Mining Data Science Treasures with Open Source

Data Science is a goldmine of potential insights for any organization, but unearthing those insights can be resource-intensive, requiring systems and teams to work seamlessly and effectively as a unit. Integrating resources isn’t easy. Traditionally, businesses chose vendors with all-in-one solutions to cover the task. This approach may seem convenient, but what freedoms must be sacrificed in order to achieve it?This vendor relationship resembles the troubled history of coal mining towns in the Old West, where one company would own everything for sale in the town. Workers were paid with vouchers that could only be redeemed at company-owned shops. The old folk tune “Sixteen Tons” stated it best: “I owe my soul to the company store.” With any monopoly, these vendors have no incentive to optimize products and services. There’s…


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