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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.

Who Will Untap The Next Big Thing in Machine Learning? Hint: It’s Not Our Data Scientists

In this special guest feature, Michael Liberty, COO and co-founder of Signifyd, argues that an overabundance of data scientists is slowing the growth of machine learning. What’s needed is a better balance of data scientists and engineers who can produce machine learning insights at industrial scale.

Making the Most of Big Data Requires Effective Training in Data Science

In this special guest feature, Devavrat Shah, professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, discusses the type of training data scientists need in order to glean the most value from big data.

From PMML to PFA: A Way Forward for Deploying Predictive Analytics

In this contributed article, Jason Miller, Industrial Applications Engineer at Alpine Data discusses the new PFA standard that takes a good step forward from the previous PMML standard. A shift to PFA has the potential to be a watershed event in predictive analytics.

How Companies Get Value from Data Science Production

Data science software maker, Dataiku, recently completed a worldwide survey that asked thousands of companies: how does your organization put data science into production? The results show that most companies using data science have unique challenges that fall into four different profiles: Small Data Teams, Packagers, Industrialization Maniacs, and The Big Data Lab.

Get Up to Speed with Data Science in 7 Easy Steps

In this article, we’ll make sense of data science for those unacquainted with the field and outline a series of 7 easy steps to get up to speed with the technology. In doing so, we’ll highlight the integral steps in the “data science process,” so you can get a good grasp of how data science works and how it is of value to enterprises seeking to maximize the value of their data assets.

Harvard Ash Center Releases Report Charting New and Revolving Role of Chief Data Officers in Cities

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School released a white paper by Innovations in American Government Fellow Jane Wiseman highlighting the relatively new and evolving role of chief data officers in cities and states across the country in working to improve social outcomes through data-driven government. “Lessons From Leading CDOs: A Framework for Better Civic Analytics,” examines lessons learned from CDOs in America’s biggest cities.

World Programming Unveils New Industrial Analytics and Data Science Features for 2017

World Programming, a leading industrial analytics and data science platform provider, unveiled new features for data scientists and data science teams including those working within life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and financial services.