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What are the prerequisite skills required to become a data scientist in 2019?

According to the “Future of Jobs 2018” report, it is said that with advancement in machines and artificial intelligence it is likely that these technologies will replace 75 million jobs by 2020. Data scientist remains to be one of the trending careers, and those interested in pursuing data science as a career must first have the right skill set to land a job in this field.  

As more companies become data-driven, professionals skilled in data science…

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Added by Yoey Thamas on April 7, 2019 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

How Data Science is Important for eCommerce

Thanks to evolving technology, retail marketers nowadays have access to wide range of data and analytics tools, which is making everyone’s life easier. It gives businesses a chance to solve problems and provide excellent customer experience. 

The ability of machines to process data and perform tasks in a way that mimics human intelligence such as voice and visual recognition or decision making is opening many doors for online retailers, and brand owners look for ways to…

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Added by Karolina Sposob on March 11, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

8 Most Popular Java Web Crawling & Scraping Libraries

Introduction :

Web scraping or crawling is the process of extracting data from any website. The data does not necessarily have to be in the form of text, it could be images, tables, audio or video. It requires downloading and parsing the HTML code in order to scrape the data that you require.

Since data is growing at…

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Added by Hiren patel on February 24, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Five Top Big Data Certifications for 2019

“Information is the oil of 21st century and analytics is the combustion engine” ~ Gartner 

Big data is the new oil and there’s no denying to this fact. In certain ways the analogy fits, it is easy to draw attention about how information (data) is used to power much of the transformative technology that we see today such as predictive analysis, automation and artificial intelligence etc.  

As technology move…

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Added by Aileen Scott on February 10, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

How to Capture Data to Make Business Impact

Every business challenge that is to be solved with a data-driven decision has a data universe behind it. This data universe is the set of data that could be captured that is linked to the business challenge.

A data universe is formed by information and noise: Information is data that can be transformed into knowledge; noise is data from which no…

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Added by Ramon Serrallonga on January 1, 2019 at 6:36am — No Comments

An Application of Data Science and Mathematics in Finance

Imagine that one day, you see people are queuing up in front of Bank A; so you ask the staff at the counter, you are told that they are offering anyone (regardless of their credit history) a loan of $100,000 at a fixed annual rate at 2%. You then look around, the Bank B next door offers 1-year term deposit with a fixed annual rate at 3% for the same amount ($100,000). After 5 minutes' waiting, you sign for the loan from Bank…

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Added by Zhongmin Luo on November 21, 2018 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Hadoop for Beginners - Part 2

Hadoop - MapReduce in an easy way

In the previous blog, we discussed about HDFS, one of the main components of Hadoop. I highly recommend going through that blog before moving onto MapReduce. This blog will introduce you to MapReduce, which is…

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Added by Aafrin Dabhoiwala on September 2, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Hadoop for Beginners- Part 1

This blog is to give brief introduction about Hadoop for those who know next to nothing about this technology. Big Data is at the foundation of all the megatrends that are happening today, from social to the cloud to mobile devices to gaming. This blog will help to build the foundation to take the next step in learning this interesting technology. Let's get started:

1. What's Big Data?

Ever since…

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Added by Aafrin Dabhoiwala on August 26, 2018 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

AI And Big Data Are Completely Changing the Way People Travel

Technology changes on the daily basis transforming the rules like never before. Something that looked modern and fresh yesterday can appear dated seemingly overnight, and trends once dismissed as irrevocably passé can unexpectedly cycle back in vogue.

Over the past few years, AI, Big Data, and such disruptive technologies have succeeded in transforming many industries already but a notable and a positive change noticeable is in the travel sector. Maybe because travel industries…

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Added by Nishtha Singh on August 13, 2018 at 3:04am — No Comments

How History Can Prepare Us for Upcoming AI Revolution or, What is the AI Equivalent to the ¼” Bolt?

Many predict, and warn, that the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Revolution will change the world – and possibly the very essence of mankind.  But society-changing revolutions are not new.  History is full of such revolutions.  What can we learn from those previous revolutions that might provide an indication as to how this AI revolution might play out?

