Cloud and Emerging Data Solutions
Meanwhile, if you're still holding on to the notion that big data is a trend, this is your cue to rethink the situation.
It's the ultimate irony: it's tough to make a living in a world where everything is cheap or free.
This announcement coupled with several others coming out of Strata this week means the industry is achieving a great deal in terms of removing obstacles and streamlining big data processes.
MapR made several notable announcements at the Strata conference in Santa Clara this week. First, it's incorporating Apache Hadoop 2.2 and YARN to skirt or add to MapReduce efforts and add functionality. Secondly, the company announced support for HP's Vertica MPP data warehouse platform on MapR.
Big data tools are advancing in leaps and bounds these days. It's good to see the industry finally begin to take a more mature shape.
"Java has been pushed as the on-ramp to the Internet of things, but Android will make IoT [Internet of Things] into more than just a buzzword for most people," writes Serdar Yegulalp in an...
Peter Norvig, a director of Research at Google, and former head of NASA Ames's Computational Sciences Division, presented a talk recently at Stanford University. His insights are worthy of note to many companies, and not just to a NASA audience.
Github, already home to major code projects and made famous for its visualizations of the differences, aka "diffs," between documents, image files and even software versions, announced last week that maps too will be "diffable." It's all part of its open data play, a very strong play to call dibs on the ecosystem evolving around open data.
The newly launched Giving Index revealed, among other things, that New York, Chicago and San Francisco beat Houston at educational giving and grades K-5 receive the majority of donations. The Index and the database are now open for public and researcher use. DonorsChoose.org data is extensive; last year alone it included "nearly 340,000 donors, $60.2M in donations and over 130,000 school projects."
Twitter has rolled out comprehensive analytics for Twitter Card users. Good move on Twitter's part in upping its game, albeit in a limited fashion.