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What Metrics Matter: A Guide for Open Source Projects

"Without data, you're just a person with an opinion." Those are the words of W. Edwards Deming, the champion of statistical process control, who was credited as one of the inspirations for what became known as the Japanese post-war economic miracle of 1950 to 1960. Ironically, Japanese...
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7 Data Trends on our Radar

Whether you’re a business leader or a practitioner, here are key data trends to watch and explore in the months ahead. Increasing focus on building data culture, organization, and training In a recent O’Reilly survey, we found that the skills gap remains one of the key challenges holding back the...
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Cephalocon Barcelona 2019

Cephalocon Barcelona aims to bring together more than 800 technologists and adopters from across the globe to showcase Ceph’s history and its future, demonstrate real-world applications, and highlight vendor solutions. Join us in Barcelona, Spain on 19-20 May 2019 for our second international...
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The Case for Data-Driven Open Source Development

The lack of standardized metrics, datasets, methodologies and tools for extracting insights from Open Source projects is real. Open Source Metrics That Actually Matter Let’s take a look at the first part of the problem: the metrics. OSS Project stakeholders simply don’t have the data to make...
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The Growing Significance Of DevOps For Data Science

DevOps involves infrastructure provisioning, configuration management, continuous integration and deployment, testing and monitoring.  DevOps teams have been closely working with the development teams to manage the lifecycle of applications effectively. Data science brings additional...
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Introducing ODPi Egeria – The Industry’s First Open Metadata Standard

Organizations looking to better locate, understand, manage and gain value from their data have a new industry standard to leverage. ODPi, a nonprofit Linux Foundation organization focused upon accelerating the open ecosystem of big data solutions, recently announced ODPi Egeria, a new project that...
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Why the Future of Data Storage is (Still) Magnetic Tape

Studies show [PDF] that the amount of data being recorded is increasing at 30 to 40 percent per year. At the same time, the capacity of modern hard drives, which are used to store most of this, is increasing at less than half that rate. Fortunately, much of this information doesn’t need to be...
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A Deep Dive Into Data Lakes

In the age of Big Data, we’ve had to come up with new terms to describe large-scale data storage. We have databases, data warehouses and now data lakes. While they all contain data, these terms describe different ways of storing and using that data. Before we discuss data lakes and why they are...
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Tech Heavyweights Create Open Source Project to Transfer Data

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft launched a new open source project aimed at making it easier for users to transfer data between services without having to download it and upload it to another service. The use cases for this type of open source software are wide ranging. For example, an end...
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Doing Good Data Science

There has been a lot of healthy discussion about data ethics lately. We want to be clear: that discussion is good, and necessary. But it’s also not the biggest problem we face. We already have good standards for data ethics. The ACM’s code of ethics, which dates back to 1993, is clear, concise, and...
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