Predicting Sochi Medals, Fraud Detection & Other Intriguing Uses for Big Data This Week [2/12/14]

As data nerds, we’re pretty interested in mind-blowing ways to use data. We figured you would be too. And, in our opinion, the more data, the more compelling, so we’re watching developments in Big Data like a hawk.

Today we’re launching the first of a regular series of round-ups and commentaries on what’s going on in the area of Big Data, analytics and how business folks, software developers and even the average consumer are impacted by it all.

What caught our attention this week? Twitter (as usual), the Olympics and the role of that certain “gut” feeling:

Watch for our roundups on other topics like DevOps, mobile apps and performance tuning in the weeks to come.

Asami Novak is director of content strategy and development at New Relic. Prior to joining the New Relic team, she wrote marketing and ad copy for a variety of B2B and B2C companies. Her editorial writing has appeared in WIRED and Dwell, among other publications. View posts by .

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