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Announcing Cassandra certification

By Ben Lorica
May 27, 2015

I am pleased to announce a joint program between O’Reilly and DataStax to certify Cassandra developers. This program complements our developer certification for Apache Spark and — just as in the case of Databricks and Spark — we are excited …

Data science makes an impact on Wall Street

By Ben Lorica
May 21, 2015

Having started my career in industry, working on problems in finance, I’ve always appreciated how challenging it is to build consistently profitable systems in this extremely competitive domain. When I served as quant at a hedge fund in the late …

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By Alistair Croll
May 20, 2015

We’ve been claiming information overload for decades, if not centuries. As a species, we’re pretty good at inventing new tools to deal with the problems of increasing information: language, libraries, broadcast, search, news feeds. A digital, always-on lifestyle certainly presents …

Cultivating a psychological sense of community

By Shannon Cutt
May 19, 2015

Download our updated report, “Women in Data: Cutting-Edge Practitioners and Their Views on Critical Skills, Background, and Education,” by Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton and Shannon Cutt, featuring four new profiles of women across the European Union. Editor’s note: this is an excerpt …

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Data Experts

James Bond James Bond James Bond is a subject matter expert in cloud computing with over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He is a true cloud industry pioneer having created several successful companies, business practices, and hosted infrastructure and software services long before the term cloud computing was first used. James…

Eli Bressert Eli Bressert is a PhD astrophysics student, Chandra Science Imager, and contributor to and He develops Python apps like ATpy, APLpy, and Luj.

Luk Arbuckle Luk Arbuckle Luk Arbuckle has been working as a data scientist for over a decade. He originally plied his trade in the area of image processing and analysis, and then in the area of applied statistics (use R!). He has been heavily involved in conducting risk analyses on the re-identification of patients…

Danyel Fisher Danyel Fisher Danyel Fisher is a Senior Researcher in information visualization and human-computer interaction at Microsoft Research’s VIBE group. His research focuses on ways to help users interact with data more easily. His recent work has looked at ways to make big data analytics faster and more interactive with incremental visualization. Danyel…

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Simplify the Management of your Big Data Applications
June 4, 2015 - 10AM PT,

Building a Fast Data Front End for Hadoop
June 24, 2015 - 10AM PT,

Apache Spark 1.4 presented by Databricks co-founder Patrick Wendell
July 8, 2015 - 09AM PT,

All-vs-All: Correlation Using Spark/Hadoop
July 23, 2015 - 10AM PT,

Data Inclusion for All
July 28, 2015 - 09AM PT,

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