How Many Data Scientists are out there?

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Editor’s note: This post by Gregory Piatetsky first appeared at KDnuggets.com. It it he dives into a key question regarding the possible shortage of data scientists. -bg Many people have read the McKinsey report on Big Data (May 2011) which predicted  The United States alone faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical expertise and 1.5 million managers and […]

DigitalGlobe Teams with Cloudera to Accelerate Delivery of Geospatial Big Data Analytics

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DigitalGlobe  is widely known as a leading provider of commercial high resolution imagery from space. Its constellation of 5 satellites has generated a 60PB archive of imagery that is approaching 5B square kilometers and is in a position to precisely document global change to meet the needs of defense, energy, agriculture, and NGO customers. Given […]

Letter to FCC Poses Another Roadblock to Wheeler’s Fast Lanes

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Net Neutrality advocates have targeted FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s controversial Internet rules for weeks now – decrying the proposed “fast lanes” as discriminatory and unfair; influential tech companies like Google and Netflix have joined the debate as well, opposing changes that will have a clear and significant impact on streaming services and other forms of […]

Four Attributes of Openness in Modern Communications

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Openness is one of the most-cited advantages of cloud-based applications, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).  In this context, what does open really mean?  I posit that there are four key attributes that define openness in this context: documented, standardized, open sourced and inclusive. Any claims of openness by suppliers should be evaluated […]

Mongo Drama In The Database World

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One of my favorite events of the year is Hadoop World. It is, as the name suggests, about Hadoop and the mission supporting applications a Hadoop-based framework can support. It is an event packed full of content on serious Hadoop related topics like Impala, Sentry, Cloudera Search or “How to Build a Hadoop Data Application.” […]

MissionLink readying for fourth class of CEOs

Chris Gladwin thought his Chicago-based company Cleversafe’s data storage product would be ideal for the government. But having a good product isn’t always enough to get a federal contract. Enter MissionLink, a nonprofit networking group that convenes chief executives, many of them from small companies trying to get their foot in the door with the […]