# 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 |
1-Sep-08 |
18377 |
49.1% |
36.6% |

Advanced Business Analytics, Data Mining and Predictive Modeling (Adv BA) | 28-Sep-07 | 174362 | 72.9% | 48.5% |

Business Intelligence Professionals (BI Pros) | 30-Oct-07 | 150147 | 20.6% | 21.4% |

Big Data | Analytics | Strategy | Finance | Innovation (BDASFI) | 19-Feb-09 | 128805 | 81.6% | 40.6% |

Big Data and Analytics (BD & A) | 1-Mar-12 | 120776 | 98.2% | 68.4% |

Business Analytics (Biz An) | 3-Mar-08 | 70326 | 42.1% | 36.6% |

Data Mining, Statistics, Big Data, and Data Visualization (DMSBD) | 25-Jul-08 | 68539 | 115.0% | 62.1% |

Statistics & Analytics Consultants Group (SAC) | 23-Dec-08 | 46481 | 47.3% | 37.6% |

BIG DATA Professionals - Architects Scientists IOT Analytics (BD pros) | 1-Sep-08 | 45443 | 90.5% | 54.5% |

Big Data, Analytics, Hadoop, NoSQL & Cloud Computing (BDAHN) | 6-Jul-11 | 33139 | 258.4% | 112.1% |

Data Warehouse / Big Data / Hadoop / Predictive Analytics (DW/BD/H) | 26-Feb-09 | 32994 | 16.6% | 19.3% |

Machine Learning Connection (ML Conn) | 12-Mar-08 | 24712 | 51.1% | 31.8% |

SAS Analytics & BI (SAS A&BI) | 25-Jun-08 | 24575 | 31.9% | 21.5% |

Next Gen Market Research (NGMR) (NGMR) | 26-Sep-07 | 24049 | 14.4% | 6.0% |

Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Machine Intelligence ... (PRDM) | 2-Oct-08 | 21813 | 59.6% | 36.6% |

Machine Learning and Data Science (former DSC) (ML/DSC) | 10-Feb-12 | 20876 | 47.2% | 65.2% |

Global Analytics Network (Global A) | 22-May-08 | 20432 | 11.1% | 8.1% |

Business Intelligence & Analytics Group (BI&A) | 6-Jan-08 | 20000 | 3.5% | 3.0% |

Research Methods and Data Science (RMDS) | 10-Apr-09 | 18377 | 34.5% | 26.8% |

SAS & Analytics Users (SAS Users) | 13-Apr-08 | 18283 | 33.7% | 24.0% |

Actuary / Actuarial, Predictive Modeling, Data Mining ... (Actuary) | 24-Sep-08 | 17616 | 27.9% | 22.8% |

Advanced Analytics (Adv An) | 11-Jan-09 | 16453 | 65.0% | 41.7% |

Text Analytics (Text A) | 2-Jun-08 | 16404 | 27.0% | 20.9% |

IBM Big Data and Analytics (IBM BDA) | 22-Jul-11 | 14277 | 186.1% | 66.4% |

Data Scientists (DScient) | 8-Jun-09 | 14063 | 112.3% | 106.7% |

Predictive Analytics Network (PAN) | 16-Mar-09 | 12604 | 70.7% | 70.7% |

RDataMining: R and Data Mining (RDM) | 30-Aug-11 | 11677 | 124.8% | 142.1% |

Visual Analytics (Visual) | 31-Mar-08 | 10762 | 49.1% | 31.3% |

Advanced Analytics, Predictive Modeling & Statistical ... (Adv AP) | 10-Jul-08 | 9185 | 41.2% | 29.8% |

Data & Text Analytics Professionals (D&TA Prof) | 24-Sep-07 | 9086 | 21.2% | 17.5% |

Data Science & Machine Learning (DS & ML) | 10-Dec-11 | 8895 | 229.2% | 165.4% |

KDnuggets Analytics, Data Mining, and Data Science (KDnuggets) | 3-Feb-10 | 8560 | 73.7% | 78.7% |

Lavastorm Analytics Community Group (Lavastorm) | 17-Apr-11 | 7126 | 22.2% | 18.3% |

Predictive Analytics (Pred An) | 6-Mar-08 | 6945 | 49.7% | 41.3% |

Data Mining Technology (DMT) | 20-Jun-08 | 4854 | 32.1% | 24.1% |

Healthcare Data Mining and Modeling (Healthcare) | 11-Jul-08 | 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.