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Data Engineers in Hot Demand

Sep 27, 2016 |

The big data community has been dealing with the data scientist shortage ever since big data became a thing. Now we’re learning that there’s possibly an even bigger shortage of another type of data professional: Read more…

Data Science Education Evolves to Meet Surging Demand

Sep 26, 2016 |

Here’s some good news for young data science professionals looking for that first job: your skills are in high demand and will help you land a job with an average starting salary close to $120,000. Read more…

Tracking the Ever-Shifting Big Data Bottleneck

Aug 31, 2016 |

Bottlenecks are a fact of life in IT. No matter how fast you build something, somebody will find a way to max it out. While the performance headroom has been elevated dramatically since Hadoop introduced distributed computing to the commodity masses, the bottleneck has shifted, but it hasn’t disappeared. Read more…

9 Paths to a Data Science Interview

Aug 29, 2016 |

Springboard surveyed about 20 people about the hardest parts of the data science interview process as part of the research for our free guide to data science interviews. Surprisingly, the answer we got back had little to do with the technical questions we thought were the hardest. Read more…

Don’t Be a Big Data Snooper

Aug 23, 2016 |

One of the biggest challenges that data scientists face is separating true predictors from false ones. When an airtight causal model can’t be created, data scientists often look to a secondary class of models based on correlations to accurately predict outcome. Read more…

News In Brief

BSC Presents Plan to Energize Europe’s Big Data Efforts

Oct 5, 2016 |

Researchers from the Barcelona Supercomputer Center today presented the big data roadmap commissioned by the EU as part of the RETHINK big project intended to identify technology goals, obstacles and actions for developing a more effective big data infrastructure and competitive position for the Europe over the next ten years. Read more…

Yahoo Shares Algorithm for Identifying ‘NSFW’ Images

Oct 3, 2016 |

Yahoo is releasing the deep learning algorithm that it uses to detect “not safe for work” (NSFW) images to the open source community, the Web giant announced last week.

Anywhere from 4% to 30% of the Internet is composed of pornographic content, according to a 2011 article in Forbes. Read more…

Oracle Bolsters Cloud Gambit With Expanded Analytics

Sep 21, 2016 |

As it looks to challenge public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out an analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure.

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) unveiled its analytics cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: Read more…

MIT Programmers Attack Big Data Memory Gap

Sep 15, 2016 |

Among the computing challenges presented by big data is the scattering of unstructured items across huge datasets. Pulling together that data from arbitrary locations in main memory is therefore emerging as a major performance bottleneck in CPUs. Read more…

NSF Funds New Cognitive Science Research

Aug 18, 2016 |

As part of its BRAIN initiative, the National Science Foundation announced a second series of grants this week awarded to multidisciplinary teams to further explore cognitive and neural systems, including “data-intensive neuroscience and cognitive science.” Read more…

This Just In

U.S. EPA Announced as Newest Member of National Consortium for Data Science

Oct 20, 2016 |

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 20 — The United States Environmental Protection Agency is the latest organization to join the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private partnership to capitalize on the opportunities of big data and advance data science. Read more…

Alteryx and Udacity Introduce New Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree Program

Oct 20, 2016 |

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 20 — Alteryx, Inc., the leader in self-service data analytics, announced it is partnering with Udacity, an online education provider, on the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program which opens today. Read more…

NYU Using NVIDIA DGX-1 Supercomputer to Push Boundaries of AI

Oct 12, 2016 |

Oct. 12 — New York University’s Center for Data Science is at the cutting edge of fields with revolutionary implications such as machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision and intelligent machines. Read more…

New Master’s Degree From WGU Prepares Students to Meet the Challenges of Big Data

Oct 7, 2016 |

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 7 — Data is growing in complexity and volume, leaving organizations overwhelmed and scrambling to find the sophisticated tools and techniques needed to harness its value. Read more…

South Big Data Hub Announces Awards That Apply Data Science to Regional Challenges

Sep 29, 2016 |

Sept. 29 — Three research teams in the Southern U.S. will receive funding for projects designed to use data science and data analytics to address challenges related to healthcare, environmental sustainability, and updating and improving power grids. Read more…