Category: Big Data

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Five Go-To Big Data Texts

There are a variety of helpful and insightful texts focused on the past, present, and future of big data analytics. Here are several essential data texts.   “Hadoop for Dummies” by Dirk Deroos   Perhaps one of the most accessible big data books on the market, “Big Data for Dummies” is both easy-to-read and thorough in its exploration of data… Read more →

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Three ways AI may replace humans in the near future

With artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) growing increasingly prevalent in a variety of industries worldwide, some have become worried that it will lead to a decline in human-occupied jobs. Considering how close this technology has come to achieving full sentient functionality, these fears are understandable. Implementation, however, has been gradual — though undeniably progressive — in many cases,… Read more →

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Is 2018 the year of the data position?

The utilization and implementation of big data analytics continues to be a bona fide force in the technology community, with 2018 industry projections currently standing at around $40 billion. With this notion in mind, and with an increasing amount of workplaces leaning further into a data-grounded infrastructure, many companies must now revisit their hiring initiatives to account for emerging new… Read more →

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Data selling: a quick look inside this growing web trend

Ever wonder how Facebook tailors ads to reflect your likes, purchases, and overall web habits? Initially, this phenomenon could be solely credited to the work of third party advertising networks and data aggregators. However, in more recent years, Facebook, Apple, and other major names in the tech and social media sectors have made more expansive personal data available for a… Read more →

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A beginner’s guide to data mining

  As the technology landscape becomes increasingly contingent on data analytics, the term “data mining” has become a popular buzzword in many corporate circles. Generally, this term refers to “any form of large-scale data or information processing,” including, but not limited to, extraction, analysis, warehousing, and collection.   Here is a quick guide to this relevant and storied process.  … Read more →

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Big data’s impact on HR

Advancements in the collection and management of big data analytics have paved innovative new paths for the workplace — especially within human resources departments. Now, most HR workers have a vast array of information on employees and potential hires, and this access doubles as both an efficient means of planning and a strategic engagement mechanism. Here are a few ways… Read more →

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Data analytics in education

  Big data analytics’ impact has been far-reaching across an array of industries, concepts, and communities worldwide. Impacted sectors range from the obvious (scientific research, healthcare) to the unexpected, benefiting mutually from enhanced data collecting, monitoring, and analyzing. Depending on the angle, education may fall into either one of these categories, as its implementation of data analytics has ranged, in… Read more →

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Big data’s impact on sports performance

    Big data analytics’ impact has been far-reaching across an array of industries, concepts, and communities worldwide. Impacted sectors range from the obvious (scientific research, healthcare) to the unexpected, benefiting mutually from enhanced data collecting, monitoring, and analyzing. The athletics world may fall into the latter category, as most sports, at both pro and amateur levels, have started to… Read more →

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The best big data apps

    As big data analytics continue to carve a niche into nearly every major facet of society, from a technological standpoint, the need for their accessibility has only increased. Many professional across many industries now rely on a constant stream of data pertaining to their respective fields, and mobile app technology — an equally progressive concept in the technological… Read more →

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Big data’s place in music streaming

  Music has been created and enjoyed for centuries, and electronically, songs and albums have undergone a vast evolution of formats and mediums. The most recent trend in this continuous evolution is the advent of music streaming. Streaming outlets allow users to accumulate, organize, and listen to countless artist discographies for a monthly rate, in lieu of offering each song… Read more →