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.
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
Understanding Big Data: Stream Analytics and YARN Real-time stream processing is growing in importance, as businesses need to be able to react faster to events as they that occur. Data that is valuable now may be worthless a few hours later. Use cases include sentiment analysis, monitoring and anomaly detection.
Visual.ly, the data visualization and infographics platform that provides on-demand creative services team to companies from its curated freelance workforce, has secured $3.3 million in fresh funding to further fuel the development of its platform. “The rise of content marketing has generated an unprecedented demand for compelling visual content to
Low-cost airline operator Ryanair has revealed plans to implement a host of additional features to its bookings platform My Ryanair, to serve customers better. Tuesday saw Ryanair launch its new Customer Charter and unveiled its 2015 customer experience initiatives as part of its “Always Getting Better”programme. As part of this
Big data does not change the relationship between data quality and decision outcomes. It underscores it. The elegance of analytics systems and processes lies not in the gathering, storing and processing of data. Today’s technology has made this relatively easy and common. Rather it is in the integration and management
TOP DATACONOMY ARTICLES Introduction to Bayes Theorem With Python “So I feel like there is not a lot of good information out their on how to use Bayes Theorem for modeling – especially with Python code. Like try figuring out how to understand a Bayesian Linear Regression from just Google
IT companies and business heavyweights are joining forces in a shared industry effort focused on promoting and advancing the state of Apache Hadoop and Big Data technologies for the enterprise. Introducing the Open Data Platform Initiative (ODP) which will in essence, help enterprises enhance business value globally with Hadoop. Founding
Microsoft is rolling out new Azure services as a part of the larger strategy to “help more people realize the possibilities of big data.” Last week, at the Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose, the tech giant claimed to make “big data simpler and more accessible” to the
Apple has announced an investment of €1.7 billion to establish two data centers, one each in Ireland and Denmark, running completely on renewable energy and will support its services iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri in Europe. Marking Apple’s biggest such investment in Europe, the data centers will