Data streaming: The most important skill in big data right now

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A data engineer is currently the most sought after tech job–– it had an 88.3% increase in postings over the past twelve months according to Burning Glass’s Nova platform. Why? The answer is hidden in the apps you rely on every day: data streaming. 

Right now, you probably have a handful of apps on your phone that leverage real-time data––think ride-sharing apps, maps, and streaming services. And that’s just skimming the surface. Financial institutions use data streaming to monitor the stock market and hospitals use streamed data to monitor the health of patients. In a nutshell, data streaming is the process of sending data continuously rather than in batches, which enables millions of companies to create the products we use every day. This includes everything from web personalization and recommendation engines, to fraud detection and in-game interactions.



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Flexible Learning: Education That Fits Around You

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Flexible learning has been a hot topic in education since the 90s, although it significantly gained popularity once the internet became widely accessible. The idea is that students are better able to grasp concepts without rigid guidelines that pigeonhole them into specific ways of learning. This means that location, time, learning requirements, teaching style, and grading all have increased flexibility.



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Learn by Doing: Why Project-Based Learning is so Effective

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We’ve all witnessed the frustrating catch 22 of needing experience to land a job and needing a job to get experience. This classic struggle illustrates just how much value the job market places on experience, and rightfully so. Here at Udacity, our goal is to ensure that students are set up for success and possess the tools to not just land a job, but thrive in it? 



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Breaking Down Blockchain: What It Is & How To Get Involved

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Blockchain has emerged as a viable transaction ledger for today and the future. Being fully decentralized and free from censorship, it has become an adaptable business tool across industries. But what exactly is blockchain and how is it changing how we work and live today?



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Workforce Transformation Begins with Your People

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We’re witnessing incredible contradictions in the workplace. On one hand, an increasing number of jobs are being lost to intelligent automation. But at the same time, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, and blockchain are also creating new roles that are going unfilled due to a severe skills shortage. 



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Why a Data Strategy is Crucial for Digital Transformation Success

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Companies that aren’t continuously reinventing their business – with data at the core – will end up watching from the sidelines while their market is disrupted. Data technologies, science, and processes are rewriting the rules of business and propelling organizations toward digital transformation.



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Why Mentorship Is The Secret Ingredient To Success

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The people with the most sought-after careers and impressive resumes will tell you that they didn’t get to where they are because of hard work alone. They also won’t solely credit it to skill, talent, or a great idea. Yes, all of those things play their part, but there’s another piece that’s just as vital to one’s professional success––mentorship.



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