1st Edition

Big Data, Mining, and Analytics Components of Strategic Decision Making

By Stephan Kudyba Copyright 2014
    325 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    326 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    There is an ongoing data explosion transpiring that will make previous creations, collections, and storage of data look trivial. Big Data, Mining, and Analytics: Components of Strategic Decision Making ties together big data, data mining, and analytics to explain how readers can leverage them to extract valuable insights from their data. Facilitating a clear understanding of big data, it supplies authoritative insights from expert contributors into leveraging data resources, including big data, to improve decision making. Illustrating basic approaches of business intelligence to the more complex methods of data and text mining, the book guides readers through the process of extracting valuable knowledge from the varieties of data currently being generated in the brick and mortar and internet environments. It considers the broad spectrum of analytics approaches for decision making, including dashboards, OLAP cubes, data mining, and text mining.

    • Includes a foreword by Thomas H. Davenport, Distinguished Professor, Babson College; Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business; and Co-Founder, International Institute for Analytics
    • Introduces text mining and the transforming of unstructured data into useful information
    • Examines real time wireless medical data acquisition for today’s healthcare and data mining challenges
    • Presents the contributions of big data experts from academia and industry, including SAS
    • Highlights the most exciting emerging technologies for big data

    Filled with examples that illustrate the value of analytics throughout, the book outlines a conceptual framework for data modeling that can help you immediately improve your own analytics and decision-making processes. It also provides in-depth coverage of analyzing unstructured data with text mining methods.

    Introduction to the Big Data Era. Information Creation through Analytics. Big Data Analytics—Architectures, Implementation. Methodology, and Tools. Data Mining Methods and the Rise of Big Data. Data Management and Model Creation Process of Structured Data for Mining and Analytics. The Internet: A Source of New Data for Mining in Marketing. Mining and Analytics in E-Commerce. Streaming Data in the Age of Big Data. Using CEP for Real-Time Data Mining. Transforming Unstructured Data into Useful Information. Mining Big Textual Data. The New Medical Frontier: Real-Time Wireless Medical Data Acquisition for 21st-Century Healthcare and Data Mining Challenges.


    Stephan Kudyba has developed computerized models for trading financial markets in the investment banking industry and has provided Business Intelligence based solutions involving data mining applications for organizations across industry sectors. He has published numerous books and articles, has been interviewed by prominent magazines and speaks at corporate and academic events addressing data, information and knowledge management and organizational performance.

    Dr. Kudyba is a professor in the school of management at New Jersey Institute of Technology where he teaches business courses addressing data, information and knowledge management, market research and internet marketing. He has held editorial positions for academic journals, is a member of a number of information management based societies, and maintains relations with organizations in a variety of industries addressing strategic initiatives.