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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…

Why Every Python Developer Will Love Ray

Nov 5, 2019 |

There are many reasons why Python has emerged as the number one language for data science. It’s easy to get started and relatively forgiving for beginners, yet it’s also powerful and extensible enough for experts to take on complex tasks. Read more…

Apache Arrow Takes ‘Flight’ with Big Data Net

Oct 23, 2019 |

A data transport framework released by the Apache Arrow community aims to alleviate some of the pain associated with accessing large data sets over networks.

Apache Arrow Flight is described as a general-purpose, client-server framework intended to ease high-performance transport of big data over network interfaces. Read more…

R Backers Tout Funding Milestone, Seek Comeback

Aug 28, 2019 |

Reports of the demise of R as a programming language are exaggerated, according to community leaders, who note the R Foundation has so far approved the distribution of grants and sponsorships totaling $1 million. Read more…

Is Python Strangling R to Death?

Aug 15, 2019 |

As programming languages go, there’s no denying that Python is hot. Originally created as a general-purpose scripting language, Python somehow became the most popular language for data science. But is Python’s fame coming at the expense of R? Read more…

Data Science Back to School: Accelerate Your Education

Aug 13, 2019 |

Are you looking to get a data science degree and join the workforce as a data scientist? Then you’re not alone, as thousands of young people around the world are following that same path with the hope of tapping into the high demand – and large salaries – that come with being a data scientist. Read more…

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