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As the creation and consumption of data continues to grow among businesses of all sizes, so does the challenge of analyzing and turning that data into actionable insights. According to IBM, 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years, at 2.5

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Data processing today is done in form of pipelines which include various steps like aggregation, sanitization, filtering and finally generating insights by applying various statistical models. Amazon Kinesis is a platform to build pipelines for streaming data at the scale of terabytes per hour. Parts of the Kinesis platform are

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The march to the cloud for mission-critical applications is picking up speed. Even financial services firms, noted for their caution, are making headway. UK-based insurance intermediary Towergate Insurance announced last year that it is moving its IT infrastructure to the cloud. And The Wall Street Journal reported in June 2016

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The digital age is characterised increasingly by the collective. The information generated by tapping into the minds of many is driving decisions in both the public and private sector; research is becoming social. On the back of this, a new science has emerged – known as opinion mining – which

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Everyone has heard the old moniker garbage in – garbage out. It is a simple way of saying that machine learning is only as good as the data, algorithms, and human experience that goes into them. But even the best results can be thought of as garbage if no one

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Big DataData Science 101Understanding Big Data

Oftentimes while analyzing big data we have a need to make checks on pieces of data like number of items in the dataset, number of unique items, and their occurrence frequency. Hash tables or Hash sets are usually employed for this purpose. But when the dataset becomes so enormous that

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The latest version of MySQL is one of the world’s most popular databases. It is open source, reliable, compatible with all major hosting providers, cost-effective, and easy to manage. Many organizations are leveraging the data security and strong transactional support offered by MySQL to secure online transactions and enhance customer

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Business leaders are growing weary of making further investments in business intelligence (BI) and big data analytics. Beyond the challenging technical components of data-driven projects, BI and analytics services have yet to live up to the hype. Early adopters and proponents were quick to frame solutions as miraculous reservoirs of

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Big data is big news at the moment. The latest Yahoo! data breach, which affected data from over 500 million customers, continues to be discussed by press and public alike, while the role of big data in predicting and even influencing last year’s US election brought the term firmly into

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Do you know what an Exabyte is? One Exabyte is equal to one billion gigabytes. So if something is 2.5 exabytes in size, numerically it is written as 2,500,000,000 gigabytes. The full value, showing the gigabytes numerically as well, is probably too many zeroes for anyone to comprehend. Regardless, 2.5

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