Keeping up with 2016 Trends in Cybersecurity, and Data Breach Investigations Report

As an industry we have all learned that the landscape of information security evolves rapidly. From attack vectors to the KPI/statistics which really matter for security professionals and leaders change and requires a consistent refresh. I usually refer to Trends in Cybersecurity and Verizon'€™s Data Breach Investigations Report to keep up with a consolidated overview of such findings. Microsoft's Trends...

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Irvine Dev Meetup - From Story to Document: Modeling Common Business Problems with MongoDB

Nuri Halperin, pluralsight author and speaker recently spoke to Irvine Programming Meetup, one of the groups I organize with Matthew Mousseau on the topic of From Story to Document: Modeling Common Business Problems with MongoDB. Following is the recording from his talk. . Abstract: When designing a solution leveraging MongoDB, the entities and business requirements need to be evaluated...

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Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight - My Talk @ Tampa Bay Data Science Group

Last week Microsoft has announced that Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight (Microsoft’s managed Hadoop and Spark cloud service) is now generally available. I spoke to Tampa Bay Data Science Group last night regarding Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight and the associated offerings. Spark for Azure HDInsight offers customers an enterprise-ready Spark solution that’s fully managed, secured, and highly available...

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A Workable Definition of Data Science

John Foreman in, Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight works towards a A Workable Definition of Data Science, which is definitely an excellent read. To an extent, data science is synonymous with or related to terms like business analytics, operations research, business intelligence, competitive intelligence, data analysis and modeling, and knowledge extraction (also called knowledge...

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Back2Basics - Windows Services in Powershell & TopShelf

When designing systems, distributed or otherwise, engineers create applications which can be roughly classified into two major categories: (a) Long running, background processes which require multiple steps / dependencies / workflow items to complete and (b) (mostly) interactive shorter duration programs. In Microsoft application landscape, the earlier category of daemon / majordomo style apps are best served...

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Data Science Hackathon

Online Data Science Hackathon - Apache Spark Maker Build This is a Global On-line Hackathon that Begins May 23, 2016 and Ends August 3, 2016.  Submissions Due August 3rd By 5:00 Pm Est. Build an Apache Spark application to address a real business problem or core concern related to customer care, marketing, risk management or...

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