Data Mining Definition

Elroy Mariano

What Is Data Mining?

Data mining is a process used by companies to turn raw data into useful information. By using software to look for patterns in large batches of data, businesses can learn more about their customers to develop more effective marketing strategies, increase sales and decrease costs. Data mining depends on effective data collection, warehousing, and computer processing.

Data mining processes are used to build machine learning models that power applications including search engine technology and website recommendation programs.

How Data Mining Works

Data mining involves exploring and analyzing large blocks of information to glean meaningful patterns and trends. It can be used in a variety of ways, such as database marketing, credit risk management, fraud detection, spam Email filtering, or even to discern the sentiment or opinion of users.

The data mining process breaks down into five steps. First, organizations collect data and load it into their

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Speedtest data: PH internet speeds returning to pre-pandemic levels

Elroy Mariano

MANILA, Philippines — Slow internet speeds in the country which drew the ire of the common folk up to the President have seen gradual improvement since the lockdowns started, and are actually returning to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels.

According to data shared by Speedtest by Ookla on its website, internet speeds plummeted as the health crisis forced the government to implement a stay-at-home policy.

As an example, average download speeds for fixed broadband was at 30.77 megabits per second (Mbps) and for mobile data, at 16.68 Mbps last February 24.  But after the enhanced community quarantine was placed over Luzon and other areas, it dipped to 20.40 Mbps for fixed broadband and 13.95 for mobile data.

Download speeds for this year were at its lowest from March 30 to April 6, when fixed broadband speeds were just at 20.52 Mbps to 20.47 Mbps; and mobile data at 11.93 Mbps to 11.95

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Fast Broadband From Orbit? New Data Says SpaceX Can Do It

Elroy Mariano

Elon Musk wants to surround the Earth with a constellation of internet satellites, providing fast, low-latency broadband internet service to every person on Earth who wants it. New data from Speedtest.net suggests that he’s well on his way to doing just that. 

Earth surrounded by an image representing an Internet satellite network

Image source: Getty Images.

Facts and figures

Musk has already made progress toward this goal. SpaceX’s 11th “Starlink” launch Tuesday put 58 more internet broadband satellites in orbit, growing the number of functioning satellites to probably 650 or 660 sats. (Each Starlink launch can carry 60 satellites, but the company has recently been giving up a few slots on each mission to customers seeking rideshares to orbit.) 

Tuesday’s launch marked SpaceX’s 98th launch, and its 95th Falcon 9 launch. After delivering its payload, the Falcon 9’s first stage landed back on Earth — SpaceX’s 57th such successful landing. (The specific booster that launched and landed has now made

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New internet performance data shows urban speeds improving while rural speeds plateau

Elroy Mariano

Figure 1: Canada’s urban-rural digital divide

Data is based on 187,776 urban and rural tests run between May 2019 and July 2020.

Data is based on 187,776 urban and rural tests run between May 2019 and July 2020.

Figure 2: Canada’s rural national median internet speeds, by month

Data is based on 56,982 rural tests run between May 2019 and July 2020.

Data is based on 56,982 rural tests run between May 2019 and July 2020.

Figure 3: Canada’s urban national median internet speeds, by month.

Data is based on 130,794 urban tests run between May 2019 and July 2020.

Data is based on 130,794
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BYOD Computer Services – 82 Photos & 215 Reviews – Data Recovery – 611 S Catalina St, Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA – Phone Number

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611 S Catalina St
Ste 203

Los Angeles, CA 90005


(213) 880-3315


BYOD once again comes to the rescue of a hard drive in distress. I had lost nearly a TB of important data when my HDD had become completely unreadable. Noel took a look, and even though it required some extra special work, he was able to recover everything! Given the state of the hard drive damage, BYOD gave me a great deal as well! Noel continues to live up to his reputation as one of the best in SoCal. Friendly service, very thorough, real professionals. Thanks, BYOD!


Clean. Precise. Professional. Recommended. The services provided exceeded expectations.


Noel is the best in L.A. This is my second time doing business with him. My Laptop bit the dust and he was kind enough to not only be honest about my hard drive being damaged and not worth repairing,

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