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Launch Alert! Jigsaw Academy takes great pride in announcing the launch of the Integrated Program in Data Science and Machine Learning (IDM) in collaboration with one of the most highly acclaimed Universities in the World, the Uni...

Over the last few years, Data Science has garnered an attention that perhaps no other tech revolution has managed to. Since the days of its inception, it has taken very less time for this niche industry to influence people on the ...

By now, I’m sure most of you know what the revolutionary technology is all about. Thanks to IoT’s ability to connect with other devices in its ecosystem and communicate with them, topics on this technology have been washed, ri...

What is Big Data? In the last decade people have been calling Data sexy and Big Data, well they are calling it a mind-blowing phenomenon that is fast changing the way we live and work. It is one of the fascinating evolution of the...

While the importance of analytics and data driven decision making is very evident to most companies, and most senior management executives have a mandate to investigate and understand how to leverage data for advanced analytics wi...

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Data is at the heart of everything we do. Technology and science have disrupted traditional businesses with such force and velocity that it’s impossible for a business to thrive without data today. This sounds like a recent deve...

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The Integrated Program in Data Science and Machine Learning is one of the most premier online courses in India, offering students the best of Analytics and Machine Learning courses. The one-of-a-kind course is offered by Jigsaw Ac...

In today’s scenario, where data is still sexy and data skills are still in high demand, the true role of a Data Scientist can be ambiguous and is often confused with that of a Data Analyst or Data Engineer. Those interested in a...

Today’s fast-paced world is in a constant state of technological disruption; one in which big data reigns supreme. Rapid upskilling in data analytics can give individuals and companies the competitive edge they need to succeed. ...

The Indian IT industry in undergoing a major upheaval. The IT services market stagnated some time ago and new job creation slowed down. And now automation and robotics are coming in to take away the existing jobs as well. This is ...

Jigsaw Academy is back with this year’s analytics industry report! Yes, last year, we brought you the Big Data and Analytics Salary Report 2016 – the report that offered you the most authentic salary and industry information y...

A big hello to all the analytics wizards out there! Jigsaw Academy is proud to announce the winners of the Café Great Contest, which ran for over a month from 6th March to 16th April 2017. We received tons of submissions for this...

I have often come across this question – at times as a direct question from few of my colleague and also at times as a point of discussion while designing business intelligence system for the clients. Data warehousing is the...

With over 6 billion (and counting) devices connected to the internet right now, as much as 2.5 million terabytes of data are generated every single day. By 2020, millions of more devices are expected to get connected, projecting a...

Analytics is a complex subject. It requires a combination of skills that is hard to find in any one person. The path to building analytics competency in an organization is long. It takes time, effort and patience to get there. It ...

IBM Watson is a cognitive computing system that uses Artificial intelligence (AI) to build smarter systems for human beings. It is named after its former Chairman, Thomas Watson. Cognitive computing tries to simulate the human tho...

Gartner has predicted that 2017 is the year that Data and Analytics will go mainstream. We have certainly come a long way since that time when organizations were first prompted to explore and discover the magic of their data. This...

What does a Data Scientist Do? Such a simple question from the outlook but complex when actually think about it. Right? What does a data scientist do? Obviously, works with data but at what levels of complexity? What do the job ro...

What was considered science-fiction or rather a far fledged imagination decades ago is a reality now. There was a time when machine-to-machine communication, robotics, and machine intelligence were considered impossible and only m...

It’s bit of a cliché to say that this is the digital age. To be precise, we’re moving from the digital age to what we can call the smart age. With the evolution of technology, the gadget it offers, and the internet, we’re n...

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Whenever we talk about advancements, we only tend to discuss about the invention of computers, the birth of the internet, the evolution of cellphones and smartphones, social media and other stuff. But what is also part of the grea...

A high degree of uncertainty characterizes business analytics projects. There is uncertainty around what the goal of the project is, whether enough data is available to tackle the problem and the approach that needs to be taken t...

