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For Big Data to truly go mainstream, it needs to become accessible to average users

For Big Data to truly go mainstream, it needs to become accessible to average users | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
As Big Data matures, the people making the most money from it is changing, moving from vendors to, quite possibly, you.
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Amazon to Support Cloud Growth in Israel

Amazon to Support Cloud Growth in Israel | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Amazon today announced plans to launch in Tel Aviv, to help support the growth of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and its rapidly expanding customer base in Israel.

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Federal Agencies Advised To Brace For Big Data

Federal Agencies Advised To Brace For Big Data | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Big data challenge isn't now to handle current volume but what's to come, warn federal CIOs.
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Statistical analysis is an imperfect process, but it's all we have to make sense of big data

Statistical analysis is an imperfect process, but it's all we have to make sense of big data | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
One year I spent a lot of time with professional magicians. A few showed me the secrets to their tricks.
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How to cloud part 1: technology and economics

How to cloud part 1: technology and economics | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Though cloud computing is a technology, adopting it successfully has little to do with technology. The key factor that drives successful cloud computing adoption is how well an organization is prepared to incorporate change into its use of computing.
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Vizrt and Lockheed Martin Work on #BigData #Visualization Tools | #dataviz

Vizrt and Lockheed Martin Work on #BigData #Visualization Tools | #dataviz | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Broadcast news products projects for digital content creators in Film, Broadcast, Video, VFX, visual effects, Animation, Web,Games and Mobile

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luiy's curator insight, October 28, 2013 11:13 AM

Lockheed Martin is a security and aerospace company engaged in research for system design, development, manufacture and integration. The first large-scale big data visualization implemented from their Vizrt collaboration is MED-E, a dashboard specializing in Energy, designed to graphically illustrate layers of high-volume information about the status of energy resources, distribution and supply. For example, WindOptimizer is a MED-E suite of cloud-based services distributing real-time sensor data, including weather forecast prediction and wind energy supplies, so that wind farms, power companies and other energy companies can manage wind resources more cost-efficiently.  

 

Vizrt R&D teams in Europe and designers and support in the United States worked with Lockheed Martin to design a system that produces data visualization to a high standard but at the same time remains flexible in its application so that several different industries can use the product, customising it for their specific purposes.  

For Vizrt, developing the MED-E platform meant pushing Viz Artist and Viz Engine as a live data harvester and interactive visualization platform. Petter Ole Jakobsen, Vizrt’s CTO in Bergen, Norway said, “For MED-E, we’re taking multiple silos of data sources and coalescing them into one, scalable, big picture visualization representing all these different data layers. We are also doing this live when live data is available.” 

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Becoming a Data Scientist - Curriculum via Metromap - Pragmatic Perspectives

Becoming a Data Scientist - Curriculum via Metromap - Pragmatic Perspectives | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Becoming a data scientist a journey; for sure a challenging one. But how do you go about becoming one? Where to start? When do you start seeing light at the end of the tunnel? What is the learning roadmap?
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Silicon Valley's Quadruple Whammy: Cloud, Big Data, SDN and WebRTC | Cloud Computing Journal

Silicon Valley's Quadruple Whammy: Cloud, Big Data, SDN and WebRTC | Cloud Computing Journal | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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Vacation pics mined for vital data: Who went where, when? - NBC News.com

Vacation pics mined for vital data: Who went where, when? - NBC News.com | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Those pictures of Yellowstone you uploaded to Flickr are doing more than delighting your friends and family — big data scientists are...
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Latest Report: Finding New Efficiencies through Big Data Analysis

Latest Report: Finding New Efficiencies through Big Data Analysis | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
In our latest report, Finding New Efficiencies through Big Data Analysis, I had the opportunity to speak with EMC’s Audie Hittle, Chief Technology Officer (CTO…
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How Many Data Scientists Does the World Really Need?

How Many Data Scientists Does the World Really Need? | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
The buzz is all about 'Big Data' and how best to use it to generate actionable intelligence. To do this, companies will need to hire loads of highly trained, highly paid data scientists -- or will they?
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NEW: Big Data vs Open Data - Mapping It Out - Open Data Now

NEW: Big Data vs Open Data - Mapping It Out - Open Data Now | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Confused by Open Data, Big Data, and Open Government? This Venn diagram explains it all.
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Gail M. Roper's curator insight, November 9, 2013 9:41 PM

I think this is a strong representation of big data, open data and open government.  It makes complete sense when you think about things from a big picture perspective. 

