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The Data Science Industry: Who Does What

Our friends over at DataCamp took a look at this avalanche of data science job postings in an attempt to unravel these cool-sounding and playful job titles into a comparison of different data science related careers. The infographic below, “The Data Science Industry: Who Does What”, summarizes the results.

Why is Apache Spark So Hot?

An Insider’s Guide to Apache Spark is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new computing framework. As one of the most exciting and widely adopted open-source projects, Apache Spark in-memory clusters are driving new opportunities for application development as well as increased intake of IT infrastructure. This article is the second in a series that explores a high-level view of how and why many companies are deploying Apache Spark as a solution for their big data technology requirements.

Talend Survey Reveals Real-Time Big Data Key to Cyber Monday Success

With the holidays rapidly approaching, merchants need strategies to convert digital shoppers. A recent survey from our friends over at Talend found some important online shopping trends.

An Insider’s Guide to Apache Spark

An Insider’s Guide to Apache Spark is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new computing framework. As one of the most exciting and widely adopted open-source projects, Apache Spark in-memory clusters are driving new opportunities for application development as well as increased intake of IT infrastructure.

Applications of Big Data in 10 Industry Verticals

Our friends over at Simplilearn put together a compelling infographic below that highlights 10 industry verticals and how they’re applying the big data technology stack.

86 Percent of Predictive Analytics Users Report Tangible Gains to Their Bottom Line

A new study by Forbes Insights, “The Predictive Journey: 2015 Survey on Predictive Marketing Strategies,” reveals that 86 percent of executives with experience in predictive analytics indicate the technology has delivered a positive return on investment for their business.

Global Survey Reveals CFOs Seek Single Source of Truth to Power Data-Driven Business Transformation

Adaptive Insights, a leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM) for the biggest brands and the hottest companies, unveiled its Q3 2015 CFO Indicator report bench marking chief financial officers’ (CFOs’) perspectives on their evolving roles as they lead business transformation across their organizations in an increasingly data-driven world.

The Benefits of Becoming a Smart City

Advances in technology are quickly paving the way for smart cities. A smart city is an urban center that harnesses technologies, such as IT, to improve the quality of life of residents, manage available resources such as roads and water in economically sustainable manner, and reduce environmental pollution. According to figures published by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), smart city technologies will grow to an industry worth $27.5 billion by 2023.

Study Finds Top B2B Marketers Using Predictive Analytics Outperform Counterparts Using Traditional Data Analytics

A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Radius revealed B2B marketing organizations that strategically use predictive analytics outperform other organizations that use more traditional data analytics approaches to improve marketing execution and business results.

Apache Spark Outgrowing Hadoop as Users Increasingly Move to the Cloud

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark, released the findings of a survey of more than 1,400 respondents from the Spark community to identify how organizations and users are utilizing the data analytics and processing engine.