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How Data Science Can Help You Not to be Blindsided in Decision-Making

In this contributed article, Analyst Mohammad Farooq discusses four important ways that data science affects every business function and can help you not to be blindsided in decision-making. The power of data science lies in the ability to take data and transform it into actionable insights. It can help in decision making. Besides, data science is not limited to extracting data.

Quantifying Data Science

Our friends over at The Data Incubator just released a new series of data-driven ranking reports that showcase the quantitative methodologies the data science fellowship, hiring and training company uses to actively teach their fellows. The idea was to develop a more data-driven approach to what the company should be teaching in their data science corporate training and their free fellowship for masters and PhDs looking to enter data science careers in industry.

Dataiku DSS 4.0 Enables Scalable Data Science Team Collaboration and Production

Dataiku, the maker of the enterprise-grade platform for data teams, Dataiku Data Science Studio (DSS), has announced the release of Dataiku DSS 4.0, which introduces new functionalities that improve the production, development, and management of enterprise data science projects.

Alooma Live Provides Real-Time Visualization of Cloud Data Streams

Alooma, the modern data pipeline company, announced Alooma Live, a real-time visualization tool that enables data scientists and engineers to monitor data streams in transit. It allows enterprises to monitor behavior and identify discrepancies to correct data integrity problems before they can impact data warehouse and business intelligence (BI) applications.

Cloudera to Accelerate Data Science and Machine Learning for the Enterprise with New Data Science Workbench

Cloudera, the provider of a leading platform for machine learning and advanced analytics built on the latest open source technologies, today unveiled Cloudera Data Science Workbench, a new self-service tool for data science on Cloudera Enterprise which is currently in beta.

Making the Leap from Data Science Hopeful to Practitioner

It’s a familiar dilemma. You’ve done your research, read some books, taken some online classes – and at long last, you’re finally ready to get real-life work experience as a Data Scientist. In this contributed article, Dan Saber, Data Science Hiring Manager at Coursera, offers three important steps for successfully transitioning into a data science career.

Interview: Emily Glassberg Sands, Data Science Manager at Coursera

I recently caught up with Emily Glassberg Sands, Data Science Manager at Coursera, to talk about applying machine learning, neural networks, natural language processing, and big data analytics to the retail industry. Emily leads an awesome team of data scientists and data science managers working on growth, discovery, the learning experience, and a new enterprise offering. The team’s job is to help build a better Coursera through data-driven decisions and products.

BlueData Brings DevOps Agility to Data Science Operations with Spark, R, and Python

BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software platform, announced the new winter release for the BlueData EPIC software platform. This new release delivers several new enhancements for data science operations, bringing DevOps agility and collaboration to data science teams as well as support for new machine learning use cases.

data.world Secures Nearly $19 Million in Venture Capital Funding

data.world, the social network for data people, today announced it has closed $18.7 million in venture capital funding at double the valuation of its previous round. This second round brings the total amount of capital raised to $32.7 million and places data.world among the technology sector’s top-5 venture-backed Certified B Corporations of all time. The new capital will be used to fund rapid progress toward the company’s mission to build the most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource in the world.

Tech Employers Say Soft Skills are Top Hiring Factors for Data Analytics Jobs

In this contributed article, Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), discusses the misconception that tech is all about tech, and which areas employment prospects should be focusing on. More and more businesses and governments are capturing, analyzing and interpreting huge amounts of data to boost organizational performance, promote new discovery and understanding, enhance decision making, and tackle public policy and societal challenges.