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Bernard Marr's Blog – August 2015 Archive (5)

Ten top languages for crunching Big Data

With an ever-growing number of businesses turning to Big Data and analytics to generate insights, there is a greater need than ever for people with the technical skills to apply analytics to real-world problems.

Computer programming is still at the core of the skillset needed to create algorithms that can crunch through whatever structured or unstructured data is thrown at them. Certain languages have proven themselves…

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Added by Bernard Marr on August 26, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

5 Signs That You Are NOT a Data Scientist

Data Scientist is the rock star job title of the moment, and why not? There is a huge demand and a very small pool of qualified candidates. And those who get hired are making big six-figure salaries — who wouldn’t want in on that?

 

But just because you aspire to be a data scientist doesn’t mean you already are qualified to be one.  Here are a few…

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Added by Bernard Marr on August 26, 2015 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

5 Really Cool Internet of Things Sports Gadgets

Elite level athletes have long had the ability to integrate data analysis principles into their training – monitoring and crunching data on their performance to help them break personal bests and world records.

Thanks to the explosion of the Internet of Things – the idea that just about any everyday object can be made “smart”, and able to collect data and communicate wirelessly – these sort of insights are now…

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Added by Bernard Marr on August 15, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Ten top noSQL Databases

We live in a data driven world in which we are generating, storing and analyzing more information than ever before, and at an ever-increasing speed.

Traditional “relational” databases – which store information in neat hierarchies of rows and columns aren’t suited for the big, messy datasets harvested from video, audio and even social media data streams that are needed for today’s Big Data projects.…

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Added by Bernard Marr on August 12, 2015 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

The 10 best cities to find a big data job

It’s no surprise that Silicon Valley and the Washington, D.C. metro area are consistently the two biggest cities for finding big data jobs; tech startups drive the demand in California, while the U.S. government is the single biggest tech employer around.

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Added by Bernard Marr on August 6, 2015 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

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