David da Silva, Deputy Head DataScience, Capgemini UK

David da Silva

Deputy Head Data Science, Capgemini UK

Don’t Choose One Database Choose Them All!

Data scientists have a plethora of SQL and NoSQL databases to choose from, each offering a wide range of features that claim to make things easier, more efficient, cheaper and more productive. Looking past the marketing speak, some of these claims are true, which makes the question of which database to select even more difficult.

On the Capgemini UK Data Science team we say, "Why settle on just one?”. This talk explains the rationale for using multiple databases based upon the business benefits that can be achieved for clients – despite the potential overhead of having to install, configure, populate and sync multiple data stores.

About

Deputy Head of the Capgemini UK Data Science team which is currently 50 Data Scientists and growing all the time. I have experience in commercial analysis products like SAS but prefer the flexibility of open source technologies, especially Python and trying to learn Scala (Spark). My background is in Military Operational Research but nowadays I mainly work on Network Analysis solutions and Machine Learning frameworks for fraud detection.Deputy Head of the Capgemini UK Data Science team which is currently 50 Data Scientists and growing all the time. I have experience in commercial analysis products like SAS but prefer the flexibility of open source technologies, especially Python and trying to learn Scala (Spark). My background is in Military Operational Research but nowadays I mainly work on Network Analysis solutions and Machine Learning frameworks for fraud detection.