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Need speed for big data? Think in-memory data management

We're launching an investigation into in-memory data technologies.

By Ben Lorica and Roger Magoulas In a forthcoming report we will highlight technologies and solutions that take advantage of the decline in prices of RAM, the popularity of distributed and cloud computing systems, and the need for faster queries on large, distributed data stores. Established technology companies have had interesting offerings, but what initially caught our attention…
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Visualization of the Week: Urban metabolism

Visualization of the Week: Urban metabolism

Visualizing cities' energy usage, population density, and material intensity.

This week's visualization is an interactive web-mapping tool that lets you explore energy usage, material intensity and the overall "urban metabolism" of major U.S. cities.

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Data as seeds of content

Data as seeds of content

A look at lesser-known ways to extract insight from data.

Visualizations are one way to make sense of data, but they aren't the only way. Robbie Allen reveals six additional outputs that help users derive meaningful insights from data.

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Top stories: January 30-February 3, 2012

Top stories: January 30-February 3, 2012

Hadoop deconstructed, the value of unstructured data, and a Moneyball approach to software teams.

This week on O'Reilly: Edd Dumbill examined the components and functions of the Hadoop ecosystem, Pete Warden gave a big thumbs-up to unstructured data, and Jonathan Alexander looked at how a Moneyball approach could help software teams.

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What is Apache Hadoop?

What is Apache Hadoop?

A look at the components and functions of the Hadoop ecosystem.

Apache Hadoop has been the driving force behind the growth of the big data industry. But what does it do, and why do you need all its strangely-named friends, such as Oozie, Zookeeper and Flume?

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Strata Week: A home for negative and null results

Strata Week: A home for negative and null results

Figshare wants research data, Accel makes a huge data investment, LinkedIn shares its DataFu.

Figshare relaunches with an eye toward making more research data accessible. Elsewhere, Accel invests $52.5 million in Code 42 and LinkedIn open sources DataFu.

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There's a map for that

There's a map for that

Can redistricting be opened to the public through open source and the web?

DistrictBuilder is a web-based redistricting tool that lets citizens draw their own maps, publish them online and submit them to redistricting authorities.

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BuzzData: Come for the data, stay for the community

BuzzData: Come for the data, stay for the community

A Canadian startup aspires to be the GitHub of datasets.

BuzzData looks to tap the gravitational pull of data, then keep people around through conversation and collaboration.

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Visualizing hunger in the Horn of Africa

Visualizing hunger in the Horn of Africa

A map made with open data shows the extent of the humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa.

A new map made with open data shows the extent of the humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa. The data visualization at the the World Food Program website can also be embedded and shared, extending the reach of the request for aid.

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Big data and open source unlock genetic secrets

Big data and open source unlock genetic secrets

Charlie Quinn is mixing data to advance genetic discovery.

Genomics scientist Charlie Quinn is combining experimental data with publicly available information to advance the life sciences.

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