When SAP introduced SAP HANA 4 years ago the in-memory platform delivered on the promise of Real-Real time. SAP has been working on bringing Real-Time performance to SAP BW, ERP and a host of other applications, however, there is no faster moving type of data then social data. At DataSift we process 2 billion interactions per day, that’s more than 23,000 per second! Layer into this the fact that most of this data is ‘unstructured’…

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Yesterday we showed the top 10 WordPress categories worldwide. Wonder how we did it? Each month, DataSift receives approximately 15-25 million full-text WordPress blog posts into our platform. Recently, the question of what topics are discussed on blogs was raised by one of our customers. Rather than simply say “everything” – we decided to take a deeper look into the content and substance of WordPress blogs. Using DataSift’s Salience Topics and Salience Entities augmentations, we…

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And yes, you’ve guessed correctly ‘Technology’ is #1. When you think about blogs, there’s a tendency to think about them as individual publications. I read TED and TechCrunch for tech and industry news, followed The Knot while I was planning my wedding and get on-going inspiration and advice from InStyle. But when you’re an application or analyst, trying to mine data for actionable information, the one-off approach simply doesn’t scale. And it’s easy to tell…

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We run free workshops every Thursday and I’d like to give you an example of what we cover. I’m going to use ‘Configuring Streams with CSDL in the API’ as an example, but don’t be put off if you’re a novice. We have workshops that cover the absolute fundamentals of the platform right up to advanced workshops covering complex destinations and filter optimization. The Workshop All workshops are delivered remotely by an experienced DataSift instructor….

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Every Month: More than 400 million people read 15+ billion WordPress blogs 1.4 billion people read comments on the DISQUS platform across 3 million sites People see more than 250 million Tumblr posts … not to mention countless readers of other boards and blogs across the web How Is This Content Affecting Your Business? Digital and social channels have created a huge opportunity for businesses to tap into the thoughts, emotions, intentions and opinions of…

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With any new platform or service, it can be hard to know where to start. We have hundreds of pages of documentation, but sometimes you just want someone to explain it to you. That’s why we run free workshops every week where you can be led through everything from the platform basics to some of the more advanced features. Each workshop is hosted by an experienced DataSift instructor and provides the opportunity for you to…

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If in the past you’ve tried to get data from social networks, you’ll be familiar with the pains of constantly changing APIs, moving data schemas, frequent policy changes. If you’re attempting to work with multiple networks, you’ll be hitting these challenges time and time again. You’ll have wasted weeks of development time just reacting to changes. DataSift’s API gives you a consistent, supported, flexible platform that allows you to confidently & quickly deliver social solutions….

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This is a guest post by Andy Cotgreave, the Social Content Manager at Tableau.  He’s been with the company for three years, sharing his passion for data visualization and helping people see and understand their data. Prior to joining Tableau he was a data analyst at the University of Oxford. You can find him on twitter as @acotgreave. What a four weeks it’s been. The FIFA World Cup has been the biggest social sport event…

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From support to HR or product, a company’s online community contains a wealth of good ideas to improve a business.  There are dozens if not hundreds of valuable people who actively participate in them.  But with such a volume of content and only so much time, how do you get a birds eye view of it all?  What’s the best way to pinpoint the ideas and people that really matter within your online community? DataSift…

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In the age of Big Data, with so many powerful apps available for social listening, engagement and analytics, it’s easy to forget that in many digital agencies and research firms, CSV files, pivot tables and (gasp!) Excel charts are still ubiquitous. The truth is, for certain types of monthly or quarterly reports, they just work; they’re reliable and easy to use. The challenge is that these tools don’t accommodate big social data use cases: millions…

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