background preloader



(1) What startups are hiring engineers with strengths in machine learning/NLP Welcome to Apache™ Hadoop™! TIBCO | Real-time, event-enabled infrastructure software for enterprises NewsWhip builds interactive social news clouds with Infomous NDRC start-up NewsWhip, which tracks the world’s news stories and shows which ones are spreading fastest via social media, has forged an alliance with US data visualisation company Infomous to create interactive clouds that show the fastest-spreading topics. Users can now find small interactive clouds on the sidebar of As users navigate the site (going to a section on gossip or tech, for example), the topic of the cloud also changes. Meanwhile, there's a more interactive, full-size cloud at, with news from the US, Canada, the UK and India. "It's really neat to see our data presented in this way" said Paul Quigley, NewsWhip CEO. Last week, NewsWhip won the People's Choice Award at Dublin Beta. 'See' what's hot "The clouds we have created in collaboration with NewsWhip show yet another way in which Infomous helps people explore and discover online content," said Paolo Gaudiano, Infomous president. John Kennedy

BOOM -- Berkeley Orders of Magnitude -- Declarative Languages And Systems IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook Effektive Analyse von relevanten Informationen durch Datenanalyse und -visualisierung IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook ist eine Umgebung für die visuelle Informationsanalyse, mit der Sie die Wertschöpfung aus den enormen Mengen von Informationen optimieren können, die von Behörden und Unternehmen gesammelt werden. Analysten können mit dieser Lösung schnell Daten aus unterschiedlichen Quellen zusammentragen, analysieren und visualisieren, während der Zeitaufwand für die Erkennung von Schlüsselinformationen in komplexen Daten sinkt. IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook liefert zeitnahe, verlässliche Informationen, mit denen Sie kriminelle, terroristische und betrügerische Aktivitäten ermitteln, vorhersagen, verhindern und unterbinden können. i2 Analyst’s Notebook unterstützt Unternehmen in folgender Hinsicht: Mehr Weniger Schnelles Zusammenfügen von unterschiedlichen Daten Ermittlung von wichtigen Personen, Ereignissen, Verbindungen und Mustern Gewinnen Sie mithilfe verschiedener Analyseansichten, z.

'The most ambitious project at eBay for a long, long time' High performance access to file storage "It's one of the most ambitious projects that's been undertaken at eBay for a very, very long time," vice president of search and experience technology Hugh Williams tells us on the phone. "I'd argue it's on the scale of any major search engine re-write a company has done." That's a meaty claim. eBay is one of the biggest names in tech, a survivor of the late 1990s dot-com bubble which has come to dominate the market for online auctions. Not only that, but this isn't the first mega-search project Williams has worked on. And you don't need to be a search algorithm nerd to appreciate Williams' Bing work: it's right in front of your eyes. Williams' eBay project is a complete rewrite of the piece of software that's been hardwired into eBay's annual $9.2bn business for nearly 10 years: its search engine. Williams' vision for Cassini is a 'world class' search engine. Williams' vision for Cassini is a "world class" search engine. SPARC-ing out

Parallel Data Warehousing (PDW) Explained | James Serra's Blog Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW), formally called by its code name “Project Madison”, is an edition of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008 R2 that was released in December 2010. PDW is Microsoft’s reworking of the DatAllegro Inc. massive parallel processing (MPP) product that Microsoft acquired in July 2008. It only works with certain hardware (two so far), the first of which is HP Enterprise Data Warehouse Appliance (Dell Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance is the other, with a couple more to come in the near future: IBM and Bull). This edition of SQL Server can’t be bought as an independent piece of software, it has to be bought along with the hardware. So what is MPP? Until now, SQL Server has been a Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) solution, which essentially means it uses one server. Microsoft has had clustering capabilities in SQL Server for a while, but the scalability part was lacking. In short, PDW is ideal for large data warehouses and BI, but not for OLTP systems.

Says Worldwide Sales of Mobile Phones Declined 3 Percent in Third Quarter of 2012; Smartphone Sales Increased 47 Percent Egham, UK, November 14, 2012 View All Press Releases Samsung Extended Its Lead in the Smartphone Market Widening the Gap with Apple Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users reached almost 428 million units in the third quarter of 2012, a 3.1 percent decline from the third quarter of 2011, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales accounted for 39.6 percent of total mobile phone sales, as smartphone sales increased 46.9 percent from the third quarter of 2011. While the mobile phone market declined year-on-year, Gartner analysts said there were positive signs for the industry during the third quarter. "After two consecutive quarter of decline in mobile phone sales, demand has improved in both mature and emerging markets as sales increased sequentially," said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner. Smartphones continued to fuel sales of mobile phones worldwide with sales rising to 169.2 million units in the third quarter of 2012. Source: Gartner (November 2012) Contacts

Great resource for ideas about data! by amw96 Aug 17