Being ignorant about metadata is not a crime — it’s just agonisingly inconvenient to generate business value from data.

If you ever tried to read articles about metadata on the Internet, you would most likely come across either the horror stories (something around the line of new metadata retention laws with creepy security loopholes that would screw us all) or the utopian fairytales (hey, metadata is the magical silver…

It takes a little more than statistics and machine learning to understand how demand forecasting works.

Meet Julie! She sells ice cream on the Moon

This is Julie. Since the age of six, all she wanted to do is to sell yummy ice cream and bring joy to people every summer. She believed she could, so she did.

Julie is now the boss behind Salty & Icy, one of the best ice cream brands on…

It’s surprisingly quick and simple to predict the future with the all-too-familiar SQL syntax.

Expect rain. Only two simple words, yet the stakes sometimes could be much higher than grabbing an umbrella before leaving the house tomorrow. Rain could ruin picnic plans or bring tremendous joy to farmers who are desperate to save their drought-stricken crops.

Learning how to predict next-day rain is a…

The almighty NoSQL database to power mobile sites with real-time analytics for better customer experience

Began as the storage system for the web search index at Google. Made available as a public service via Google Cloud Platform in 2015 and currently powers some of the most prominent web and mobile applications such as Spotify, Google Maps and Google Search. …

How to avoid those dreaded pitfalls and “gotcha” moments when selecting databases for your next application?

Asking any developer of an enterprise application, and you’ll know how much they are feeling frustrated with the limitations of relational databases. Too much to the extent that in 2009, a meetup was held in San Francisco to discuss with his peers about open-source, distributed, non-relational databases.

Originally chosen to…

In a post-COVID-19 future, businesses must be prepared to respond and adapt rapidly. Does the old Hadoop technology even have a place in this new world?

In the emerging world of 2021, big data and machine learning are still the holy grail while the need for superior speed and agility continues to accelerate cloud adoption. Does the old Hadoop technology even have a place in this new world? …

When all you want is simple steps to get good data scattered everywhere into a single location for quick business insights, don’t let the complexities of coding and infrastructure hold you back.

Knowing how to integrate data from various sources and perform simple transformation to address data quality issues is the first step towards extracting insights from big data. …

Computer vision has the potential to improve the consumer experience, reduce costs and enhance security. Understanding the fundamentals of computer vision is the first step towards unlocking a crucial competitive edge. Are you ready?

Computer vision is one of the most extraordinary gifts coming out of the artificial intelligence world. With computer vision, many companies have attempted to see the world through computers’ eyes and made great strides in solving complex business problems such as identifying product defects in real-time, verifying customers’ identification or…

Skye Tran

Love data, problem-solving, and storytelling | Observe the world through technology-driven lens | Cherish order from chaos

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store