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Privacy vs. Security and Data Science

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." – Benjamin Franklin

Recent revelations concerning the…
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Added by Michael Walker on June 12, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Data Scientists Sometimes Fool Themselves

The easiest person in the world to fool is yourself. Data scientists sometimes fool themselves - in matters trivial and important. Thus, I strongly suggest that we acknowledge real or subconscious biases in ourselves, the data, the analysis and group think. It is prudent for data science teams to have…

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Added by Michael Walker on June 6, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Statistics is Dead - Long Live Statistics!

As data science evolves into a separate and distinct scientific and business discipline, there is talk about the death of traditional statistics. It is true that today's large data sets are unlike the ones we analyzed in graduate statistics classes. It is also true that big data…

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Added by Michael Walker on May 30, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Smart Data Scientists Virtualize Data

Smart data scientists use data virtualization to integrate data from many diverse sources - logically and virtualized for on-demand consumption by different data analytical applications. For example, data virtualization is used to address challenges such as rogue data marts, business…
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Added by Michael Walker on May 16, 2013 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

To Hypothesize or Not to Hypothesize

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein

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Data Science is in the early stage of development and needs to develop canons to guide…

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Added by Michael Walker on May 8, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Accumulo - Sqrrl NoSQL Secure Database

A major concern for organizations building big data analytical ecosystems is data security. One flaw of Hadoop/MapReduce and many NoSQL databases is weak security.

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Added by Michael Walker on May 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Data Science Revolutionizes Health Care

Health care is ripe for disruption. Overpriced, inefficient, lack of price transparency, dysfunctional regulations and a "one-size-fits-all" approach are a few of the many problems screaming for solutions. …

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Added by Michael Walker on April 25, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Should Data Science Become a Profession?

On April 10, 2013 Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro (KDnuggets), Eric Siegel (Predictive Analytics World) and Michael Walker (…

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Added by Michael Walker on April 18, 2013 at 8:36am — 5 Comments

Small Data is Beautiful

The tech marketing hype machine shouting "Big Data" has drowned out the fact that more actionable, valuable insights are likely to be found in small versus large data sets. There are a number of reasons for this phenomenon, but a major reason is the curse of big data. "Big data" means…
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Added by Michael Walker on April 10, 2013 at 8:03pm — 3 Comments

Data Scientists Draw Pictures and Tell Short Stories

Brevity is the soul of wit. Rose Business Technologies has three (3) rules of effective business communication: 1) be brief; 2) be blunt; 3) be gone. This is good counsel for data scientists.

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Added by Michael Walker on April 3, 2013 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Python Data Tools

Python is an increasingly popular object-oriented, interpreted and interactive programming language used for heavy-duty data analysis. Python is designed for ease-of-use, speed, readability and tailored for data-intensive applications.…

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Added by Michael Walker on March 21, 2013 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

In-Memory Data Grids Allow Data Science at Faster Speeds

In-Memory Data Grids (IDG) allow organizations to collect, store, analyze and distribute large, fast-changing data sets in near real-time. Organizations are increasingly using IDG's for the efficient sharing of fast-changing data across multiple sites. IDG's provide the scalability and…

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Added by Michael Walker on March 13, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Open for Comment: Proposed "Data Science Code of Professional Conduct"

We are seeking comments and suggestions on a proposed "Data Science Code of Professional Conduct".

Data science is an independent profession. Data scientists have a higher calling than just technical skills. We have a duty to use data science to make life, business and government better.…





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Added by Michael Walker on March 6, 2013 at 8:17pm — 2 Comments

Spark, Shark and Mesos Data Analytics Stack

The Berkeley Data Analytics Stack (BDAS) is an open source, next-generation data analytics stack under development at the UC Berkeley AMPLab whose current components include …

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Added by Michael Walker on February 27, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments

The Data Supply Chain and Master Data Management

The recent TDWI Keynote by Evan Levy focused on traditional…

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Added by Michael Walker on February 21, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Vote for the Best Big Data Analytics Platform

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Added by Michael Walker on February 7, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

The Internet of Things, Data Science and Big Data

The Internet of Things (IOT) will soon produce a massive volume and variety of data at unprecedented velocity. If "Big Data" is the product of the IOT, "Data Science" is it's soul.…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Data Science is a Team Sport

The hype of "big data" has created a mythical god called the data scientist: a lone-wolf, super-smart human with a solid foundation in computer science, modeling, statistics, analytics, math and strong business acumen, coupled with the ability to communicate findings to…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 23, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Data Science Technologies Ecosytem

See: http://bit.ly/13Fi03G

Added by Michael Walker on January 16, 2013 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Data Science Ethics & Big Data Business Models

Ray Wang's HBR piece "What a Big-Data Business Model Looks Like" asserts three basic information…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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