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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Tampa Bay Data Science Meetup - Machine Learning Overview with Microsoft Azure

Tomorrow, Tampa Bay Data Science Group in conjunction with Florida IT Professionals group like to announce the meetup, Machine Learning Overview - Microsoft Azure RSVP Here  and join us at Microsoft Tampa Office to discuss Azure Machine Learning, a fully managed cloud service that enables you to easily build, deploy, and share predictive analytics solutions. 6:00pm...

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

As co-organizer of Irvine.NET Meetup, I'd invite you to our next meetup. Today Wed 5/18, Nuri Halperin will be presenting at Irvine Developers Group, an exclusive preview of his MongoDB World '16 Talk "From Story to Document: Modeling Common Business Problems with MongoDB". RSVP Abstract: When designing a solution leveraging MongoDB, the entities and business requirements...

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Exploring Spark with Data Science Work bench

Apache Spark is a general purpose cluster computing platform which extends map-reduce to support multiple computation types including but not limited to stream processing and interactive queries. Last week IBM's Moktar Kandil presented at the Tampa Hadoop and Tampa Data Science Group Joint meetup on the topic of exploring Apache Spark. Apache Spark for Azure HD-Insight Following are...

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State of Application Security Report – Financial Services Edition

Application security focused company Arxan has created some pretty neat info-graphics summarizing the State of Application Security. They have reached out to me for a review; I found the infographic along with corresponding detailed reports which outlines the summary, methodology, findings, and recommendations, quite effective yet precis overview of the state of appsec. Forty-one percent of mobile...

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