Big Data in the Wild

By Graeme Thickins | Real-world examples of how big data is making big impact. (Follow us on Twitter @BigDataWild.)

How Airlines Are Using Big Data

Big Data technology is reshaping all industries. Leveraging Big Data insight brings companies a great competitive advantage. As one of the biggest …

Big Data

Coursera collaborates with Google to foster a pool of skilled cloud talent

Coursera, an education-focused technology company, is announcing a collaboration with Google to offer Google Cloud Training courses on its platform. …

Cloud Computing

Is Data Socialization The Next Big Thing In Data Analytics?

The Big Data revolution in business has come about due to the huge increase in the amount of information we’re able to capture and analyze, from an ever growing number of sources. It’s the driving force behind a wider wave of technology-driven transformation which is taking place thanks to advances …

Big Data

Cern: 'We generate 1PB each second. Here's what that's taught us about big data'

The big data pioneer on how to use machine learning to mine gold from your company's data stores.<p>Cern's experiments probing the fundamental nature of …

Big Data

Meet The Startup That's Pulling Trackable Data From Your Company's Culture

Startups talk about culture all the time. Building it, championing it, spreading it. Its importance is recognized by the broader ecosystem because it represents a key foundation to growing a company. Businesses are encouraged to create a workplace that facilitates both employee empowerment and …

Analytics

Wanted (Badly): Big Data Engineers

Big data engineers head a list of top IT jobs in 2017, second only in terms of salary range to Internet of Things architects and among the leaders …

Big Data

The Data Science Behind AI

Data Science

Is Data Science Too Easy?

Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Somerset House<p><i>Is data science too easy? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Maurice Ewing, Trained and Led Data Science teams in over 50</b> …

Data Science

IoT And Big Data At Caterpillar: How Predictive Maintenance Saves Millions Of Dollars

When it comes to big data and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives most companies are still in the design or early adoption phases which make it hard to get a solid return on investment (ROI) figures. So it’s refreshing to share a story of an organization delivering real-world ROI for their …

Big Data

An Open Source Data Analytics Library: Intel’s Impressive Entry

What comes after “Big Data”? I’d say “Faster Big Data.” And it’s going to be a game changer well beyond what Big Data has done so far.<p>Fast and …

Big Data

What is Prescriptive Analytics?

Prescriptive analytics is the fourth and final branch of analytics we’re going to focus on in our analytics series. The field of prescriptive …

Analytics

Data-related careers take top spots on Glassdoor’s list of best 50 jobs in America for 2017

Data, data, data, data, data.<p>Career site Glassdoor is out with its annual list of “50 Best Jobs in America” for 2017 and many of the top gigs are …

Employment

Really Big Data At Walmart: Real-Time Insights From Their 40+ Petabyte Data Cloud

Walmart – the world’s biggest retailer with over 20,000 stores in 28 countries, is in the process of building the world’ biggest private cloud, to process 2.5 petabytes of data every hour.<p>To make sense of all of this information, and put it to work solving problems, the company has created what it …

Big Data

40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020

More than 40 percent of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by …

Why 2017 is the year of data-driven AI

There was much ado about artificial intelligence (AI) platforms in 2016. It was warranted. Major developments and offerings came out of Microsoft (Cognitive Services), Google (TensorFlow), Amazon (Rekognition, Polly, Lex), IBM (Watson), Salesforce (Einstein), and many more. AI and machine learning …

Artificial Intelligence

The year in analytics

Well, 2016 is officially in the past. Between the election drama, the stock markets tossing and turning, celebrities moving on and Harambe, it was a doozy.<p>The SaaS correction<p>First things first. It’s hard to make sense of the overall state of the analytics ecosystem without taking into account the …

Big Data

3 Sweet Big Data Lies

Big data - big potential, they say. They talk about how big their big data is and how many thousands of data points they have. They talk about …

Data Management

Companies are making billions off your medical data — and you won't get a cent of it

Doctor-patient confidentiality: This central tenet of health care in the United States may make you think your private medical details — from that …

Health Care

Hadoop Is Falling | Articles | Chief Data Officer

Three years ago, looking beyond Hadoop was insanity, and there was little else that could come close according to many in the media. However, the …

Is Big Data Analytics The Secret To Successful Fire Fighting?

Fire departments fight fires, but they also deal with an awful lot of other incidents. Often this is by virtue of being the only ones with the training and tools to get the job done. On route to an incident in a large city, they may have an average of around four minutes to prepare for what they …

Fire Fighting

Can AI Make The Sexiest 21st Century Job Obsolete?

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation is no longer seen as a threat to just menial, repetitive jobs. Already systems are being developed and deployed which have the potential to carry out work traditionally left to highly educated and skilled humans, such as doctors, lawyers and …

Data Management

Big Data: Will We Soon No Longer Need Data Scientists?

The job of data scientist — the quintessential big data job, and the job that was just voted the best job in America for 2016 — is at risk.<p>Data scientists have been called “unicorns” because finding the right person with the right set of skills — including coding, statistics, machine learning, …

Data Management

Big Data 2017: The future is cloudy

While machine learning and IoT grab the headlines, in 2017, cloud adoption will become the sleeper story of Big Data.<p>The old adage about two heads …

Battling the Tyranny of Big Data

The data scientists writing the algorithms that drive giants like Alphabet Inc. (Google) and Facebook Inc. are today's technology wizards, and companies and governments increasingly use their creations -- often in secret and with little oversight -- to do everything from hiring and firing employees …

Big Data

The Evolving Chief Data Officer Role: Driving Revenue and Profitability

<b>Delivering Better Business Outcomes Through Data and Analytics</b><p>Somebody at a conference once said to me: “Nobody knows what the role of a Chief Data …

Analytics

Big Data's 2017: Can more meta thinking free us from current malaise?

Here's a roundup of annual predictions from around the Big Data industry. Key themes this year include artificial intelligence/machine learning, …

Machine learning: From science project to business plan

2015 was the year machine learning emerged from the academic closet. No longer was it an esoteric discipline commanded by the few, the proud, the …

Business Planning

6 big data trends to watch in 2017

As more analytics systems become mission critical in 2017, big data leaders and CIOs should keep a close eye on these six trends, which include …

Big Data

Top 30 Data Science Articles of the Year

As we approach 2017, we have compiled a list of the most popular data science, machine learning, deep learning and related articles published on DSC …

Data Science