Tag or Interest: big data analytics

  1. 05/06/2017 - 16:15 Type of content: Article
    In an interview with DataIQ, chief executive Bob Muglia described Snowflake as, “a data warehouse company that is revolutionising the way people work with data,” and added that, “there is an insatiable desire for organisations to work with more data.”  With his...
  2. 23/05/2017 - 11:45 Type of content: Article
    Demand for big data professionals has seen a significant year-on-year rise with 51.7% more roles being advertised in Q1 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. Signficantly, permanent roles are up, but the demand for contractors has dropped by a nearly equal amount,...
  3. 17/05/2017 - 22:45 Type of content: Blog
    Every time the subject of data science comes up in informed company, the same argument begins - what’s the difference between a data scientist and a data analyst? Good question and one that should have a simple answer. The problem is that the distinction gets blurred...
  4. 16/05/2017 - 20:15 Type of content: Article
    In just ten years’ time, nearly half of Scotland’s workforce could face being replaced by automated alternatives. A forecast by the Institute for Public Policy Research Scotland said 46% of jobs - or 1.2 million employees - were at "high risk" of being performed by...
  5. 10/05/2017 - 15:30 Type of content: News
    “There is confusion around the term data science - it’s understood to mean different things.” According to Sean Owen, director of data science, Cloudera, part of the problem is the technology being used, especially the gap between the environment in which experimental...
  6. 04/05/2017 - 16:45 Type of content: Article
    Matt Hutchison, the person responsible for the delivery of analytics and business intelligence at customer loyalty marketing company ICLP, has been in the data industry for two decades. He gives his perspective on wider industry changes and why he thinks data and...
  7. 25/04/2017 - 16:00 Type of content: Article
    If you could use data to solve a global healthcare problem, what would stop you? If the data you needed was available on an open basis - and you could find the human resources - then the answer should be nothing. But if there was a high cost involved, the chance to...
  8. 21/04/2017 - 15:30 Type of content: Article
    One of the surprising things about big data analytics is just how much free stuff is on offer. From open data sets via the UK government to open source software for everything from data visualisation to graph databases, you can pick up most of the tools you need...
  9. 19/04/2017 - 16:45 Type of content: Article
    If you have come across the concept of graph as a way of understanding the connections between data points, then it is a fair bet that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had something to do with your awareness. Graph theory is a cornerstone of the way the social network...
  10. 03/04/2017 - 19:30 Type of content: Article
    Exactly a year ago, readers of the world’s media discovered that many leading politicians - along with industrialists, celebrities and stars - had been busy hiving off funds into offshore trusts and business interests. Following 12 months of secret analysis and...

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