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In Defense of Data Science

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “When Hilary Mason talks about data, it’s a good idea to listen. She was chief data scientist at Bit.ly, data scientist in residence at venture capital firm Accel Partners, and is now founder and CEO of research company Fast Forward Labs. More than that, she has been…

L-3 Communications Acquires Data Tactics

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by Angela Guess Zacks Equity Research reports, “Defense operator L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. hopes to benefit from the Big Data Analytic revolution by acquiring Data Tactics Corporation. Data Tactics is a provider of Big Data analytics and cloud computing solution services, primarily to the U.S. Department of Defense. The nature of modern warfare has changed over time.…

Standing Up for NoSQL

by Angela Guess Jeremy Zawodny wrote a passionate response to a recent article, NoSQL is a Premature Optimization. Zawodny starts his argument by quoting the article: “I would argue that starting with NoSQL because you think you might someday have enough traffic and scale to warrant it is a premature optimization, and as such, should…