Rakuten Marketing Data Reveals Cyber Weekend Continues To Outstrip Expectations

Exclusive data from Rakuten Marketing has revealed the increasing impact of ‘Cyber Week’ on consumers and retailers across Australia and the Asia region.
Detailed data drawn from across the Rakuten Marketing network showed a marked shift in consumer participation across Cyber Week in 2019 compared with previous years, both in growth and behavioural patterns.

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California insurance commissioner issues moratorium on non-renewals in fire areas

With an increasing number of California homeowners complaining about insurance companies dropping their fire coverage, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Thursday demanded that providers stop issuing non-renewal notices to homeowners living adjacent to wildfire disaster areas across the state.

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Analytics and Data Mining in Banking

With the increasing economic globalization and improvements in information technology, large amounts of financial data are being generated and stored. These can be subjected to data mining techniques to discover hidden patterns and obtain predictions for trends in the future and the behavior of the financial markets.

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Amazon Redshift Performance – Bigger Clusters, or Bigger Nodes?

Last week, I looked into options for increasing the performance of an Amazon Redshift cluster that was currently using 10 large dense compute nodes (dc1.large). While investigating, I noticed that a cluster of 32 dc1.large nodes (the maximum for that node type) had the same number of CPUs, the same amount of storage, and a comparable amount of RAM to a cluster of 2 dc1.

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