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ASA Issues Statement on Role of Statistics in Data Science


In a policy statement issued today, the American Statistical Association (ASA) stated statistics is “foundational to data science”—along with database management and distributed and parallel systems—and its use in this emerging field empowers researchers to extract knowledge and obtain better results from Big Data and other analytics projects.

Google Cloud Dataproc: Making Spark and Hadoop Easier, Faster, and Cheaper


Today Google is releasing Google Cloud Dataproc as a beta service. Cloud Dataproc gives you anytime access to super-fast, simple yet powerful, managed Spark and Hadoop clusters.

Digging Deep into Data Science and the Silicon Valley


In this special guest feature, David Richards of WANdisco pays tribute to noted computer scientist Alan Turing in terms of the rise of the Big Data industry.

Solve the Data Scientist Shortage with Machine Intelligence


In this special guest feature, Scott Howser of Nutonian discusses how machine intelligence software enables users to automatically discover analytical models via sophisticated evolutionary algorithms without any human intervention, thus solving the data scientist shortage.

Data Science 101: Getting a Free Mathematics Education for Data Science

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In this special feature, Daniel D. Gutierrez, Managing Editor of insideBIGDATA provides a number of free educational resources designed for budding data scientists to gain a foundation in mathematics.

Dataiku – Big Data Startup Aims to Shake up the Analytics Market


Dataiku’s Data Science Studio (DSS) is a platform that makes the entire process easy, quick, and hassle-free. It enables instantaneous connection to any data store, eliminating integration headaches.

Data Science 101: An Introduction to scikit-learn – Machine Learning in Python


The tutorial presentation below offers an introduction to the scikit-learn package and to the central concepts of Machine Learning.

Datameer’s Stefan Groschupf on the Role of the CDO


As another episode of the Big Data & Brews industry perspectives series, Stefan Groschupf, CEO of our friends over at Datameer, shares his thoughts on the role of the Chief Data Officer in today’s enterprise environment.

Interview: Michael O’Connell, Chief Data Scientist at TIBCO


I recently caught up with Michael O’Connell who is Chief Data Scientist at TIBCO, a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software, to talk about the flourishing career outlook, demand and job security that a career in data science and business analytics are bringing to the higher education community.

Book Review: The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra


I was happy to receive a review copy of book employing a very unique approach for teaching mathematics, “The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra,” published by No Starch Press. This is a comic book, perfect for new data scientists! The book is great for newbies because it clearly spells out each minute step in performing calculations involving vectors, matrices, determinants, linear transformations, kernels, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.