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Bernard Marr's Blog – November 2015 Archive (9)

How to Find the Best Big Data Jobs

If you’re looking for a job in the big data world, chances are you may be overwhelmed. The fact is that there are more jobs out there than there are applicants.  A good problem to have, to be sure, but how do you decide which jobs to go after in such a wide playing field?

Having too many choices can be just as debilitating as having too few, so apply…

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Added by Bernard Marr on November 28, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Ways Machine Learning Is Reshaping Our World

Who here remembers taking computer programming in school? Whether you learned programming by punching holes in a never ending series of cards, or by writing simple DOS or other computer language commands, the fact remained that computers needed an incredibly precise set of instructions to accomplish a task.

The more complicated the task, the more complicated…

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Added by Bernard Marr on November 22, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Why Every Manager Needs These Data Science Skills

The fact is, data is becoming an increasingly important business assets and more and more decisions are based on analysis of data.  It’s infiltrating every department of every business, and that means that the employees and managers who have the skills to deal with data will be in a better position to help their company and move up.

 

But don’t fret: you…

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Added by Bernard Marr on November 17, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Spark Or Hadoop: Which Is The Best Big Data Framework?

One question I get asked a lot by my clients is: Should we go for Hadoop or Spark as our big data framework? Spark has overtaken Hadoop as the most active open source Big Data project. While they are not directly comparable products, they both have many of the same uses.

To shed some light onto the issue of “Spark vs. Hadoop.” I thought an article explaining the essential differences and similarities of each might be useful. As always, I have tried to keep it accessible to anyone,…

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Added by Bernard Marr on November 17, 2015 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

What Is Spark - An Easy Explanation For Absolutely Anyone

Basically Spark is a framework - in the same way that Hadoop is - which provides a number of inter-connected platforms, systems and standards for Big Data…

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Added by Bernard Marr on November 16, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What is Python – An Easy Explanation For Absolutely Anyone

Here is another post in which I try to disentangle some of the concepts that underpin today's big data world.  In this post I look at Python, which is an open source…

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Added by Bernard Marr on November 13, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

What is Hadoop - An Easy Explanation For Absolutely Anyone

When you learn about Big Data you will sooner or later come across this odd sounding word: Hadoop - but what exactly is it?…

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Added by Bernard Marr on November 13, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

What is R? R Explained in less than Two Minutes, to Absolutely Anyone

If you're looking at ways you can harness the power of Big Data analytics in your business, but are not necessarily a techie person yourself, it can be a confusing field…

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Added by Bernard Marr on November 13, 2015 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

7 Traits a Big Data Scientist Shouldn’t Have

A lot has been written (including by me) on what it takes to be a good data scientist; what skills and traits are essential for the job and even how to acquire them.

But what traits don’t make a good data scientist?

Remember, I’m…

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Added by Bernard Marr on November 6, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

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