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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are the “hot topics” in every trending article of 2017, and rightfully so. It is much like how internet emerged as a game changer in everyone’s life, Artificial Intelligence and M...

IoT India Magazine has released its second edition of the rankings and has declared Jigsaw Academy as one of the top training institutes in India for 2017! You shop on Amazon and Flipkart, you use maps to reach your destination, y...

Your health gear, smart watch, the Google glass prototype (if you have one), your smartphone and your television set-top box connected to your home Wi-Fi are all some of the simplest examples of connected devices. Every minute and...

Data is a treasure-chest of information! What lies beneath those massive layers of unstructured data can be crucial to several aspects of business operations. The data can give insights on customer experience, processes that need ...

Analytics drives processes and growth of hundreds of tech companies out there. Netflix uses analytics in its operations, Chai point uses it for stock replenishment, and even the popular online dating app – OKCupid – uses analy...

Traditional data analysis fails to cope with the advent of Big Data which is essentially huge data, both structured and unstructured. Much more is needed that being able to navigate on relational database management systems and dr...

I still remember the time when many start-ups and companies considered the data science revolution as a fad. Those who refused to adopt data science in their businesses initially now immensely thrive on it, seeking crucial informa...

Is the Hype Around Big Data dying? The information technology industry is evolutionary. If you take a closer look at the IT timeline, you’ll notice that it has gradually grown, adapted and evolved over the decades to become what...

It’s not enough to say that today’s age is that of technology. With the advent of technology what we now have access to is data. Hence its right to say that we live in a data age. Along with scientists that invent technolo...

With each passing day, more objects and machines are getting connected to the internet transmitting the information for analysis. The objective is to harness this data to discover trends and results that can help any business with...

Ever found yourself asking the same question? What is it that makes for a bankable and hiring ready analytics professional? How to become such a candidate? These exact questions are posed by many of our students too! We spoke to P...

More data usually beats better algorithms … point is, adding more, independent data usually beats out designing ever-better algorithms to analyze an existing data set – Anand Rajaraman, Co-Author of “Mining of Massive Data...

There are innumerable articles and resources on how big data analytics are shaping enterprises, businesses and our future and there hasn’t been a field that has failed to praise analytics. With the Harvard Business Review callin...

I am sure you already know that Big Data Analysis is creating a humongous amount of value. The volume of data created and stored globally is incredible, and it just keeps growing which means there’s no end to the demand of the B...

For those of you anxiously awaiting the future, we’ve good news – it’s already here! Some technologies, which were just creative visions a decade back are all a reality now. Remember the scene in one of the back to the Futur...

Data is everywhere! It’s not hard to believe that Data is transforming the world. We find ourselves amidst new ways of collecting information about different patterns of data. Thus, significant results are occurring for both ind...

Machine Learning has wide business applications across various domains. Most popularly Machine Leaning is used in recommendation engines, fraud detection, even supply chain, inventory planning, image recognition, Amazon’s Alexa ...

In today’s world, we have access to a humungous amount of data. Thus we have a lot of job opportunities in the market for those who have the skills to deal with data.  One might think of several roles related to data such as da...

There is quite a bit of an overlap in the packages used for traditional analytics and machine learning. Unlike traditional analytics which only focuses on gaining insights from historical data, machine learning focuses more learni...

The big daddy of big data – Google – bids goodbye to MapReduce in 2014-15. It was the Google guys who inspired the development of Hadoop with core parallel processing engine as MapReduce. This definitely sounds like a death kn...

What is common between companies like Quora, YouTube, Google, and Journyx? All of these companies are data driven, they rely a lot on the use of Machine Learning and, most importantly, all of these companies use Python extensively...

Big data analytics is pretty much a buzz in IT and almost everyone is aware that it is used the most in finance, social media, and healthcare sectors. However, there are some unusually interesting areas where it’s being used. Le...

Data is everywhere and companies are hiring Data Scientists to bring some meaning to this voluminous data. However, when it comes to day-to-day operations, most Data Scientists end up merely pulling data out of relational database...

