Month: March 2015

Data Scientist – Skills you need to develop

Data science, also known as data-driven science, is an interdisciplinary field of scientific methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms, either structured or unstructured, similar to data mining. A data scientist is a broad term that can refer to a number of types of careers. Generally, a data scientist analyzes data to learn about …

What is Data Mining? – Simple Definition

The amount of raw data stored in corporate databases is exploding. From trillions of point-of-sale transactions and credit card purchases to pixel-by-pixel images of galaxies, databases are now measured in gigabytes and terabytes. (One terabyte = one trillion bytes. A terabyte is equivalent to about 2 million books!) For instance, every day, Wal-Mart uploads 20 …

FIFA WordCup 2018: Drones to be used in data collection

Russia’s National Guard has revealed that it will use video drones to detect unruly fans in crowds at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. A variety of security measures, including drones and video security systems , will be used to identify “aggressive fans,” Sergey Melikov , the first deputy director of the National Guard, told the Interfax news agency …

What is Data Warehouse? – Simple Definition

WHAT IT IS: A data warehouse is a federated repository for all the data that an enterprise’s various business systems collect. The repository may be physical or logical. Data warehousing is an electronic method of organizing information. HOW IT WORKS (EXAMPLE): A data warehouse essentially combines information from several sources into one comprehensive database. For example, in …

Power BI: An Introduction

Power BI is a business analytics service provided by Microsoft. It provides interactive visualizations with self-service business intelligence capabilities, where end users can create reports and dashboards by themselves, without having to depend on information technology staff or database administrators. Simply, Power BI is Microsoft’s cloud-based business intelligence technology that is part of the Office 365 suite, the cloud-based suite of productivity applications. This application was originally conceived …

Python for Data Science: An Introduction

In technical terms, Python is an object-oriented, high-level programming language with integrated dynamic semantics primarily for web and app development. It is extremely attractive in the field of Rapid Application Development because it offers dynamic typing and dynamic binding options. Python is relatively simple, so it’s easy to learn since it requires a unique syntax …