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Bridging the Digital Divide

Why is data so important?

Despite being about as prevalent as electricity, it can be difficult to adequately explain how critical data is to the modern world. From business operations to tackling the environmental crisis, data is the key to unlocking insight and developing intelligent solutions across every sector. Although Big Data has been in the news for at least a couple of decades, other types of data are now getting air time as well. Open…

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Added by Lewis Wynne-Jones on October 31, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

Design Principles for Big Data Performance

The evolution of the technologies in Big Data in the last 20 years has presented a history of battles with growing data volume. The challenge of big data has not been solved yet, and the effort will certainly continue, with the data volume continuing to grow in the coming years. The original relational database system (RDBMS) and the associated OLTP  (Online Transaction Processing) make it so easy to work with data using SQL in all aspects, as long as the data size is small enough to…
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Added by Stephanie Shen on September 29, 2019 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Some Data Science Certifications Worth Considering

Data science is becoming the pulse of the industry as they provide the minute details to speed up marketing campaigns, enhance business opportunities, drive excellence and earn profit in business by making intelligent decisions. 

As a result, the job market for data science professionals is proliferating. The scope in the field of Data Science is vast and opens up several innovative opportunities by 2020 and beyond. Learn data science skills and become one among the…

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Added by Yoey Thamas on September 20, 2019 at 1:00am — No Comments

5 Tips for Making Better Business Decisions

Today’s business environment is as competitive as ever. With digital and brick-and-mortar businesses coalescing to create a comprehensive ecosystem of goods and services, differentiation can be difficult.

Efficiency and accuracy are becoming the drivers of success.

To put it simply, making the right business…

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Added by Evan Morris on August 27, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

7 Steps to Ensure and Sustain Data Quality

Several years ago,  I met a senior director from a large company.  He mentioned the company he worked for was facing data quality issues that eroded customer satisfaction, and he had spent months investigating the potential causes and how to fix them. “What have you found?” I asked eagerly.  “It is a tough issue.  I did not find a single cause, on the contrary, many things went wrong,” he replied.  He then started citing a long list of what contributed to the data quality issues - almost…
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Added by Stephanie Shen on July 28, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Big Data & Public health syndicate: The promise and perils

Data is growing at an unimaginable speed. Data has been and will be the most crucial driving factors behind day-to-day activities that we carry out. As we talk, tons and tons of data---in exabytes is being added and processed each day, making it difficult to handle such an astronomical amount. There lies one major difficulty in handling such large amount of data. Since the volume is increasing rapidly in comparison to the computing resources, we find it…

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Added by Jane Brewer on June 24, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Big Data Architecture in Data Processing and Data Access

I started my career as an Oracle database developer and administrator back in 1998. Over the past 20+ years, it has been amazing to see how IT has been evolving to handle the ever growing amount of data, via technologies including relational OLTP (Online Transactional Processing) database, data warehouse, ETL (Extraction, Transformation and Loading) and OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) reporting, big data and now AI, Cloud and IoT.  All these technologies were enabled by the rapid…
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Added by Stephanie Shen on June 23, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Why is Data Curation Important for Big Data Industry

Introduction

Big data is the buzzword today, isn’t it?

We live in the golden age of what…

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Added by Hiren patel on June 14, 2019 at 7:42pm — No Comments

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 looks in-depth at current deployment levels and the benefits of big data…

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

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