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Big Data & Brews

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Hear from Andrew Brust, blogger at ZDNet and Datameer’s Advisor for Marketing and Innovation, or skim through the transcripts to learn more about the distinctions between BI and Big data, and the real differences between a data warehouse and a data lake.

AI’s Potential and Challenges

Hear from Andrew Brust, blogger at ZDNet and Datameer’s Senior Director of Market Strategy and Intelligence, or skim through the transcripts to learn about AI’s potential today.

Trump vs. Clinton: The Surprising Results I Discovered From Data

In an election, personal opinions matter to a great extent. When we make voting decisions, we often look to the viewpoints of others. These public viewpoints influence us one way or another.

Special Edition at Strata+Hadoop World 2016: What Apache Arrow is Bringing to the Big Data Game

We just wrapped up our special edition of Big Data & Brews at this year’s Strata+Hadoop World in San Jose. And, while the beer may have been lacking (it was a little too early in the morning), the conversation certainly was not. I had a chance to connect with Hadoop heavyweight, Ted Dunning (chief application architect at MapR) and Jacques Nadeau who is the co-founder and CTO of Dremio – a startup aimed at the development of Apache Arrow, which is heating up the conversation as of late.

How Apache Kafka Works and Why

I’m sure many of you know Jay Kreps, the man who developed Apache Kafka. Considering how well known it is now, it’s funny to hear Jay say at first it wasn’t a popular open-source project. There were only a small number of enthusiastic fans (including me!), but for the most part, people weren’t sure what it was.

Big Data & Brews: How the Formation of the Universe Ties into Big Data

Vijay Narayanan leads the algorithms and data science efforts in the Information Management and Machine Learning group in Microsoft. But, that’s not how he got his start in big data analytics. It also wasn’t his first exposure when he worked at Yahoo! Labs, or even when he worked at Fair Isaac, which is one of the pioneers of building analytical products – they developed the FICO credit score, which has been around for more than 40 years as the gold standard for credit risk.

Big Data & Brews: How the Study of Neurons Relates to Big Data & Gamification

New year, new Big Data & Brews format. We thought we’d satiate your thirst by posting all of our episodes with each guest together on a monthly basis. This time, tune in to my conversation with Dr. Michael Wu, chief scientist for Lithium Technologies. All I’m going to say is that he is a triple threat with majors in mathematics, physics and molecular biology. Oh, and he’s working on his Ph.D in biophysics.

Big Data & Brews: Ben Fu Flips the Script

Oh, how the tables have turned. I got a chance to answer a few of Ben’s questions and explain how I see applications fitting into the big data market, which Next World Capital sees as a $100B plus market.