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# Big Data

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## Noah Geisel

on 22 November 2014

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#### Transcript of Big Data

"Can we hug it?"
- Teachers
Big Data is Very
BIG!!
But what is it?
Amazon/UPS
Crowd-sourcing for weather & traffic
NBA
You're going to want these apps
Kindr
Class Dojo
IFTTT
Sanderling (Android & Web)
Genius
FlipBoard
Sanderling: a mobile field journal
IFTTT: If This, Then That
"Putting the web to work for you" through automation
IFTTT = If This, Then That
Good starting place: http://bit.ly/iftttbookmarks
Big Data: Huggable?
http://bit.ly/BigDataHug

"Big data is a popular term used to describe the exponential growth and availability of data, both structured and unstructured."
Source: SAS http://www.sas.com/en_us/insights/big-data/what-is-big-data.html
And is it a good thing?
You can't divide by zero (an analogy)
To exist is to create the potential for data
If we can estimate the EPV of any moment of any given game, we can start to quantify performance in a more sophisticated way. We can derive the “value” of things like entry passes, dribble drives, and double-teams. We can more accurately quantify which pick-and-roll defenses work best against certain teams and players. By extracting and analyzing the game’s elementary acts, we can isolate which little pieces of basketball strategy are more or less effective, and which players are best at executing them.
For years, we have talked about “advanced stats” when what we were really talking about was slightly savvier arithmetic. That’s going to change, whether we want it to or not.
-Kirk Goldsberry on Grantland
http://grantland.com/features/expected-value-possession-nba-analytics/
"The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus"
Source: Mckinsey & Company