This past August, Big Data University (BDU) reached a milestone: 100,000 registered users! From its humble beginnings in early 2011, we continue to see rapid growth in the number of registrations. As of the time this blog post was written, we are now at 118,500 users. The chart below says it all!
With access to vast and various data sources, media companies are striving to build closer relationships with their customers at a level where they can finally understand them as individuals. New big data and predictive analytics capabilities allow them to analyze customer and behavioral data –
Hadoop is fundamental to the future of big data. Users are adopting Hadoop for strategic roles in their current data warehousing architectures, such as extract/transform/load (ETL), data staging and preprocessing of unstructured content. Hadoop is also a key technology in next-generation massively
Closing the big data talent gap requires tackling the problem from both sides: the people and the technology. Adequately training the data scientists of tomorrow is an obvious and necessary step, but what about the non-data scientists? And what about the technology side? What can we do to make the