Data night: Splunking your Valentine’s RomCom.

DataHeart2You don’t often think about big data and romance at the same time unless you really love analytics and nobody has ever died of a broken heart chart. However, Valentine’s Day is upon us once more and across the world, data scientists are looking at analytics around the sales of roses, chocolates and cards with cuddling, fluffy bunnies on them. I’ve written in the past about using data to improve your success at dating and also why big data is like falling in love but this year, it felt like I needed to analyze Valentine’s Day from a much more practical perspective.

 

I’ve been married fifteen years, have three children and working at Splunk keeps you busy. When Valentine’s …

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Valentine’s Day 2015 – a Splunk data-driven guide to finding love

ILoveYouBinaryFirstly, happy Valentine’s Day. Last year I wrote a slightly dubious love story to big data that you can read and cringe at here. This year I thought I’d try and be a bit less cheesy romantic novel and be a bit more loved up data analyst. I’ve pulled together a few different dating, gift and Valentine’s spending data sets and indexed them in Splunk. The outcome is some interesting analytics and insights which I’ll try and summarise into some love-based Operational Intelligence (sounds romantic doesn’t it?) that will give you a sure fire, data driven way to have a successful Valentine’s Day. Please consider that last time I tried to predict something with data (the winner of the …

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It’s Valentine’s Day – love your date and your data

It’s Valentine’s day and I’ve just got back from Paris – the alleged “city of love”. I was there for SplunkLive! Paris so no romance but lots of alluring stories of how organisations are using their data.

It inspired me to think about the different stages of falling in love and how they relate to how we see people fall in love with their data using Splunk.

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Think of that first meeting, a blend of nervousness, excitement, scope for unlimited embarrassment and imagination of where this is going to end. This could be a chance meeting, speed dating, mutual friend or downloading Splunk (bear with me on this!).

Hopefully the first meeting goes well. You click, you laugh at how …

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