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Database shift: Start with open source but finish with AWS

AWS seems to be building natural bridges between on-premises databases like MySQL and cloud services like Amazon Aurora

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R tip: Save time with RStudio code snippets

In this fifth episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how code snippets work in RStudio—and how you can make your own

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Human data is the future of information

That’s good for everyone, as it respects that data has become so important to people’s livelihood—their credit scores just as much their personalities—that it shouldn’t be treated differently than they would be treated

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Practical AI: or why everything that says it is, isn’t

Complex algorithms do not an intelligent program make, yet, true AI can be a very involved undertaking fraught with high overheads, a substantial investment in IT support, and an ongoing need to monitor and manage the training that an...

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R tip: Easy dashboards with flexdashboard

In this fourth episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how to create dashboards in the R language with the flexdashboard package.

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It’s time to democratize data for everyone in your marketing organization

Today’s marketers and business leaders need to leverage technologies that use algorithms and statistics to drive more marketing efficiency—all without requiring technical expertise

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What is TensorFlow? The machine learning library explained

TensorFlow is a Python-friendly open source library for numerical computation that makes machine learning faster and easier

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Choosing the best data solution for your analytics needs

Your choice of data solution helps define your overall solution architecture as well as the specific needs that must be filled by data wrangling and visualization tools

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Analytics as a business unit

A conversation with Raul Padron, executive director, Grupo Financiero Banorte (GFNorte)

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How will data intelligence transform the enterprise?

Traditional business methods aren’t enough to help businesses stay competitive in today’s data-driven world. Data science outperforms these outdated methods, especially in certain key areas

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Redis 5.0 introduces streams for in-memory abstract types

Redis's builders are calling streams the most complex type in the platform even if the data structure itself is simple

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How Arcadia Data brings self-service BI to the data lake

The data lake is a new approach to data management that requires a new approach to analytics

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R tip: Test your code with testthat

In this episode of Do More with R, learn how to automate testing your R functions with Hadley Wickham’s testthat package.

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R tip: Learn dplyr’s case_when() function

In this second episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how dplyr's case_when() function helps avoid a lot of nested ifelse statements

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Tales of eTail West, big data, and e-commerce success—or failure

The Retail Death Star (a euphemism for whoever you think it is) has such a glowing reputation for its acumen with data that other companies clamor to know how the Death Star does it. Personal experience suggests myth does not match...

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R tip: How to create easy interactive scatter plots with taucharts

In this first episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, demonstrates how easy it is to use the R language to create an interactive scatter plot with multiple trendline...

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Big data + AI: Context, trust, and other key secrets to success

Machine learning can supercharge data analysis and spur innovation, but it lacks the business context to make optimal decisions every time

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Review: Amazon SageMaker scales deep learning

AWS machine learning service offers easy scalability for training and inference, includes a good set of algorithms, and supports any others you supply

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