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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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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

Optimizing Customer Service with Next Generation Analytics
sponsored by IBM.
WEBCAST: Join IBM in the following webcast for a look at a new generation of solutions that can apply Analytics to mine vast stores of customer data and extract a complete picture of the customer and behavior to provide contact centers and customer experience executives with the information they need to create lasting customer engagement.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 10, 2014

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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

Creating Confidence in Big Data Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper discusses the current state of big data and the problems with gleaning accurate insights. Learn about the different parts needed to make your big data project run smoothly and what you need to do to ensure success in future initiatives.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

IBM

IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration vs. SAP HANA vs. Oracle Exadata
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to get a firsthand look at how IBM BD2 BLU Acceleration, SAP HANA, and Oracle Exadata compare when it comes to handling big data. Learn about what they bring to the table and how to ultimately choose the right solution for your business.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

IBM

Big Data's Big Impact on Data Warehousing
sponsored by SearchDataManagement
WHITE PAPER: Access the following expert white paper to hear from Wayne Eckerson as he weighs in on the current state of big data and the respecting technologies that intend to help business leverage value from their big data silos.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

SearchDataManagement

Making Sense of NoSQL and Big Data Amidst High Expectations
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Unfortunately, there's a lot of hype surrounding NoSQL and Big Data and the information that's floating around in the market could be a little caustic if the wrong information is absorbed. So what's fact and what's fiction? Read the following article to find out what you need to know to make sense of these two technologies.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Rackspace

Big Data, Move it up the Value Chain
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: The following article examines the challenge of moving IT up the value chain and explores how with a 3 step approach to big data, you can do so easily as well as increase operational efficiency, customer service delivery, and more.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Rackspace

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.

Free Virtual Appliance for Application Performance Monitoring
sponsored by ExtraHop
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Amid all of the disruption from cloud computing, virtualization, and mobility in the past decade, wire data has been a constant. By mining this data, one can gain complete cross-tier insight to drive greater efficiency and IT visibility. Click here to download a virtual appliance for wire data analytics.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 11 Sep 2014

ExtraHop

Big Data Analytics Infrastructure for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: IBM Power Systems is the industry's ultimate system for compute-intensive workloads and large database systems. Learn how the portfolio of Power Systems can benefit your business.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

IBM

A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to public open data
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The 11-page buyer's buyers guide looks at the latest the in the publication and use of open data by government and the private sector.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Decision Management: Reaping the Rewards, Skirting the Pitfalls
sponsored by eBizQ
EBOOK: In this expert handbook, learn why combining business rules and predictive analytics to create decision management systems is becoming common, according to Mike Gualtieri, a principal analyst at Forrester Research Inc. Discover the critical first step of decision management, what it involves, and how it can benefit your organization.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 08 Sep 2014

eBizQ

CW Europe – August Edition
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: The hype around data mining may have receded, but it remains a critical discipline for the data scientist. This issue of CW Europe looks at what exactly data mining is, how and when it is used – and why it should not be mistaken for business analytics.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Make Data Make Sense: IBM Watson Foundations
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Tune into the following brief video to learn about IBM Watson, an analytics platform that can turn virtually any amount of data into insights within seconds. Hear how this technology helped many leading companies make smarter decisions, gain deeper insights into their data, and more.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2014

IBM

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

Unleashing IT: Big Data Special Edition
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To truly take advantage of all big data has to offer, you need to invest in the right tools, processes, and people. In this special edition of Unleashing IT from Cisco, explore the ins and outs of big data and how it pertains to your business' software, hardware, and process changes.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

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
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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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