Are you working in data engineering but tired of all the jargon and acronyms? Say no more, here is a list of 50 to get you started!

The world of Data Engineering has evolved significantly over the past decade. From a once humble data warehousing set-up to an entire discipline. This includes everything from data pipelines to building data lakes.

The popularity of this field has increased, as has the jargon.

Here, I’ll cover 50 terms and…

You can’t tell a great story without defining your characters. So why do so many organisations think they can derive value from their data science initiatives without investing in data management?

The report by Anaconda on — The State of Data Science 2020 — confirms the widely known fact, that Data Scientists spend almost half of their time not solving business problems but by cleansing and loading data.

This surely begs the question: why not invest at least half of what…

Are traditional data collection methods going to become obsolete with the introduction of the Metaverse?

I am a fan of the show “Silicon Valley”, where Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) and his team are trying to build a decentralised internet or Web 3.0 for the cool kids.

One of the gaming companies that Richard collaborates with (K-hole) crosses him by mining user data, which goes against…

The data Google collects to track and tailor ads to you — much more than I anticipated!

With the World Wide Web adoption in the 90s, one of the first search engines called “Backrub” emerged. The fundamental purpose was to categorise web pages across the internet by their importance. And doing this would save people’s time by ignoring irrelevant web pages.

Great idea, right? Soon Backrub was…

Actionable insights on how to implement a data marketplace strategy for your organisation

Markets have existed as long as humans have been trading. The earliest Bazaars have existed since 3000 BCE in Persia, according to Wikipedia.

A market is simply a place for the exchange of goods for either other goods or money.

In the modern data world, where quintillion bytes of data…

Create compelling data visualisation by getting these basic techniques right. Data Visualisation is a key component in the storytelling journey.

Charts, infographics, statistics, mean, median and bell curves! There is a lot of data and even more ways of presenting it. Don’t get lost in the trees by ignoring the woods.

Telling a story using data has never been easy. It requires one to process, organise and coherently present information.

Avoid these mistakes to ensure the successful roll-out of Data Governance in your organisation.

Often marred with bureaucracy and red tape; Data Governance is a challenging feat to achieve in any organisation.

Unlike a data science or engineering initiative, Data Governance is effectively implementing business change.

Reluctance to change is not a new phenomenon. A journal published in 1948 entitled “Overcoming Resistance to Change”

Are you considering a job in data science or know someone that is? Let me explain why the hype is far from over.

A fad or a life-changing discipline? The obsession with data science is far from over. Dubbed the sexiest job of the 21st century by Harvard Business Review offers more than just sunshine and rainbows. By that, I of course mean, admiration and high salaries.

Is the hype justifiable though?

In this week’s blog, I’ll share three key reasons why the world is obsessed with data science:

#1…

Petabytes, Exabytes & Zettabytes. This is how we’re measuring the amount of data there is in the world. And don’t bother Googling what this means, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, these are some inconceivable numbers.

But why is so much data being produced daily?

Let me help break this down. In this week’s blog, I’ll share three key reasons why we have an abundance of data in the world:

#1 World Wide Web Adoption

#2 Social Media Frenzy

#3 Internet of Things

Let’s dive into each of these

#1 World Wide Web Adoption

The world wide web as we know it has existed since the early 1990s.

However, the adoption had been centred mainly in…

Hanzala Qureshi

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