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Data Science 101: Cassandra Tutorial for Beginners

Provided by our friends over at Edureka, Module 1 of their Apache Cassandra course below discusses the fundamental concepts of using a highly-scalable, column-oriented database to implement appropriate use cases.

Data Science 101: Support Vector Machines

Support Vector Machines (SVM) is an important and widely used machine learning algorithm. In order to fully understand SVMs, you need to have a fundamental understanding of how the statistical learning method functions. Here is a useful lecture on SVM coming from MIT OpenCourseware.

How to Become a Data Scientist in 8 Easy Steps

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Our friends over at DataCamp just came out with a cool new infographic entitled “Become a Data Scientist in 8 easy steps.” This hits home to a lot of people who are trying to enter this new industry hoping to satisfy a lot of unfilled job openings. The question is how best to make this transition. The useful infographic below will help answer this question by outlining the process of becoming a data scientist.

Deep Learning, Self-Taught Learning and Unsupervised Feature Learning

The video presentation below is a highly compelling talk by Stanford University professor and Coursera co-founder, Dr. Andrew Ng. Andrew addresses a graduate summer school audience at UCLA’s IPAM (Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics) on the topic – Deep Learning, Feature Learning.

Earn Your Masters in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern

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As businesses seek to maximize the value of vast new stores of available data, Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Predictive Analytics program prepares students to meet the growing demand in virtually every industry for data-driven leadership and problem solving.

Guavus And Databricks Announce Reflex Platform Now a Certified Spark Distribution

Guavus, Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence, has announced that its Reflex 2.0 platform has been designated a Certified Spark Distribution by Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark.

Data Science 101: Stanford Mining Massive Datasets

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A new data science learning resource is about to commence, brought to you by Stanford University via Coursera: Mining Massive Datasets. This class teaches algorithms for extracting models and other information from very large amounts of data.

Databricks and O’Reilly Media Launch Spark Developer Certification Program

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, and O’Reilly Media , a leading voice in Data Science, has announced the launch of the first, global Apache Spark Developer Certification program.

Teradata University Network Addresses Need for Data-Driven Marketing Jobs

Organizations worldwide are struggling against a severe shortage of workers with analytical expertise and skills to understand and make data-driven marketing decisions. Teradata University Network, in conjunction with Teradata (NYSE: TDC), a leading analytic data platforms, marketing applications and consulting services company, are answering the need by making marketing applications, tools, and curricula freely available to university faculty and students.

Free Conference – Big Data Camp 2014

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Feeling left out because your boss wouldn’t let you attend the Hadoop Summit 2014 happening this week? Not to worry! Here’s a free alternative, especially attractive if you happen to live/work in Los Angeles. The Big Data Camp LA 2014 is a free, all-day conference on Saturday, June 14 hosted at the DirectTV campus near LAX.