Hadoop. Where Did The Name Come From?

George Burns - "First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down" Google, Skype, Cisco and Zune are just a handful of tech companies that opted to use weird and wonderful names. Now, some of these names have great back … Continue reading Hadoop. Where Did The Name Come From?

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Can Data Science Replace The Job Interview?

A lot of companies are fairly bad at recruitment. Fact. Though, not always is it a reflection on a company’s internal hiring processes or the recruitment consultancies they use. More often it’s that human beings cannot accurately predict the abilities, character and future achievements of others. Can Big Data help? Of course it can, Big … Continue reading Can Data Science Replace The Job Interview?

How Do Open Source Software Vendors Make Money?

Linus Torvalds – “software is like sex; it’s better when it’s free” Now considering that I am a specialist Recruitment Consultant for Data Science and Big Data hires, you would think I should have a perfectly detailed answer to this question when I was asked last week by a more junior consultant. Now why should I … Continue reading How Do Open Source Software Vendors Make Money?

What is a Data Scientist?

I find the hardest part about being a Recruitment Consultant who specialises in Big Data & Data Science is keeping on top of this accelerating, contemporary market. I truly have to consult and educate companies about what Big Data and Data Science is, how it will improve their business and what this type of person … Continue reading What is a Data Scientist?

Big Data’s Big Debate: Does Intuition Have a Place in Data?

Nate Silver – “Data-driven predictions can succeed — and they can fail. It is when we deny our role in the process that the odds of failure rise. Before we demand more of our data, we need to demand more of ourselves”No doubt you’ve heard ‘the hype’ about Big Data and that we need it…RIGHT … Continue reading Big Data’s Big Debate: Does Intuition Have a Place in Data?

Data Analytics Event: London – 27th March – SAS Institute

I’m co-hosting a Data Analytics Networking event with Sayara Beg, Chair of the Operational Research Society. SAS UK has very generously offered event space and food at The Innovation Hub on 199 Bishopsgate, London. See below a link to the MeetUp page and a description of the event. There are very limited spaces so if … Continue reading Data Analytics Event: London – 27th March – SAS Institute