News & Blogs
August 16, 2012 – There is real opportunity for DW/Big Data applications to be housed in virtual on- and off-premise incarnations – an opportunity that would have not been taken seriously 12 months ago. On many levels, Big Data is making traditional technologies obsolete. Yet, the mandate is clear: Big Data can transform business.
August 16, 2012 – Through our experiences in working with customers on Big Data platforms, we’ve come to notice that there are fundamentally two types of Hadoop users out there; the first type being “Hadoop-centric” users, and the second type being users who are leveraging Hadoop as an augmentation to existing systems. In this article, we focus on one of the most prominent challenges these “Hadoop-centric” users face.
August 15, 2012 – s usual Greenplum Community Edition 4.2.1 is available as a VMWare virtual machine based on CentOS with all the fancy tools and the documentation already installed. This allows you to easily try it. This article is an updated guide about running the provided image on VirtualBox.
August 15, 2012 – Kaggle's description of data science as sport appears to be catching on. In a recent post, VentureBeat's Christina Farr names data scientists "the top athletes of the enterprise world."
August 15, 2012 – Computer science is largely a male dominated field, but there are trends afoot that are starting to at least chip away at that. In a recent episode of Spark, host Nora Young interviewed author Jane Margolis about her book Unlocking the Clubhouse and the computer science gender gap.
August 13, 2012 – Javier Reveron went missing from Ohio in 2004. His wallet turned up in New York City, but he was nowhere to be found. By the time his parents arrived to search for him and hand out fliers, his remains had already been buried in an unmarked indigent grave.
August 13, 2012 – There’s been something of a perfect storm in the data world over the past several years. Companies are sitting on more data than ever before, yet it’s never been easier or cheaper to analyze all that information to solve problems and create new business opportunities.
The New York Times
August 13, 2012 – THIS has been the crossover year for Big Data — as a concept, as a term and, yes, as a marketing tool. Big Data has sprung from the confines of technology circles into the mainstream. First, here are a few, well, data points: Big Data was a featured topic this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with a report titled “Big Data, Big Impact.” In March, the federal government announced $200 million in research programs for Big Data computing.
August 10, 2012 – While the Mars rover Curiosity is getting most of the headlines, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III just released a 3-D map of 200 million galaxies.
August 10, 2012 – I don’t remember how exactly my fascination with data began. I am willing to believe it was when I read about how data drives products like Amazon’s Book Recommendation Engine or LinkedIn’s ‘People You May Know’. However, it has remained with me since, and here I am, interning with LinkedIn’s Data Science team