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While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.

Data Science

Whether you like it or not, the gender gap is still a pressing social issue. We live in an age moving towards gender equality, but where it is still not realised. Many say that need that the need for feminism has passed, and that gender equality is a reality in

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It’s a movie trope as old as cinema. A heated chase scene ends as the bad guy seamlessly blends into a crowd, pulling up his collar, safe in a swarm of people. But thanks to researchers at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), this scene may have a different ending;

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BI & AnalyticsData Science

With all of the discussion about Big Data these days, there is frequest reference to the 3 V’s that represent the top big data challenges: Volume, Velocity, and Variety. These 3 V’s generally refer to the size of the dataset (Volume), the rate at which data is flowing into (or out

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ConversationsData Science

We met up with Klaas Bollhoefer in Berlin. Klaas works as a Data Scientist & Big Data Evangelist with The unbelievable Machine Company GmbH. He is father of the Data Science Day (DSDay), coordinator of the Big Data Week 2013 in Berlin, member of several program committees for Big Data

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In this day and age, you’d be hard-pushed to find an industry-leading business whose marketing strategy doesn’t heavily feature social media. Indeed, for businesses of all sizes, Twitter and its kin offer huge opportunities for promotion and increasing brand awareness. Getting people to retweet your site/product opens you up to

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BI & AnalyticsData ScienceUnderstanding Big Data

By now, it’s almost impossible to not have heard the term Big Data- a cursory glance at Google Trends will show how the term has exploded over the past few years, and become unavoidably ubiquitous in public consciousness. But what you may have managed to avoid is gaining a thorough

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Data Science

Chris Pearson is a partner at Big Cloud. Big Cloud is a talent search firm focusing on all things Big Data. We talked to him about Big Cloud’s unique position in Big Data recruitment, and what he looks for in a data scientist. Could you tell me a little about yourself

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Hamed Pirsiavash, a postdoctoral scholar from MIT, is developing a new activity-recognition algorithm to identify what’s happening in video files. Pirsiavash and his former thesis advisor, Deva Ramanan of the University of California at Irvine, will present the video recognition programme at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Over the past two months, SAS have been staking their claim for in-memory analytics for Hadoop. They have been providing data scientists and analysts with fast, powerful new tools for advanced analytics. First, there was SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop, allowing users to build, explore and model data, all within

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Python Gobbling R
Data Science

As data science becomes more mainstream, it appears that Python is muscling out R as the programming language of choice. The following factors are at work: 1. R not really a language R is considered by some to be an “interactive environment for doing statistics”. This makes it harder for

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