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What Is Data Science? A Turing Award Winner Shares His View

The phrase “data science” is used every day, including in this very publication. We feel like we have an idea what it is. But what exactly is it? For one answer, we turn to Jeffrey Ullman, who won the Turing Award in Read more…

Bigeye Spawns Automated Data Quality Monitoring from Uber Roots

Having high quality data is essential to having high quality analytics and accurate machine learning algorithms. But as data volumes grow, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep tabs on data quality using traditional Read more…

Testing Data Literacy on Main Street

How good are you at discerning fact from fiction in the news and on social media? Can you spot cherry-picked data sets, poorly selected samples, or infographics that misrepresent data? SAS and the News Literacy Project h Read more…

10 Big Data Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind

They call it “big data” for a reason--it's really, really big. But getting your head wrapped around the growth of information digitization is not easy. That’s why we carefully curated these 10 mind-blowing facts ab Read more…

Data Science Salaries Are Flat, But Analytics Teams Weather Pandemic

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 fo Read more…

Sisu Seeks to Answer Why

In a typical business, analysts are tasked with using data to finding answers to questions. They’ll often use a BI tool to explore and query data stored in analytical database to figure out why something happened. Desp Read more…

The Critical Importance of Data Literacy

Quick: What's the leading indicator of individual success in data and analytics? You might be tempted to say technical and statistical skills. While those are important, the top predictor is actually data literacy, inclu Read more…

How To Build a Data Science Team Now

Business execs who are leading their companies down the data science track may be dismayed by the difficulty and expense of hiring a data scientist, the so-called "unicorns" who command quarter-million-dollar salaries. B Read more…

Election 2016: A Rich Opportunity for Data-Centric Storytelling

Get ready to consume some data. If you're following the election today, you're likely to be immersed in it. Thanks to a new generation of interactive data visualization tools, news junkies have powerful new ways to inges Read more…

As Data Science Evolves, It’s Taking Statistics with It

While there are disagreements about what exactly constitutes a "data scientist," there's little doubt that one of the critical components involves statistical aptitude. And as the data science profession evolves, it's ta Read more…

Dell’s Acquisition-Driven Analytic Reformation

Like most $50-billion corporations, Dell relies on a wide mix of applications, databases, and systems to run its various businesses, which range from PC manufacturing and software development to financial services and IT Read more…

Baseball Analytics Yields MVP Contenders

As the Major League Baseball trading deadline approaches on Friday (July 31), one sabermetric statistic is ubiquitous in all trade rumor reports: WAR. WAR stands for "Wins Above Replacement," and the metric is touted Read more…

Are You Data Literate? Education for the Information Economy

Over four months ago I began writing a handbook with two partners to inform students and young professionals about the data science industry. We interviewed over 30 data scientists, data analysts, CEOs, and academic prof Read more…

NASA Confirms 715 New Exoplanets from Kepler Data Haul

Astronomy is one of the more data-intensive sciences, as we have explored before. A new study from NASA highlights the importance of techniques that can keep pace with all that data. Read more…

HP Diving Deeper into R Parallelization

Despite R’s popularity as a statistical tool, its single-threaded nature might be a short-coming in scaling its use as a tool for big data applications. Not if they can help it, says HP. Read more…

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