Learning to Love Data Science
Explorations of Emerging Technologies and Platforms for Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Digital Manufacturing and Supply Chain Optimization
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2015
Pages: 162

Until recently, many people thought big data was a passing fad. "Data science" was an enigmatic term. Today, big data is taken seriously, and data science is considered downright sexy. With this anthology of reports from award-winning journalist Mike Barlow, you’ll appreciate how data science is fundamentally altering our world, for better and for worse.

Barlow paints a picture of the emerging data space in broad strokes. From new techniques and tools to the use of data for social good, you’ll find out how far data science reaches.

With this anthology, you’ll learn how:

  • Analysts can now get results from their data queries in near real time
  • Indie manufacturers are blurring the lines between hardware and software
  • Companies try to balance their desire for rapid innovation with the need to tighten data security
  • Advanced analytics and low-cost sensors are transforming equipment maintenance from a cost center to a profit center
  • CIOs have gradually evolved from order takers to business innovators
  • New analytics tools let businesses go beyond data analysis and straight to decision-making

Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist, author, and communications strategy consultant. Since launching his own firm, Cumulus Partners, he has represented major organizations in a number of industries.

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I Love (I Think) "Learning to Love Data Science"

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  • Accurate
  • Easy to understand
  • Good Reading
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written


  • Not comprehensive enough

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Comments about oreilly Learning to Love Data Science:

As an old IT professional (emphasis on old)a lot of what is now current "knowledge" is to me old wine in new bottles. This book written by a journalist - not an IT persona - provides a critical but informative review of where we are at and what is coming up.It does get into some worthwhile detail and overall is worth reading if you want to talk the talk.

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