Data vs. Information

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This lesson explores data sources and formatting, and how to present data in a way that provides meaningful information. You'll look at data access patterns, and how different interfaces allow you to access the underlying information. This lesson also provides a practical, real-world example of how all this theory plays out in a business scenario. By the end of this lesson, you will have a good foundational understanding of how to wrangle and visualize data.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the difference between data and information
  • Learn how to make data useful in order to gain insights from it
  • Learn how to store data correctly
  • Understand how these techniques can be applied in the business world

Intended Audience

This lesson is ideal for anyone who is required to interpret or understand data for reporting purposes or for use in machine learning initiatives.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this lesson, you should be familiar with relational databases such as SQL or NoSQL and some common data formats such as CSV and JSON.

 

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Calculated Systems was founded by experts in Hadoop, Google Cloud and AWS. Calculated Systems enables code-free capture, mapping and transformation of data in the cloud based on Apache NiFi, an open source project originally developed within the NSA. Calculated Systems accelerates time to market for new innovations while maintaining data integrity.  With cloud automation tools, deep industry expertise, and experience productionalizing workloads development cycles are cut down to a fraction of their normal time. The ability to quickly develop large scale data ingestion and processing  decreases the risk companies face in long development cycles. Calculated Systems is one of the industry leaders in Big Data transformation and education of these complex technologies.

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