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Adapt or Die: why your business strategy is failing your data strategy

A few years ago I took a call from an analyst at a hedge fund who was looking for external data that would, in his words, provide “alpha.” I explained that our company was connected to thousands of data sources and hundreds of thousands of public datasets; I told him that we were continuously pulling in open data from 70 countries, standardizing it through an ingestion pipeline trained against the largest catalogue of public data in the world, and serving it up…

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Added by Lewis Wynne-Jones on November 11, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

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

5 Common Issues that Wreck Database Security and How to Solve them

With data growing at its highest rate ever, cyberattacks and digital warfare are on the rise to get hold of any crucial data. The malicious actors primarily target the data in organizations; if it’s important to you, so it is to them.

Cybercriminals often target databases since they mostly store sensitive data — customer data, financial…

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Added by Evan Morris on October 17, 2019 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Is There a Difference Between Open Data and Public Data?

Yep. And it’s a big one.



There is a general consensus that when we talk about open data we are referring to any piece of data or content that is free to…

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Added by Lewis Wynne-Jones on October 1, 2019 at 9:00am — 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

Explore the Best Paths to Becoming a Great Data Scientist

Aren’t all good data scientists’ great data scientists? As much as we’d like to think good data scientists to be great data scientists, it isn’t. No doubt good data scientists are a rarity. But great ones are even more difficult to find. It is a bigger challenge like finding a needle in a haystack.

Data science industry is a thriving industry. Multiple organizations have started implementing data science practices for better future predictions. Moving to a data…

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Added by Yoey Thamas on September 17, 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 Facts That Nobody Told You About Artificial Intelligence

In 1956, American Computer specialist John McCarthy created the Dartmouth Conference, at which the term Artificial Intelligence was first adopted. Researchers Allen Newell and Herbert Simon were instrumental in propelling AI as a field of software engineering that could…

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Added by Arjun Raghu on August 23, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Data Scientist, Business & IT – Importance to have everyone on the same page, key challenges and recommendations

Data science has become an integral part of a 21st century organization. Almost all the companies, large, medium or small, want to utilize data science to fulfill their business imperatives by

  1. Improving their current processes for better operational efficiency thereby reducing costs
  2. Growing current business and opening new revenue streams
  3. Streamlining supporting functions including HR

There are much more industry applications and…

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Added by Ankit Garg on August 8, 2019 at 5:52pm — No Comments

How Do I Prove The Value Of Self-Serve Augmented Data Discovery?

How does one measure the effectiveness of a new Augmented Data Discovery solution? Once the business has chosen data democratization and implemented a self-serve analytics solution, it must measure ROI & TCO and establish metrics that will compare business results achieved before and after the implementation.

Without measurable results, it…

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Added by Kartik Patel on July 31, 2019 at 4:20am — 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

Boosting Trading Models with Sagemaker and Essentia

Building accurate models takes a great deal of time, resources, and technical ability. The biggest challenge? You almost never know what model or feature combination will end…

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Added by Benjamin Waxer on July 25, 2019 at 4:12am — No Comments

How do I prepare for Data Scientist interviews?

If you are a recent graduate or someone preparing for your first data scientist position, then here are some tips to help you ace your interview!…

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Added by Ann Rajaram on July 11, 2019 at 2:52pm — No Comments

How Long Does It Take to Learn Python for Data Science?

Python is the most loved, dreaded, and wanted programming languages by most developers, according to StackOverflow survey.  Popular among most professional software developers, Python was ranked the world’s seventh popular programming language.

A study by PYPL Popularity of Programming Language Index (a study that monitors the frequency of searches regarding the popular programming languages to learn) predicted that it showed that there was a growth of 17.1% during the last…

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Added by Yoey Thamas on July 2, 2019 at 12:29am — No Comments

How Data Science is Playing a Big Role in Higher Education?



Data science is a growing and promising discipline that has impacted various domains, including higher education. Owing to its ability to use precise methods and platforms to extract insights from data, several academic institutions are incorporating data science into their operations and educational curriculum. This helps them engage students, improve educational…

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Added by Gaurav Belani on July 1, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Four Powerful People Skills For Data Scientists

Let me start off with a few common assumptions about the subject of this write up "Four Powerful People Skills For Data Scientists", and my take on each of them based on my experience and observations.

1. Common Assumption: People skills are just "fluffy" soft skills

Soft skills are often referred to as "the fluffy stuff". People skills in particular, top the list of fluffiness, in many people's…

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Added by Rafael Knuth on June 26, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

How Data Masking is Driving Power to Organizations?

In this digital age, the threats against an organization’s data are massive and the consequences of a breach are extremely devastating for a business. So it has become important to consider various factors when it comes to secure databases.

Our world is on a huge risk of data theft and a few months ago, Facebook data breach news proved this.…

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Added by Chirag Thumar on June 25, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

What is Natural Language Processing & How Does it Benefit a Business? (Part 3 of 3 articles)

Whether we know it or not, we use Natural Language Processing every day. It makes it easier for us to interact with computers and software and allows us to perform complex searches and tasks without the help of a programmer, developer or analyst.

In this, the last article in our three-article series we discuss Natural Language Processing and…

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Added by Kartik Patel on June 24, 2019 at 8:30pm — 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

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