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    Continuous Integration with Python

    Confession time… I missed something really important! Most CI tools don’t work too well with Python. Here’s something that’ll help you overcome some of the issues you’ll come across…

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    Announcing DataShed Labs event – getting hands-on with Apache Spark & Hadoop

    In an effort to give developers a view of the tools and technologies that we think are worth trying, we’re hosting a series of hands-on events in Leeds

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    Cloudera Director 2.0 – Truly cloud ready?

    Cloudera seems to have made some huge leaps forward in terms of enterprise integration, workload automation and High Availability in Cloudera Director 2.0…

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    Why has the world gone Open Source Mad?

    Open Source software seems to be taking over. But why? And what does Steve Ballmer think about this?

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    How to increase the ROI of a data warehouse

    Data warehouse projects are expensive!

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    Why bother with data visualisation?

    Sometimes, the visualisation can be something as simple as a chart, showing how a measure has changed over time. Other times, it can be as complex as those created by Mike Bostock of the New York Times and the creator of d3.

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    Do I make the pipe bigger, or buy more pipes?

    Scale up vs scale out is a pretty standard conundrum nowadays - particularly with the advent of distributed compute models such as Hadoop. A few years ago, the standard approach in the Business Intelligence & data management world was simply to throw more hardware at it.

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    We are data scientist

    I was reading an interesting article today on the skills required to be a 'Data Scientist'... All very interesting!

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