Why Missing or Incomplete Data is Crucial to the Data Analyst


The last blog briefly examined the quality vs quantity debate as far as data is concerned. Data is the fundamental building block on which models are created and it is critical that we get it right if the final models are to generate business value. It may be useful to think of a model as a jigsaw puzzle for the purpose of understanding why all the pieces of data have to be present for the final product to be complete. Having said that, not having all the elements of data required is very common and we first need to know we do not have all the pieces needed, either before or during the modeling process. While this is by no means a treatise on the subject, this is a high-level view of some of the problems associated with it.

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Financial Chronicle Talks About Jigsaw Academy’s Analytics Salary Report

S Shyamala of the Financial Chronicle writes about the high salaries that analytics talent commands in her article “Companies ready to pay big bucks for analytics talent as demand rises”. She cites Jigsaw Academy’s Analytics Salary Report and quotes Jigsaw Academy CEO, Gaurav Vohra as saying, “The reality is that firms are investing big time in Big Data initiatives and are willing to pay big bucks for the right talent.”

15 Sep

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What’s Been Happening in the World of Data Analytics and Big Data This Week?

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Towards the end of every week, I usually post an interesting link on analyticstraining.com that has to do with the latest news in the Analytics or Big Data industry. Well, considering the boom the industry is in, it’s often a difficult task to pick that one interesting article. That’s what happened this week and so here I am doing something a little different. I have picked out a few of the more interesting events, news and facts about the analytics industry that appeared in my newsfeed and I am … yes you guessed right, going to tell you about all of them. Don’t worry I will be brief, so rest assured, you won’t have to take out a lot of time from your busy day to read through this

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Tips to Build a Successful Data Analytics Career In United Kingdom

sep 11

As with the rest of the world, Data Analytics as a career is hotting up in the United Kingdom as well. Thanks to guest blogger Zara Andrew, for giving all those in her part of the world some tips on how to build a successful career in Data Analytics. Of course, much of what she advises is  relevant to anyone interested in a career in Analytics anywhere in the world, so read on and find out what you can do to get ahead and be an analytics star. Zara, is from Scotland, UK and has been writing contents on the web professionally. As an avid reader and blogger, she shares her experience through her articles on Travel, Education, Parenting, Health and Fitness and Technology, among many others . Currently she is working for dsa practical test.

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AIM Interviews Harikrishnan Srinivasan and Talks About Jigsaw’s New Web Analytics Course

sep 04


Harikrishnan Srinivasan is a Digital Marketing & Web Analytics Expert who has worked with the team at Jigsaw Academy, to develop their new Web Analytics Course. In a recent interview Analytics India Magazine talks to him about what got him interested in web analytics, his predictions for analytics, the soon to be launched web analytics course at Jigsaw and advice for those interested in a career in web analytics. Read the full article here http://analyticsindiamag.com/in-conversation-with-digital-marketing-web-analytics-expert-harikrishnan-srinivasan/

Attend our Free Web Analytics Information Session this Sunday, 7th Sep 2014, 11:30 am IST. To receive your invite, please email us at info@jigsawcademy.com.

For more details about the course please click on the link below


Integrating Tableau with Hadoop

Tableau, a leading Business Intelligence company, allows instant insight by transforming data into interactive visualizations called dashboards. It is a quick and easy tool for data analysis, visualization and information sharing. Tableau connects easily to nearly any data source currently available in the market, whether it be a corporate Data Warehouse, Microsoft Excel or web based data. And what’s more, Tableau can also be connected to multiple flavours of Hadoop.

Sep 02

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How to Become a Superhero Data Analyst and get that Edge in the Workplace?

The way organizations make decisions has been evolving. Before the introduction of Business Intelligence, the only options were gut instinct, loudest voice, and best argument. With the rapid progress in data-rich environment, the natural outcome is growing demand for Data Scientist. The rapid expansion of available data, and the tools to access and make use of the data at scale, are enabling fundamental changes to the way organizations make decisions.Sep 03

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Gaurav Vohra, CEO Jigsaw Academy Among 10 Most Prominent Analytics Academicians in India

Wow! We are honored. In a list just published by Analytics India Magazine, Gaurav Vohra, CEO of Jigsaw Academy has been listed as one of the 10 most prominent Analytics Academicians in India. The article says, “ Gaurav has changed the way analytics education is being imparted in India. With Jigsaw Academy, Gaurav brought the innovative concept of online education in the field on analytics, disrupting the whole industry.”

Find out who else is on the list. Read the full article here

Sep 01

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Data Scientists With Just Two Years’ Experience can Earn Between $200,000 and $300,000

These figures were in a recent Wall Street Journal article ‘Big Data High- Priests of Algorithms’ by Elizabeth Dwoskin. The article also talks about how Data Scientists are often referred to as Unicorns, because the combination of skills required is so rare. Recruiters often have to go to great lengths to woo candidates so as to not lose them to another company. So if you do have Data Scientist in your job title you surely are on the right track. If you don’t. …what are you waiting for? Go on start building your skill set in analytics and watch recruiters flood your inbox with job offers.

Take a look at the full article here

Aug 30


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Meet Jigsawite Rachit Khanna… Badminton Champion, Analytics Enthusiast who made a Career Shift into Data Analytics

AUg 27

Even though I had a B.Tech and MBA, I found I was struggling with my career direction. I needed a shift, a job that I would love doing, a job that would take my career to higher places.

How many of you have had this very thought?

Well, let’s hear firsthand from Rachit, how he managed this shift and began a career in Data Analytics. But first off, here’s a little intro to Rachit:

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Jigsaw Mentor Kiran P.V Contributes to DATA + DESIGN, an International Open-Source Book

kiran book data design

We are proud to share that one of our Mentor’s Kiran P.V has contributed to the book Data + Design, a simple introduction to preparing and visualizing information. What’s awesome about this book is that it is a joint collaboration of more that 50 contributors from 14 different countries. It is a global endeavor to make information design more accessible. Kiran ‘s contribution is chapter 11 on Data Transformations. There he talks about how Data transformations can reveal hidden features and how when transformed, the data can be seen easier. He also explains how to choose the right transformation. The book is a great read for all those interested  in knowing how to present their data so that other people can understand it. 

Congrats Kiran. Jigsaw is proud of you! 

Take a look at the book here: infoactive.co/data-design.


It’s not Just Jigsaw that keeps our CEO Busy- Gaurav Vohra Invited to Lecture at IIM Lucknow on Big Data

25 aug

You might think that the Jigsaw CEO Gaurav Vohra has enough on his plate just with Jigsaw stuff, but believe it or not, he actually spends a fair bit of his time addressing students and industry professional interested in analytics and Big Data. The truth is, Data Analytics and Big Data is his passion and he enjoys educating others on the subject as well.

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JAM- Jigsaw Analytics Meet Coming Soon to Delhi

August 22

We had a great JAM in Bangalore and the Jigsaw team is now excitedly planning another one in Delhi sometime in November. Calling all Jigsawites in that region to please respond to our survey below. Tell us what you would like to see happen at this event. Kindly rate the activities in Q2 in order of preference(4-Most preferred to 1-Least preferred).

Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BRQ6B5H

Thanks and All Regards,

Jigsaw Team.

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Is there an Data Analyst in you?


The word ‘analyst ‘is derived from the term ‘analysis’ which means to thoroughly examine the elements or structure of something. Analysts are people who are always looking for the details, the bigger picture, delving into the deeper meaning behind a set of facts or figures. In today’s world where Big Data rules supreme, good analysts are the need of the hour.

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