Big Data

Big Data

Big Data is Held Back by a Ton of ‘Janitor’s Work’ for Data Scientists

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Technology revolutions come in measured, sometimes foot-dragging steps. The lab science and marketing enthusiasm tend to underestimate the bottlenecks to progress that must be overcome with hard work and practical engineering. The field known as “big data” offers a contemporary case study. The catchphrase stands for the modern abundance of digital data from many sources […]

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European Scientists are Building a Big Data Rig That Watches You

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Is the answer to our feeble human minds needing to grapple with increasing quantities of big data to stand in a purpose built room immersed in complex data visualisations while wearing an array of sensors that track our physiological reactions? A group of European Commission-backed scientists believe so. They’re attempting to quantify — and, they […]

‘Google Cloud Dataflow’ is an Awesome New Big Data Pipeline

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Google made a big contribution to the big data world 10 years ago, when it released a paper on MapReduce, a programming model for doing big computing jobs on hefty data sets. But it turns out that, all this time, Google has been working on something far more advanced. At Google’s annual I/O shindig on […]