What is Data Mining and Techniques involved









Data mining is the process of analysing data collected from different sources into useful information. It can be used to increase business profits and keep a track on the company’s performance. Data mining software helps users to analyse data from different angles. The data is categorized, summarized and correlated with large relational databases. The main aim is to get a view of the company’s performance. With the help of data mining, business owners can get a broad view on various trends. It can show the areas where there is more profit and where there is loss. It can reveal the ways how to control the unnecessary expenditure and increase the total income. Continue reading

Top 3 NoSQL Databases Features

A NoSQL database provides an effective mechanism for storage and data retrieval. These databases excel both in terms of speed and volume. Moreover, it is increasingly been considered a viable alternative to relational databases. While working with a huge quantity of data, NoSQL is very useful. Let us discuss some of the top NoSQL databases and their performance in data management systems:

NoSql Databases

Apache Cassandra

Apache Cassandra has been primarily designed to handle huge amounts of data spread out across commodity servers. It was developed by Facebook in 2008 as an open source distributed database management system. It helped Facebook to power up their inbox search feature. It offers the mixture of a column-oriented database and the columns are grouped into families. It provides a highly available service with its massive amount of consistency and replication. Apache Cassandra is preferred by companies as a back-end database. The most amazing features include BigTable modeling and the Gossip protocol. Some of the strong points favouring Apache Cassandra are highly available with no single point of failure, NoSQL column family implementation, flexible scheme, SQL like query language, support search through secondary indexes and support for replication. Apache Cassandra is a perfect solution and it provides scalability & performance needed in most applications. Continue reading

What is Big Data? Importance and Applications

Big Data refers to the large datasets that may become difficult to work with. In some cases, the size has been known to rise to 50 TB or multiple petabytes. The technology has enabled us to handle big data in an intelligent way. We can analyse and interpret the data for its use in different industries. The only risk is that we don’t focus on the quality of data analysed. It can have many uses such as basis of product sentiment analysis, thereby leading to product improvements. It has been estimated that 90% of big data in the world has been collected within the last 2-3 years.  

Big Data

Modern social media platforms

Big data forms the basis of most popular social media platform i.e. Facebook. It collects more than 500 TB of data every day. This data comprises of likes, status updates, photo uploads and all related interactions. Similar is the case with blogging site Twitter which collects more than 10 TB of data per day. Continue reading

Making Sense of Data – Free Course from Google

This is a good course offered by Google for data professionals and data enthusiasts. The course is self paced and divided into lessons and activities. Activities are small quiz which will help the learner to practice theory. At the end of the course there will be final project, upon successful completion of which certificate is also provided.

The course revolves around using Google Fusion Tables, which is free online software. The concepts taught is this free course are useful in general data process of data preparation, analysis and withdrawing conclusion from analysis. The course will run from March 18th to April 4th, 2014.

Making sense of Data

Link: https://datasense.withgoogle.com/

Six Tips for Better Design of Your WordPress Blog

In this era of world-wide web, online presence is one of the deciding factors of business success. The better looking and easily navigable your website is the more people will be interested to read more. A lot of tools are available that allow you to design your website dynamically. Tools like WordPress, Joomla, Blogspot offer graphical interface where “What You See Is What You Get”. WordPress is one of the best platforms with hundreds of themes already available. Some of them are free and some will cost you. But even after getting a theme it is mandatory to customize it to make suit your blog/website. So here are some tips to make your website look better.


  1. Choose your Theme: Themes offer a great way to make your blog look good. They can be customized in several ways like color schemes, background, fonts etc. WordPress offers a range of free themes on its own website. Also you can look for free or paid themes on other sites. It is highly advisable that you try different themes and explore how customizable the theme is according to your need. Continue reading

Big Data Conferences to Look Forward to in 2014

In my last post I talked about how you can learn more about big data and data mining. It had all the right elements for the beginners. But this post will take you one step further into the world of data mining. It’s time to meet the pros of big data and data mining through conferences held all over the world. Here I am listing down the top 5 conferences with the best sessions for the year 2014.

Top 5 Big Data Conferences:


  1. IEEE Big Data 2014: It is undisputed fact that IEEE is the authority for anything related to computing technology. In this conference you will find the best speakers. The conference starts on Jun 27, 2014 and will focus on Big Data architectures, management, search, mining and applications. Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S5: Survival of the Fittest?

With the release of Android mobile OS, Google opened a floodgate of new mobile technology. With the release of newer and better devices every day from various companies it has been ensured that mobile technology becomes as pervasive as possible. I don’t know about anyone else but my phone is surely the center of my world. The market of smart phones has become so competitive that a company can’t survive just by creating ‘good’ products. The products must have something extra that makes people want it.

Samsung’s latest release has taken the cake for me in that regard. With the release of Samsung Galaxy S5 along with Gear 2 and Gear Fit, the company has created a buzz in the smart phone market. And why should it not when the features are awesome! As I write this article, I have no idea which feature I should deem to be the best. From looks to functionality the phone is a top notch premium piece of technology.

Here’s a look at the features:

With a unique perforated back cover and four different vivid colors, the phone looks amazing and has a comfortable grip too. It has a 5.1 inch full HD super amoled screen with adaptive display which makes video viewing an experience of a lifetime. For photography enthusiasts, the phone offers at 16 megapixel rear camera with autofocus feature. Samsung claims the speed of autofocus to be 0.3 seconds. It has both contrast autofocus and phase detection autofocus which is a world first in smart phones. Another feature is the selective focus which blurs the background and lets you focus on one specific object. Continue reading