Sexy job, sense of humor, slogan
By Peter Horner
They already have the sexiest job of the 21st century according to a Harvard Business Review article by Tom Davenport and D.J. Patil. Now, it turns out, data scientists also have a great sense of humor. Who knew?
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) will hold exams for its Certified Analytics Professional program according to the following schedule:
Queens School of Business
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jan. 11, 2014
ITPG Education Center
Vienna, Va. (suburb of Washington, D.C.)
Jan. 29, 2014
University of Alabama
Business Analytics Symposium
March 6, 2014
Drexel University James E. Marks Intercultural Center
March 29, 2014
INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R.
Westin Boston Waterfront
June 21, 2014
INFORMS Conference on The Business of Big Data
San Jose Marriott
San Jose, Calif.
To apply, click on https://www.informs.org/Certification-Continuing-Ed/Analytics-Certification/Apply-for-Certification
For more information, click on https://www.informs.org/Certification-Continuing-Ed/Analytics-Certification
March 30 - April 1, 2013
2014 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
June 22-24, 2014
2014 INFORMS Conference on the Business of Big Data
San Jose, CA
December 15, 2013
AnyLogic Conference: Multimethod Simulation & Modeling
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Big Data Tape Library Buyer’s Guide released
DCIG announces the availability of its inaugural DCIG 2012 Big Data Tape Library Buyer's Guide that weights, scores and ranks more than 140 features on more than 60 tape libraries from 8 different storage providers. Driven by the explosion of storage requirements to address "Big Data" and the "Cloud," organizations are now more than ever looking for cost-effective, viable storage media on which to store this data.
In the world of Big Data, more organizations of all sizes capture, store and retain more data for longer periods of time than ever before. Even as the traditional drivers of data growth remain with us (backups, growth of structured data stores, etc.), new ways in which organizations may capture data are driving today's unprecedented data growth.
As enterprise organizations come to grips with their Big Data requirements and/or look to store data in the cloud, the cost of retaining all of that data is beginning to come fully into focus, especially if they look solely at disk to do so.
In the guide, DCIG accounts for tape's historical use case of backup as well as its emerging role as a cost effective storage medium for archival data that is resulting from the advent of Big Data and the Cloud.
The guide accomplishes the following objectives for end users:
- Provides an objective, third party evaluation of tape libraries that weights, scores and ranks their features from an end user's viewpoint
- Includes recommendations on how to best use this Buyer's Guide
- Scores and ranks the features on each tape libraries based upon criteria that matter most to end users so they can quickly know which tape libraries are the most appropriate for them to use and under what conditions
- Provides data sheets for 66 tape libraries from 8 different storage providers so end users can do quick comparisons of the features that are supported and not supported on each tape library
- Provides insight into which features on a tape library will result in improved availability and increased storage capacities
- Provides insight into which tape libraries are supported by popular archiving and backup software products
- Gives any organization the ability to request competitive bids from different providers of tape libraries that are "apples-to-apples" comparisons