We will examine two other revolutions – the Industrial Revolution and the Information Revolution…

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Added by Bill Schmarzo on June 26, 2018 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Top libraries for Distributed Deep Learning

The performance of the neural network improves with an increasing volume of training data. With more and more devices generating data that can potentially be used for training and model generation, the models are getting better at generalizing the stochastic environment and handling complex tasks. However, with more data and more complex structures for the deep neural networks, the computational requirements increase.

Even though we have started leveraging GPUs for deep neural network…

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Added by Packt Publishing on June 13, 2018 at 12:30am — No Comments

Big Data and Cyber Security - A double whammy for hackers

Businesses are growing more digitized today. As this happens, cybersecurity threats are rising as well. Companies are placed at an increasing risk, which is why they need help from big data analysis. In fact, KuppingerCole conducted a study entitled “Big Data and Information Security.” study…

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Added by Evan Morris on May 15, 2018 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Deep Learning Infrastructure for Extreme Scale with 
the Apache Kafka Open Source Ecosystem

I had a new talk presented at "Codemotion Amsterdam 2018" this week. I discussed the relation of Apache Kafka and Machine Learning to build a Machine Learning infrastructure for extreme scale.

Long version of the title:

"Deep Learning at Extreme Scale (in the Cloud) 
with the Apache Kafka Open Source Ecosystem - How to Build a Machine Learning Infrastructure with Kafka, Connect, Streams, KSQL, etc."

As always, I want to share the slide deck. The talk was…

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Added by Kai Waehner on May 8, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Open Source ETL: Apache NiFi vs Streamsets

After reviewing 8 great ETL tools for fast-growing startups, we got a request to tell you more about open source solutions.There are many open source ETL…

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Added by Luba Belokon on April 26, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

GDPR Drives Real Time Analytics

New reforms under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) started as an attempt to standardize data protection regulations in 2012. The European Union intends to make Europe “fit for the digital age.” It took four years to finalize the agreements and…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on March 26, 2018 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

How State Governments Can Protect and Win with Big Data, AI and Privacy

I was recently asked to conduct a 2-hour workshop for the State of California Senior Legislators on the topic of “Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Privacy.” Honored by the privilege of offering my perspective on these critical topics, I shared with my home-state legislators how significant opportunities await the state. I reviewed the once-in-a-generation opportunities awaiting the great State of California (“the State”), where decision makers could vastly…

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Added by Bill Schmarzo on February 13, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Analyzing Geographic Data with QGIS - Part 1

Today I'm writing this post to explain how it's possible to make geographic analysis and answer questions like: which is the richest area in my city? How many people do live in one neighborhood? 

You can do it combining shape files with an excel spreadsheet, let's understand it together...

First of all, we need to install one Geographic Information System (GIS), and I recommend QGIS - free and open source GIS

Then,…

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Added by Thiago Buselato Maurício on February 11, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Predict - Prescribe - Prevent: Analytics Value Cycle

Organizations looking for justification to move beyond legacy reporting should review this little ditty from the healthcare industry:

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that the United States loses $750 billion annually to medical fraud, inefficiencies, and other siphons in the healthcare system…

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Added by Bill Schmarzo on January 26, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Big Data Isn’t a Thing; Big Data is a State of Mind

“Big Data is dead.” “Big Data is passé.”

“We no longer need Big Data; we need Machine Learning now.”

As we end 2017 and look forward to big (data) things in 2018, the most important lessons of 2017 – in fact, maybe the most important lesson going forward – is that Big Data is NOT a thing. Big Data isn’t about the volume, variety or velocity of data any more than car…

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Added by Bill Schmarzo on January 20, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Lessons in Becoming an Effective Data Scientist

I was recently a guest lecturer at the University of California Berkeley Extension in San Francisco. On a lovely Saturday afternoon, the classroom was crowded with students of all ages learning the tools of the modern economy. The craftspeople of the “Analytics Revolution” were busy learning new skills and tools that will prepare them for this Brave New World of analytics. I was blown away by their dedication!

As we teach the next generation, it’s important…

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Added by Bill Schmarzo on January 19, 2018 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

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