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What proves that Apache Spark is better than Hadoop?

There are certain cases where Apache Spark surpasses Hadoop. In this article, our experts will share their reviews about the things that make Apache Spark a superior choice over Hadoop.

Apache Spark is lightning fast cluster computing tool used by developers and programmers. This tool is up to 100 times faster than Hadoop MapReduce since it features faster-in-memory data analytics processing power. It is a Big Data framework that is used as a general purpose data processing engine on…


Added by Joseph Macwan on March 6, 2018 at 12:30am — No Comments

What Does It Take To Hire The Best Tech Talent

Talent recruitment has always been a problem for companies in the technology sphere, especially in expanding markets where business growth and technological innovation generate intense competition. Over the next couple of years, recruitment will get even harder. GDP growth is at about 3 percent and it’s expected to remain at…


Added by Dean Madison on March 1, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

3 Requirements for an Enterprise Data Lake

There have been many articles written and talks given over the last several years on abandoning the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) in favor of an Enterprise Data Lake with some passionately promoting the idea and others just as passionately denying that this is achievable. In this article, I would like to take a more pragmatic approach to the case and try and lay down a process that enterprises should consider for a data management architecture.

The focus is on data lakes for…


Added by Shanti Subramanyam on February 26, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Top Game Changing Data Trends for 2018

These predictions for 2018 are from Infologix.

“Metadata management and ensuring data privacy for regulations such as GDPR joins earlier trends like AI and IoT, but the unexpected trend of 2018 will be the convergence of data management technologies,” said Emily Washington, senior vice president of product management at Infogix. “Big data has been the next big technology phenomenon for a long time, but businesses are increasingly evaluating ways to…


Added by Vincent Granville on December 30, 2017 at 10:59am — No Comments

15 Highest Paying Programming Languages in 2017

Technology always takes a dominant position in economy and society. Millions of people therefore found their careers, and many others have even dived into a completely different field just for entering this industry. Even so, enterprises are still trying hard to seek for skilled programmers; when the right one shows, companies would even raise HR budgets. Technology is continuing to infiltrate into new platforms and industries, hence, to maximize one’s profit potentials, also for…


Added by Paul Black on December 6, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 29, 2017 at 11:13am — No Comments

Big Data: 50 Fascinating and Free Data Sources for Data Visualization

Have you ever felt frustrated when try to look for some data on Google? Pages of relevant websites but none can fulfill your expectation? Have you ever felt that your articles are less persuasive without data support?


Added by Paul Black on October 30, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Graph Theory: Six Degrees of Separation Problem

This famous statement -- the six degrees of separation -- claims that there is at most 6 degrees of separation between you and anyone else on Earth. Here we feature a simple algorithm that simulates how we are connected, and indeed confirms the claim. We also explain how it applies to web crawlers: Any web page is connected to any other web page by a path of 6 links at most.

The algorithm below is rudimentary and can be used for simulation purposes by any programmer: It does not even…


Added by Vincent Granville on October 24, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

How Marketers Use Data Analytics to Reach New and Existing Customers (Infographic)

Big data and analytics can help a business predict consumer behavior, improve decision-making across the board and determine the ROI of its marketing efforts. By addressing these aspects adequately, the business would not only be able to protect its market share, but also expand into new territories. The below infographic by Villanova University School of Business Online takes a detailed look at this…


Added by Jay Taylor on September 1, 2017 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

To Index Data Is to Sort Data

Indexing is commonly used among programmers. Without fully grasping the idea behind the technique, a programmer is always eager to take advantage of it whenever they encounter a query performance problem, only to get disappointed by the result on many occasions. By analyzing the principle of indexing, the article tries to show programmers when is the appropriate time to use an index and how to use it.


Basic idea

The purpose of indexing is to quickly find…


Added by JIANG Buxing on August 29, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Find best hotel for vacation with Sentiment Analysis

If a person wishes to relax himself, travelling is probably the best pick for most people. Choosing the right place to stay for your vocation is one of the most important parts in a travel, but how to do so may be a problem. Reading through reviews of a certain hotel may be a good choice, referring to visitors’ experience, you get to know some more specific details about the hotel, however, this method is not comprehensive enough, and reading a bunch of reviews would irritate you. Here is a…


Added by Zhouyiming on August 28, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Data Computing Layer in Reporting Architecture

By JIANG Buxing

In the previous article, we discussed the necessity of the existence of a computing layer in the reporting architecture. Reporting tools support the user-defined interface-based programming with its host language (i.e. the programming language used for developing a reporting tool) to achieve the functionality of a computing layer for implementing complex computational logics, but the strategy reveals some real-life problems. An explicit data computing layer…


Added by JIANG Buxing on August 24, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

How Marketers Use Data Science to Increase Reach

Interesting Infographics produced by Villanova University.


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Added by Vincent Granville on August 21, 2017 at 9:34am — No Comments

The Largest Number Ever Created

There are numbers that are so large that there is no compact formula to represent them. Think of a number so large, that its number of digits is so large, that the number of digits of its number of digits is so large... and it goes on and on -- you get the idea.

Sure, if you are able to define such a number, then add one, or even 0.5, and you get an even bigger number. But this is not the point. The issue is to come up with such massive numbers in the first place. The biggest…


Added by Vincent Granville on August 16, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How data analytics is transforming the Health care industry



There is an estimated 50 Petabytes of data in the health care realm, predicted to grow to 25,000 Petabytes by 2020, reported by a new info-graphic from Oracle. From this astonishing data report, we can see that the healthcare industry is generating a huge amount of data, driven by clinical records, medical care and compliance & regulatory requirements.

Luckily, big data analytic application has been widely used in…


Added by Paul Black on August 10, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

25 Big Data Terms You Must Know To Impress Your Date (Or whoever you want to)

Guest blog post by Ramesh Dontha

Big Data can be intimidating! If you are new to Big Data, please read ‘…


Added by Andrei Macsin on July 11, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

12 Great Articles from Big Data News

Big Data News is one of Data Science Central channels. Below is a selection of popular articles published a while back:


Added by Vincent Granville on June 8, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

5 Big Data Predictions for 2017

Data increasingly turns into one of the fiercest means of businesses, which means that companies are now competing by restructuring their operations, updating the systems and looking for the best solutions for integration and analysis. What does this mean for the future of data?

Effective data managing is now the central role and a huge opportunity to move past the competition. With all this in mind, we are presenting 5 big data predictions for 2017.

1.     Cloud…


Added by Laura Buckler on April 18, 2017 at 5:09am — No Comments

Is Hadoop Failing?

'Hadoop Is Failing' Article

A recent LinkedIn post linking to an Innovation Enterprise article entitled 'Hadoop Is Failing' certainly got our attention, as you might expect.

Apart from disagreeing with the assertion that ' very much the foundation on which data today is built' the main thrust of the article…


Added by Richard Jackson on April 14, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Advanced Analytics Give CFOs More Clout

Advanced analytics continues to permeate more functional areas of the enterprise.  From marketing campaigns and sales optimization to supply chain and human capital management, business users are deploying newer, easier to use…


Added by Gabriel Lowy on April 11, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

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