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SQL-on-Hadoop startup Splice Machine closes $15M in venture capital

SQL-on-Hadoop startup Splice Machine closes $15M in venture capital | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
Splice Machine, a startup promising a SQL-on-Hadoop database that can handle both transactional and analytic workloads, has closed a $15 million series B round of venture capital from InterWest Partners, along with Mohr Davidow Ventures. Supporting transactional workloads would put Splice Machine in a good position among the glut of companies and projects letting users…
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SQL-on-Hadoop - nice startup

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Big Blue Fun - First Movie - YouTube

Few underwater shots. Photo Blog : http://bigbluefun.com Full portfolio: http://500px.com/BigBlueFun (c) Big Blue Fun
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Hey You !!!

Hey You !!! | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
"Hey you, out there in the cold
Getting lonely, getting old
Can you feel me? "
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Hey You !!!

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Google Recruits Divers, Developers for Underwater Street View

Google Recruits Divers, Developers for Underwater Street View | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
Strap on a scuba tank and start snapping underwater pictures with your Android phone to help save the world's vanishing coral reefs.
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Pomysł na życie :-) 

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NSU Professor Discovers New Marine Species in Papua New Guinea

NSU Professor Discovers New Marine Species in Papua New Guinea | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
Ocean News & Technology Magazine is the preferred news publication to the global oceans industry, providing executive-level personnel with news and up-to-date technology information.
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New Marine Species :-) !

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Finning techniques for the Technical Diver

John Kendall and GUE-UK look at two basic finning techniques - Frog Kick and Flutter Kick.


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Scuba divers brave sub-zero conditions and eerie light to explore mysterious ... - Daily Mail

Scuba divers brave sub-zero conditions and eerie light to explore mysterious ... - Daily Mail | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
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Braving sub-zero conditions and eerie light, two scuba divers explore a mysterious but extraordinary underwater world beneath layers of ice.
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Top 10 Worst Shipwrecks Ever

Top 10 Worst Shipwrecks Ever | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
Counting down to the BEST (Top 10 Worst Shipwrecks Ever http://t.co/cvt2aR8CLO via @wordpressdotcom)

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Swedish cave divers in shock with underground dry cave find

Swedish cave divers in shock with underground dry cave find | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
Divers in northern Sweden were stunned to discover a dry cave offshoot from a flooded underground passage in the mountains, which they explored for the first time this week.

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Texas A&M Professor Leads Expedition Into The Deepest Underwater Cave | #scuba

Texas A&M Professor Leads Expedition Into The Deepest Underwater Cave | #scuba | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
West Texas may be associated with wind and cactus but for cave divers, one of the most sought after sights in the country can be found in the middle of the Big Bend.

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Shark Breaks into Diver's Cage in Terrifying Video

Shark Breaks into Diver's Cage in Terrifying Video | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
Yikes! This is not how it's supposed to work. A great white shark breaks into a diver's cage in this scary video that's all over the social web.
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Deep air dives: Nitrogen Narcosis


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Jay Lund's comment, March 17, 2013 8:24 AM
"EVERY diver experiences a certain level of narcosis on every dive due to elevated pressures of narcotic gasses. UNDERSTANDING and ACKNOWLEDGING this reality is extremely important." ~Richard Dreher (TDI)
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Interview: Aunalytics Takes on Big Data with a Data Science Platform - insideBIGDATA

Interview: Aunalytics Takes on Big Data with a Data Science Platform - insideBIGDATA | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
The team at Aunalytics saw a need for Big Data software that could deliver an end-to-end approach to data science.
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Fascinating Old Chart Maps World's Tallest Mountains, Forgets Mt. Everest

Fascinating Old Chart Maps World's Tallest Mountains, Forgets Mt. Everest | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it

This chart from the 1800s puts the world's biggest mountains and rivers in order. 

This beautifully illustrated chart: the Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains And Lengths of The Principal Rivers in The World organizes the inherently unorganized, First published in 1823 by William Darton, this chart by W.R. Gardner rips the mountains from the skin of the Earth and re-arranges them in ascending height, while simultaneously doing the same for the globe's biggest rivers, ironing their kinks and curls in order to compare for length. This is Victorian data viz at its finest.


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A new kind of giant stride entry: scuba & skydiving!

There's only one thing that's better than scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, and that's skydiving from a helicopter, releasing your parachute just above...

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Mix your hobbies ;) 

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What it Takes to Lead a Technical Diving Team: TDI’s Philosophy for Staying Real and Managing Risk

What it Takes to Lead a Technical Diving Team: TDI’s Philosophy for Staying Real and Managing Risk | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it

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Photographer Captures Dramatic Battle Between Orcas and Sperm Whales | Wired Science | Wired.com

Photographer Captures Dramatic Battle Between Orcas and Sperm Whales | Wired Science | Wired.com | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
If killer whales lived on land, we’d be in trouble. Highly intelligent and social, the black-and-white marine mammals hunt in packs, launching coordinated attacks on other whales and sharks, and even wave-wash seals off Antarctic ice floats.
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Niezłe ujęcia !

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OpenTSDB - A Distributed, Scalable Monitoring System

OpenTSDB - A Distributed, Scalable Monitoring System | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it

LinkedIn just released completely redesigned versions of its iPhone and Android apps. As part of the redesign, we are introducing a new personalized navigation experience to help members explore new functionality and quickly get to the areas they access the most. In this post, I'll give you a brief idea of how we use LinkedIn's Hadoop infrastructure to power personalized navigation recommendations.


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Erwin J. van Eijk's curator insight, June 6, 2013 2:38 AM

Nice for logging and stuff.

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Devil's Eye Cave (Cave Diving in Florida)


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Jay Lund's curator insight, April 16, 2013 4:49 AM

A brilliant piece of video from one of the worlds best cave systems.

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Hive/HCatalog – Data Geeks & Big Data Glue | Hortonworks

Hive/HCatalog – Data Geeks & Big Data Glue | Hortonworks | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
As a key component of Apache Hive, HCatalog is a metadata and table management system for Hadoop. It enables the storage of data in any format.
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Giant Robotic Jellyfish Readied for Sea Patrol | #scuba #oceans

Giant Robotic Jellyfish Readied for Sea Patrol | #scuba #oceans | Big Blue Fun | Scoop.it
Don't worry, this enormous jellyfish won't sting you. ->

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Emocean Club's curator insight, April 1, 2013 4:27 PM

Well... That's one that won't sting you :/

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Dissimilar Tanks "Cheat Sheet" for Gas Planning


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Jay Lund's comment, March 18, 2013 4:41 AM
Thanks out to Dave "loquat149" from Cave Divers Forum for putting this together. A VERY handy tool when planning gas requirements for divers using different sized tanks.