Hadoop is designed to make storing and processing large amounts of data affordable. It does this in two ways: Through hardware, by allowing use of normal processing chips, and Through software, with the open-source Apache licence Open-source software essentially means Hadoop is free, or more specifically no licence fee needs
Yesterday we attended an event at Acadia University where Dr. Danny Silver gave a presentation on Data Analytics and Data Mining. The talk was organised in light of Big Data Week and the presentation gives a good overview of data analytics, the data mining process and the key trends in
Previously we had a look at how data-centric approaches were used in baseball and cricket to identify undervalued players. Today we review studies on absolute limits on how fast humans and animals can run. While human runners continue to set new speed records, racehorses appear to have reached a plateau.
Twitter has a credibility problem. Fake information and photos proliferate the platform, especially after a natural disaster. For example, Hurricane Sandy photos depicted flooding of the whole East Coast and the Statue of Liberty being felled by a tsunami. For every problem, there’s a startup. Tweetcred appends a ‘credibility ranking’,
7th May — Official London Conference, University College London [For a limited time only, get 10% off by using “newsletter10″ as promo code] Attend University College London on 7th May where the Big Data Week London team will host and chair a day of case studies, presentations, community showcases and debates with the
Industry experts will descend onto 30 cities from across the world to discuss topics surrounding Big Data this week. Speakers from IBM, PwC, SAP, Oracle, Cloudera, Microsoft (and many more) will share their knowledge and insights on commercial opportunities, privacy and data security, making this an opportunity for data enthusiasts
This week, we will look at the three best articles that speak to the power of big data. There is a lot of literature on the topic. We find these articles best encapsulate how we can manipulate data and extract meaningful insights like never before. Next week, we will present
EVENTS HAPPENING ON THE 6th MAY May 6, 2014 – Chicago The State of Illinois Presents: Budgeting for Results and Paying for Success in State Government Learn more about a pay-for-success social impact initiative, where a child welfare service provider works closely with “dually-involved youth” to reduce their chance at recidivism.
Big Data Week kicks off in Berlin with Data meets Nice People. The event will be held at the Wooga office on Saarbrucker Strasse, starting at 7.00 pm. The speakers are: * Lucia Santamaria, who will be speaking about data-driven recommendations for outdoor activities. * Galen Wilkerson, on urban mobility
Big Data Week kicks off today! There are over 180 events taking place across 25+ cities, ranging from speaker events to meetups to hackatons. The festival aims to bring together a global community of data scientists, data technologies, data visualizers, and data businesses. The interconnected community events aims to build