Kafka: What Is it?

Number One in Dataspace’s Data Science Series: What does it mean?   If nothing else, the data science industry is good at coming up with new, unique, confusing names and terms.  ZooKeeper, MapReduce, Hadoop, Pig, Storm, Mahout MongoDB…the list keeps growing and it’s totally understandable if you can’t always identify or explain the different technologies […]

Artificial intelligence & insurance: how AI is changing the industry

Any serious conversation about the future of data and analytics invariably turns to the topic of artificial intelligence.  The past year has seen AI surge in popularity, with high profile corporations and personalities getting behind what many people believe could be the biggest technological watershed moment since the advent of the internet.   Indeed, many […]

How Big Data Helps Detect Hacking

Cyberattacks have become increasingly damaging and visible in recent years, in part because of numerous, high-profile instances of hacking affecting everything from your personal files to global election outcomes.   And, in fact, hacking is no longer just about unauthorized access to, or loss of data. As the internet of things continues to expand, so […]

Biometrics and Big Data: Facial Recognition

A key feature of big data is its lack of structure – we’re talking about the stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into excel columns or that is easily described on first glance using numbers or other descriptors.  This includes things such as images, satellite data and social media posts, which altogether comprise the bulk of […]

Two Birds With One Stone: Learn Data Science and A Foreign Language at the Same Time!

We here at Dataspace thought it would be helpful to share some intriguing examples of how data can be easily manipulated to bring efficiency and value into our day-to-day lives. This week we will focus on how the daunting and time-consuming task of learning a foreign language can be made easier by taking a data-driven approach.

NPrinting: A Cost-Effective Way to Publish Your Qlikview Analyses

Challenge Here at Dataspace we’ve worked with Qlikview for a number of years.  It’s a great tool but it has one, glaring limitation: Qlikview does not offer an inexpensive, native method to publish and distribute reports to users.  In order to publish reports from Qlikview, one must purchase both Qlikview Publisher and PDF distributor which […]

DataHero – Visualization for the Non-technical

I am consistently impressed by the number and quality of new data tools I’m seeing online. In the past, if you did not have access to an enterprise-level tool, your charting and analysis was done in Excel (and even if you did have an enterprise-level tool, your charting was probably still done in Excel). The […]