The reason aspirants are diving into Big data & analytics is obvious. The plethora of interesting technologies & tools surrounding it is enormous which is creating the buzz among both the aspirants and the industries thriv...

India’s No.1 Online School of Analytics, Jigsaw Academy, and wholesale B2B e-commerce venture, CityMandi recently collaborated to launch a live project for the students at Jigsaw. The contest involved CityMandi’s data which wa...

There has been a perception lately that for someone to make a career in analytics, one must be a programmer. I think this statement is as absurd as saying that to swim you must be a fish! We know there are other creatures out ther...

Oozie – workflow scheduler for Hadoop – perhaps is the only major component in the Hadoop ecosystem that does not work on or handle data directly by way of data ingestion or data processing. Let us look at what its function is...

The bubble around Big Data has certainly started to burst and the coming year awaits reasonable developments in the applications of the Big Data world. Well, most of us are now more than familiar with terms like Hadoop, Spark, NO-...

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Analytics is a vast field. At the one end, it overlaps with statistics and higher mathematics. At the other, it merges seamlessly with programming and software development. There are a lot of good books written on analytics. Not a...

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Launch Alert! Jigsaw Academy takes great pride in announcing the launch of the Integrated Program in Data Science and Machine Learning (IDM) in collaboration with one of the most highly acclaimed Universities in the World, the Uni...

Over the last few years, Data Science has garnered an attention that perhaps no other tech revolution has managed to. Since the days of its inception, it has taken very less time for this niche industry to influence people on the ...

By now, I’m sure most of you know what the revolutionary technology is all about. Thanks to IoT’s ability to connect with other devices in its ecosystem and communicate with them, topics on this technology have been washed, ri...

What is Big Data? In the last decade people have been calling Data sexy and Big Data, well they are calling it a mind-blowing phenomenon that is fast changing the way we live and work. It is one of the fascinating evolution of the...

While the importance of analytics and data driven decision making is very evident to most companies, and most senior management executives have a mandate to investigate and understand how to leverage data for advanced analytics wi...

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Data is at the heart of everything we do. Technology and science have disrupted traditional businesses with such force and velocity that it’s impossible for a business to thrive without data today. This sounds like a recent deve...

Designed by Freepik

The Integrated Program in Data Science and Machine Learning is one of the most premier online courses in India, offering students the best of Analytics and Machine Learning courses. The one-of-a-kind course is offered by Jigsaw Ac...

In today’s scenario, where data is still sexy and data skills are still in high demand, the true role of a Data Scientist can be ambiguous and is often confused with that of a Data Analyst or Data Engineer. Those interested in a...

Today’s fast-paced world is in a constant state of technological disruption; one in which big data reigns supreme. Rapid upskilling in data analytics can give individuals and companies the competitive edge they need to succeed. ...

The Indian IT industry in undergoing a major upheaval. The IT services market stagnated some time ago and new job creation slowed down. And now automation and robotics are coming in to take away the existing jobs as well. This is ...

Jigsaw Academy is back with this year’s analytics industry report! Yes, last year, we brought you the Big Data and Analytics Salary Report 2016 – the report that offered you the most authentic salary and industry information y...

A big hello to all the analytics wizards out there! Jigsaw Academy is proud to announce the winners of the Café Great Contest, which ran for over a month from 6th March to 16th April 2017. We received tons of submissions for this...

I have often come across this question – at times as a direct question from few of my colleague and also at times as a point of discussion while designing business intelligence system for the clients. Data warehousing is the...

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Kiran Data Analytics Ninja

Subhashini Tripathi

Subhashini Tripathi Business Analytics Pundit

Neha Shitut

Neha Shitut Analytics Guru

Ram Sharan

Sharan Data Geek

Gunnvant Singh

Gunnvant Singh Big Data Expert

Anshuman Acharya

Anshuman Acharya Retail & Business Analytics Pro

Snehamoy Mukherjee

Snehamoy Mukherjee Data Science & Analytics Leader

Pavithrra Venkatraman

Pavithrra Venkatraman Analytics Expert