Edd Dumbill

Edd Dumbill is a principal analyst for O'Reilly Radar, and program chair for the O'Reilly Strata Conference and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention.

Oracle’s Big Data Appliance: what it means

Hadoop and R are the new industry standards

Today, Oracle announced their Big Data Appliance. It couldn't be a plainer validation of what's important in big data right now, or where the battle for technology dominance lies.

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Oracle's Big Data Appliance: what it means

Hadoop and R are the new industry standards

Today, Oracle announced their Big Data Appliance. It couldn't be a plainer validation of what's important in big data right now, or where the battle for technology dominance lies.

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Google+ is the social backbone

Google+ is the social backbone

There's a lot more to Google+ than a challenge to Facebook

Google+ is the rapidly growing seed of a web-wide social backbone, and the catalyst for the ultimate uniting of the social graph.

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A rough guide to JVM languages

A rough guide to JVM languages

Java is as much about the JVM as it is the language.

This overview of JVM-based programming compares the relative strengths of the major languages.

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Seven reasons you should use Java again

Seven reasons you should use Java again

Java deserves another look. Here's why.

Sixteen years on, this ain't your father's Java. Here's seven reasons why Java is worth your time.

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Seven Java projects that changed the world

Seven Java projects that changed the world

Celebrating a decade of game-changing Java software.

Reaching beyond mere adoption, these seven projects have had a profound effect on the Java world, software development in general, and even our daily lives.

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Big data and the semantic web

Big data and the semantic web

At war, indifferent, or intimately connected?

The big data and semantic web worlds seem to be disjunct. Yet big data is poised to light the fire beneath the long-held dreams of the semantic web, and the semantic web will enable data scientists to describe, organize and reason about their results.

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Data is a currency

The trade in data is only in its infancy

If I talk about data marketplaces, you probably think of large resellers like Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters. Or startups like InfoChimps. What you probably don't think of is that you yourself trade in data.

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Data startups: we want you

Data startups: we want you

Applications for Strata's startup showcase are due by Friday, Jan. 21.

Strata's startup showcase is a great opportunity for data-oriented startups to get exposure, feedback and the chance to pitch on the main stage. But hurry because entries close this Friday (Jan. 21).

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Strata Gems: Three key data trends for 2011

Data markets, real-time technology, and the race for developers

To conclude our Strata Gems series, we take a look at the important drivers for the data world in 2011: data markets, real-time data processing, and developers.

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