Tagged: Data

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Should Biologists Use Excel

When people think of Excel, naturally they think spreadsheets, but I like to consider Excel the most widely deployed data analytics tool in the world. It’s a “gateway drug” if you will into the world of Data Science. OMGenomics asks whether or not biologists can make use of this tool...

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Is the Data Landscape Broken?

Mandy Chessell, a distinguished engineer at IBM, says the data landscape is broken. Why? Well watch the video to get the entire answer, but should wrangling metadata that be a harder task than the dealing with data itself?

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Lynn Langit’s Excellent Data Adventure

The latest episode of Data Driven is out and, in it, Frank and Andy talk to Lynn Langit.  Lynn’s a triple threat: Microsoft MVP, Google Cloud Developer Expert, and AWS Community Hero.  Over one million people have watched her Hadoop Fundamentals online course.  We are honored to have Lynn on...

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Comparing SQL and Hadoop

This video points out the three main differences that make Hadoop different from SQL.  While this video is from 2014, the core concepts are still very much the same.

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Why Airlines Overbook

With the recent high profile removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight, the industry practice of overbooking flights is now front-page news.  It turns out that data science and data modeling plays a part in the decisions that guide airlines.