Posts Tagged ‘data scientist’

Innovate by reducing TCO delivering analytics to business

Analytics

Total Cost of Ownership or simply TCO is a topic that is amply discussed in the IT – Business coalition. Yet, most businesses struggle to provide evidence of value at reduced cost. Citing an example of a BI and Data Warehouse solution implementation initiative, Vasant Shetty gives an insider view on how discussions evolve and…

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Data Scientist – Business Savior or Elusive Myth?

The Harvard Business Review woke up the business world in October 2012 to a new reality in their article- “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century“. Yes, you may be having the same reaction that I did – “What?! When did Data Scientists become sexier than those perennially sexy Engineers?” And of course….”What…

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If Big Data were to become consumer friendly, would we still need data scientists?

By Rajeev Dadia, Chief Customer Officer, Saama Technologies Inc. The answer is: Yes. Here’s why. While you may not need data scientists to harness big data, you do need them to understand it, and more importantly, to use it along with statistical and modeling techniques to better answer business questions. Data scientists have been characterized as computer scientists that can tell the story of data by using business understanding, statistics,…

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Big Data and Data Science – is this hype?

Big Data

Big Data is one of those heavily abused technology terms today.  It’s become a catch-all phrase used to fit any data related problem into.  When the pundits defined the traits of Big Data and articulated the 3Vs, Volume, Velocity and Variety, little did we realize that the lack of clarity on whether it had to…

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Can a Social GRC Strategy Accelerate Business Performance

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ISACA (an international professional association focused on IT Governance recently published an article written by Saama’s CSO, Sagar Anisingaraju that discuss the next generation Social GRC, the advent of big data and the ubiquitous nature of data pervading all walks of life, including “wearables, driveables, flyables and scannables” (Mary Meeker, KPCB), as redefining the GRC…

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Who is a Data Scientist?

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Saama Technologies MATH IS MY PLAYGROUND. AS A CHILD, I LOVED LEGOS (I STILL DO). THE CUBE OR KAGGLE IS BUT A MERE CHALLENGE FOR ME AND TESLA IS ONE OF MY HEROS. I AM DRIVEN, FASCINATED BY DERIVING FACTS FROM THE UNKNOWN. I TURN EXECUTIVES INTO DECISION SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS. I HAVE BEEN CALLED THE…

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What you need to know about Hadoop Hardware

Hadoop is the Southwest Airlines of storage technology.  Like Southwest Airlines with its one type of aircraft, no-frills approach, offering a scalable low cost option, Hadoop has a basic store, sort and group capability, scales through standardization on commodity hardware, and offers a low-cost, scalable alternative to highly specialized data appliances.   Hadoop has multiple levels of redundancy (duplication of…

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