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How to Keep Data Lakes Clean and Actionable

by   |   June 29, 2017   |   2 Comments

Recent innovations have made data lakes a promising source for companies to tap and extract actionable data to innovate. However, there are a lot of steps needed to ensure data lakes are implemented properly and kept clean. Read More…

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(Re)defining Enterprise Data Science

by   |   June 28, 2017   |   Leave a comment

We’re at the point in the hype cycle where executives are waking up to the fact that they’ve spent serious money on people, tools and technology… with minimal ROI to show for it. Read More…

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A New Model for File Cleanup

by   |   June 23, 2017   |   1 Comment

In fact, by learning how to clean it right the first time and shifting your state of mind, you can adopt new behaviors that will enable you to keep it clean long-term. Read More…

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The Future of Database Performance Monitoring: To the Cloud and Beyond

by   |   June 22, 2017   |   Leave a comment

Cloud technologies will continue to drive the industry forward, but database monitoring providers must be prepared to help pave that migration path and be open to adopting other emerging trends and ways of approaching their data, including a combination of data democratization, automation and, eventually, machine learning. Read More…

Surveying the Experts: How to Make Data Work for Your Business

by   |   June 21, 2017   |   Leave a comment

For advice, I consulted a panel of data experts on how businesses should best approach data and build a successful data analytics strategy. Read More…


Is Big Data Really on a Bullet Train to the Cloud?

by   |   June 20, 2017   |   Leave a comment

In this article, I’ll dive into these usage patterns, the insights presented by the ODPi UAB and their first-hand experience with the cloud’s role in Hadoop and Big Data. Read More…

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Data Science Terminology: 26 Key Concepts Everyone Should Understand (Part I)

by   |   June 19, 2017   |   3 Comments

Here is Part I of Bernard Marr’s run through of some of the technologies, phrases, and buzzwords you are likely to come across in the field of data science. Read More…

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Improved Decision Making Comes From Connecting Big Data Sources

by   |   June 16, 2017   |   Leave a comment

Both small businesses and big businesses have much to gain from connecting big data sources. In case you don’t know what big data is, here is a simple definition: Big data is the gathering and collecting of large amounts of Read More…

6 Tips to Manage and Scale a Data Science Team

by   |   June 15, 2017   |   1 Comment

Here are six tips for businesses ready to scale a data science team. Read More…

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Why You Can’t Remove Humans from AI Training Loops

by   |   June 14, 2017   |   1 Comment

Instead of searching for replacements for human-generated training and validation data, we would be better off devising the best ways to integrate the best of people and computers. Read More…