Top LinkedIn Groups for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science – from “Big Bang” to Now
We examine top LinkedIn groups in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science from the Big Bang era of group creation to present, and identify the largest groups, the fastest growing groups, and 2 main clusters.
Table 2: Top LinkedIn Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science groups, members and growth, 2015 Q1
Color code: If growth percentage is 25% above median, it is in green font, elseif it is 25% below median, it is in red font, else in black font.
LinkedIn Group  Created  Members (Mar 30, 2015) 
Growth 13q1 to 14q1 
Growth 14q1 to 15q1 

Median  1Sep08  18377  49.1%  36.6% 
Advanced Business Analytics, Data Mining and Predictive Modeling (Adv BA)  28Sep07  174362  72.9%  48.5% 
Business Intelligence Professionals (BI Pros)  30Oct07  150147  20.6%  21.4% 
Big Data  Analytics  Strategy  Finance  Innovation (BDASFI)  19Feb09  128805  81.6%  40.6% 
Big Data and Analytics (BD & A)  1Mar12  120776  98.2%  68.4% 
Business Analytics (Biz An)  3Mar08  70326  42.1%  36.6% 
Data Mining, Statistics, Big Data, and Data Visualization (DMSBD)  25Jul08  68539  115.0%  62.1% 
Statistics & Analytics Consultants Group (SAC)  23Dec08  46481  47.3%  37.6% 
BIG DATA Professionals  Architects Scientists IOT Analytics (BD pros)  1Sep08  45443  90.5%  54.5% 
Big Data, Analytics, Hadoop, NoSQL & Cloud Computing (BDAHN)  6Jul11  33139  258.4%  112.1% 
Data Warehouse / Big Data / Hadoop / Predictive Analytics (DW/BD/H)  26Feb09  32994  16.6%  19.3% 
Machine Learning Connection (ML Conn)  12Mar08  24712  51.1%  31.8% 
SAS Analytics & BI (SAS A&BI)  25Jun08  24575  31.9%  21.5% 
Next Gen Market Research (NGMR) (NGMR)  26Sep07  24049  14.4%  6.0% 
Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Machine Intelligence ... (PRDM)  2Oct08  21813  59.6%  36.6% 
Machine Learning and Data Science (former DSC) (ML/DSC)  10Feb12  20876  47.2%  65.2% 
Global Analytics Network (Global A)  22May08  20432  11.1%  8.1% 
Business Intelligence & Analytics Group (BI&A)  6Jan08  20000  3.5%  3.0% 
Research Methods and Data Science (RMDS)  10Apr09  18377  34.5%  26.8% 
SAS & Analytics Users (SAS Users)  13Apr08  18283  33.7%  24.0% 
Actuary / Actuarial, Predictive Modeling, Data Mining ... (Actuary)  24Sep08  17616  27.9%  22.8% 
Advanced Analytics (Adv An)  11Jan09  16453  65.0%  41.7% 
Text Analytics (Text A)  2Jun08  16404  27.0%  20.9% 
IBM Big Data and Analytics (IBM BDA)  22Jul11  14277  186.1%  66.4% 
Data Scientists (DScient)  8Jun09  14063  112.3%  106.7% 
Predictive Analytics Network (PAN)  16Mar09  12604  70.7%  70.7% 
RDataMining: R and Data Mining (RDM)  30Aug11  11677  124.8%  142.1% 
Visual Analytics (Visual)  31Mar08  10762  49.1%  31.3% 
Advanced Analytics, Predictive Modeling & Statistical ... (Adv AP)  10Jul08  9185  41.2%  29.8% 
Data & Text Analytics Professionals (D&TA Prof)  24Sep07  9086  21.2%  17.5% 
Data Science & Machine Learning (DS & ML)  10Dec11  8895  229.2%  165.4% 
KDnuggets Analytics, Data Mining, and Data Science (KDnuggets)  3Feb10  8560  73.7%  78.7% 
Lavastorm Analytics Community Group (Lavastorm)  17Apr11  7126  22.2%  18.3% 
Predictive Analytics (Pred An)  6Mar08  6945  49.7%  41.3% 
Data Mining Technology (DMT)  20Jun08  4854  32.1%  24.1% 
Healthcare Data Mining and Modeling (Healthcare)  11Jul08  4684  62.3%  33.9% 
Related:
 Top LinkedIn Groups for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science – Discussions up, Engagement down, May 2015.
 Update: Top LinkedIn Groups for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science, Nov 2014.
 Top LinkedIn Groups in 2014 for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science, Apr 2014.
 Top 2013 LinkedIn Groups for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science, Dec 2013.
 Top LinkedIn Groups for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science, Apr 2013.
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