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I started at DataSift a couple of months ago and have just taken my first trip to our San Francisco office. I was lucky enough when I was in town to get myself one of the hottest tickets in Silicon Valley – a place at F8, the Facebook developer conference. Enjoying the sunshine of the city’s marina and mingling with some of social tech’s finest, they weren’t the toughest two days of my career, but…

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I’m sure now most of you have heard the news about Facebook partnering with DataSift on the introduction of Facebook topic data. On the day following our announcement (which has now generated over hundreds of press articles!) I had the good fortune to travel to Austin TX for a pre-SXSW event with our friends from W2O. It was great to get out of the office and see how the news has been picked up not…

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DataSift is coming to the Big Data conference near you. If you’re based in California, that is. From February 18 – 20, 2015, we will be taking residence at Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose, CA, booth #515. Strata + Hadoop World is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Big Data conference in exhibition in North America. And no data is bigger and faster than social data and Human Data. At Strata,…

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Data data everywhere. That was the theme of the Tuesday evening as DataSift and W2O Group hosted an event in Palo Alto entitled: What the Future Holds – The Impact of Data on Marketing Trends in 2015 and Beyond. The evening was punctuated by a panel discussion lead by Jeremiah Owyang the founder of Crowd Companies and anchored by guests LaSandra Brill from Symantec, Becky Brown of Intel, Aaron Strout of W20 and finally yours…

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Your marketing campaign is about to launch and you need to track the response. Not just on Twitter or Facebook but across all the networks, all languages, and the long-form content such as blogs and discussion boards. You know that DataSift aggregates all these sources so you can write one simple filter. You know we have one simple API to hit for the filtered interactions, but where’s your developer gone? The last time you did…

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If you’ve read my previous blogs, you’ll know that our platform allows you to filter vast amounts of real-time data. You end up with all the interactions you’re interested in – but how do you get those interactions from our platform to your app or analytics tool? There are three ways: 1. Stream them from our platform in real time 2. Have our platform send them to a destination of your choice 3. Pull them…

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When we talk about Big Data, we’re not talking about a few petabytes of structured data which has been captured, tamed and sits caged in a database waiting to be queried. We work with Big Data in the wild. Untamed, unpredictable and unbelievably big. We have close to 30 data sources hurling vast quantities of unstructured data into our platform. Then we use 10 augmentations to add more metadata to every interaction. Then, as if…

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If you’re not a programmer or wouldn’t know one end of an API from the other, then you need a simple graphical interface for writing filters and getting results. Our platform filters vast amounts of human data from dozens of sources in real-time so writing filters could be a complex programming task. However, Query Builder represents all the sources and augmentations graphically, allowing complex filters to be constructed with a few mouse clicks. To find…

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When handling huge amounts of human generated data, filtering isn’t only useful – it’s essential. But filtering only takes you so far. Depending on your filters, you may have anywhere from a few thousand to a few million filtered interactions sitting in your destination. Which are the most important? How can you classify them into groups? What kind of system will you need to do the classification? This is happening in real-time, can you classify…

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It’s the Tableau Customer Conference time again! 4 days. 7,000 people. Thousands of data visualizations. Countless customer meetings. We will be in Seattle for TCC all next week. Please visit us at stand #107 to learn about our latest and greatest additions to our platform. If you visit our booth, you will be entered for a chance to win a brand new GoPro camera. Our friends at Alteryx have once again created their massively popular…

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