- Slopegraphs — a nifty Tufte visualization which conveys rank, value, and delta over time. Includes pointers to how to make them, and guidelines for when and how they work. (via Avi Bryant)
- scalang (github) — a Scala wrapper that makes it easy to interface with Erlang, so you can use two hipster-compliant built-to-scale technologies in the same project. (via Justin Sheehy)
- Madlib — an open-source library for scalable in-database analytics. It provides data-parallel implementations of mathematical, statistical and machine learning methods for structured and unstructured data. (via Mike Loukides)
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DataSift lands funding, popping the hood on Google Plus, data products for education
In the latest Strata Week: DataSift's access to the Twitter firehose proves compelling for investors, the inner workings of Google Plus are revealed, and contestants crank out apps for education.
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The launch of Google+, Yahoo spins off Hadoop, and a book full of iPhone location maps
Google launches Google+, saying "It's your data" and giving users better control over sharing. Yahoo spins out its Hadoop division into a separate company. And a self-published author creates a book out of his iPhone tracking maps.