Amazon Web Services (AWS) now offers a hosted version copy of Revolution R Enterprise 7, providing an easy way for individuals and organizations to start and test their big-data-styled analysis projects.
I’ve been monitoring a curious and lively discussion over on LinkedIn – “Is it necessary to have a Masters Degree to become a data scientist?” The comments I’ve seen have exhibited a number of points of view on the matter that I think are reflective of the questions on many people’s minds – both those wanting to become a data scientist and those wanting to hire a data scientist.
Last week saw evidence for the big data industry steamroller effect as the Strata Conference 2014 in Santa Clara came and went. With thousands of attendees, an abundance of informative presentations, and a very healthy exhibitor ecosystem, the show defined the current state-of-the-art for all that is big data. If you missed the big event, O’Reilly Media has graciously made available the slides and videos for some of the presentations.
The Strata Conference 2014 takes place this week, February 11-13, in Santa Clara, Calif. – the heart of Silicon Valley. The theme for the big event is “Making Data Work.” Strata Conference is the leading event for the people and technology driving the data revolution. The home of data science, Strata brings together practitioners, researchers, IT leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss big data, Hadoop, analytics, visualization and data markets.
Twitter recently introduced a pilot project called Twitter Data Grants through which a handful of research institutions are given access to the company’s public and historical data. More than 500 million Tweets a day are generated by the Twitter microblogging service. Such an expansive set of data can allow data scientists to glean insights and learn about a variety of topics.
I am convinced we’re at an important inflection point in the timeline of the discipline of computer science. When compared to other disciplines like mathematics, physics and biology, computer science is a very young field, starting around 1964. But something is happening now, in 2014, that is propelling the field into a new evolutionary period.
SAP HANA enables real-time access to mission-critical, business data and thus revolutionizes the way existing information can be utilized to address ever changing business requirements. A special whitepaper is now available thata describes both the business and technical benefits of implementing the Cisco UCS with NetApp Storage for SAP HANA solution.