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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 ‘…

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

The 7 Most Unusual Applications of Big Data You’ve Ever Seen!

Guest blog post by Bernard Marr

It’s all well and good to talk about customer experience and managing inventory flow, but what has big data done for me lately?

I’ve rounded up seven of the most interesting — and unique — applications for big data I’ve seen recently and how they may be impacting your life.…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on November 3, 2015 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

Big Data = Hype; But Why That Doesn't Matter

Guest blog post by Bernard Marr

From time to time, you still come across someone with the opinion that Big Data is nothing more than a fad, which will be forgotten about soon enough.

You might not expect to hear this from me, but they’re actually right. Well – half right, at least!

As I’ve written before, I’m not actually a fan of the term “Big Data”, which puts overemphasis on the…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on October 20, 2015 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Big Data: The Amazing Numbers in 2015

Guest blog post by Bernard Marr

Big data is growing — in fact, the sector is growing so fast and we are producing data so voraciously, that no one can afford to ignore it as a “fad” any more.

And, it’s going to affect all companies, large and small, across all segments of the market — from healthcare to public safety, and retail to wholesale.…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on September 29, 2015 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

The Amazing Ways Uber Is Using Big Data

Guest blog post by Bernard Marr

Uber is a smartphone-app based taxi booking service which connects users who need to get somewhere with drivers willing to give them a ride. The service has been hugely controversial, due to regular taxi drivers claiming that it is destroying their livelihoods, and concerns over the lack of regulation of the company’s drivers.…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on September 2, 2015 at 8:53am — No Comments

9 Must-Have Skills You Need to Become a Data Scientist

Guest blog post by Mirko Krivanek

Usually I tend to criticize this type of articles, but in this case I agree pretty much agree with BurtchWorks, the author of this article, even though the article is more than 6 months old. Note that BurtchWorks is a recruiting firm that recently posted…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on August 18, 2015 at 1:18pm — No Comments

So You Want to be a Data Scientist

Summary:  In which we attempt to answer the question, how does someone in…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on July 20, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Big Data, a promised land where the Big Bucks grow

Guest blog post by Martyn Jones

Consider this: Many people come up to me in the street, and, apropos of nothing, they ask me how they can make money from Big…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on June 2, 2015 at 1:04pm — No Comments

38 Seminal Articles Every Data Scientist Should Read

Guest blog post by Vincent Granville

Here is selection containing both external and internal papers, focusing on various technical aspects of data science and big data. Feel free to add your favorites.

Complex Open Text Analysis: Source: …

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Added by Andrei Macsin on May 25, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments

The Data Scientist: Elusive or Illusive?

Guest blog post by Nicholas Hartman

Excitement around Big Data has significantly increased the demand for data scientists. This hot position has been hailed as the "Sexiest Job of the 21st Century" by the Harvard Business Review.

When we started in the advanced analytics space we didn't use the term 'data scientist.' We were more focused on solving problems…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on May 11, 2015 at 4:44pm — 1 Comment

The data science alphabet

Guest blog post by Vincent Granville

Feel free to add your keywords. Here's a start:

The alphabet:

  • Algorithm (also: API,…
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Added by Andrei Macsin on April 20, 2015 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Correlation and R-Squared for Big Data

Guest blog post by Vincent Granville

With big data, one sometimes has to compute correlations involving thousands of buckets of paired observations or time series. For instance a data bucket corresponds to a node in a decision tree, a customer segment, or a subset of observations having the same multivariate feature.…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on March 24, 2015 at 3:35pm — No Comments

BI vs. Big Data vs. Data Analytics By Example

Guest blog post Fari Payandeh

I know that not everyone will agree with my definition of Business Intelligence, but my objective is to simplify things; there is enough confusion out there. Besides, who is the authority on a…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on March 11, 2015 at 12:44am — No Comments

Big data sets available for free

Guest blog post by Vincent Granville

A few data sets are accessible from our data science apprenticeship web page.…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on March 2, 2015 at 1:59pm — No Comments

What Big Data means at LinkedIn?

Guest blog post by Michel Bruley

LinkedIn was founded in 2003, is currently revenue 243 million and employs 1797 people. This is not what we call a large company. However, LinkedIn has 175 million members in 200 countries including 50% outside the U.S., two new members join the network every second, and analysts said that all "executive" of the Global 500 are members. Under these conditions,…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on February 11, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Big data versus smart data, what is your choice? Do you think smart data will eventually win?

Guest Blog post by Jean-Paul Rasson

Much of the explosion of big data has been driven by increased efficiency in sever performance, memory cost, distributed architecture improvements (cloud, and truly parallel databases, e.g. noSQL) and essentially, by how much it costs to process a terabyte of data, both in terms of memory and bandwidth resources.

However, most of the very big data is very sparse, from an…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on February 3, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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