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Simplify Your Analytics Strategy

While the interests in analytics and resulting benefits are increasing by the day, some businesses are challenged by the complexity and confusion that analytics can generate. Companies can get stuck trying to analyze all that’s possible and all that they could do through analytics, when they should …

Blackbird / Onix Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> As a Blackbird drying it’s wings in the sun, Onix Architects' black house has landed in a rural area in …

Bayes' Theorem with Lego

Shark, Spark SQL, Hive on Spark, and the future of SQL on Apache Spark

With the introduction of Spark SQL and the new Hive on Apache Spark effort (HIVE-7292), we get asked a lot about our position in these two projects …

Germany’s 12th Man at the World Cup: Big Data

By<p>Steven Norton<p>Steven Norton<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@steven_norton<p>steven.norton@wsj.com<p>As Germany prepares for Sunday’s World Cup final against Argentina, it will have Big Data on its side.<p>To gain a competitive edge, the team partnered with German software giant SAP AG to create a custom …

Databricks Cloud makes it easier to build Data Products

Here is a link to Ali Ghodsi’s talk and demo that took the Spark Summit by storm. The demo really captures the power of Databricks Cloud: complex, …

What is data science?

We’ve all heard it: according to Hal Varian, statistics is the next sexy job. Five years ago, in What is Web 2.0, Tim O’Reilly said that “data is the …

Tightly integrated engines streamline Big Data analysis

The choice of tools for data science includes1 factors like scalability, performance, and convenience. A while back I noted that data scientists …

Data scientists tackle the analytic lifecycle

What happens after data scientists build analytic models? Model <i>deployment</i>, <i>monitoring</i>, and <i>maintenance</i> are topics that haven’t received as much …

Streamlining feature engineering

Why do data scientists spend so much time on data wrangling and data preparation? In many cases it’s because they want access to the best <i>variables</i> …

Data analysis: Just one component of the data science workflow

Judging from articles in the popular press the term data scientist has increasingly come to refer to someone who specializes in data <i>analysis</i> …

Data wrangling gets a fresh look

Data analysts have long lamented the amount of time they spend on data <i>wrangling</i>. Rightfully so, as some estimates suggest they spend a majority of …

How to call RapidGenDS libraries to generate Data Vault2.0 SQL for SQL Server along with AMM

SQL Servers

#datavault – Another Tool In Your ToolBox | Accelerated Business Intelligence

I’ve been reflecting on recent events, and having some great discussions with many of you in the community. For that, I thank-you. I wanted to take a …

Databases

#datavault Pirates, Peg Leg Links and Business Keys | Accelerated Business Intelligence

When are Hubs & Links like Peg-Legged Pirates of Old? And What do composite business keys have to do with Pirate Treasure Gold?<p>The more I go, the …

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The Über Shed / Jost Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The ÜberShed is a new work-shed / rural retreat on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. The client’s brief …

Timms Bach / Herbst Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A beach shelter for occupation during summer months on Kaitoke Beach, Great Barrier Island off Auckland …

Former Swiss Army Building Converted Into Small Chalet: Arsenal B47

Switzerland-based Ralph Germann Architectes converted a former Swiss army building, constructed during the Second World War, into a habitable space. …

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Blue Hills House / la SHED architecture

Located on a large property in the forest, this house is implanted on the edge of a slope on this mountainous site. In order to create an …

Jamberoo Farm House by Casey Brown Architecture

Australian-based Casey Brown Architecture have designed the Jamberoo Farm House.<p>Description<p>Located on the edge of the coastal escarpment south of …

Data Scientist: Master the Basics, Avoid The Most Common Mistakes | IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub

Data science is a human craft, demanding just as much nuanced judgment and intuitive technique as you’d expect from any skilled artisan.<p>One of the …

Yingst Retreat / Salmela Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The retreat rests on a quiet 16 acre site amongst a tall, dense beech forest that descends to lakeshore. …