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!

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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?

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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…


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

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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.


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We often hear about Consulting as a prestigious career path, with top firms only recruiting the cream of the crop. And of course, these employees attend the “top target” universities where head-hunters cherry-pick them.

Suppose you have not been to the target university or achieved a specific university classification or…


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

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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.

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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.

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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…


Let’s talk about Steve Jobs for a minute. He said, “if you define the problem correctly, you almost always have the solution”.

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This statement is profound as there’s an emphasis on understanding the problem, rather than solving it.

And many people face this major obstacle in their approach to problem-solving. There’s far too much of an expectation to solve the problem than there is in understanding it.

Fear not! Because, in this week’s blog, I want to share three easy steps on solving challenging problems:

#1 Don’t Panic! Just breakdown…


Each year for 30 days, 1.8 billion Muslims around the world fast from dawn to dusk for the month of Ramadan.

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It’s a month of reflection, consciousness and humility. It’s also the month, where most Muslims give out generously in charity from their wealth.

As a Muslim Consultant, I’ve always appreciated this month, as it means that I’m focusing on other obligations than just work. …


As we recently passed the holy month of Ramadan; the month of blessings and humility, I wanted to share a story from my travels.

A few years ago, I travelled to Rome for some Data Architecture training with my employer. I had it booked in my diary for months and I was really looking forward to it. #nerdalert

Not just because I am excited by data architecture. …

Hanzala Qureshi

Digital Consultant | Data Evangelist | Productivity Hacks in Management Consulting | Sign Up to my Newsletter @ hanzalaqureshi.com

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