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Thought Leaders

Kurt Thearling – Data Mining specialist

Thomas Davenport – Fact-based Decision Making

Ed Tufte – Visual Display of Information

Dan Kahnemann – Cognitive Psychologist who (with Tversky and others) proved the field of economics could not rely on the false assumption of rational humans

Associations

 

Big Data News

TechRepublic’s Big Data Analytics blog

Revolutions – a blog focussed on the use of R in data science and big data (by RevolutionAnalytics)

Flowing Data blog – latest news in the data visualisation space

Academic Articles and Book

Software for Data Analysis: Programming with R

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide

Other

KD Nuggets – a data mining site that’s been around since at least the late 90s.

Ayasdi – a leading academic based big data company focussed on combining cluster and tree type algorithms with intuitive human readable visual displays, should be interesting to see if they can find some truly valuable and generally applicable uses for this approach

IBM Big Data Hub – a web site dedicated to informing readers about Big Data and PureData for Hadoop in particular