Category Archives: Ben Davis

Spotting the pretenders in Data Science

Wednesday February 15th, 2017

The term “Data Scientist” is often over-used or even abused in our industry. Just the other morning I was watching TV and a news piece came on talking about the hottest careers in 2017 and data science was top of the list. Of course this is good for those who have been dealing with data for… Read More »

Leveraging all Data in a Government/Client Engagement

Tuesday November 15th, 2016

With the push to make Government services more digital, I often walk past a Medicare shopfront to gaze in. Not to spy on anyone in particular but rather to understand the types of people in there waiting to engage at a personal level with the government. I’ve often seen men in suits mixing in with… Read More »

Can we defeat DDoS using analytics?

Monday August 15th, 2016

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been in the news recently with one particular prominent incident garnering national attention in the past week. Whilst the jury is still out on the nature and cause of that alleged attack it should be remembered that DDoS attacks have been occurring for many years. In fact, you… Read More »

Seven traits of successful Data Science teams

Tuesday May 3rd, 2016

Data Scientists seem to be the rock star of the modern organisation. Feted by the insights they generate and held in high regard for turning simple data into game changing metrics, they are the new face of the analytics team within every organisation. But with an extreme shortage of experienced data scientists in the market… Read More »

Deploy Hadoop Multiple Ways

Tuesday February 23rd, 2016

The current Hadoop market is dominated by two players being Cloudera and Hortonworks. Both are built on top of open source Hadoop and are very similar in their packaging except with a few differences in applications (Impala, Ambari, Ranger, Sentry etc etc) from a software perspective and their support structures. Standing on the sidelines reminds… Read More »