Eileen McNulty
Author Archive

Eileen McNulty

Eileen McNulty-Holmes is the Head of Content for Data Natives, Europe’s largest data science conference. For the past ten years, they have written, edited and strategised for companies and publications spanning tech, arts and culture. With a core focus in journalism and content, Eileen has also spoken at conferences, organised literary and art events, mentored others in journalism, and had their fiction and essays published in a range of publications. They are passionate about amplifying marginalised voices in their field (particularly those from the LGBTQ community), AI, and dressing like it’s still the ’80s

News

Research firm Gartner have projected a 2.1% growth in global IT spending, equating to $3.7 trillion, compared to an almost flat growth last year. This is marked decrease from their last projections; in April, they predicted 3.2% growth and a $3.8 trillion market by the end of 2014. Gartner analyst

Read More
News

Twitter has detailed its home-grown, real-time analytics system TSAR (Time Series AggregatoR) in a blog post. The system is focused on automating and aggregating data collection, as well as integrating the various components Twitter uses, such as Hadoop and Storm. In their data collection and processing pipeline, Twitter are using

Read More
Uncategorized

It has been an eventful week for big data. We’ve seen funding records broken, the announcement of collaboration between Dell, Cloudera and Intel, and the implementation of sensors in lamp posts to collect big data. For this weeks round up, we have selected our most popular pieces for your perusal. TOP

Read More
News

In Memory-Computing providers GridGain are stepping up security across their platform. New security features on their enterprise offering enable granular authorisation, security audit, and full visibility into data point access across the platform. This means GridGain is now fully SOX-compliant, and offers the kind of high-level, sophisticated security required by

Read More
News

Couchbase, a NoSQL solution marketing themselves as “the world’s most complete, most scalable and best performing NoSQL database”, have just announced a $60 million funding round, which almost doubled the amount it received from its investors. The round was lead by Accel Partners and WestSummit Capital. CEO Bob Wiederhold has

Read More
Uncategorized

Conflict remains one of the most pernicious ills facing the world today. Destruction, instability and related poverty and remain widespread; as the World Bank’s April 2011 report notes, conflict “has become a primary development challenge of our time. One-and-a-half billion people live in areas affected by fragility, conflict, or large-scale, organized

Read More
News

Cloudera, Dell and Intel are collaborating on the creation of dedicated Dell In-Memory Appliances for the Cloudera Enterprise. The appliances will help integrate the hardware and software, with a view to boosting real-time analytics performance. The In-Memory Appliances will be the first in a group of collaborative developments, which will

Read More
News

Several big announcements came out of the Google I/O Conference in San Francisco yesterday, one of the more significant of which was Google’s decision to do away with MapReduce, the system which originally inspired Hadoop. Google apparently stopped relying on MapReduce “years ago”, according to Urs Hölzle, Google’s Senior VP

Read More
Machine LearningUnderstanding Big Data

In 1959, Arthur Samuel defined machine learning as a “Field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed”. It’s a science of algorithms and automation; the algorithms “learn” from the dataset, identifying patterns or classifying trends for instance, and then automates output- whether that’s sorting

Read More
BI & AnalyticsUnderstanding Big Data

Follow @DataconomyMedia So far in the “Understanding Big Data” series, we’ve looked at what “big data” actually means; what the big data landscape looks like; and some of the infrastructural approaches you might look into when you’re taking the first tentative steps away from the data warehouse. In this edition,

Read More