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Why Apple Isn’t Biting on ‘Data for Discounts’ Model

Jul 7, 2015 |

Apple is the most valuable company in the history of the world, with millions of loyal customers using its devices and software to communicate and connect to the Internet. Despite being in prime situation to mine its customer’s data for even bigger profits, Apple steadfastly refuses to partake of the “data for discounts” Read more…

Teradata Bets Big on Presto for Hadoop SQL

Jun 8, 2015 |

Teradata today revealed it’s making a major investment in Presto, the SQL-on-Hadoop framework originally developed at Facebook to power interactive queries against its massive data warehouse. Not only is Teradata stepping up to provide technical services and support for the open source SQL engine, but it’s committing engineering resources to improve Presto over time. Read more…

Wanted: A Plug-In Architecture for Hadoop Development

May 6, 2015 |

Hadoop is hard. There’s just no way around that. Setting up and running a cluster is hard, and so is developing applications that make sense of, and create value from, big data. Read more…

Facebook Opens Its Own Private Firehose

Mar 11, 2015 |

Facebook yesterday unleashed a new data offering that will, for the first time, allow third parties to access aggregated and anonymized data about the online activities of Facebook users. Called “Topic Data,” Read more…

Why Twitter Is the Low-Hanging Fruit of Social Analytics

Nov 19, 2014 |

Nobody is mistaking the Twitter fire hose for a crystal ball. But big companies are increasingly turning to Twitter and other social media outlets for a range analytic tasks, from gauging customer sentiment about bendy smartphones to saving costs during product recalls. Read more…

Faceboook Gets Smarter with Graph Engine Optimization

Apr 11, 2014 |Last fall, the folks in Facebook's engineering team talked about how they employed the Apache Giraph engine to build a graph on its Hadoop platform that can host more than a trillion edges. While the Graph Search engine is capable of massive graphing tasks, there were some workloads that remained outside the company's technical capabilities--until now. Read more…

Rudin: Big Data is More Than Hadoop

Oct 30, 2013 |In a presentation at the Strata + Hadoop World conference this week, Facebook Analytics boss, Ken Rudin, admonished the audience to question some of the commonly held beliefs about big data that he believes need to be challenged. Read more…

Facebook’s Open Compute Cold Storage on Display

Oct 18, 2013 |Facebook’s Open Compute Architecture was on display this week when it opened up its newest cold storage facility for a press peek. Read more…

Facebook’s Ambitious Global Big Data Program

Sep 17, 2013 |What’s cooler than millions of Facebook users? Billions of Facebook users. Or so supposes a report released this week by Facebook’s Internet.org group. Officially launched late last month, Internet.org is a group that combines the powers of Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung toward the ideal of making Internet access available “to the next five billion people.” Read more…

Data Science Has Got Talent as Facebook Launches Competition

Sep 4, 2013 |So you think you've got the talent to be a Facebook data scientist? Hold the resume – you won’t need it. Facebook is now moving their data science human resource search to Kaggle, the online data science competition portal. Read more…

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