Entries by Sangeeta Deogawanka

Analytics Career Path – 5 things you must know

Before you plunge headlong into analytics as your chosen career path, you need to know whether you are have the right skills for the fast developing analytics industry.

Once you are confident you have what it takes to be a data analyst or scientist, the next logical step is to e

5 Skills you need to become an Analytics Professional


Looking for a career change or a specialized training that is guaranteed to result in a sizeable salary with plentiful benefits? Then Data science or Analytics is what you need to look at.

With more companies using voluminous data, the demand for data analysts or data scientist

How to learn popular analytics tools on your own – IBM SPSS Statistical software


We wrap up this DIY (Do-It-Yourself) series for learning some popular analytics tools, with the SPSS statistical software.

IBM SPSS Statistics

Learning the SPSS statistical software is no big deal when you have a statistics and computing background.  There are some excellent resour

How to learn popular analytics tools on your own – SAS software suite

SAS Software suite

If you are planning to make your career in analytics or want enhance your CV then you need to get SAS certified. SAS is the software that forms the backbone of the analytics industry, and has today evolved as a tool for data analysis in a BI (Business Intelligence) environment.

The most comprehensive guide t

How to learn popular analytics tools on your own – ‘R’ Statistical Software


‘R’ Statistical Software

Known as the open statistical software, the learning curve for ‘R’ is pretty easy even for non-geeks and non-statistical professionals. This is one software you can definitely master on your own. So to learn the ‘lingua franca’ of data science, let’s get cracking!

R is multi-platform compatible – Windows PC, Mac, Linux, name it and you get

How to learn popular analytics tools on your own – Apache Hadoop

Often it makes sense to learn the basics of the technologies in use before learning them formally. There are plenty of resources on the internet that give you an insight into how you could download for free and work on analytics tools to comprehend the ecosystem.

We begin with open source software projects.

Apache Hadoop

To learn Hadoop, you need to be familiar with the Linux based

A Rundown on Analytics friendly Big Data technologies

The rise in unstructured data is driving organizations to optimise large workloads of data to enhance greater accuracy and prediction. Core software platforms and programming models focused on Distributed File System (DFS) for near real-time BD processing are being developed. With these software ecosystems as the mainstay, established IT vendors are moving into the world of Big Data with offering

What’s so BIG about Big Data?


It is all over the internet and media.

Big Data is the next best thing in IT and Analytics. Organizations with constantly growing database are moving over to Big Data technologies.  IT developers, DB administrators and computer geeks are exploring avenues to honeg their skills in Big Data and Big Analytics.

The buzz about ‘Big Data’ has been gathering momentum over the last tw

How Big Data and Analytics can change the way your organisation works

If your organization works with data, you are probably working with Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and desktop statistics and visualisation technologies.  As your organisation expands horizontally and scales vertically, you may find the size of your data extending beyond hundreds of gigabytes to hundreds of terabytes and more! While most of the data lies in unstructured text files

Top 10 Skills for Web Analytics

If you have a blog, host a website or are placed in charge of online marketing, you are probably familiar with the term web analytics or web metrics. Stats such as these must be pretty familiar to you.