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186 Reasons to Download the New Release 2.0.1


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download 2.0.1 for 186 fixes and improvements.

Blackbirds Release 2.0.1 is now available and comes with more than 186 improvements, including many updates to the Automation Console. 

Download Release 2.0.1 for:

  • A better Automation Console:
    • Improved multi-region process management and coordination
    • Additional UI and graphical display elements
    • Increased platform and browser capability
  • Improved failure detection for:
    • Recovery in geo-distributed databases 
    • Network partitioning scenarios
    • TCP error handling 
  • Faster query performance for sorted query results 
  • Query planning supplemented with additional index statistics gathering 
  • Improved Archive Directory management of deleted objects 

  • Added support for JDBC driver tunneling, to aid administration where firewalls prevent access to transactional resources
  • Increased test coverage and bug-fixes of PHP/PDO driver
  • Improved migrator tool diagnostics

You can see a full list of changes in the 2.0.1 release notes.

Download your copy today and let us know what you think.

The 2013 Analytics and Placement Salary Report

By Jigsaw Academy and Analytics India Magazine 


The 2013 Analytics and Placement Salary Report by Jigsaw Academy and Analytics India Magazine is a comprehensive report for both aspiring analytics professionals and analytics employers alike. It includes a portrait of the industry in 2012, predictions about the future, as well as some tips and best practices for analytics recruiters and recruitees. The final part of the report, presents the results of an analytics salary survey that was conducted across India.


Data Analyst Job Description




Data analysts translate numbers into plain English Every business collects data, whether it’s sales figures, market research, logistics, or transportation costs. A data analyst’s job is to take that data and use it to help companies make better business decisions. This could mean figuring out how to price new materials for the market, how to reduce transportation costs, solve issues that cost the company money, or determine how many people should be working on Saturdays.

There are many different types of data analysts in the field, including operations analysts, marketing analysts, financial analysts, etc.


This depends on experience and what type of data analyst you are. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) financial analysts made a median hourly rate of $35.75, or $74,350 annually in 2010. Market research analysts made $29.12 an hour, or $60,570 annually, and operations research analysts made $34.12 per hour, or $$70,960 annually.


A bachelor’s degree is needed for most entry-level jobs, and a master’s degree will be needed for many upper-level jobs. Most analysts will have degrees in fields like math, statistics, computer science, or something closely related to their field. Strong math and analysis skills are needed.

Depending on the field you go into, certification is available.


  • Analytical Skills: Data analysts work with large amounts of data: facts, figures, and number crunching. You will need to see through the data and analyze it to find conclusions.
  • Communication Skills: Data analysts are often called to present their findings, or translate the data into an understandable document. You will need to write and speak clearly, easily communicating complex ideas.
  • Critical Thinking: Data analysts must look at the numbers, trends, and data and come to new conclusions based on the findings.
  • Attention to Detail: Data is precise. Data analysts have to make sure they are vigilant in their analysis to come to correct conclusions.
  • Math Skills: Data analysts need math skills to estimate numerical data.