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KDNugget’s Poll: an Eye Opener for Data Science Debate

The data science debate on machine learning vs domain expertise has gone on for years now, but none of
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Big Data: Big Illusion?

Big data has evolved in different ways in the last several years, and now it encompasses all those activities
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Big Data Startups VC Funding Infographic

The venture capital funding of big data companies was a hot topic in 2013, and many market research organizations
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ScaleMP: Market Leader in Advanced Big Data Analytics

Big data has captured public attention in unexpected way, and now businesses, both online and offline, cannot comprehend data
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BugSense leverages Google App Engine

Rather than investing premium resources on development infrastructure, it is probably more strategic to partner with an established brand
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Big Data Weekly: Hadoop, Cloudera, Leverage Big Data

This weekly roundup includes Hadoop, Intel’s Cloudera, the Leverage Big Data summit, and more.   Big Data Summit Scheduled
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Big Data VC Funding: Crittercism and Fundbox

  This week may have been a little slow for capital funding in the big data industry after Intel’s
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Enterprise Data Management using Hadoop with MapR

With the emergence of production-level Hadoop with MapR distribution, business data—that was too large, too complex, and too expensive
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Future Faces a Shortage of Big Data Human Capital

In the current volatile business environment, three visible trends are transforming the way businesses operate: Technologies, especially open source—are
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Big Data Analytics Transforms Industrial Ecosystems

“pushing the boundaries of minds and machines” – GE   In machine-intensive industries, for instance in the utility sector (industries
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When Big Data Goes Bad (Infographic by Experian)

Businesses thrive on the quality and reliability of data they collect and process. According to a recent study, businesses
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Big Data VC: Avendus, Zodius, DataRPM and Browntape

April 07, 2014: Avendus and Zodius form a partnership to build a multi-stage technology fund Big data startups will be
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Leveraging on a Recommender to Boost your e-Commerce

The Problem  If you already own an e-commerce storefront like or Cold Stone Creamery, then you probably recognize
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Hadoop Saves Children’s Hospital from Information Chaos

In the recent times, like the other industry sectors, the healthcare sector has also recognized the uniqueness of Hadoop
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Domain Expertise vs Machine Learning Debate

“When I’m getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and

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Techcrunch: Harvard-Backed Experfy Wants To Create A McKinsey In The Cloud For Big Data Talent

March 31, 2014 by Pankaj Mishra There is a scramble to find the right big data talent, especially for
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Forbes: Harvard-Backed Startup Experfy Launches To Match Top Data Talent With Thousands In Freelance Cash

March 31, 2014 by Alex Konrad The market for freelance data work is huge…Experfy estimates that 20% of the big
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Is Python Becoming the King of the Data Science Forest?

R has served as the de facto tool used for big data analytics.  According to RedMonk’s bi-annual rankings of

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The Rise of Educational Data Mining

As education increasingly moves online, we are witnessing an explosion of data that can be used to improve educational
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Avoiding Failure in Big Data Adoption

According to a Gartner’s report on big data adoption in 2013, 64 percent of organizations have already invested in or
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McKinsey Report on Healthcare Analytics

Like all opportunities conceived in big data, healthcare analytics too is undergoing a revolution. Pharmaceutical companies have been aggregating
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Council to Address Big Data Ethics

The Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society was formed in response to National Science Foundation’s request for proposal for innovation
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A Surge in Big Data Venture Capital Investments

With the growing realization that big data is here to stay, there is a rise in both the number
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Ingredients in the making of a Data Scientist

How does one prepare for a career in data science?  What credentials enable you to become a data scientist?
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