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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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7 Tips to Succeed with Big Data in 2014
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Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

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Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide to Big Data infrastructure
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Big Data in Motion
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EBOOK: When large information sets are in transit, bottlenecks inevitably occur. CIOs must overcome these obstacles in order to extract real value from their data. In this SearchCIO handbook, we confront the obstacles posed by big data in motion.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

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What to Do, What Not to Do in Enterprise Data Governance
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Benefits of NewSQL: Combining Elements of NoSQL and SQL
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Big Data Challenges and Pitfalls
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Visualize This
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The one HP solution for SAP HANA - the fastest path to a real-time enterprise
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Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 03 Mar 2014

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SAP HANA: Actionable intelligence
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Big Data Buying Decisions Call for Open Eyes and Minds
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Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

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Accelerate Your Path to Big Data Value (BDDE)
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WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover how The HP Big Data Discovery Experience can help your organization accelerate its ability to derive value from Big Data, so you can take advantage of opportunities to drive new revenues, improve efficiencies, reduce risks, and lower costs.
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Deploying the retail information and analytics hub
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Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

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HP In Context Analytics - Boost user insight and productivity
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The Mainframe as a Key Platform for Big Data and Analytics
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Bridging the Gap Between Big Iron & Big Data
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EBOOK: Overcome the four biggest challenges of moving mainframe data to Hadoop: data integration, skills and expertise, security, and escalating costs.
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5 Steps to Offload Your Data Warehouse With Hadoop
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Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

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Rising to the Challenge—Achieving Real-time Visibility across the Organization
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Leveraging Big Data for Smart City Governance
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The Internet of Things: A Game of Two Halves
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University Simplifies Business Intelligence, Saving 20 Hours a Week
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Delivering omni-channel shopping
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WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a data management and analytics approach that gives you the power to harness customer information to improve experiences and meet constantly changing consumer expectations.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Published: 06 Feb 2014

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Is Your Big Data Solution Production-Ready?
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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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