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Data News

Why data preparation frameworks rely on human-in-the-loop systems

By Ben Lorica
July 2, 2015

As I’ve written in previous posts, data preparation and data enrichment are exciting areas for entrepreneurs, investors, and researchers. Startups like Trifacta, Tamr, Paxata, Alteryx, and CrowdFlower continue to innovate and attract enterprise customers. I’ve also noticed that companies — …

Graphs in the world: Modeling systems as networks

By Russell Jurney
June 30, 2015

Get notified when our free report, “Mapping Big Data: A Data Driven Market Report” is available for download. Networks of all kinds drive the modern world. You can build a network from nearly any kind of data set, which is …

Real-time, not batch-time, analytics with Hadoop

By Akmal Chaudhri
June 19, 2015

Attend the VoltDB webcast on June 24, 2015 with John Hugg to learn more on how to build a fast data front-end to Hadoop. Today, we often hear the phrase “The 3 Vs” in relation to big data: Volume, Variety …

Building self-service tools to monitor high-volume time-series data

By Ben Lorica
June 18, 2015

One of the main sources of real-time data processing tools is IT operations. In fact, a previous post I wrote on the re-emergence of real-time, was to a large extent prompted by my discussions with engineers and entrepreneurs building monitoring …

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Data Experts

Ryan Mitchell Ryan Mitchell Ryan Mitchell is a Software Engineer at LinkeDrive in Boston, where she develops their API and data analysis tools. She is a graduate of Olin College of Engineering, and is a Masters degree student at Harvard University School of Extension Studies. Prior to joining LinkeDrive, she was a Software Engineer…

C. Todd Lombardo C. Todd Lombardo In a world of hyper-specialization, C. Todd stands in the intersections and sees the connections that revolve around us. As an Innovation Architect at Constant Contact's InnoLoft, he facilitates product and service design sprints for a wide range of external startups and internal product teams. C. Todd is also a…

Stuart Gripman Stuart Gripman is the founder of Crooked Arm Corp, a full-service FileMaker Pro consulting and development firm based in Berkeley, California. A FileMaker Certified Developer, he has written for both Macworld and MacLife.

Amy Eastment Amy Eastment Amy Eastment has over a decade of experience testing, researching, designing, and prototyping for organizations like the MIT Media Lab, HubSpot, BitSight Technologies and various other Boston-area startups. With a passion for teaching and fostering diversity, she is an active volunteer for Startup Institute, MassChallenge, and various STEM programs. When…

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Data Webcasts
Learn directly from data experts. Join us for these free, live webcasts.

Apache Spark 1.4 presented by Databricks co-founder Patrick Wendell
July 8, 2015 - 09AM PT,

All-vs-all: Efficient correlation using Spark/Hadoop
July 23, 2015 - 10AM PT,

Data inclusiveness benefits for all
July 28, 2015 - 09AM PT,

Leverage Cassandra with Doradus OLAP for high performance analytics
July 29, 2015 - 09AM PT,

Easy, real-time access to data with Apache Drill
July 30, 2015 - 10AM PT,

Tame the firehose with Elasticsearch and Spark
August 12, 2015 - 09AM PT,

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