I am reading a lot about the use of Python in the data management arena, and while I am not currently working with Big Data, I thought this article here – Using Python for Big Data Analytics – had some great information on things to avoid in Python.
Here is an article that lists Python among the best languages for crunching data (spells “Big Data”). It also mentions a number of other languages, I am not familiar with at all – Kafka? I must be living on the dark side of the moon.
Finally, to complete the triad of links for sharing, there is a page with some pandas how-to. Pandas is another framework I need to take a look at. It seems to pop up in data analytics everywhere. In fact, O’Reilly has a number of titles on Python in that sphere and this one touches on pandas, e.g. Python for Data Analysis: Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython. I should pick up a copy quick… Data science sounds like job security.