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Tag Archives: Big Data

Keep on Uberin the free world

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Uber is still operating in London, in you case you did not notice. Uber will continue to do so while a legal appeal process that could take a year lasts. What’s more, the fire-fighting statements and apologetic tone adopted by newly appointed Uber top management seem to appease some, including London’s mayor. But to focus […]

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GODAN, feeding the world with open data

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Would you be skeptical if someone told you that feeding the world with open data can actually feed the world? That’s GODAN’s mission statement in a nutshell, and its leader talked to us about it. Even if you know about open data and its significance, you may not be familiar with Global Open Data for Agriculture […]

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From a basement in Athens to Space and beyond: the unlikely story of Climate Watch

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We don’t have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself. What we have to be concerned about is whether or not the world we live in will be capable of sustaining us in it. Yes, it’s a bit early for towel day. But i could not think of a […]

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Earth Day special: on big issues, breaking news, and using data and tech to get insights and build stories

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Earth day is one of those things pretty much everyone can stand behind. With virtually all scientists and the vast majority of the public acknowledging the fact that climate change is an imminent threat that must be dealt with, it marks an occasion for awareness and action. This year in particular, it coincides with a […]

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An analyst’s life: from Gigaom and Big Data to VisionMobile and Developer Economics and..Big Developer Data

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The last post in this blog, a year ago, was about Hadoop security. We had just finished our latest webcast with Gigaom on the different options for managing Hadoop and were looking ahead to a number of prospects, including a Sector Roadmap on SaaS BI to be unveiled at Structure:Data 2015. Much water has flowed […]

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The best approach to managing Hadoop

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This week Linked Data Orchestration published another report on Big Data. The report is titled “The best approach to managing Hadoop” and is brought to you in collaboration with Gigaom and Zettaset. The report examines the 3 choices available for managing Hadoop and discusses the pros and cons for each one. Organizations leveraging on-premises Hadoop […]

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Hadoop World vendor announcements and impact on Accessibility, Scalability and Security

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This week the world’s biggest event for all things Hadoop takes place, the Strata and Hadoop World conference. Vendors announce and showcase new releases and features in their offerings, and Gigaom covered the extensive array of news. Let’s try to decipher them and see their impact in terms of Hadoop distributions Accessibility, Scalability and Security. […]

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The evolution of Retail and what to do with your Big Data

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SPS Commerce is one of the biggest vendors in the retail domain. They act as a clearing house for retailers, connecting them with vendors. The recently published Gigaom report 2nd generation cloud architecture triggered their interest and we had a chat, and here are some of the thoughts and lessons on retail that came as […]

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RDF on Hadoop and Schema on Read vs. Schema on Write

One of the challenges for any Big Data solution is dealing with scale, and RDF stores are no exception: going for billions of RDF triples (the equivalent of rows in the SQL world) is not trivial. Hadoop on the other hand is great at scaling out on commodity hardware, which is a feature every MPP […]

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SPARQL City and Benchmarks

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We have written in the past about SPARQL, Hadoop and benchmarks. In this post, we take a look at a company that combines all of these subjects, SPARQL City, on the occasion of the results they released after subjecting their product, SPARQLVerse, to the SP2 benchmark. This year’s NoSQLNow conference was colocated with SemTechBiz, providing […]

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