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Kicking Off Your Test Automation Trajectory

Click to learn more about author Drew Horn. This is part one of a three-part series on introducing and building test automation into your application development and deployment pipeline. In order to move more quickly and efficiently – while simultaneously saving on costs – many companies are starting to embrace test automation. In fact, in […]

Nowcasting Chicago Crime with R

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. In my many years as a data scientist, I’ve spent more time doing forecast work than any other type of predictive modeling. Often as not, the work’s involved forecasting demand for an organization’s many products/lines of business a year or more out based on five or more […]

Benchmarking Hadoop Performance: On-Premises S3-Compatible Storage Keeps Pace with HDFS

Click to learn more about authors Gary Ogasawara and Tatsuya Kawano. When deploying Hadoop, scaling storage can be difficult and costly because the storage and compute are co-located on the same hardware nodes. By implementing the storage layer using S3-compatible storage software and using an S3 connector instead of HDFS, it’s possible to separate storage […]

Overcoming the Top Barriers to Data Encryption

Click to learn more about author Jeff Harrell. We’ve entered an age where the conveniences of widespread connectivity, the cloud, and cheap, easily accessible storage have put us at more risk than ever of getting breached. At the same time, malicious actors have become more sophisticated, resourceful, and persistent – when data does fall into […]

An Alternative View of Stock Market Returns

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. Last week wasn’t a good one economically for the POTUS. February jobs numbers were much lower than anticipated; the balance of trade deficit ballooned to its highest level in a generation even as the president doubled down on purported deficit-busting tariffs; the budget deficit skied to record […]

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