Posts Tagged ‘Data Science’

Big Data and You: DataOps

Welcome to “Big Data and You (the enterprise IT leader),” the Enterprise Content Intelligence group’s demystification of the “Big Data” . The often missing piece of the Infrastructure as code movement emerging from the DevOps space is what we think of as DataOps. Big Data technologies are uniquely poised to fill this gap because they […]

Bold Creativity in a Data-Driven World – Adobe Summit, Day 2

What do Mattel, Abby Wambach, Cirque Du Soleil, and George Clooney have in common? I’ll wait for you to Google it… Did you come up with the answer? According to John Mellor, Adobe’s VP of Strategy and Business Development, they all are boldly creative in a world driven by data. This is what’s required to make […]

Can You Quantify a Cold?

How do computers see the world?  Can they tell if we are happy?  Can they predict what we are going to have for dinner next Tuesday?  Can they recognize when we are sick? Well, my iPhone can.  Sort of. I was (finally) recovering from a nasty cold last week and I opened the Health app on my phone and noticed that […]

Time Well Spent in 2015

The end of 2015 is fast approaching, with December looming just a week away. For most people, December is packed with the hustle and bustle of last-minute gift shopping, or end-of-year projections and budgets for 2016. Often in the sway of all this activity, many are so focused on the approaching New Year that they […]

Data Analyst versus Data Scientist

Is Data Scientist a Data Analyst OR vice-versa? I googled this and got more than a 1000 websites that provides this differentiation. So my thought was to consolidate everything I learnt for people who choose their career path in one or the other. If you check Gartner’s Hype Cycle of Emerging Technology, the peak of […]

Data Science = Synergistic Teamwork

Data Science = Synergistic Teamwork

Data science is a discipline conflating elements from various fields such as mathematics, machine learning, statistics, computer programming, data warehousing, pattern recognition, uncertainty modeling, computer science, high performance computing, visualization and others. According to Cathy O’Neil and Rachel Schutt, two luminaries in the field of Data Science, there are about seven disciplines that even data scientists in training […]

A little stuffed animal called Hadoop

A little stuffed animal called Hadoop

Doug Cutting – Hadoop creator – is reported to have explained how the name for his Big Data technology came about: “The name my kid gave a stuffed yellow elephant. Short, relatively easy to spell and pronounce, meaningless, and not used elsewhere: those are my naming criteria.” The term, of course, evolved over time and […]

Big Data Trends (Part – 3) Open Source Statistical Programming

This is part 3 of the Big Data Trends i have been covering the past couple of weeks. I covered the changes to the traditional ETL solutions that are increasingly being used in enterprises ( stream processing ). This part covers yet another trend in Big Data. Open source statistical programming and Crowd sourced data […]

Big Data, New Roles: Data Scientist

Big data has had its fair share of limelight this year. But with the emergence of this new capability, what changes will be left in its wake? One may be a stronger demand for the role of data scientist. If this is your first time hearing this title, don’t be alarmed. As of March 2012 […]

Data Scientist – Will this be the dream job in the near future? – Part 2

In Part 1 we saw an overview of Data Science and how a Data Scientist comes into picture. Let’s now look into some of the challenges firms face in finding these skilled data scientists and what measures they could take to overcome the same. Challenges & Initiatives to consider There should be no surprises that […]

Data Scientist – Will this be the dream job in the near future? – Part 1

According to Fortune – Data Scientist is “The hot new gig in tech”. Indeed, the term Data Scientist is slowly being seen as one of the in-demand career options. With the increasing trend of firms like Facebook & Amazon depending more and more on data science to have that vital competitive edge, the value of […]

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