Jamison  Fisher

Jamison Fisher


Pandas Concatenate Data Frames [2021]

Imagine you are having two sets of data that you have to combine to perform analysis. While using SQL, records from two or more tables in a database can be combined using SQL joins. Similarly, there are options in Python as well to concatenate data frames. So what is a data frame? A data frame in Python has multiple rows and columns. It is similar to a table in SQL. You have the pandas software library for data analysis in Python. Pandas concatenate data frames help us to combine data frames based on a certain logic.

The different ways of combining data frames:

  • Inner Join: Inner join is quite akin to the intersection of two sets. In case of an inner join, a data frame is returned containing only those rows having common properties. Thus each row in the two combined data frames should have matching column values.
  • Left Join: A left join returns all rows from the left data frame and only the matching rows from the right data frame.
  • Right Join: A right join returns all rows from the right data frame and only the matching rows from the left data frame.
  • Full or Outer Join: A full join keeps all the rows from both the left data frame and the right data frame.

Let us now look at the functions present in Pandas to combine data frames or series.

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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

Gerhard  Brink

Gerhard Brink


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.


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

Kasey  Turcotte

Kasey Turcotte


400x times faster Pandas Data Frame Iteration

Avoid using iterrows() function

Data processing is and data wrangling is one of the important components of a data science model development pipeline. A data scientist spends 80% of their time preparing the dataset to make it fit for modeling. Sometimes performing data wrangling and explorations for a large-sized dataset becomes a tedious task, and one is only left to either wait quite long till the computations are completed or shift to some parallel processing.

Pandas is one of the famous Python libraries that has a vast list of API, but when it comes to scalability, it fails miserably. For large-size datasets, it takes a lot of time sometimes even hours just to iterate over the loops, and even for small-size datasets, iterating over the data frame using standard loops is quite time-consuming,

In this article, we will discuss techniques or hacks to speed the iteration process over large size datasets.

(Image by Author), Time constraints comparison to iterate over the data frame

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Cyrus  Kreiger

Cyrus Kreiger


How Has COVID-19 Impacted Data Science?

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted supply chains and brought economies around the world to a standstill. In turn, businesses need access to accurate, timely data more than ever before. As a result, the demand for data analytics is skyrocketing as businesses try to navigate an uncertain future. However, the sudden surge in demand comes with its own set of challenges.

Here is how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the data industry and how enterprises can prepare for the data challenges to come in 2021 and beyond.

#big data #data #data analysis #data security #data integration #etl #data warehouse #data breach #elt

Macey  Kling

Macey Kling


Applications Of Data Science On 3D Imagery Data

CVDC 2020, the Computer Vision conference of the year, is scheduled for 13th and 14th of August to bring together the leading experts on Computer Vision from around the world. Organised by the Association of Data Scientists (ADaSCi), the premier global professional body of data science and machine learning professionals, it is a first-of-its-kind virtual conference on Computer Vision.

The second day of the conference started with quite an informative talk on the current pandemic situation. Speaking of talks, the second session “Application of Data Science Algorithms on 3D Imagery Data” was presented by Ramana M, who is the Principal Data Scientist in Analytics at Cyient Ltd.

Ramana talked about one of the most important assets of organisations, data and how the digital world is moving from using 2D data to 3D data for highly accurate information along with realistic user experiences.

The agenda of the talk included an introduction to 3D data, its applications and case studies, 3D data alignment, 3D data for object detection and two general case studies, which are-

  • Industrial metrology for quality assurance.
  • 3d object detection and its volumetric analysis.

This talk discussed the recent advances in 3D data processing, feature extraction methods, object type detection, object segmentation, and object measurements in different body cross-sections. It also covered the 3D imagery concepts, the various algorithms for faster data processing on the GPU environment, and the application of deep learning techniques for object detection and segmentation.

#developers corner #3d data #3d data alignment #applications of data science on 3d imagery data #computer vision #cvdc 2020 #deep learning techniques for 3d data #mesh data #point cloud data #uav data