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Big Data in Practice. How 45 Successful Companies Used Big Data Analytics to Deliver Extraordinary Results

  • ID: 3610136
  • Book
  • April 2016
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

"A comprehensive compendium of why, how, and to what effects Big Data analytics are used in today???s world"
James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist at IBM


Big Data is a game changer not just the next new strategy but the tsunami disrupter that you have to know before your competition runs you over with it.

Many people understand the power and importance of Big Data but fail to use it effectively. Big Data in Practice showcases the current state of the art in Big Data, sharing insights into how a diverse group of companies are using Big Data and analytics to solve real–world problems.

From retailers using Big Data to predict trends and consumer behaviours, to governments using Big Data to foil terrorist plots as well as the use of Big Data in cities, telecoms, sports, gambling, fashion, manufacturing, research, motor racing, video gaming, and everything in between you′ll realize that no matter what job you are in and no matter what industry you work in, Big Data will transform it.

"Big Data is disrupting every aspect of business. You′re holding a book that provides powerful examples of how companies strive to defy outmoded business models and design new ones with Big Data in mind"
Henrik von Scheel, Google Advisory Board Member

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Introduction 1

1 Walmart: How Big Data Is Used To Drive Supermarket Performance 5

2 CERN: Unravelling The Secrets Of The Universe With Big Data 11

3 Netflix:HowNetflixUsed Big Data To Give Us The ProgrammesWeWant 17

4 Rolls–Royce: How Big Data Is Used To Drive Success In Manufacturing 25

5 Shell: How Big Oil Uses Big Data 31

6 Apixio: How Big Data Is Transforming Healthcare 37

7 Lotus F1 Team:How BigData Is Essential To The Success Of Motorsport Teams 45

8 Pendleton& Son Butchers: Big Data For Small Business 51

9 US OlympicWomen s Cycling Team: How Big Data Analytics Is Used To Optimize Athletes Performance 57

10 ZSL: Big Data In The Zoo And To Protect Animals 63

11 Facebook: How Facebook Use Big Data To Understand Customers 69

12 John Deere:How BigData Can Be AppliedOn Farms 75

13 Royal Bank of Scotland: Using Big Data To Make Customer Service More Personal 81

14 LinkedIn: How Big Data Is Used To Fuel Social Media Success 87

15 Microsoft: Bringing Big Data To The Masses 95

16 Acxiom: Fuelling MarketingWith Big Data 103

17 US Immigration And Customs: How Big Data Is Used To Keep Passengers Safe And Prevent Terrorism 111

18 Nest: Bringing The Internet of Things Into The Home 117

19 GE: How Big Data Is Fuelling The Industrial Internet 125

20 Etsy: How Big Data Is Used In A CraftyWay 131

21 Narrative Science: How Big Data Is Used To Tell Stories 137

22 BBC: How Big Data Is Used In The Media 143

23 Milton Keynes: How Big Data Is Used To Create Smarter Cities 149

24 Palantir: How Big Data Is Used To Help The CIA And To Detect Bombs In Afghanistan 157

25 Airbnb: How Big Data Is Used To Disrupt The Hospitality Industry 163

26 Sprint: Profiling Audiences Using Mobile Network Data 169

27 Dickey s Barbecue Pit: How Big Data Is Used To Gain Performance Insights Into One Of America s Most Successful Restaurant Chains 175

28 Caesars: Big Data At The Casino 181

29 Fitbit: Big Data In The Personal Fitness Arena 189

30 Ralph Lauren: Big Data In The Fashion Industry 195

31 Zynga: Big Data In The Gaming Industry 199

32 Autodesk: How Big Data Is Transforming The Software Industry 205

33 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts: How Big Data Is Transforming Our Family Holidays 211

34 Experian: Using Big Data To Make Lending Decisions And To Crack Down On Identity Fraud 217

35 Transport for London: How Big Data Is Used To Improve And Manage Public Transport In London 223

36 The US Government: Using Big Data To Run A Country 229

37 IBMWatson: Teaching Computers To Understand And Learn 237

38 Google: How Big Data Is At The Heart Of Google s Business Model 243

39 Terra Seismic: Using Big Data To Predict Earthquakes 251

40 Apple: How Big Data Is At The Centre Of Their Business 255

41 Twitter: How Twitter And IBM Deliver Customer Insights From Big Data 261

42 Uber:How BigData IsAt The Centre Of Uber s Transportation Business 267

43 Electronic Arts: Big Data In Video Gaming 273

44 Kaggle: Crowdsourcing Your Data Scientist 281

45 Amazon: How Predictive Analytics Are Used To Get A 360–Degree View Of Consumers 287

FinalThoughts 293

About the Author 297

Acknowledgements 299

Index 301

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Bernard Marr
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