You like working with data. You’ve completed a few data science courses and enjoyed them. Now what?
I second Don VanDemark’s enthusiasm for course sequences, specialization tracks, and certification offerings. Whether through traditional brick-and-mortar schools, on-line offerings, or bootcamps, the carefully-planned curricula and (depending on the program) personal…Continue
Added by L George, Ph.D. on May 22, 2014 at 4:24pm — No Comments
Over four months ago I, with two partners, began crafting a handbook to inform students and young professionals about the data science industry. We interviewed over 30 data scientists, data analysts, CEOs, and academic professionals from the Chief Economist at Google to the founder of Cloudera. …Continue
Added by Brian Liou on May 22, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments
Pasha Roberts, Chief Scientist
Greta Roberts, CEO
Digging into a cross-industry study of analytics professionals, we identify four distinct patterns of how these workers spend their week: (1)…Continue
Everyone is talking about data and Big data Whether it’s big or small, simple or complex, freely accessible or locked up in spreadsheets, everyone is worrying about how to get their hands on it . Every company has one or multiple servers, virtual in the cloud, on premise, or both based on the size of the organization. Those servers run applications, websites and other software, which all generate data. only a small amount of people have access to it. Now let me try to explain in simple word…Continue
Added by Prem sah on May 15, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
I was often the lone wolf among my peers in university because I supported a prominent place in society for corporations and an important social role for capital. I questioned whether the directors and executives of companies entered into boardrooms really intending to “oppress” people such as minorities and people with disabilities. Did they deliberately make bathrooms inaccessible to people in wheelchairs perhaps to advance their preconceptions of who gets to go to the bathroom, I pondered…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on May 10, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments
As more devices add touch capabilities, doesn't it make sense that your data should be flexible enough to push around?
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University may be on to something big when it comes to manipulating Big Data.…Continue
Added by Michael Singer on May 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I tend to examine the different roles played by data. For instance, when I work on computer code, I often ask myself what the presence of data is meant to accomplish. Sometimes the analysis is not at all straightforward or simple. In society and organizations, people exist and persist in the records as data. The data survives even as employees come and go. I therefore consider it important to regard the data and its environment as a system in itself, something that has a life all of its own.…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on May 3, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
If I want to build a house, wouldn't it be wise to learn carpentry? Does the analogy hold for data-analytic multivariate models? Or is it simply enough to let a machine do it, with no knowledge by the machine operator of how to interpret the results from those modeling efforts? Or is it true, as one person has recently asserted, that he could replicate ALL statistical procedures and techniques using MapReduce, without knowing anything about statistics and probability, or the vast collection…Continue
There was a television interview of a man who had to deal with severe breathing problems through much of his adult life. He underwent various procedures although he found little relief. In fact, the adverse impact to his body was long-lasting. So he was surprised to discover how he was extremely allergic to his breakfast cereal, something that he ate almost without fail. When he stopped eating the cereal, his breathing problems disappeared. I am sure that many people would regard the…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on April 27, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments
The Big Data Yawn
Over the past couple of months we have met with a number of oil and gas executives to demonstrate our Oil and Gas Solution built on Data-Tactics’ Big Data Engine (BDE). During these conversations it has become obvious that the very mention of "Big Data" produces an involuntary physiological response among business leaders - eye rolls and yawns. It appears that big data has reached the Gartner "trough of disillusionment". These executives have heard from a bewildering…Continue
Added by Sullexis LLC on March 10, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
In-memory database technology is fashionable in recent years as the price of RAM drops substantially and gigabyte chips become affordable. By taking advantage of the cost-performance value of RAM, leading edge database developers are boosting the performance of next-generation databases with in-memory technology. However, many developers who intend to adopt in-memory technology only think of speed in terms of RAM, and do not exploit the true power of in-memory technology.
I have always had a great interest in how businesses organize in order to get things done. Here I raise some discussion points intended to stimulate debate.
Principle of Systemic Domains
Not that long ago, I was completing a graduate degree in “critical” disability studies. The critical part deserves to be in quotations since it is probably subject to interpretation and all sorts of misinterpretation. I am going to suggest that in critical…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on March 8, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments
Apache Sqoop is a connectivity tool to perform data transfer between Hadoop and traditional databases (RDBMS) which contains structured data. Using sqoop, one can import data to Hadoop Distributed File System from RDBMS likeOracle, Teradata, MySQL, etc… and also export the data from Hadoop to any RDBMS in form of CSV file or direct export to databases.
There is a possibility of writing mapreduce programs that would use jdbc connectors…Continue
Added by Pavan Kumar N on March 8, 2014 at 1:12am — No Comments
As we move to a more technologically advanced workflow, the need for bigger data storage…Continue
I just came across this blog and thought it was an interesting point. i disagree. but its worth a discussion :)
We are all increasingly active in the digital space. 70%+ of people in the EU, and growing, use the Internet*, all contributing towards more data generation. But public misperceptions and perspectives on data and how it’s used for marketing, threaten to limit data’s potential curtailing marketers’ abilities to provide personalised services. Careful data usage greatly enhances our lives. Unfortunately, fear or irresponsible use (a thankfully rare occurrence), along with some sensationalist…Continue
Added by Jed Mole on February 27, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments
Responsiveness and clarity, perhaps more than in any other industry are crucial to Telecommunications.
Challenged by the advancing communications demands of a ‘smartphone generation’ over the last few years, the role of communications service providers (CSP’s) and the data they offer is increasingly valuable, owing to the sheer quantity and quality of the unstructured data they produce.
Think about it. From mobile network to Internet providers and more, CSP’s are uniquely…Continue
Added by Jed Mole on February 24, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments
Illegal fishing is a significant economic and environmental challenge for countries around the world. Up to 40% of fishing catch in certain parts of the world is unlawful or unregulated, resulting in approximately $10B to $20B in economic losses and significantly depleting…Continue
Added by Analyze on February 13, 2014 at 5:08am — No Comments
I would like to know how can student find an internship within data scientist or statistic.
I am majoring in statistic and modeling in a top engineering school in france and I am looking for an internship in data mining within I will be able to performe my computional skills ( R,C++,JAVA) and also I will be able to bring my knowledge in statistic.
I am looking for all contries and regions so I am expecting advices or orientations from the members of big data…Continue
Data science might be one of the hottest buzzwords in 2013. But is it only a marketing gimmick? I don’t think so. In my opinion, data science can be the best protocol that reveals what’s happening every day in the real world.
The data science incorporates mathematics, statistics, computer science and…Continue
Added by Yuanjen Chen on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments