27
Jun

#bdw12 Paul Gesiak “Data Visualisation”

Paul Gesiak from DataSift talks about data visualisation from a social data perspective. DataSift was founded by Nick Halstead to help organizations improve their understanding and use of Social Media. DataSift is focused on producing state-of-the-art data-filtering technology and driving innovation in Big Data. DataSift started its life as an offshoot from TweetMeme, the highly...
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27
Jun

#bdw12 Jairam Chandar “Hadoop at DataSift”

Jairam Chandar from DataSift talkin “Hadoop at DataSift” The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering local computation and storage. Rather than...
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17
May

#bdw12 – Big Data Week Community Meetup

This was the largest community meetups in London in 2012 with over 300 attendees from all the data communities, it was a great evening of debate, drinks and people meeting new acquaintances. Doug Cutting, co-founder of the Apache Hadoop project and creator of Nutch and Lucene Nick Halstead – Founder/CTO DataSift Hilary Mason — Bit.ly...
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8
May

#bdw12 Andy Kirk: visualising the journey

  This is a interview with Andy Kirk from Visualisingdata.com, as part of the Big Data Week Interview series. For many, what is known as “data visualisation” is a relatively new phenomenon. Deriving from a virtuous circle of the familiarity of Excel and the ability to create sophisticated graphics from a mass-market computer, the concept...
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8
May

#bdw12 What was it all about?

“It’s all about Big Data” we promised, and for one week in April, that was certainly the case. From almost any angle of computing – technical, managerial, theoretical, artistic – data has never enjoyed so much attention. With attention comes caution – “How do we manage so much stuff?” – and, thankfully, Big Data Week...
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