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.
With SQL now invading the NoSQL camp, (see here), how should an organization choose between a traditional SQL database, a NoSQL data store, or NewSQL database? 2015 Turing Award winner Mike Stonebraker said it best: “one size does not fit all”. The idea that a single database product can satisfy
In a world dominated by big data, it stands to reason that many organizations are eagerly seeking out the best data scientists. With all this high demand, data scientists now have their work cut out for them to truly stand out from what is an increasingly crowded field. While it’s true that finding
Jeroen is a Senior Data Scientist with a consultancy in the Netherlands called TriFinance and he will soon be joining the Booking.com team as a Data Scientist. He remarks on his analytics consultancy experience here which was formed both at IBM and TriFinance. Follow Peadar’s series of interviews with data
Data Natives, a first-of-its-kind conference for the data-driven generation, is set to bring together the brightest minds in data science and related technologies for a 2-day event in Berlin November 19-20. What’s on the agenda Data Natives features a packed agenda designed for those looking to push the boundaries of
The topic of prescriptive analytics or optimization (i.e. linear programming) has received increasing attention over the last few years, including new coverage by analyst firms such as Gartner, Advisory Board, Forrester and several industry thought leaders. Why the attention? Prescriptive analytics is analytics science that guides decision-making processes for businesses.
I recently interviewed Hadley Wickham the creator of Ggplot2 and a famous R Stats person. He works for RStudio and his job is to work on Open Source software aimed at Data Geeks. Hadley is famous for his contributions to Data Science tooling and inspires a lot of other languages!
The Accenture Technology Vision Report of 2014 predicted Big to be the Next Big Thing and sure enough their predictions were spot-on. With yet another concurrent year of staggering growth in Big Data, it’s safe to say, the myth that Big Data is just a Big Hype can be put
RF Code today launched CenterScape, a flexible framework of data center management software tools built on the company’s powerful Workplace IoT Platform. CenterScape brings together years of collected best practices and streamlined methodologies with real-time environmental monitoring and asset management solutions developed specifically for data centers and distributed IT environments.
VoltDB today announced that it has raised a $9.8 million round of funding to extend its SQL in-memory database to power the next wave of real-time, fast data-driven applications. The round was led by strategic investors with participation from existing investors Kepha Partners and Sigma Prime Ventures. Innovations in today’s enterprises
International developers and researchers gathered earlier this year for the ‘Big Data VR Challenge’, hosted by games industry giants Epic Games and biomedical research charity Wellcome Trust. Their mission was to provide virtual reality solutions to researchers who need to manipulate and visualise vast data sets in real-time. This contest