Jigsawite Clarence Wong’s Open Letter to all Those Interested in an Analytics Career



Dear Analytics enthusiast


If your motivation to take up a career in analytics is the promise of better pay and fast growth, then I would advise you to stop and think again. You need to remember that it is a challenging field and you not only need to invest in some analytic training, but to really succeed, you will also need dedication, passion and innovation. And more importantly, you need to remember, that though an analytics career will yes…give you a big salary, you need to enter into the industry not just because you are dreaming of big money but more because you are dreaming of entering a career that is the future of everything, one that will challenge you and excite you in equal measures.

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Hadoop And Unstructured Data

Let’s first begin by understanding the term ‘unstructured data’ and comprehending how is it different from other forms of data available.

Data that also contains meta-data (data about data) are generally classified as structured or semi-structured data. Relational databases – that contain schema of tables, XML files – that contain tags, simple tables with columns etc. are examples of structured data.

30 Sept

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Dataconomy Lists Jigsaw’s Big Data Course in it’s List of Top Big Data Courses

Yes the list is out and Jigsaw’s online Big Data course is on it! Eileen McNulty, editor Dataconomy has listed some of the best online courses for those looking to expand (or even just begin working on) their big data skillset and we are so proud that Jigsaw made the list. So if you want to explore our Big Data Specialist course please visit www.jigsawacademy.com, enter our free trial section, and get a first hand feel of how are courses work. To read the whole article on Dataconomy click here http://dataconomy.com/10-online-big-data-courses/#comments

Sept 29

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Insights from a Chief Analytics Officer

26 sep

Lately there has been a lot of talk around CAOs or Chief Analytics Officers. I recently read an article by Ed Burns, in Search Business Analytics titled ‘A View from the Chief Analytics Officer’ that I would like to share it with you. In the article Ed brings us some very pertinent points raised by Joe DeCosmo, the chief analytics officer at online financial services company Enova who starts off by saying that “analytics is about way more than technology, which is IT’s traditional domain”. He continues saying, “In order to innovate, analytics needs to stand on its own. But finding the right people is always a challenge.” he also talks about how there has never been greater demand for workers with quantitative skills and about how there is considered to be a shortage of skilled workers just as more and more businesses are trying to rely more heavily on analytics and how this is a big problem. A very insightful read…

Big Data- The Revolution Impacting us in More Ways Than we Know


As originally posted on: http://www.quora.com/Sanchita-Lobo-Jigsaw-Academy/Posts/Big-Data-The-Revolution-Impacting-us-in-More-Ways-Than-we-Know

Gone are the days of door-to-door sales, stereotyping, number crunching, and shot-in-the-dark marketing strategies. The age-old theory where the trajectory from the sender to the consumer was a one-way street has lost all substantial proof of existence. And all of this is because of the ever-looming presence of Big Data; the good guy with answers to every business hurdle. Big Data has aided start-ups, SMEs and MNCs in:

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Life of an Newbie in an Analytics Startup

Lighthearted, true and heartfelt musings of a newbie to Data Analytics. Thanks Ripon for sharing this.

Ripon Roy works at Analytic Edge,  a provider of high impact business solutions leveraging advanced analytics and technology. They were recently adjudged one of the 50 most promising Big Data companies in India.

Ripon has an MBA in finance from Jain college, Bangalore and joined Analytic Edge soon after graduating . In this post Ripon talks about his life as a newbie in analytics.


What’s the Difference Between Data Analysts and Business Analysts?

Data Analysts aren’t a new addition to the workforce. In fact, the science of analyzing data, facts and figures has been around for a while now.  However, the terms business analyst and data analyst are often used interchangeably. In smaller organizations, these positions may be the same, and “business analyst” becomes the broad title for a job that involves data or systems analysis. In larger companies, though the roles sometimes blur in the sense that analysts in both categories work with data, but what the analysts do with that data is entirely different. Their skill-set, and sometimes, their job environment, is also different.

23 Sept

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Download a Free Copy of Jigsaw’s new eBook ‘Beginners’ Guide to Analytics’

22 Sep

Another exciting moment for Team Jigsaw. Hot on the heels of the launch of our new course ‘Analytics for Beginners’, we are now happy to share with all of you a free copy of our eBook ‘Beginners Guide to Analytics’. You can download it by visiting the Free Trial section of our website and signing up for a 15 day trial, which allows you to experience our courses and videos at no cost at all. Once inside the free trial section, click on Free Resources to download the ebook.

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How is a Jigsaw Analytics Course Different from MSC Statistics?


19-iThere is an analyst in everyone especially those who make wise decisions. Right from how to invest our income smartly to family planning to planning weekend getaways, an analyst will always try to optimise the situation at hand. Statistics is the foundation of Analytics application in the real world. Statistics does not have to be a set of complicated equations but it is something that can change our thinking for better and make us smarter in dealing with real life situations. Yes, Statistics can be simple and very interesting especially to those who love numbers.

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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?

Making news

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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