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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Today's New Articles

Vincent Granville of Data Science Central writes that there are two types of data scientists: Vertical data scientists & Horizontal data scientistsIn this article he writes about the key differences and why companies and recruiters need know the difference.

By Violet Blue for Pulp Tech. In a very different kind of "big data" talk than other SXSW 2013 big data presentations, Splunk developer Ed Hunsinger explained how he gathered personal data output of things ranging from sleep machines to Foursquare and created informative data visualizations out of his everyday habits.

Explaining a host of opportunities in data science, Gaurav Vohra busts some related myths. Data Science has emerged as one of the most exciting fields. Since it is a new field there is both excitement and confusion about it. Data science is a beautiful combination of technology, business, and mathematics that impacts every facet of our life...

Book Review: "Big Data" By Bill Kist is a professor at Kent State University.  "You may have been introduced to the concept of "big data" during the last days of the 2012 presidential election, when The New York Times' Nate Silver predicted President Obama's victory as a statistical certainty. In "Big Data," Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, a professor, and Kenneth Cukier, an editor for The Economist, explain how huge data sets and some fast computers can predict not only election results but whether you're going to commit credit card fraud, throw a wrestling match, or get pregnant."

Tony Cosentino of writes, "Big data analytics is being offered as the key to addressing a wide array of management and operational needs across business and IT. But the label “big data analytics” is used in a variety of ways, confusing people about its usefulness and value and about how best to implement to drive business value. The uncertainty this causes poses a challenge for organizations that want to take advantage of big data in order to gain competitive advantage, comply with regulations, manage risk and improve profitability."

WSJ’S BIG DATA SPECIAL REPORT:  Read several articles on Big Data including: "The Era of Big Data", "Big Data, Big Blunders",  "The New Shape of Big Data",  "Drive Into the Future", and "Big Data Help Wanted"...

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