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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…

Left for Dead, R Surges Again

Jul 10, 2020 |

Don’t look now, but R, which some had written off as a language in terminal decline in lieu of Python’s immense and growing popularity, appears to be staging a furious comeback the likes of which IT has rarely seen. Read more…

Spark 3.0 Brings Big SQL Speed-Up, Better Python Hooks

Jun 25, 2020 |

Apache Spark 3.0 is now here, and it’s bringing a host of enhancements across its diverse range of capabilities. The headliner is an big bump in performance for the SQL engine and better coverage of ANSI specs, while enhancements to the Python API will bring joy to data scientists everywhere. Read more…

New Open Source App: Data Science Education

Mar 4, 2020 |

The principles underpinning open source software development that are transforming the digital economy are now being extended to new sectors such as education, where proponents hope to leverage the collaborative approach to advance the teaching of data science. Read more…

The Future of Computing is Distributed

Feb 26, 2020 |

Distributed applications are not new. The first distributed applications were developed over 50 years ago with the arrival of computer networks, such as ARPANET. Since then, developers have leveraged distributed systems to scale out applications and services, including large-scale simulations, web serving, and big data processing. Read more…

Python Dominates, Usage Survey Confirms

Feb 19, 2020 |

Data scientists, machine learning developers and data engineers are turning decisively to the Python programming language, according to a new study.

An annual usage analysis released this week by O’Reilly Media also found a decided shift towards cloud native design for software, IT infrastructure and DevOps. Read more…

Top 12 Datanami Stories of 2019

Jan 3, 2020 |

2019 was an eventful year in the big data space, with enough intersecting story lines to keep a big data watcher enmeshed for hours – if not days — on end. Read more…

Anyscale Emerges from Stealth with Plan to Scale Ray

Dec 17, 2019 |

Anyscale emerged from stealth today with a Series A round of venture capital worth $20.6 million from Andreessen Horowitz and the rough outlines of a plan to scale Ray, the RISELab technology that effectively turns everyday Python coders into parallel computing developers. Read more…

Mobile Coding is a Thing

Nov 12, 2019 |

Distance, or online, learning is growing in popularity as a tool for addressing skills gaps in disciplines such as data science. Among the most popular courses available on these platforms are software coding courses offered by groups such as DataCamp. Read more…

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