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Data Science

Data: Emerging Trends and Technologies

Data: Emerging Trends and Technologies

Learn how the ubiquity of cheap sensors, fast networks, and distributed computing have given rise to several developments that will soon have a profound effect on individuals and society as a whole.

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2014 Data Science Salary Survey

2014 Data Science Salary Survey

O'Reilly Media conducted an anonymous survey to expose the tools successful data analysts and engineers use, and how those tool choices might relate to their salary. We heard from over 800 respondents across 53 countries and 41 U.S. states.

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Data Visualization: A New Language for Storytelling

Data Visualization: A New Language for Storytelling

This report examines different ways that data scientists and analysts use visualizations not only for presentation, but also as a key step in the early stages of data analysis.

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Data Driven

Data Driven
Creating a Data Culture

DJ Patil and Hilary Mason outline the steps you need to take if your company is to be truly data-driven—including the questions you should ask and the methods you should adopt.

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What Is Data Science?

What Is Data Science?
The Technologies, Companies, and Unique Skill Sets

Tim O'Reilly has said that "data is the next Intel Inside." But what does that statement mean? Why do we suddenly care about statistics and about data? This report examines the many sides of data science—the technologies, the companies and the unique skill sets.

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The Security Data Lake

The Security Data Lake
Leveraging Big Data Technologies to Build a Common Data Repository for Security

This O’Reilly report takes you through technological and design options for implementing a data lake. Each option not only supports your data analytics use cases, but is also accessible by processes, workflows, third-party tools, and teams across your organization.

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Business & Industry

Understanding the Chief Data Officer

Understanding the Chief Data Officer
How Leading Businesses Are Transforming Themselves with Data

Get a clear, concise look at how CDOs view their nascent role in high-profile organizations such as Wells Fargo, Samsung, the Republican National Committee, Allstate, and the Federal Reserve Board.

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Women in Data

Women in Data
Cutting-Edge Practitioners and Their Views on Critical Skills, Background, and Education

The gender gap in tech is shrinking. Women are still an underrepresented minority in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), but women in data and technology are no longer outliers or anomalies.

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Business Models for the Data Economy

Business Models for the Data Economy

In this paper, we'll share a framework we developed around monetizing data. We'll show you how to think beyond pure collection and storage, to move up the value chain and consider longer-term opportunities.

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Fashioning Data

Fashioning Data
How fashion industry leaders innovate with data and what you can learn from what they know

The fashion industry traditionally starts on the runway with designs that appear in stores six months later, with cheaper knockoffs to follow. But as this O'Reilly report shows, consumers are now an integral part of the full fashion cycle—even before some styles come to fruition—as fashion innovators find new ways to bring data analytics to the industry.

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Big Data

Big Data Now: 2014 Edition

Big Data Now: 2014 Edition
Current Perspectives from O'Reilly Media

Is it possible to achieve a fair balance between the data security and rapid business innovation? Through interviews with data experts, this report examines solutions for making big data safe and keeping it private.

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Planning for Big Data

Planning for Big Data
A Handbook to the Changing Data Landscape

As big data transitions from the bleeding edge to enterprise infrastructure, this guide helps you understand not only the technologies involved, but the organizational and cultural demands of being data-driven.

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Fast Data and the New Enterprise Data Architecture

Fast Data and the New Enterprise Data Architecture

How can organizations accommodate fast data? Author Scott Jarr examines the new enterprise data architecture--working with fast data in motion along with static big data--and outlines the major technology components necessary to build it.

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Migrating Big Data Analytics into the Cloud

Migrating Big Data Analytics into the Cloud

Our recent survey of IT and data professionals in finance, healthcare, technology, and telecom illustrates the way they plan to use big data in the cloud, with predictive analytics leading the charge--and explains why some are still reluctant to join the migration.

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