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“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 1/28/2019

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

What is Web Scraping?

In this contributed article, Hoda Raissi, COO of ParseHub, introduces web scraping and its importance to researchers and to various industries. She also shares her insights on what to look out for when choosing a web scraping tool, and how to make sure it will provide you the data you need in the format you need, before you invest your time and money into the tool.

Ask a TA: Everything You Need to Know About MIT xPRO’s Online Data Science Course

Eric Bradford, a Teaching Assistant for MIT xPRO’s Online Data Science Course, Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Making Data-Driven Decisions, gives his insights into the unique seven-week course. The seven-week course explores the theory and practice behind recommendation engines, regressions, network and graphical modeling, anomaly detection, hypothesis testing, machine learning, and big data analytics. The next online data science course begins Feb. 4, and is currently enrolling.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 1/14/2019

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Where You Go Tells Who You Are—and Vice Versa

Researchers from Columbia University use data science tools to uncover human mobility patterns; new method will improve traffic prediction, urban planning, and other transportation needs. Mining data to analyze tracking patterns, Sharon Di, assistant professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics at Columbia Engineering, has discovered that she can infer the population travel demand level in a region from the trajectories of just a portion of travelers.

Executive Spotlight: Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software

The insideBIGDATA 2019 Executive Round Up features insights from industry executives with lengthy experience in the big data industry. Here’s a look at the insights from Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software. Ayush has deep software engineering expertise around big data solutions & has strong domain knowledge around Hadoop, MPP database & Systems, Performance Engineering & Data Integration. Before Unifi he was part of founding engineering team at Greenplum.

The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q1 2019

The team here at insideBIGDATA is deeply entrenched in following the big data ecosystem of companies from around the globe. We’re in close contact with most of the firms making waves in the technology areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Our in-box is filled each day with new announcements, commentaries, and insights about what’s driving the success of our industry so we’re in a unique position to publish our quarterly IMPACT 50 List of the most important movers and shakers in our industry. These companies have proven their relevance by the way they’re impacting the enterprise through leading edge products and services. We’re happy to publish this evolving list of the industry’s most impactful companies!

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for December 2018

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels. We’re happy to oblige! We understand that busy big data professionals can’t check the site everyday.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 1/7/2019

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

New Guide Offers Databricks Unified Analytics Platform Machine Learning Use Cases

The fields of machine learning and deep learning are on the brink of unprecedented breakthroughs across a variety of verticals. And according to a new report from Databricks, “data is the new fuel,” for these market advancements. Download the new white paper today, “Four Real-Life Machine Learning Use Cases,” to explore Databricks Unified Analytics Platform use cases in the advertising, loan servicing, media industries and more.