The History of Big Data Processing in 5 Critical Papers
Read the History of Big Data in These 5 Papers Big data is a multi-faceted area of interest and growth in today’s digital world. While many understand the core concepts of big data, the history is lesser known. Individuals interested in big data can brush up on its history... Read more
Sheddable Requests: The Intersection of Hackweeks, Book Clubs, and Site Reliability Engineering
One of the things I love about working at Civis is the opportunity we have for continuous learning. Not long ago I had the opportunity to be involved in a book club which read through Google’s Site Reliability Engineering book. One of the essays in this book addressed various methods for handling overload.... Read more
Why You Should Hire a Chief AI Now
Artificial Intelligence is like Lego; to build something nice, you need to combine the right pieces in the right way. Most of us have played with Lego when we were small. I did at least and I absolutely loved it. I can remember the days when my friends and... Read more
The Curious Case of Algo-Trading Dashboard For one of our recent internal projects, we needed a quick and easy way to showcase some first insights, do some plotting and interactive storytelling with the data. We also wanted to build a live, working dashboard in front of a (future) product... Read more
Reports like the Standish Group’s CHAOS paper point to the continually abysmal failure rate of software projects. Abysmal rates vary by report, of course, but all paint the same bleak picture. Most software projects fail by some critical measure, time, budget, quality or requirements. In the context of data... Read more
IOTA – The Potential to Drive Data Science for IoT
I have a close circle of clued-on/tech savvy friends whose views I take seriously. For the last few weeks, one of these friends has been sending me emails extolling the merits of something called IOTA – which calls itself as the next generation Blockchain.  At first, I thought of IOTA... Read more
Are data warehouses a thing of the past?
With almost everything around us becoming a source of data, it’s proving to be quite a challenge for traditional data warehouses to support such fast changing and high on volume data. So is data warehouse a thing of the past already? A huge collection of data from various sources... Read more
Insurance Companies Will Shape the Future of Cyber Security
For too long, vendors have capitalized on industry fear of breaches to sell confusing products that may or may not provide value. But fanning the flames of cyber hysteria has started to backfire. Companies now consider potential losses from a cyber breach as a cost of doing business. CFOs... Read more
GDPR and the right to be forgotten
General Data Protection Regulation The European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was adopted in 2016 and becomes enforceable in May of this year. Article 17 mandates a right to erasure, more commonly called the right to be forgotten. A right to be forgotten is tricky. It’s not immediately clear what this... Read more
This is the first post of a series of three articles in which we will discuss tips and guidelines for successful data science implementations. This post goes over the things you should worry about before to write the first line of code. A high level data science project will... Read more
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