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Podcast: Big Data, Open Source and Analytics

Podcast: Big Data, Open Source and Analytics

Episode #15  of the  podcast  is a talk with Stefan Groschupf   available also on  iTunes Stefan is the CEO of Datameer , and talked about how the company started and where it is now. Founded in 2009 by some of the original contributors to Apache Hadoop, Datameer has […]

Big Data, 'Breaking Bad' And Orange Juice

Big Data, ‘Breaking Bad’ And Orange Juice

Big Data Analytics Masters Degrees: 20 Top Programs (click image for larger view and for slideshow) What’s the best way to teach data science to people who lack sufficient training in analytics, computer science, modeling and statistics? A little humor can’t hurt, perhaps, particularly when delving into potentially mind-numbing […]

Success is most likely when the data science team reports to IT

Success is most likely when the data science team reports to IT

Big data has suddenly made data fashionable throughout business, and yesterday’s mundane data reporting projects have jumped to the head of the pack overnight with new promises of competitive advantage in the market, and innovative ways to save money and streamline business processes. Understandably, every functional area in the […]

Why the Big in Big Data Is a Distraction

Why the Big in Big Data Is a Distraction

Analyzing exactly what you want to analyze The benefit of big data tools such as Hadoop and MapReduce is that they can help you pick data up and analyze it faster. Instead of taking days, it can take minutes. Of course, this is useful, but you have to take […]

Tape rescues big data

Tape rescues big data

Python + Hadoop: Real Python in Pig trunk

Python + Hadoop: Real Python in Pig trunk

For a long time, data scientists and engineers had to choose between leveraging the power of Hadoop and using Python’s amazing data science libraries (like NLTK, NumPy, and SciPy). It’s a painful decision, and one we thought should be eliminated. So about a year ago, we solved this problem […]

Millions of ID records on sale as five big data firms hacked “for months”

Millions of ID records on sale as five big data firms hacked “for months”

An “identity theft service” which specialises in selling personal details gained access to some of the biggest consumer data firms in America, including Lexis Nexis and Kroll – and has had access to their computer systems “for months”, according to a report. The site stole 3.1 million date-of-birth records […]

Three Important Data Takeaways from Big Data Skeptics

Three Important Data Takeaways from Big Data Skeptics

Four Steps to a Big Data Strategy Someone once told me she didn’t believe in Gartner’s hype cycle . I found this really strange, because in my many years of covering technology, you could set your watch by the inevitability of its curve. To me, the hype cycle seems […]

Find Big Data Talent Within & Move, Now

Find Big Data Talent Within & Move, Now

Making plans for the present Corporations have to look at the university big data degree programs and say, “That’s nice, we’ll need some entry-level data talent down the road.” For now, companies that want to get to know their customers and their markets better need to turn to the […]

Top 5 Things to Know When Managing Big Platforms

Top 5 Things to Know When Managing Big Platforms

I find it amazing to think how far we’ve come from our launch in 2001 when it took almost two years to hit the first million queries, because these days the PCA platform routinely deals with more than 5 million requests daily, and during peak hours handles several hundred […]