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.
Through my work with customers and data scientists building predictive applications based on the Blue Yonder Platform and integrating our standard products, such as Forward Demand, into customer workflows, I’ve encountered a few common prediction pitfalls. While these might not ruin the scientific validity of the model, they may affect
To combat the impending dearth of skilled data scientists and analysts the University of Rochester, New York has set up the Institute for Data Science (IDS). The New York State recently provided support to create a new Rochester Center of Excellence in Data Science (CoE) at the University which, will
TOP DATACONOMY ARTICLES 14 Best Python Pandas Features “Pandas is the most widely used tool for data munging. It contains high-level data structures and manipulation tools designed to make data analysis fast and easy. Apart from serving as a quick reference, I hope this post will help you to quickly
Ayasdi, the provider of Machine Intelligence Software that automates and accelerates insight discovery announced a fresh funding amounting to $55M in a Series C round along with a bookings growth percentage of over 400% for fiscal year ended Jan 30th, 2015. “Our mission is to make complex data useful for
Researchers from Harvard, NYU and the University of California San Diego have come together to set up the “Open Humans Network,” in an effort to let individuals share their personal health data to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Funding for the initiative comes from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and
The US Government is in a fix owing to a rather old-school data collection system available with the Education Department that prevents quick retrieval of data on approximately 40 million Americans with student loans. The student loan portfolio amounts to $1.1 trillion, according to a report published by the Wall
At a data science conference in Berlin last year, a panel discussion inevitably turned towards the hot topic of data science for social good. Many of the panelists offered the same platitudes that I’m sure countless of you have heard before; it’s an emerging field. Great innovation will eventually happen.
Provider of data-driven applications and modern data management solutions for the enterprise, Reltio, has secured $10 million in a Series A funding. The capital came from Crosslink Capital and .406 Ventures. The venture funding is intended to fuel product development, and overall expansion of sales and marketing initiatives. Reltio also
When we think of “governments” and “data”, the associated thoughts that spring to mind aren’t often positive. But we’ve seen government-backed and -funded initiatives around the globe which aim to harness data science for positive growth and change. From fighting fires in Israel to amplifying the voice of the electorate
Airbnb open sourced a web-based data exploration and SQL query tool for Hadoop called Airpal, built on Facebook’s PrestoDB, that enables query execution to facilitate data analysis, Thursday. Making the announcement, James Mayfield, product lead at Airbnb explains that working with SQL for ‘exploration and investigation’ is not easy. “Remembering