Statistics

Amazon Redshift COPY command cheatsheet

Amazon Redshift COPY command cheatsheet

Although it’s getting easier, ramping up on the COPY command to import tables into Redshift can become very tricky and error-prone.   Following the accordion-like hyperlinked Redshift documentation to get a complete command isn’t always straighforward, either. Treasure Data got in on the act (we always do!) with a guide to demystify and distill all the COPY commands you could ever need... »

Data Science 101: Interactive Analysis with Jupyter and Pandas

Data Science 101: Interactive Analysis with Jupyter and Pandas

This article was originally published on Treasure Data blog. In case you were wondering, the next time you overhear a data scientist talking excitedly about “Pandas on Jupyter”, s/he’s not citing the latest 2-bit sci-fi from the orthographically challenged! There are now a few cloud-based analytics infrastructures available out there, including the one from Treasure Data, which, being one of the e... »

7 Characteristics to Look Before Hiring a Data Scientist

7 Characteristics to Look Before Hiring a Data Scientist

Data is being collected in droves, but most of the time, people don’t know what to do with it. That’s why data scientists are hot commodities in the startup world right now. In fact, between 2003 and 2013, employment in data industries grew about 21 percent — nearly 16 percent more than overall employment growth. It’s a fairly new concept, but these people are so valuable because they unders... »

Statistics: Is This Big Data's Biggest Hurdle?

Statistics: Is This Big Data's Biggest Hurdle?

Big Data is less about the data itself and more about what you do with the data. The application of statistics and statistical principles on the data helps you extract the information it contains. According to Wikipedia, statistics is the study of the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data. The American Statistical Association defines statistics as “the ... »

One Thing You Need To Know About Statistics. Maybe Two

In my professional work, I use statistics to help businesses make sense of their data. By applying statistics to their wide array of business data, senior executives can gain deep insight about actions they can take to drive their business forward. Apart from this narrow application of statistics, I am a big believer that understanding statistics and statistical concepts provides great value to al... »

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