Featured Blog Posts – October 2015 Archive (108)

Conceptual Attribution

"Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.  Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand one another's speech."  (Genesis 11-6,7)  On the distance between expression, meaning, and action resulting from growth of populations and…


Added by Don Philip Faithful on October 31, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

Big Data Glossary – Part 2

Picking up from where we left off in the last part, here is a list of some more of the big data terminologies simplified…


Added by Aureus Analytics on October 30, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Why SQL Is Not Right for Querying JSON

Recently, creators of JSON databases have dealt with a fundamental problem. Simply storing and retrieving a given document by a specific key, while useful in any number of scenarios, is not so useful when people want to query that JSON content. This is not really that surprising - once you start gathering data into a database, one of the key requirements that…


Added by Kurt A Cagle on October 30, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Steps from Business Analyst to Data Scientist

In the past, the terms business analyst and data scientist have sometimes been used interchangeably, and indeed, in a small company, the lines between the two sorts of jobs may blur.

But as more and more companies look to big data for business insights, they are shifting from relying on business analysts to…


Added by Bernard Marr on October 30, 2015 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

50+ free online resources to learn more about data science and analysis

This list is a shorter version of the post that I published in my blog a few weeks ago: 75+ free online resources to boost your data science and analysis skills.

This list is obviously bias toward my preferences and experience. Moreover, I realised that some interesting topics as data visualization…


Added by Jose Pino on October 30, 2015 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Relief or Haunting? The Gaping Challenge about Smart Home Security

From the moment you walk out of the front door, it gets locked behind you even if you just missed out on locking it personally. From that moment, robotic intelligence takes charge and keeps you informed about whatever is going on in your home when you are away – Is your pooch scratching at the newly bought sofa? Is your kid doing his homework or whiling away the evening with his favourite cartoon? Did you forget to switch off the TV before you left for work? Has your garden been sprinkled…


Added by Bhavin Shah on October 29, 2015 at 8:07pm — No Comments

How Effective Is Hadoop Distribution for Big Data Analytics?

Hadoop, named after a toy elephant that belonged to the child of one its inventors, is an open-source software framework. It is capable of storing colossal amounts of data and handling massive applications and jobs endlessly. Hadoop’s capabilities make it one of the most sought after data platforms for successful businesses all over the world.

Hadoop Benefits

Because it can store and quickly process any type of data, Hadoop is lightyears ahead of the game in the…


Added by Shezagary on October 28, 2015 at 9:27pm — 4 Comments

Weekly Digest, November 2

The weekly digest now has 6 sections: (1) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (2) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content.

The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday.…


Added by Vincent Granville on October 28, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Excel Add-Ins Database: Now At 245 Modules to Put Your Excel On Steroids

We are building a comprehensive database of Excel Add-Ins. It's hosted on the Silk.co data publishing platform. Silk is a simple visually-driven database that allows anyone to function as a DBA and build interactive databases and mini web-apps from simple…


Added by Alex Salkever on October 28, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

4 Types of Data Essential to Data-Driven Marketers


4 Types of Data Essential to Data-Driven Marketers

Last year, “Big Data” was THE buzz word. And while Big Data is still buzzing about, marketers today are using the term more frequently as part of their everyday conversations, at least to some extent. It is clear that “Big Data” is no longer just a snazzy new word to use when marketers talk “shop,” but rather a concept that has proven its worth.

However, before running head-first into the…


Added by Larisa Bedgood on October 28, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

3 Effortless Tactics to Be a Data Science Success in Business

"Move out of the way – I am ready to model.” That is the typical sentiment of a Data Science team when given a business…


Added by Damian Mingle on October 28, 2015 at 7:01am — No Comments

Treat Your Data Like an Asset – Not an Inconvenience

How do you look after your valuables? Do you use a safe deposit box, or a postcode marker pen? You probably have software installed on your smartphone to track it if it gets stolen, and no office is truly secure without CCTV.

Taking care of business assets is key to managing profit and growth, yet many businesses don’t protect their data in the same way they protect…


Added by Martin Doyle on October 28, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Benefits of Media Marketing for Healthcare Professionals

Social media sites are strategically designed network platforms with the sole purpose of luring our attention to a specific brand, service, product or movement. This innovational tool in marketing allots healthcare professionals a means to lucrative prospect gain and growth by applying basic internet marketing techniques to social media sites.


Prior to…


Added by David Schwartz on October 27, 2015 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Time Series Forecasting and Internet of Things (IoT) in Grain Storage

 Time Series Forecasting and Internet of Things (IoT) in Grain Storage

Authors: Vinay Mehendiratta, PhD, Director of Research and Analytics, Eka Software

Sishir Kumar Pagada, Senior Software Engineer, Eka Software

Created as part of the Data Science for IoT…


Added by Vinay Mehendiratta, PhD on October 27, 2015 at 6:26am — 1 Comment

How to write your Data Science CV

Before you even start writing your CV, it is important to understand what the objective of your CV actually is…

The answer should be to secure you an interview - that’s it. Your CV alone will not land you that dream position although it is a very important document in the process.


We’ve heard clients say, “I can tell a good applicant from a CV” Well, in fact, they can’t. Whilst a good CV will definitely help identify an applicant worth interviewing, it is…


Added by Wayne Marshall on October 27, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

The Cloud Computing Trends which will Dictate the Market in Near Future

Cloud computing has now been adapted on a larger scale than before and most of the organization are taking leverage of shared resources to minimize operational cost and maximize efficiency. With increase in adaption of cloud computing, the threats related to clouds also become a hot issue in 2014.  There were some cyber attacks on organizations like Target and Home Depot and…


Added by Vaishnavi Agrawal on October 26, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Great IoT, Sensor and other Data Sets Repositories

This is an interesting resource for data scientists, especially for  those contemplating a career move to IoT (Internet of things). Many of these modern, sensor-based data sets collected via Internet protocols and various apps and devices, are related to energy, urban planning, healthcare, engineering, weather, and transportation sectors. 



Added by Vincent Granville on October 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

3 Essential SQL Queries in 1.5 Minutes

How often are you stuck waiting for someone else to pull data for you? There's nothing worse than missing a deadline because someone else didn't do a 30 second query. Never again - here are the basic queries that will get you numbers instantly for pivoting, graphing, and other applications of your analysis skills, as applied to an imaginary table of sales data:


Get It All…


Added by Matt Ritter on October 25, 2015 at 12:57pm — No Comments

The Ghost Response

I recently noticed a proliferation of websites from organizations in my area openly offering to investigate ghosts. I thought it would be interesting to share my peculiar data-oriented slant on the subject. It is possible to approach the issue of ghosts from different perspectives. I have been taught to accept the…


Added by Don Philip Faithful on October 24, 2015 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

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