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Qubole Extends Customer Support with New Education Program

Qubole, the big data as-a-service company, announced today it will be extending its customer support services with the launch of Qubole Education, an extensive resource to empower data users throughout an organization with the skills needed to successfully implement a cloud-based data project.

IBM Expands Data Science Education around the World

IBM (NYSE: IBM) is expanding its academic initiative with a new program that infuses its natural-language-based Watson Analytics technology into the classroom to help professors teach students how to turn data into insights without needing in-depth knowledge of data science.

Big Data Trends and Careers

In this contributed article, Dr. Athanasios Gentimis, Assistant Professor of Math and Analytics at Florida Polytechnic University, discusses the new big data analytics industry dedicated to analyzing data to provide context and pattern.

DataCamp Launches Groups Capability to Bring Data Science Skills to People Worldwide

DataCamp, the online data science school, has closed an additional $1 million seed funding round from Accomplice. The money will be used to open a new office in Cambridge, expand the team and launch the new Groups functionality.

Book Review: R for Everyone – Advanced Analytics and Graphics

I’m frequently asked about educational resources for those making their entry into the data science and machine learning professions. There are plenty of good advanced books such as theoretical masterpieces. The book “R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics” authored by Jared P. Lander covers the intermediate ground very well.

Architecting Predictive Algorithms for Machine Learning

In the presentation below, Seth Juarez of DevExpress discusses architecting predictive algorithms for machine learning.

WPI Receives U.S. Dept. of Education Funding to Address Shortage in Big Data Computing Professionals

Addressing a critical need for enhancing the nation’s capacity for computer science research and teaching, the U.S. Department of Education has granted Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) $885,834 through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. The funding will provide six needs-based fellowships for computer science PhD students who will study big data computing.

Advanced Apache Spark

Big data is going Spark crazy! Here’s a whopping 6 hour intensive, fast-paced and vendor agnostic look at Spark Core presented by Sameer Farooqui, a client services engineer at Databricks.

SAS® Academy for Data Science Answers Employer, Student Calls for Data Science and Business Skills

Where can aspiring and practicing data scientists earn respected credentials in big data and analytics? The same source organizations can tap to transform top talent and gain a competitive edge: the new SAS® Academy for Data Science.

Spark 101: MapR Free On-Demand Training Now Includes Apache Spark

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop® that integrates web-scale enterprise storage and real-time database capabilities, announced the availability of the first free Apache Spark course as part of a new series in its Hadoop On-Demand Training program.