Lillian Pierson

Lillian Pierson

Lillian Pierson, P.E. is a leading expert in the field of big data and data science. She equips working professionals and students with the data skills they need to stay competitive in today's data driven economy. She is the author of three highly referenced technical books by Wiley & Sons Publishers: Data Science for Dummies (2015), Big Data / Hadoop for Dummies (Dell Special Edition, 2015), and Big Data Automation for Dummies (BMC Special Edition, 2016). Lillian has spent the last decade training and consulting for large technical organizations in the private sector, such as IBM, Dell, and Intel, as well as government organizations, from the U.S. Navy down to the local government level As the Founder of Data-Mania LLC, Lillian offers online and face-to-face training courses as well as workshops, and other educational materials in the area of big data, data science, and data analytics.

Hiring for Big Data – Interview Questions, Conferences, and More

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A major part of getting your big data initiative up and running is finding personnel with the skills, experience, and personality you’ll need for project success. The dearth of big data and data science professionals can make the staffing requirements seem impossible at times. This article will give some ideas of what to look for in big data … [Read more...]

5 Fantastic Books to Read on Big Data and Data Science

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  If you’ve been following this 6-part series on big data, then you have learned quite a bit about what big data is, how it can benefit your business, and the things to look for when hiring big data talent. For the last and final post in this series, I want to leave you with some recommendations for additional materials that will help … [Read more...]

Big Data Security Issues in the Enterprise

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To protect your operation, it’s crucial that you understand big data security issues before moving forward on a big data implementation. While most professionals have at least a vague notion about the importance of good data security practices, IT and Security professionals are the ones who know the true magnitude of harms done by enterprise … [Read more...]

What is Machine Learning and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

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With all the attention that big data and machine learning get from the media lately, it’s no wonder that so many people are asking, "What is machine learning?"  In this third post of BMC’s big data series, you’ll see a powerful example of machine learning at play  in the Beijing economy, followed by a concise answer to the question, “What is … [Read more...]

Redefining process and data automation in the era of big data

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Before 2010, process and data automation was mostly utilized in plant or factory environments, with some innovative businesses also using it to optimize and enhance business models. But in the modern era of big data, process and data automation have really taken on a new meaning. This second post in BMC’s big data series will explore the role of … [Read more...]

Key Technologies Behind Big Data

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Big data has been making a big splash for almost a decade now, but most people are still uncertain about what “big data” actually is, how it works, and the technologies that lay behind its magic. To answer these questions, I am publishing an extensive, 6-part blog series on big data technologies and what it means to you. To illustrate the power … [Read more...]