Researchers begin to scale up pattern recognition, machine-learning, and data management tools.
In-memory data management brings data close to the computation.
We're launching an investigation into in-memory data technologies.
Spark is becoming a key part of a big data toolkit.
The mean app price for the Windows market is nearly two times higher than the App Store.
The Windows Marketplace for Mobile now has about 1,400 apps spread across 16 categories. In this short post I'll provide some basic statistics and compare it with the grandaddy of app stores: the U.S. iTunes store.
Since the first-ever Mechanical Turk meetup a year ago, there has been an explosion in crowdsourcing services and a well-attended conference in San Francisco. I remain enthusiastic about crowdsourcing, but the number of companies has me worried about quality of work. Fortunately specialization is already occurring, so for particular tasks there are companies out there ready to provide high-quality service….
Measured in terms of (U.S.) job postings, Amazon's Cloud Computing platform is still larger than Google's App Engine. What's interesting is that the gap has closed over the past year.
While still a small fraction of data management job postings, the number of job posts that mention "hadoop" continue to grow steadily. Year-over-year, there were 300% more such job posts in the first seven months of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. The fraction of "hadoop" jobs posted by California companies remain high, but is definitely lower than what it was last year.