Fàtima Galan's curator insight, November 12, 2013 7:16 AM

"All definitions of Open Data include two basic features: The data must be publicly available for anyone to use, and it must be licensed in a way that allows for its reuse. Open Data also should be relatively easy to use, although here there are gradations of “openness.” And there’s general agreement that Open Data should be free of charge or cost just a minimal amount."

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3-D data visualization | #cyborgs

3-D data visualization | #cyborgs | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
For graduate student Deven Vignali of Libby, the three-dimensional data visualization center at Montana Tech has made his life easier.

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luiy's curator insight, November 3, 2013 2:00 PM

For graduate student Deven Vignali of Libby, the three-dimensional data visualization center at Montana Tech has made his life easier.

He’s using the $60,000 state-of-the-art software and tracking system to conduct research for his master’s thesis. He’s proving that passive seismic acquisition techniques can be used to monitor geo-thermal resources, as in hot springs.

It’s the fastest high-performance computing system within Montana academia, said Jeff Braun, head of the Tech computer engineering and software engineering departments.

Consider Vignali’s perspective:

“It reduced my simulation model run time from about 18 hours to about three hours, so it positively affected my project,” said Vignali.

The system has 10 teraflops of theoretical speed and 1.5 terabytes of memory. Translation: It is equal to between 200 to 400 times the memory of a typical home laptop computer.

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Introduction to Data Science | #datascience #freebook #bigdata

Introduction to Data Science | #datascience #freebook #bigdata | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it

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luiy's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:17 AM
Version 2 of Introduction to Data Science is Here!

This is the companion site to the electronic textbook, Introduction to Data Science, by Jeffrey Stanton. This book provides non-technical readers with a gentle introduction to essential concepts and activities of data science. For more technical readers, the book provides explanations and code for a range of interesting applications using the open source R language for statistical computing and graphics.

If you find errors or omissions, please contact the author, Jeffrey Stanton, at jmstanto@syr.edu. The book is suitable for an introductory course in data science where students have a varied background or as a supplement to an advanced analytics course where students would benefit from an introduction to R. 

The electronic textbook is available in an interactive version for the iPad at the iTunes bookstore. Apple has recategorized the book from the "textbook" category to the "book" category in order to make it available internationally:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/introduction-to-data-science/id529088127?mt=11 

You can also download the non-interactive, PDF version of the book here (caution, 22 MB download):

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University of Rochester lauches an Institute for Data Science

University of Rochester lauches an Institute for Data Science | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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5 Reasons Hadoop Is Kicking Can and Taking Names

5 Reasons Hadoop Is Kicking Can and Taking Names | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Hadoop s momentum is unstoppable as its open source roots grow wildly into enterprises.
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Harvard launches masters degree in computational sciences and engineering | [data science]

Harvard launches masters degree in computational sciences and engineering | [data science] | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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Information Literacy Weblog: Media and Information Literacy and its kind #ecil2013

Information Literacy Weblog: Media and Information Literacy and its kind #ecil2013 | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it

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Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, October 24, 2013 1:53 PM
Boekhorst dice que la alfabetización informacional es un término sombrilla que cobija muchas clases de alfabetización (19 menciona el autor) una de ellas es alfabetización en los medios. Es una competencia para toda la vida asociada con actitudes, habilidades y conocimientos.
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The many ways big data can backfire on a company

The many ways big data can backfire on a company | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Having all that information at your fingertips is great. But big data poses a lot of challenges for companies.
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Big Data and Analytics as Part of the Political Process | US democrats on data-driven politics

Big Data and Analytics as Part of the Political Process | US democrats on data-driven politics | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
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Silicon Valley Venture Fund for Big Data Startups

Silicon Valley Venture Fund for Big Data Startups | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Data Elite wants to fill a need for big data startups that aren't satisfied by generic startup incubators and investment funds. And it has major backers...
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