

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The misery of choice and the pressing need for travel curation

Japan’s iconic Sakura season. We were all really excited about our trip to the land of spiritual awakening. Who wouldn’t be? It all sounded like a dream come true, until we realised the burden of planning a trip, from beginning-to-end! As 3 women travellers taking our first long vacation together, we didn’t realise the kind of elaborate planning that goes into choosing destinations to visit, picking places of interest that suit us all, making bookings for hotels in various cities.…

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Rick Smolan on ‘The Human Face of Big Data’

  Manu: Rick, can you tell us a bit about yourself?  I saw in your TED talk that you used to be a photojournalist, so how did you get started on this journey? Rick Smolan: Yes, I was always very curious as a person. So it is interesting that I’d end up in a job where I get paid to be curious. As you saw in the TED talk, I went from being a journalist where I work for other…

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A poem on Crayon’s Data Factory

For years, big data has been one of the hottest buzzwords across all industries. Big data is the term used to describe the process of analyzing complex data sets to discover information that can help make better decisions or find certain patterns that were previously unknown. At Crayon, we have a framework that cleans, transforms, and processes big data using technologies like Amazon Server’s,  HDFS, Hive, Pig, and Spark. This framework is what we call the Data Factory. The Data…

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Big data and the entreprise: A new normal for enterprise architecture

The rise of big data systems is primarily driven by web based application paradigms for the B2C market. The growth of B2B solutions delivered through web based application models is driving a few shifts in enterprise architecture. It is as much about the convergence of two different approaches, as it is about the conflict in basic conceptual models. The web architecture model drives popular web based applications in the B2C segment. On the contrary, the model widely used in the…

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How content marketing can empower sales teams

Although content has been an important and growing part of any marketing strategy for years, it is often overlooked, especially when it comes to sales. Sales and marketing alignment is key for a company’s growth, yet it remains to be one of the most common challenges. In the search for alignment between these two departments, content can play a key role in creating an effective sales and marketing machine. Still wondering what this has to do with your sales team?…

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Unbundling design for innovation in Big Data

“At Crayon, the visual design always took precedence over the systems design. This is because the experience-centric systems place a premium on user experience over the backend systems efficiency. During the early decades of my professional career, I have been trained as a critical systems designer in the domain of real-time systems, and mostly in highly regulated industries like avionics and communications. As a young developer, I have always been told that one should design the system as a “Failure…

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Expert interview with Ron Shevlin about the role of big data in banking

I recently interviewed Ron Shevlin, Director of Research at Cornerstone advisors, for Big data made simple, Crayon’s big data information portal. We talked about a wide range of subjects, from how banks need to use the data they have at hand, to their business models, his opinions on the views shared by his peers, and how he thinks the battle between Fintechs and Banks is finally going to play out. He is one of the most interesting subjects I’ve ever…

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