Another eventful week in big data: we have finished our “Understanding Big Data” series; read about the ever growing penetration of data science university courses; and seen a historic partnership announced between IBM and Apple. Below are some of our favourite picks of the week.


Understanding Big Data Open Source 3Understanding Big Data: Open Source

In this installment of Understanding Big Data, we’ll be looking at some of the leading open source providers – and how much you can actually get for free.

14149832071_3Cf8F64492_ZDoes Privacy Still Exist?

We met with Dr Joss Wright at the Oxford Internet Institute to talk about data privacy. The article touches upon some of the key issues surrounding privacy and where it might be heading.


663456HrQualities of a Data Scientist, with Adam Drake

We met with Adam Drake to hear his thoughts on Data Science and the qualities a Data Scientist should have. Adam is currently the Chief Data Scientist and Director of Engineering for Zanox


542119133_520649B7D8_ZKPMG and Imperial College Aim to Harness the Power of Big Data

KPMG and Imperial College London this week announced the launch of a new initiative that aims to meet the excess demand for data scientists.

Prediction IoPredictionIO Announce $2.5 Million Funding- and Grand Designs for the Future

PredictionIO, a company aiming to become the “MySQL of prediction”, raised $2.5 million in seed funding this week to open source machine learning, and allow developers to build predictive applications with just a few lines of code.

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