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Predictive Analytics explained in two sentences

Predictive analytics is this super-complex field that only statisticians and data scientists can understand, right? Well, perhaps it takes some training to do it well but it only takes two sentences to understand what it's all about: In predictive analytics we determine the likelihood of something...

Dataspace to sponsor Southeast SAS Users Group 2017

  We are proud to announce that Dataspace is a corporate sponsor of the 25th Annual Southeast SAS Users Group (SESUG 2017) conference in Cary, NC from November 5th to 7th, 2017!   Kiran Venna, our featured conference speaker, will be presenting on the following topics during the academic...

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Kafka: What Is it?

Number One in Dataspace’s Data Science Series: What does it mean?   If nothing else, the data science industry is good at coming up with new, unique, confusing names and terms.  ZooKeeper, MapReduce, Hadoop, Pig, Storm, Mahout MongoDB…the list keeps growing and it’s totally understandable if you...

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Pitching Your 2018 Data Science Budget

Last week we offered some suggestions on how to attack your data management initiatives in 2018 according to your organization’s level of data expertise.  This week we follow up with some tips on how to pitch those new data science technologies and initiatives to increase...

How Big Data Helps Detect Hacking

Cyberattacks have become increasingly damaging and visible in recent years, in part because of numerous, high-profile instances of hacking affecting everything from your personal files to global election outcomes.   And, in fact, hacking is no longer just about unauthorized access to, or loss of data. As...

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Biometrics and Big Data: Facial Recognition

A key feature of big data is its lack of structure - we’re talking about the stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into excel columns or that is easily described on first glance using numbers or other descriptors.  This includes things such as images, satellite data...

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The Difference Between an Actuary and a Data Scientist

The hot new thing, data science, isn’t so new after all. Since the advent of modern actuarial science in the late 1980s, insurance companies have relied on actuaries to use math and statistics to anticipate the future.   "A data scientist is a statistician who lives in...