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December 2014 Blog Posts (51)

Predictability – Get everything as a service – from IaaS, PaaS and SaaS to XaaS

The outsourcing model which led to the “on-demand” “as a service” model, has taken off with increasing adoption of cloud-computing and mobility. What started out with the SaaS – software as a service model, has now diversified into several other services.

Indeed, cloud computing has come to rest on three of these as its core pillars:

  • SaaS: Software as a Service
  • PaaS: Platform as a Service
  • IaaS: Infrastructure as a…

Added by Maloy Manna on December 4, 2014 at 9:15am — 3 Comments

Weekly Digest - December 8

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



Added by Vincent Granville on December 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Big Data & Haute Cuisine

Hi all,

As a Big Data practitioner, I want to share these reflexions with all the DSC community. 

I spend some time researching and writing this document, currently, apart from my family, these two disciplines are my passions, they are filling almost of my time.

Sincerely, I hope that you enjoy reading and I'll appreciate all your feedback and comments.


1. Introduction

2. Definitions

3. Similarities Big Data vs. Haute…


Added by Carlos Franco on December 3, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Survey Reminder: What are the actual challenges and opportunities data scientists face?

There are a lot of misconceptions around data scientists these days. Our goal is to challenge some of that hype, which is why we'd like to collect data from you on the actual challenges and opportunities you face. We appreciate your time and in return for your participation we'll send you the full report once it's complete.…


Added by Renette Youssef on December 2, 2014 at 11:48am — No Comments

Trends in Big Data Vs Hadoop Vs Business Intelligence

How has the interest in Big Data, Hadoop, Business Intelligence, Analytics and dashboards changed over the years?

One easy way to gauge the interest is to measure how much news is generated for the related term and Google Trends allows you do that very easily.

After plugging all of the above terms in Google…


Added by Nilesh Jethwa on December 2, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

Data Scientist: Owning Up to the Title

Turning something raw into something industrially valuable has always required 2 things; science and engineering. The science is our attempt to explain and predict the behavior exhibited by some complex system and capture…


Added by Sean McClure on December 2, 2014 at 10:10am — 7 Comments

Introducing the Linked Data Business Cube

Tassilo Pellegrini from Semantic Web Company has published a new report which outlines business models for Linked Data including a case study of the publishing house and information service provider Wolters Kluwer:

"With the increasing availability of semantic data on…


Added by Andreas Blumauer on December 1, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Next Steps to a Career in Data Science

I am finishing up my masters in Predictive Analytics at Northwestern which the curriculum has been my only experience in modeling data. All of my data related professional experience has been within the database layer as well as data visualization which I have a great passion for.

I feel that I am at a vital stage in my career as I want to start down the data science path but the experience required in the field is quite extensive.

I would like to ask for any recommendations…


Added by Joshua Tikal on December 1, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bringing Silicon Valley to the ICU: My Vision of Data for Good

Any parent can relate to the anxiety of being encharged with a newborn completely dependent on you yet unable to communicate its needs. This worry is amplified when your baby is born prematurely and spends its first few weeks of life in the Intensive Care Nursery hooked up to cardiorespiratory monitors.

Here's the thing about cardiorespiratory monitors. These devices track a newborn’s heart rate, breathing rate and oxygenation so that nurses can attend to health problems like …


Added by Rob Seaman on December 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Business Domain Experts and Advanced Analytics Design

In a recent engagement with a Fortune 50 client which I had blogged about here earlier, I find there to be considerable debate within the IT department on the nature of the  role that Domain Subject Matter Experts will need to play in the design of Advanced Analytics Solutions. Some argue that the role of the Domain Expert needs to be extensive in all…


Added by Mark Sharma on December 1, 2014 at 6:20am — 1 Comment

Data Scientist, The Magician?

Isn't it true? Isn't this what most of the business folks and CXO's expect from their data science teams? Yes in fact, this is what we have been told in nearly all of conferences we attend. Thumping case studies, feverish pitch makes one believe in the story and you walk out with a true sense of achieving same…


Added by Vikas Kamra on December 1, 2014 at 2:18am — 3 Comments

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