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Big Data & Brews: Oscar Boykin from Twitter talks Cascading & Scala

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December 24, 2013

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I had fun talking with Oscar Boykin, a data scientist at Twitter, over a Kona Longboard Island Lager. He did a great job explaining Cascading and Scala. Enjoy.

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Michael Zeller

Big Data & Brews: Michael Zeller talks about Zementis & Predictive Analytics – part 2

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December 17, 2013

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In this episode, Michael Zeller and I talk about how Zementis got its name, the overall promise of predictive analytics, and Michael’s experience as a Big Data entrepreneur.

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2014 Prediction

2014: The Year of Big Sensor Data

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December 11, 2013

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**This post originally appeared in the SandHill blog** In looking at Google search-term trends, the business-friendly term “Big Data” has surpassed the more technical term “Hadoop,” indicative of the fact that we’ve finally crossed the chasm from early adopters to the early majority. This, to me, indicates there’s a whole new class of Big Data […]

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Michael Zeller, CEO of Zementis

Big Data & Brews: Michael Zeller, CEO of Zementis, Part 1

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December 11, 2013

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As I said in this episode with Michael Zeller, the CEO of Zementis: I love my job. 0:08 Welcome to today’s episode of Big Data & brews, today with Mike. Mike can you introduce yourself and your brew? I’m Mike Zeller, CEO of Zementis, we focus on operational predictive analytics and my brew here is Franziskaner […]

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Stefan Groschupf Donating $10,000 to ProWildlife

A Sincere Thank You

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December 9, 2013

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To all of you that purchased the Charity Edition to help save elephants orphaned by the ivory trade, thank you. With your support, we are able to donate an amazing $10,000 to ProWildlife and the Elephant Orphanage Project to help them in their mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned elephants back into the wild. […]

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Antonio Piccolboni

Big Data & Brews: Antonio Piccolboni, Independent Data Scientist, part 2

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December 3, 2013

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This week, Antonio talked in-depth about the open source project he’s working on called RHadoop, a collection of four R packages that allow users to manage and analyze data with Hadoop. He talked about its use cases, some of the general challenges of starting an open source project on Hadoop, and why he thinks Javascript is […]

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Antonio Piccolboni

Big Data & Brews with Antonio Piccolboni, Independent Data Scientist, part 1

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November 26, 2013

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This week, independent data scientist Antonio Piccolboni stopped by the studio to chat about his history as a bioinformatician, how he got started with one of the earliest versions of Hadoop at Quantcast, and a little bit about the open source project he’s working on with Revolution Analytics to combine R and Hadoop. As always, […]

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Michael Stack Episode 2

Big Data & Brews with Michael Stack, Apache HBase Chair – Part 2

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November 18, 2013

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This week, Michael diagrams how HBase works, and we talk about the environmental impact of Big Data. No more beer explosions, thankfully.

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Michael Stack, Apache HBase Lead

Big Data & Brews with Apache HBase Chair, Michael Stack – Part 1

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November 12, 2013

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This week I was glad to have in the project chair for Apache HBase, Michael Stack. After a minor beer explosion, we got to talking about his time working on search at the Internet Archive, before digging into what got him started with HBase, how it’s progressed since the beginning, and the biggest challenge its […]

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Elephant Orphanage in Zambia

Hadoop Community, Let’s Save The Elephants

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November 1, 2013

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I love the yellow elephant logo for Hadoop, and I know the rest of the Hadoop community loves it too. But I’m not sure the community realizes the amount of danger real elephants are in. One expert has predicted that elephants will be extinct in just 12 years, by 2025. That’s why this month we […]

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