Real-time Recommendation Systems using Apache Storm

Real-time Recommendation Systems using Apache Storm

Generally in recommendation engines, user's past history on engagements with different items is a key input. However, in many situations in an enterprise’s business cycle, it is ne ...

BIG Talk with Mike Stonebraker of VoltDB

BIG Talk with Mike Stonebraker of VoltDB

This is an interview of Mike Stonebraker taken by Aparajeeta Das of Big Data Cloud, when he presented at Big Data Cloud's meetup on Jan 29th in the Bay area. ...

Financial Times cuts data warehouse costs by 80% with AWS – ComputerworldUK.com

The Financial Times is using Amazon Web Service’s Redshift to improve its understanding of its readership, helping to speed query times compared to its legacy data warehouse application. Like many news publications, the Financial Times is in the process of transforming itself to meet reader demands for digital consumption, with online readers now representing two-thirds of its audience, and mobile driving 4 ...

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Case study: How big data powers the eBay customer journey

With 50TB of machine-generated data produced daily and the need to process 100PB of data all together, eBay's data challenge is truly astronomical. This deluge of data is helping eBay to emulate the know-how that customers used to get from a local shop owner; the only difference is, it is trying to achieve this across its global auction sites. Speaking at the Gartner CRM Summit in London, David Stephenson, ...

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Kenya should minimize brute force in favour of data-driven intelligence – Walubengo – nation.co.ke

The ongoing onslaught on the Eastleigh neighborhood in search of terrorists, criminals and illegal immigrants is a fair attempt to address the rising threats to our national security.  Nevertheless, it raises questions about our security and intelligence strategy as a nation. First, some human rights activists have argued against targeting communities in Eastleigh. They choose to ignore the fact that most o ...

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The Internet of Things meets disruptive technologies – Computerworld

The Internet of Things (IoT) will be everywhere. According to Gartner, by 2020 the IoT will be more than a $300 billion market, with over 26 billion devices installed. In contrast, today we use 7.3 billion smartphones, tablets and PCs. Naturally, the IoT will run up against today's other disruptive technologies, including social, mobile, analytics and the cloud. Let's take a look at how the IoT is affecting ...

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Future big data analysts will know everything you did today | VentureBeat | Big Data | by Vivek Wadhwa

Debates are raging about whether big data still holds the promise that was expected or whether it was just a big bust. The failure of the much-hyped Google Flu Trends to accurately predict peak flu levels since August 2011 has heightened the concerns. In my mind, there is no doubt that data analytics will one day help to improve health care and crime detection, design better products, and improve traffic pa ...

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Big data and open data: what’s what and why does it matter? | Joel Gurin | Public Leaders Network | Guardian Professional

Big data and the new phenomenon open data are closely related but they're not the same. Open data brings a perspective that can make big data more useful, more democratic, and less threatening. While big data is defined by size, open data is defined by its use. Big data is the term used to describe very large, complex, rapidly-changing datasets. But those judgments are subjective and dependent on technology ...

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Microsoft’s Big-Data Angle: Office as a Friendly Front-End | Re/code

Microsoft has big plans for big data and a new vision for its use that the company hopes will re-establish it as an innovator in a crucial business sector.At a Tuesday event in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and a handful of other executives gave an overview of the latest refinements to the company’s big-data strategy, ones Nadella says will democratize big-data analytics, allowing even non-data ...

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Gigaom’s Structure 2014

Structure 2014 is coming up this June (18-19th) in San Francisco, a conference focused on the infrastructure that will power tomorrow's applications.  Speakers include Diane Bryant, Adrian Cockcroft, Lance Crosby, Bill Fathers, Urs Holzle, Chris Kemp, Werner Vogels and many more. Join 900+ cloud and technology professionals for discussions that will focus on the big issues emerging in cloud IT. BigDataCloud ...

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Real-time Recommendation Systems using Apache Storm

Generally in recommendation engines, user's past history on engagements with different items is a key input. However, in many situations in an enterprise’s business cycle, it is necessary to generate recommendations based on user activity in real time. In this Big Data Cloud's meetup on April 3, 2014, we discussed how to decipher real time click streams into meaningful recommendations in real time. Pranab G ...

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Apache Shark & Storm Use Cases – Big Data Cloud Meetup – April 3 2014

A special meetup brought to you by Big Data Cloud with the support and sponsorship from Symantec to showcase the power and beauty of open source technologies as they pertain to enterprise business cases. Agenda:  6:30 to 7:00 pm - Real Time Stream Processing & Batch Analytics Use Cases at Symantec. Steve Hallett, & Sourabh Satish, Symantec.Symantec collects TBs of metadata on a regular scale and lev ...

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