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Do You Need a Chief Data Scientist?

Sep 28, 2020 |

Data scientists are modern-day wizards who can turn digital coal into virtual diamonds. But data scientists are unique individuals with special talents, and organizations risk squandering those gifts if data scientists are managed like any other employee. Read more…

VC Ben Horowitz Dishes on Hadoop, AI, and Data Culture

Sep 9, 2020 |

Don’t mistake Ben Horowitz as big fan of Hadoop. “The product was just never good,” the noted venture capitalist said today in a wide-ranging fireside chat with Sisu CEO Peter Bailis during the Future Data Conference. Read more…

The Future of Labor in an AI World

Sep 7, 2020 |

What will you be doing on Labor Day in 2030? How about five years from today? Will your job still be available? What skills will your employer demand? Nobody can forecast the future with total certainty, but a conservative reading of the workplace tea leaves suggests labor is in for a bumpy ride as technological advances make some jobs obsolete, while opening up new opportunities. Read more…

Dataiku’s Collaborative AI Platform Attracts New Investors

Aug 24, 2020 |

Dataiku, the enterprise AI platform vendor, again made the case this week its collaborative approach to data science is gaining enterprise adherents, announcing a $100 million funding round.

The Series D funding round announced Monday (Aug. Read more…

Data Science Salaries Are Flat, But Analytics Teams Weather Pandemic

Aug 20, 2020 |

For all the clamor about the shortage of data scientists, an analysis of median salaries for data crunchers shows only a slight increase in salaries over the previous year.

The latest Burtch Works study of salaries for data scientists and predictive analytics professionals found a mere 1 percent increase in media pay over the previous year. Read more…

Data Analyst, Python Lead U.S. Job Searches

Aug 13, 2020 |

The data science skills gap has been well documented here and elsewhere. However, there appears to be a mismatch between talent supply and demand.

Curiously, U.S. job hunters are most interested in data analyst positions that many companies claim they are having trouble filling. Read more…

R and Python: The Data Science Dynamic Duo

Aug 11, 2020 |

The language R is in the midst of a sizzling resurgence this summer. One might hypothesize that this growth is coming at the expense of Python, by far the dominant language for data science. Read more…

R Works Its Way Into Qubole’s Data Lake

Aug 6, 2020 |

Python may be the most popular language for data science today, but R isn’t far behind. In fact, R is experiencing a bit of a resurgence at the moment. That’s part of the reason that Qubole today announced that it has expanded its data lake offering with commercial and open source R software from RStudio. Read more…

Navigating the AI and Analytics Job Market During COVID-19

Aug 5, 2020 |

The market for AI and analytics jobs has not been spared from the wrath of COVID-19, which has directly led to the loss of more than 30 million American jobs over the past four months. Read more…

Explorium Platform Billed as App Store for Predictive Models

Jul 29, 2020 |

As the need for more reliable model training grows, so also does investor interest in funding data science startups seeking to leverage automation to track down and match the appropriate data sets to a given model and application. Read more…

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