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ALSO CALLED: Datamining, Analytics, Data Dredging, Database Analytics, Datamine, Data-mining
DEFINITION: Data dredging, sometimes referred to as "data fishing" is a data mining practice in which large volumes of data are analyzed seeking any possible relationships between data. The traditional scientific method, in contrast, begins with a hypothesis and follows with an examination of the data. Sometimes conducted for unethical purposes, data dredging often circumvents traditional data mining  … 
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Is your big data analytics solution scalable enough to remain viable?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to uncover a highly scalable big data analytics solution that can scale linearly easily to handle volumes up to and beyond 1TB.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

IBM

Solve your toughest data challenges with data mining
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Imagine if you could lower your marketing costs by 30%, or reduce delinquent loan repayments by 20% by anticipating your customers' behavior and taking action. Results like these are possible with data mining. Access the following white paper to find out how including how you can attain these benefits as well.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 03 Dec 2014

IBM

The Big Data Self-Service Desk
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how you can connect business intelligence by leveraging deeply embedded big data. You can provide a self-service portal fueled by captured social conversations to empower users to help themselves and others, reducing the number of tickets IT sees.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Evaluating a Single-Vendor Versus Multivendor Approach to Modern Data Management
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to deciding on a vendor solution for data management, you're going to end up asking the question: is a single-vendor or a multivendor solution the best option? Well, is it? Consult the following white paper to uncover the pros and cons of each choice and learn how to choose the appropriate solution for your business.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

SAP

Executive Summary: The Next Era Of Data Architecture Developing A Smart Data Management Strategy
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the biggest issues most companies face when it comes to technology stacks when trying to manage data. Learn what causes businesses to lose performance with stacks, what you can do to avoid stacking, and ultimately, how to develop a smart data management strategy.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

SAP

Managed Services: Big Data Fuels a Better Way to Print
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how managed print services (MPS) can enable you to harness the power of information within your printing environment. Read on to uncover the opportunities of big data and the key benefits your organization can achieve with MPS.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Industrial Analytics Powered by the Internet of Things
sponsored by Datawatch Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper based on research from Gartner, examines how industrial analytics is revolutionizing Big Data in the digital business and provides insight into the technology that can help make your future initiatives successful.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Datawatch Corporation

Enabling the Internet of Things For Smarter Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Driven by the ongoing rapid growth in low-cost, web-enabled smart sensors and mobile broadband communications, the emerging Internet of Things promises to transform our personal and working lives. But what does it take to truly tap into the potential of the data surrounding the IoT? Read the following white paper to find out more.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

IBM

The Next Era Of Data Architecture Developing A Smart Data Management Strategy
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: According to Forrester, without collapsing and consolidating the expanding IT landscape of technology stacks, your business can easily end up fractured and broken across your technology silos. Look at the finding to find ways to simplify your IT landscape and free your data from infrastructure silos.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

SAP America, Inc.

Gain Insights Into Customers
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to discover how you can get greater insights into your customers and consumer pool in order to create a consistent experience for your customers and drive sales and business value. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Next Wave of Data Management : Is Big Data The New Normal?
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper reviews the business drivers that are impacting the new wave of data management, highlights the new tools companies have for consideration in their next generation data architecture, and finally outlines a total data management blueprint for consideration in your big data strategy.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

Talend

Seven Symptoms of Forecasting Illness
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the most common forecasting problems and provides a prescription for bringing them back to health.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2010

IBM

SAS Visual Analytics
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the need for visual analytics when it comes to getting more out of your data. Learn how data visualization can allow workers to identify patterns and relationships in data that were not evident, enable self-service BI and reporting, improve productivity, and much more.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

SAS

Trends in Enterprise Hadoop Deployments
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following IDC white paper explores the current state and need of analytics in the marketplace today. Learn how technologies such as Hadoop are facilitating change and how you need to address you infrastructure to enable the new, but necessary way of thinking.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

Red Hat

Data visualization - making big data approachable and valuable
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of data visualization in big data management strategies. Learn how to use visualization to make big data more approachable in respect to how end users can interoperate data, distinguish patterns, and more.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

SAS

Business Intelligence: Aberdeen - Visualiation: Set Your Analytics Users Free
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to learn how data visualization can drastically improve how well a company can handle data. Learn how visualization can help dig deeper into data, grant an improved market presence, and more.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2014

IBM

Apache Hadoop: the Swiss Army Knife of IT
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover why Apache Hadoop is being credited with holding the key to the future of big data analytics. From its open-source cost-efficiency to its additive processes, this white paper details the versatility and power of Hadoop.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2013

Global Knowledge

Business Intelligence: Cognos BI: ZiffDavis - A Visualization is Worth a Thousand Tables: How IBM Business Analytics Lets Users See Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of data visualization in deciphering growing big data volumes. Learn why spreadsheets and other conventional data display methods cause so many problems, how visualization offers a solution, technology recommendations, and more.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

IBM

Bringing the Power of SAS to Hadoop
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to explore the current landscape of Hadoop with several considerations as to why you should consider moving towards Hadoop for your big data needs. Learn how various organizations are using Hadoop, technology considerations, and more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

SAS

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a security solution that applies big data capabilities to help organizations to keep pace with today's advanced threats and prevent attacks before they happen.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Creating smarter campaigns with the IBM Advanced Analytics platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper details how a business can vastly improve the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns by implementing and integrating advanced analytics into their operations. Learn how by using this technology, you can visualize data better, dig deeper into patterns, and deliver far superior campaigns.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 17 Jul 2014

IBM

High Performance Analytics Benchmark Results
sponsored by MicroStrategy Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the current market need for higher performance analytics and introduces an all-inclusive analytics solution that can handle complex environments, big data growth, and scalability. Read on to learn how you can gain better actionable insights, save capital, and more.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

MicroStrategy Incorporated

Business Analytics for Big Data: Unlock value to fuel performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of leveraging analytics in big data initiatives. Learn how analytics supports decision-making on all fronts, the challenges involved, and technology recommendations to make this all work.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

IBM

The Human Side of Big Data and High-Performance Analytics
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the through the eyes of pioneering analyst, Tom Davenport, on the importance of the data scientist when it comes to success with big data and advanced analytics. Learn how they how they help, how to onboard or create them, and much more.
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 | Published: 29 Apr 2014

SAS

The CIO's Chance of a Lifetime
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following IDC white paper explores the role that the CIO and IT group play in enabling, supporting, and leading analytics programs and projects within their organizations. Uncover the 4 big myths that can be hurting your analytics effectiveness, how to fix IT and line of business disconnect, and more.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

SAS
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DATA MINING DEFINITION (continued): …  techniques and may lead to premature conclusions. Data dredging is sometimes described as "seeking more information from a data set than it actually contains." Data dredging sometimes results in relationships between variables announced as significant when, in fact, the data require more study before such an association can legitimately be determined. Many variables may be related through chance alone; others may be related through some unknown factor. To make a valid assessment of the relationship between any two variables, further study is required in which isolated variables are contrasted … 
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