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Last night's Oscars were predictable until the very end. Nate Silver from FiveThirtyEight only got 7
 
February 27 · Issue #10 · View online
SF Data Weekly

Last night’s Oscars were predictable until the very end. Nate Silver from FiveThirtyEight only got 7 out of 8 picks right.
Speaking about events: Last week we hosted “Data Platforms in FinTech”. We used Eventbrite. For those who are inclined to DIY and build an app, the folks at Vertabelo have created an event management data model. While you do that, keep checking our Facebook page for pictures and videos from last week’s talks.
Google finally made Spanner publicly available. But other DBs like CockroachDB claim to already outrun Spanner. Facebook one-upped Google by open-sourcing their forecasting tool “Prophet” (repository), available in Python and R.
PumpkinDB is a new event sourcing database engine that doesn’t overwrite data. And yet sometimes you don’t need a database to run an analysis - Greg Baugues at Twilio shows how Google Spreadsheets and Python will do just fine.
PS: LinkedIn endorsements are dumb. Here’s the data.

Our Pick
Why you need a data strategy
Data Pipelines
Importing data for analysis with Google BigQuery
5 Key Differences of Continuous Delivery for DBs
Data Scientist vs Data Engineer
Data Storage
Google's Spanner Inspires CockroachDB To Outrun It
5 Must Have DB Management Capabilities
Data Analysis
Catching Fishing Pirates with Data
How is DL Changing Data Science Paradigms?
Data Visualization
3 Data Viz Hacks from Mapping Drought Data
Data-driven Products
facebook's Prophet: Forecasting at Scale
How AI is causing a change in IT Architecture
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