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Definition of Done

At Rubikloud, we focus heavily on shipping well-engineered products that are driven by data science and machine learning. That means we spend a lot of time prototyping and working through very large datasets and iterating over performance and feature considerations. This process requires many teams to work together to achieve a complete and shippable product. However, as any Product Manager knows,...

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Announcement: Data Science Seminars

At Rubikloud we're big fans of learning (and not just the machine kind)! Since our company revolves around all things data, we've organized a seminar series about just that: data science. Its purpose is to encourage anyone and everyone to learn more about data and how to use it. These seminars are open to the whole company and cover topics...

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MongoDB vs Cassandra

On the rare occasion that I walk into the engineer pit I am usually hard-pressed to be acknowledged with more than a grunt, smile and a quick glance away from the computer screens. I get it though, "plugged-in" engineers are focused creatures with little to no tolerance for outside distraction. Recently however, I was surprised by the heated discussion I...

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Big Data – Big Questions

With the advancements in civilization and technology, we are now seeing the world’s digital data double almost every three years. This exponential growth is leading to innovations and improved efficiencies across multiple industries. When talking about large amounts of data we hear things like machine learning, deep learning, data mining, data lakes, batch and real-time processing, but what do these terms...

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Big Data: To Build Or Not To Build?

Searching the Internet, I was surprised to find a lack of complete build versus buy articles published on big data. There were plenty of technical papers, there were several high level articles on the cost of hardware, but no single research paper that looked at all of the various costs when deciding whether to build your own big data solution...

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Why would anyone ever study mathematics?

The eternal questions that follow nearly all students of the discipline of mathematics: “why would you ever study math? What on earth would you ever do with a math degree? When do you start teachers' college?” Each question is more infuriating than the last. But over the years I grew to understand why people ask these questions – they aren’t...

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