Earn Your Masters in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern

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As businesses seek to maximize the value of vast new stores of available data, Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Predictive Analytics program prepares students to meet the growing demand in virtually every industry for data-driven leadership and problem solving.

Guavus And Databricks Announce Reflex Platform Now a Certified Spark Distribution

Guavus, Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence, has announced that its Reflex 2.0 platform has been designated a Certified Spark Distribution by Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark.

Data Science 101: Stanford Mining Massive Datasets

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A new data science learning resource is about to commence, brought to you by Stanford University via Coursera: Mining Massive Datasets. This class teaches algorithms for extracting models and other information from very large amounts of data.

Databricks and O’Reilly Media Launch Spark Developer Certification Program

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, and O’Reilly Media , a leading voice in Data Science, has announced the launch of the first, global Apache Spark Developer Certification program.

Teradata University Network Addresses Need for Data-Driven Marketing Jobs

Organizations worldwide are struggling against a severe shortage of workers with analytical expertise and skills to understand and make data-driven marketing decisions. Teradata University Network, in conjunction with Teradata (NYSE: TDC), a leading analytic data platforms, marketing applications and consulting services company, are answering the need by making marketing applications, tools, and curricula freely available to university faculty and students.

Free Conference – Big Data Camp 2014

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Feeling left out because your boss wouldn’t let you attend the Hadoop Summit 2014 happening this week? Not to worry! Here’s a free alternative, especially attractive if you happen to live/work in Los Angeles. The Big Data Camp LA 2014 is a free, all-day conference on Saturday, June 14 hosted at the DirectTV campus near LAX.

Data Science 101: Hadoop – Just the Basics for Big Data Rookies

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With the Hadoop Summit conference coming next week (June 3-5), it might be useful for all newbies to get up to speed with this exciting distributed computing technology. Below is a video presentation that will open doors for you about the Hadoop technology that’s taking the enterprise by storm.

Data Science 101: Machine Learning Class at CMU

Here is a great learning resource for anyone wishing to dive into the field of machine learning – a complete class “Machine Learning” from Spring 2011 at Carnegie Mellon University. The course is taught by Tom Mitchell, Chair of the Machine Learning Department.

Data Science 101: Hadoop, Pig and Twitter

Here is a well-crafted slideshare presentation “Hadoop, Pig and Twitter” by Kevin Weil, Analytics Lead at Twitter.

Data Science 101: Introduction to MapReduce

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For newbie data scientists and enterprise decision makers who need a quick way to get up to speed with MapReduce, the technology underlying Hadoop, here is a slide presentation “Introduction to MapReduce: an Abstraction for Large-Scale Computation” by Ilan Horn of Google