Predictive Modelling is the Future of Insurance Underwriting

It was not until 2010 that insurance companies started selling policies online. This industry can never fully avoid risks. This is where insurance underwriters come into play. Insurance underwriters “evaluate the risk and exposures of potential clients”. They decide on the premium the client should be charged to insure the risk. The insurance industry is […]

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Big Data and IOT Amalgamation to Pave Way for Smarter Cities

With thousands of people regularly migrating to urban areas in search of better lifestyle, it is just a matter of time that every city will embrace the powers of big data and IoT (Internet Of Things). Cities will get safer, modernised and highly connected. Research and Advisory firm Gartner estimated over 9.7 billion devices will […]

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Will Spark be able to Replace MapReduce

What is Apache Spark? Apache Spark is a framework for executing general data analytics over distributed system and computing clusters, for example Hadoop. Apache Spark does in-memory computations with higher speed, low latency data process on MapReduce. Apache Spark doesn’t replace Hadoop, rather it runs atop existing Hadoop cluster to access Hadoop Distributed File System. […]

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Free Data Analytics Tools Anyone Can Use

Business analytics courses teach invaluable skills for analyzing big data and finding out crucial insights. However, most of us would agree that if possible, we would have also studied computer science, advanced mathematics and attended business classes to make ourselves experts, or rather wizards, at churning big data and creating magical results from it. Well, […]

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Why Learn Big Data Analytics

Across various industries, professionals have begun to deal with Big Data, which comes in both structured and unstructured form, in multi-terabytes of volume, it changes quickly and can’t be adapted using the traditional data warehousing technologies; and most of these industries have benefited from insights drawn from Big Data Analytics. For example, insights from Big […]

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