The Case for Hard Science in Big Data Analytics

Just a few short years ago, most job descriptions for data science and machine learning positions stipulated the following: “Minimum qualifications: Currently working toward a Ph.D. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, operations research or a related field.” As someone with a background in hard science, I could not help but notice a few glaring…

Serving in the Military Makes for a Successful Career in Tech

Improvise, adapt and overcome. These three words — the unofficial slogan of the Marines — have particular meaning to those who serve our country. And as military personnel transition to civilian life, they’ll make an impact when applying these same words to a career in technology. Veterans acquire skills in the military that are applicable to…

4 Big Data Tools Powering Walmart Technology

Walmart Technology’s history with big data began even before it became a buzzword. We recognized early on that the data we could cull from our e-commerce and brick-and-mortar businesses provides the most effective tool for optimizing user experience and planning strategically for the future. In the past few years, our big data capabilities have continued…

6 ‘Secrets’ of Data and Analytics

Data and analytics is a multidisciplinary field that uses machine learning, cognitive computing, pattern-recognition and data visualization to learn from big data and empower human decisions. It’s a complicated field and one that many people don’t know much about. Take a look at the six “secrets” behind data and analytics at Walmart. 1. We build…

5 Ways Walmart Technology Uses Big Data

In many industries, big data provides a way for companies to gain a better understanding of their customers and make better business decisions. Walmart Technology relies on big data to get a real-time view of the workflow in the pharmacy, warehouse and throughout the store and e-commerce platforms. Check out the infographic below to see how Walmart Technology uses big…

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