ENTRIES TAGGED "data tools"

An update on in-memory data management

In-memory data management brings data close to the computation.

By Ben Lorica and Roger Magoulas We wanted to give you a brief update on what we’ve learned so far from our series of interviews with players and practitioners in the in-memory data management space. A few preliminary themes have emerged, some expected, others surprising. Performance improves as you put data as close to the computation as…
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Six ways data journalism is making sense of the world, around the world

Early responses from our investigation into data-driven journalism had an international flavor.

When I wrote that Radar was investigating data journalism and asked for your favorite examples of good work, we heard back from around the world. I received emails from Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Canada and Italy that featured data visualization, explored the role of data in government accountability, and shared how open data can revolutionize environmental reporting. A…
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Health records support genetics research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Michael Italia on making use of data collected in health care settings.

Michael Italia from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discusses the tools and methods his team uses to manage health care data.

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Everyone has a big data problem

MetaLayer's Jonathan Gosier on data tools and the data divide.

MetaLayer's Jonathan Gosier talks about the need to democratize data tools because everyone has a big data problem.

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Why data visualization matters

Why data visualization matters

The best data visualizations expose something new.

Effective data visualizations go beyond aesthetics; they also allow organizations to make quick and correct decisions from massive amounts of information.

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Embracing the chaos of data

Embracing the chaos of data

Pete Warden on the upside of unstructured data.

Data scientists, it's time to welcome errors and uncertainty into your data projects. In this interview, Jetpac CTO Pete Warden discusses the advantages of unstructured data.

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Global Adaptation Index enables better data-driven decisions

Global Adaptation Index enables better data-driven decisions

The Global Adaptation Index combines development indicators from 161 countries.

Speed, accessibility and open data have come together in the Global Adaptation Index, a new data browser that rates a given country's vulnerability to environmental shifts.

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When was the last time you mined your site's search data?

When was the last time you mined your site's search data?

Lou Rosenfeld on the benefits of parsing and refining site search.

A gold mine is hiding in the data generated by website search engines, yet many site owners pay little attention to the analytics those engines yield. Author Lou Rosenfeld explains why site search is worth your time.

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The Daily Dot wants to tell the web's story with social data journalism

The Daily Dot wants to tell the web's story with social data journalism

A new media startup tries to mine the social web for stories.

The newly launched Daily Dot is trying an experiment in community journalism, where the community is the Internet. To support their goal, they’re applying the lens of data journalism to the social web.

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Strata Week: Twitter's coming Storm, data and maps from the London riots

Strata Week: Twitter's coming Storm, data and maps from the London riots

Twitter plans to open source its Hadoop-like data processing tool, Storm.

This week's data news includes Twitter's plans to open-source its Hadoop-like data processing tool and some of the various mapping and real-time data efforts tracking the London riots.

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