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.
No matter what word you use—virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial life, virtual environments—the upcoming family of virtual technology is slowly but surely coming to the general market. New VR companies are popping up. Old companies are finding new uses for VR. Data science is getting a VR makeover. All of
Finding missing children and unraveling the complex web of human trafficking is no easy task. The relevant datasets are massive and often unstandardized. It can be difficult to find the right data at all, as it often disappears from websites and pages on a regular basis. When data is hard
The future of 3D printing is heavily reliant on the power of data. The Internet of Things means users will be able to access and print files remotely, as well as create incredible scans and share prints. But, there are also several more opportunities for big data and 3D printing
Finding and hiring a top-notch data scientist is a tough endeavor. The distinct skill set at the intersection of mathematics, statistics, information technology and business is rare to find and suitable candidates are well aware of their market value. Salary expectations well beyond $100,000 dollars are the new normal. Nevertheless,
FinTech is disrupting the banking world—and bringing consumers along for the ride. Of course, such a major shift in policies and the way companies do business is bound to have equally powerful effects on legislature. Regulations have been strict since 2008, and many US banks have been hit with huge
In the world of data analysis, one tool is often left unused. While being a very powerful analytics tool, cohorts are often pushed aside due to their seemingly complex nature. With a lot to offer in the way of data analysis, let’s take a deeper (yet simplified) look into cohorts.
Wearables continue to be a hugely popular item across different age groups and even continents. They track steps and sleep cycles, but just how valuable is that information? In reality, this data is only partially useful for the wearer. Without big data to decipher what is more or less healthy,
Since the 1700’s people have been studying insects and in the past decade, more research has been popping up on how insects are used in data science applications – and frankly, it’s pretty cool. From creating an alternative food source to city planning,insects and data go hand in hand in
Recent technology advances within the Apache Hadoop ecosystem have provided a big boost to Hadoop’s viability as an analytics environment—above and beyond just being a good place to store data. Leveraging these advances, new technologies now support SQL on Hadoop, making in-cluster analytics of data in Hadoop a reality. This
In 2009, Hal Varian (Google’s Chief Economist) famously joked that “the sexiest job in the next 10 years will be Statistics”. Fast forward to 2016, and it’s abundantly clear that he was right (and how!) $118,709 – the average salary for a Data Scientist today (according to Glassdoor). Compare that