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Big data, cool kids

Making sense of the hype-cycle scuffle.

The big data world is a confusing place. We’re no longer in a market dominated mostly by relational databases, and the alternatives have multiplied in a baby boom of diversity. These child prodigies of the data scene show great promise…
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Big data market survey: Hadoop solutions

Big data market survey: Hadoop solutions

A survey of the Hadoop big data marketplace.

In this survey, Edd Dumbill explores the Hadoop-based big data solutions available on the market, contrasts the approaches of EMC Greenplum, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle and provides an overview of Hadoop distributions.

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How data and open government are transforming NYC

How data and open government are transforming NYC

New York works to become a premier digital city.

New York City has become the epicenter for experiments in data-drive governance — from citizensourcing smarter government to embracing a broader future as a data platform. Here, NYC officials Rachel Sterne and Carole Post discuss the city’s data initiatives.

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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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The nexus of data, art and science is where the interesting stuff happens

The nexus of data, art and science is where the interesting stuff happens

Data artist Jer Thorp on working at the New York Times and the aesthetics of data.

Jer Thorp, data artist in residence at the New York Times, sits at the crossroads of data, art and science. Here he discusses his work at the Times and, more broadly, how aesthetics shape our understanding of data.

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There's no such thing as big data

Even if you have petabyes of data, you still need to know how to ask the right questions to apply it.

Today's big companies are losing to small upstarts simply because those firms ask better questions. To compete, large enterprises need to learn how to harvest the data they have on customers, markets, competitors, and products.

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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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The truth about data: Once it's out there, it's hard to control

Jeff Jonas on data ownership, security concerns, and privacy trade offs.

In a recent interview, Jeff Jonas, IBM distinguished engineer and chief scientist at IBM Entity Analytics, discussed the willingness of consumers to give away their data and the issues around data replication.

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One foot in college, one foot in business

One foot in college, one foot in business

Joe Hellerstein on how enterprise-academic partnerships can help open source.

Joe Hellerstein, a professor in the UC Berkeley science department, explains how a new partnership model is improving the professional development around an open source project.

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Before you interrogate data, you must tame it

Before you interrogate data, you must tame it

Simon Rogers on how The Guardian addressed unstructured WikiLeaks cables.

The Guardian's Simon Rogers talks about how his team of journalists extracted details, meaning and stories from an unstructured mass of WikiLeaks cables.

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