Adam Kot

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All the data you need to power your business is free online

Open data available online is improving and streamlining businesses across Europe. We show you how to make the most of it<p>Open data is one of the big advances of recent times. Businesses can now access vast data sets held by public bodies and large companies and use them to create software and, …

Open Data

Hadoop 101: Rethinking SQL for Big Data with Apache Drill

<b>The Development Angle</b><p>The RDBMS has been the go-to storage platform for nearly three decades. They have been supported by IT organizations, which made …

Databases

Humane Literature in High Schools

In many American high schools, the teaching of literature is in the sere and yellow leaf. One reason for this decay is the unsatisfactory quality of …

Data scientists to CEOs: You can’t handle the truth

Too many big data initiatives fail because companies, top to bottom, aren’t committed to the truth in analytics. Let me explain.<p>In January 2015, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Teradata (<i>full disclosure: also my employer</i>) released the results of a major study aimed at identifying how …

Leadership

The 20 hottest startup hubs in the world

While Silicon Valley may stand undefeated as the most prominent name for tech entrepreneurs and startup visionaries, other regions all over the world are worthy competitors.<p>Compass, a San Francisco-based benchmarking software company, has published a 2015 Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report that …

Startups

How To Make A Bad Data-Driven Decision In Three Easy Steps

Bad decisions make interesting stories. In today’s world of big data, bad decisions often come from hard work, complex mathematics, and smart people making mistakes.<p>The democratization of analytics means that more and more people are participating, which is good. But, if you manage people who …

Big Data

Escape the trap! Avoiding traps in software development with systems thinking

This is the second of a two part post on systems thinking in software development. Like any sequel, it’ll make more sense if you’ve already seen part …