Big Data Analysis in the Clouds
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Big Data Analysis in the Clouds
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Guide of data management and publishing from the MIT

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This Data Management and Publishing Guide is a practical self-help guide to the management and curation of research data throughout its life cycle. It provides guidance on a range of topics, including: planning for data management, documentation/metadata, file formats, data organization, data security and backup, citing data, data integration, funder requirements, ethical and legal issues, and sharing and archiving data.

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MIT to offer its first professional MOOC in big data

MIT to offer its first professional MOOC in big data | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The university is launching a flagship course for a new professional-focused online program.
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REINVENTING SOCIETY IN THE WAKE OF BIG DATA | Edge.org

REINVENTING SOCIETY IN THE WAKE OF BIG DATA | Edge.org | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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With Big Data we can now begin to actually look at the details of social interaction and how those play out, and are no longer limited to averages like market indices or election results. This is an astounding change. The ability to see the details of the market, of political revolutions, and to be able to predict and control them is definitely a case of Promethean fireit could be used for good or for ill, and so Big data brings us to interesting times. We're going to end up reinventing what it means to have a human society.

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