Data is the new oil of the Digital Economy

Everyone from geeks to CEOs is on the data bandwagon. Today, for a CEO to say, “I’m not investing in data and analytics” is the same as him saying “I’m not interested in our customers”. The real question is not whether you invest in data or not. What matters is what I call Return on […]

Tools in the data armoury: R vs Spark

The purpose of this article is twofold. The first is to give a quick comparison between R and Spark, in terms of performance. The second is to introduce you to Spark’s ML library. Background As R is inherently single threaded, it may not be wise to compare Spark and R in terms of performance. Though […]

What does a Data Scientist do?

Data Scientists…! We hear about them everywhere around us and there is so much hype around data science, data scientists and the slew of accompanying technologies like Hadoop, Hive, Mahout, Hbase and with keywords like big data, machine learning, information retrieval, search, etc. This makes one wonder what exactly all this ado is about. A […]