Top Data Analytics and Data Science Resources

Here are my favorite Data Science/Data Analytics Resources  Curriculum 1) MIT Open Courseware  A great MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses) to learn about the math and statistical fundamentals of Data Science, such as linear algebra, statistics, probability, etc. From a great university. This will give you some of the fundamentals of data science. 2)… Read More

Deep Learning, Oracle Database Performance and the Future of Autonomous Databases

“The goal is to have databases in the Cloud run autonomously. The Cloud should be about scale, elasticity, statelessness and ease of operation and interoperability. Cloud infrastructures are about moving processes into microservices and the agile deployment of business services. Deep Learning has the potential to give databases innovative and powerful level autonomy in a multitenant environment, allowing DBAs the freedom to offer expertise in system architecture and design…”.

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My Favorite Publicly Available Datasets

I’ve been working with data for decades, searching for insights, converting it, managing it, and now performing data analytics. We have access to unbelievable treasure troves of public data to analyze.  Many of the blogs I write are based on these datasets, as I don’t have access to large computing systems.  Here is a list… Read More

Using Machine Learning and Data Science for Performance Tuning in Oracle

Like many DBAs, I have experienced the ups and downs of database performance tuning. Many battles have been fought to tune and maintain an Oracle database yielding mostly victories, but also a few hard-fought lessons learned.  Performance tuning is a constant in my job and I’ve learned a lot; but for every early morning phone call… Read More

Campaign Management using Advanced Analytics

Campaign management is a strategy to use marketing campaigns to create sales and leads.  The Internet has been a treasure trove of consumer behavior for decades, it is only recently that web analytics has become a tool to create powerful business insight.  Two popular strategies deal specifically with pattern recognition.  Two pattern recognition strategies include… Read More

Example of an Entry-Level Data Scientist Job Post

The following is from a posting from a Data Science Intern for Lenovo.  A good example of what to expect with a typical Data Science position. The Data Scientist Intern will be expected to perform data mining, statistical learning, predictive modeling, mathematical and simulation modeling, forecasting, data visualization in support of key strategic projects.This position… Read More

Big Data as the Next Major Utility: Musings on the Future of Autonomous Vehicles and CASE.

“Big Data” is everywhere.  It powers business solutions as well as drives economic opportunity.  Is it possible that “Big Data” will become the next major utility?  Autonomous vehicles (AV) and Machine Learning (ML) may fill the gap that makes Big Data a distributed utility where you pay for how much data you use and the times you use it. Read More