Tag Archive: visualisation

Analytics for Small Companies

Over the last few years, we have seen large organisations implement analytical technologies, like Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence (BI) and even Big Data Analytics, and we have seen some of them achieve the objective of a positive Return on Investment (ROI) on these initiatives. However, does the same reality apply to small to medium sized …

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Graphic Design in Data Science

This post is about an interesting debate around the relevance of graphic design skills in the data scientist’s portfolio. Should there be a graphical designer in the data science team? Should graphic design be taught in the data science curriculum?

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Big O and Big Data

Last week I attended the Oracle Big Data and Extreme Analytics event in Melbourne. The packed audience was a good indication how relevant this topic is. Oracle illustrated and demonstrated the flow from unstructured data on Hadoop, through the Oracle NoSQL platform, integrated with structured data in their BI stack running on Exadata, to end …

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Storytelling in Data Science

Comics are a combined medium of written text and pictorial images used to convey stories, typically in a social context. Initially comics were mostly humorous, but since then have communicated many other sentiments, and even instructive information. Contextual storytelling is analogously important in data science.

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Data Scientist – Job Spec

In my next life I want to be a data scientist… Appart from being labelled the sexiest job for this decade, it encompasses a very interesting mix of job functions. The typical data scientist performs a combination of technical IT tasks, various forms of data analysis, and high-end consulting to the business. However, while these …

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