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insideBIGDATA Guide to Healthcare & Life Sciences

The insideBIGDATA Guide to Healthcare & Life Sciences is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new area of technology. The guide provides an overview of the utilization of big data technologies as an emerging discipline in healthcare and life sciences. It explores the characteristics of this business strategy and the benefits of leveraging big data technologies within these sectors. It also touches on the challenges and future directions of big data and analytics in the healthcare and life sciences industries.

New Lightbend Survey of 2,000 Java and Scala Developers Reveals Shake-Up In Enterprise Application Architecture

Lightbend (formerly Typesafe), the company behind the Reactive Platform that includes the Akka, Play and Lagom Frameworks as well as the Scala programming language, announced the results of a new survey of 2,151 Java Virtual Machine (JVM) developers and IT professionals.

Visualizing and Understanding Deep Neural Networks

In this presentation, Matthew Zeiler, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Clarifai Inc, speaks about large convolutional neural networks. These networks have recently demonstrated impressive object recognition performance making real world applications possible.

Benefits of Having a Data Scientist Career

With the continued upward trajectory of interest in getting on board with a data science career, our friends over at Simplilearn Solutions put together the compelling infographic below.

Book Review: The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis

Last year, I wrote a review of a useful book that got students up to speed with a key mathematical ingredient of machine learning – linear algebra: The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra. No Starch Press (an excellent source of technical books) just came out with a follow-up title: The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis.

Guide to Data Science Interviews

Our friends over at Springboard just released a compelling new infographic that highlights some salary metrics with different data professional roles.

CIO Survey on IIoT Adoption: Real Barriers and Opportunities Ahead

Our friends over at Bit Stew Systems, developer of a data intelligence platform for solving the data integration challenge in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), released the findings of a Quick Pulse survey by IDG Research of senior IT executives.

Deep Learning at Google with Jeff Dean

In the Google TechTalk video presentation below, luminary Jeff Dean discusses the use of Deep Learning at Google – “Large-Scale Deep Learning for Intelligent Computer Systems.”

NEW insideBIGDATA Audience Survey Needs Your Voice

insideBIGDATA would like to introduce all our loyal readers to the just launched 2016 audience survey. Our goal is to reach out to our rapidly growing readership to find out what’s important to you. The survey covers a wide range of topics that will help us tailor our content to better suit your needs.

Book Review: The Book of R by Tilman Davies

A fantastic new book just landed on my desk, “The Book of R: A First Course in Programming and Statistics” by Tilman M. Davies from No Starch Press. I’ve been looking for a book like this for some time – to use with the introductory data science and machine learning course I teach.