Recently, I had the honor of speaking with a number of the world’s most influential thought-leaders in the fields of data science, data analytics, machine learning and digital transformation. This group of prominent data technologists was more than happy to answer a wide variety of question on
Perhaps one the single most significant changes to the analytics landscape in recent years had been the emergence of the data scientist. This role is continuing to evolve, with many organizations still in the process of establishing how best to incorporate this relatively new discipline into their
Many of today’s top business performers successfully leverage a discipline – data science. Machine learning is one major way to apply data science and with machine learning, the more data we feed in, the better it performs. However, much of the world’s value data cannot be found on the Internet. It
The data lake can be considered the consolidation point for all of the data which is of value for use across different aspects of the enterprise. There is a significant range of the different types of potential data repositories that are likely to be part of a typical data lake.
It’s easy to be blinded (and impressed) with the rapid innovation and evolution in the arena of big data. Today’s most technically sophisticated companies have the opportunity to exploit big data tools to address mind-numbingly cool use cases and produce very enticing results. However, so many
This is the fourth in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. Read our introduction to the series. This blog concerns itself with the rise of open source software and how it is used for a whole host of analytical purposes. However, as will be seen in this blog, there are significant gaps in
Context-aware stream computing helps you become more responsive to emerging opportunities. By using innovative technologies to understand the context of data and analyze data in real time, you can put data to work.
Although NoSQL database technology has been around for a long time (before SQL actually), not until the advent of Web 2.0, when companies such as Google and Amazon began using the technology, did NoSQL’s popularity really take off. Market Research Media forecasts NoSQL Market to be $3.4 Billion by
Building a data lake is one of the stepping stones towards data monetization use cases and many other advance revenue generating and competitive edge use cases. What are the building blocks of a “cognitive trusted data lake” enabled by machine learning and data science?
In many cases the data lake can be defined as a super set of repositories of data that includes the traditional data warehouse, complete with traditional relational technology. One significant example of the different components in this broader data lake, is in terms of different approaches to the
This white paper discusses the advantages of using the PySpark API, which enables the use of Python to interact with the Spark programming model. It starts with a basic description of Spark and then describes PySpark, its benefits, and when it is appropriate to use instead of "pandas" open source
This is the second in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. We will consider the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics used on that data and how the cloud can be utilized to drive value out of instrumenting a very wide range of ‘things’.