Sports Follies Exemplify Need for Instant Analysis of Streaming Data

Michael Lewis’ book, “Moneyball” tells the the well-known story of how the Oakland A’s used data analytics to gain a competitive advantage in major league baseball (MLB) in the late 80s and early 90s.

In the 25 years since, all major sports including basketball, football, hockey and soccer have embraced analytics as a key to success, it has become part of the ethos of sports.Yet, for all the breakthroughs people have made using data to gain an edge, the work is only half done.

Author: Girish Pancha


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