A little over 8 months ago, I was asked to build a data mining cluster at Ancestry using Hadoop. Even though Ancestry has been using Hadoop for nearly 3 years, this was my first exposure to the technology and the company’s initial attempt to collect everything. Honestly, I did not know where or how to start.… Read more
Hiring data scientists is even more difficult than finding Hadoop engineers. Once again, look for people within the organization with the intelligence, math skills, and the curiosity to be data scientists.