Big Data Solves Small Problems

Big Data has been on the Gartner Hype Cycle for quite some time already and there is not a single CxO or business decision maker who has not attended a conference or read an article about the Big Opportunity with Big Data. Things are certainly happening in the field...

Building Your Lab – Part 2 – Azure Infrastructure

Upload your Fedora Server VM and run it on Azure. So you’ve prepped your VHD file and want to give it some Xeon processors and some generous RAM? Let’s deploy it on Azure, and set up a development environment. The first step is to use PowerShell to upload...

Building Your Lab – Part 1 – Fedora Server

Prepare Fedora Server for use on Azure. I am invested in the Microsoft ecosystem so my personal computers run Windows 10. For the purpose of data science though, life becomes markedly simpler with a UNIX derivative. A lot of important software assumes that environment...

The Shift From Statistics to Data Science

In 1997, IBM ran a funny television ad building on the hype surrounding The Internet. Two office workers are sitting at an office table, and the older one is shaking his head at some Gartner report. “It says here that the internet is the future… We need to...

Julia, The Language For Scientists

I’ve always had a soft spot for C because of its rawness, its history, and how much time I spent working with it during university. The type system is generous, memory is openly accessible, and parallelism requires forethought. Though I have worked in many other...