Oleta  Becker

Oleta Becker

1602975600

8 Tips for the Junior Data Analyst

1) Fully Understand Your Customers Needs

When you get requests from customers, be it a new report/a specific analysis/project, always understand **why **the customer is requesting this. What **exactly **is he seeking? Understand the **bigger **picture. Don’t be embarrassed to ask even many questions if needed, until you fully understand. Understanding exactly what he needs, is a big part of your job. It will also help you feel more of a connection with your work, by understanding it’s value.

2) Sometimes You Know Best, Offer Alternatives

Your customer may think he knows what he needs/wants, but sometimes you know best. Ask the tough questions, what do you need this for? Do you even really need this? After you understood exactly what he needs, think of the alternatives. Is there an existing solution you can moderate to meet his needs? What would be the best solution technologically? Offer the solution that you think is best.

3) Always Try to Automate Your Processes

Part of an analyst’s job can sometimes include ‘grunt work’, lots of copying and pasting in excel etc. However, there are some situations in which you can **choose **to automate the process more. Always look for the better automatic solution. For example- instead of dozens of actions in excel you won’t be able to replicate next time, try to put it in a query form. Try thinking big- what about the entire **data process **isn’t running smoothly? What can be improved?

#data #data-analysis #data-analytics #data-science #big-data

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8 Tips for the Junior Data Analyst
Siphiwe  Nair

Siphiwe Nair

1620466520

Your Data Architecture: Simple Best Practices for Your Data Strategy

If you accumulate data on which you base your decision-making as an organization, you should probably think about your data architecture and possible best practices.

If you accumulate data on which you base your decision-making as an organization, you most probably need to think about your data architecture and consider possible best practices. Gaining a competitive edge, remaining customer-centric to the greatest extent possible, and streamlining processes to get on-the-button outcomes can all be traced back to an organization’s capacity to build a future-ready data architecture.

In what follows, we offer a short overview of the overarching capabilities of data architecture. These include user-centricity, elasticity, robustness, and the capacity to ensure the seamless flow of data at all times. Added to these are automation enablement, plus security and data governance considerations. These points from our checklist for what we perceive to be an anticipatory analytics ecosystem.

#big data #data science #big data analytics #data analysis #data architecture #data transformation #data platform #data strategy #cloud data platform #data acquisition

Cyrus  Kreiger

Cyrus Kreiger

1617959340

4 Tips To Become A Successful Entry-Level Data Analyst

Companies across every industry rely on big data to make strategic decisions about their business, which is why data analyst roles are constantly in demand. Even as we transition to more automated data collection systems, data analysts remain a crucial piece in the data puzzle. Not only do they build the systems that extract and organize data, but they also make sense of it –– identifying patterns, trends, and formulating actionable insights.

If you think that an entry-level data analyst role might be right for you, you might be wondering what to focus on in the first 90 days on the job. What skills should you have going in and what should you focus on developing in order to advance in this career path?

Let’s take a look at the most important things you need to know.

#data #data-analytics #data-science #data-analysis #big-data-analytics #data-privacy #data-structures #good-company

Gerhard  Brink

Gerhard Brink

1620629020

Getting Started With Data Lakes

Frameworks for Efficient Enterprise Analytics

The opportunities big data offers also come with very real challenges that many organizations are facing today. Often, it’s finding the most cost-effective, scalable way to store and process boundless volumes of data in multiple formats that come from a growing number of sources. Then organizations need the analytical capabilities and flexibility to turn this data into insights that can meet their specific business objectives.

This Refcard dives into how a data lake helps tackle these challenges at both ends — from its enhanced architecture that’s designed for efficient data ingestion, storage, and management to its advanced analytics functionality and performance flexibility. You’ll also explore key benefits and common use cases.

Introduction

As technology continues to evolve with new data sources, such as IoT sensors and social media churning out large volumes of data, there has never been a better time to discuss the possibilities and challenges of managing such data for varying analytical insights. In this Refcard, we dig deep into how data lakes solve the problem of storing and processing enormous amounts of data. While doing so, we also explore the benefits of data lakes, their use cases, and how they differ from data warehouses (DWHs).


This is a preview of the Getting Started With Data Lakes Refcard. To read the entire Refcard, please download the PDF from the link above.

#big data #data analytics #data analysis #business analytics #data warehouse #data storage #data lake #data lake architecture #data lake governance #data lake management

Oleta  Becker

Oleta Becker

1602975600

8 Tips for the Junior Data Analyst

1) Fully Understand Your Customers Needs

When you get requests from customers, be it a new report/a specific analysis/project, always understand **why **the customer is requesting this. What **exactly **is he seeking? Understand the **bigger **picture. Don’t be embarrassed to ask even many questions if needed, until you fully understand. Understanding exactly what he needs, is a big part of your job. It will also help you feel more of a connection with your work, by understanding it’s value.

2) Sometimes You Know Best, Offer Alternatives

Your customer may think he knows what he needs/wants, but sometimes you know best. Ask the tough questions, what do you need this for? Do you even really need this? After you understood exactly what he needs, think of the alternatives. Is there an existing solution you can moderate to meet his needs? What would be the best solution technologically? Offer the solution that you think is best.

3) Always Try to Automate Your Processes

Part of an analyst’s job can sometimes include ‘grunt work’, lots of copying and pasting in excel etc. However, there are some situations in which you can **choose **to automate the process more. Always look for the better automatic solution. For example- instead of dozens of actions in excel you won’t be able to replicate next time, try to put it in a query form. Try thinking big- what about the entire **data process **isn’t running smoothly? What can be improved?

#data #data-analysis #data-analytics #data-science #big-data

Sid  Schuppe

Sid Schuppe

1618004700

Data Analyst vs. Data Scientist

Stylised as the sexiest job of the 21st century, data science has emerged as one of the most in-demand professions of recent years — taking hold with a hype that normally only surrounds celebrities. Companies worldwide put lucrative salaries, prestige and the privilege of wielding influence up for grabs to attract analytical talent. Behind all the hype is a growing importance of digital data that’s currently transforming the way we live and work.
It’s no wonder that more and more enthusiasts want to break into this new field. But before venturing into data science and analytics with one’s eyes closed, aspirants are well advised to inform themselves about available routes first. Interested candidates are encouraged to begin their journey by identifying entry points and requirements, by finding out more about how the various data subfields differ from one another, and how their CV needs refinement prior to submitting job applications.

#data-analyst-jobs #data-scientist #data-analyst #data-scientist-skills #data-science