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The unsexy side of big data: 6 tools to manage your Hadoop cluster - GigaOM

The unsexy side of big data: 6 tools to manage your Hadoop cluster - GigaOM | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

GigaOM:Before you can get into the fun part of actually processing and analyzing big data with Hadoop, you have to configure, deploy and manage the farm. 6 tools to manage your Hadoop cluster.


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Big Data and a Brave New World

Big Data and a Brave New World | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

In this early stage of innovating with Big Data in cities, the challenge is not how to do something with nothing but how to do anything with a lot. Good over view article on role of large data analysis inhelping city government make better decisions.

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nltk 2.0.1 : Python Package Index

Python's NLTK - Natural Language Toolkit - is an essential piece of kit for data mining and natural language parsing. (For those getting into language parsing there is also a brilliant book from oreilly on using NLTK and Python). The NLTK libs just got a point release with 2.0.1 coming out. Very Cool. Learn more.

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A Very Short History of Data Science

A Very Short History of Data Science | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Want to know where data science comes from?

 

A great, useful and concise history can be found on the Whatsthebigdata.com blog. Learn more...

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Cosm :: blog: Pachube is now Cosm!

Cosm :: blog: Pachube is now Cosm! | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

In the past we have used pachube for testing linking sensors and data feeds to visualisations and simulations. Since their aquisition by LogMeln they have under gone a bunch of developments and now relaunched as Cosm. It is really great to see the service evolve, so now looking forward to integrating Cosm into our solutions.  Learn more ...

 

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Big Data Or Too Much Information?

Big Data Or Too Much Information? | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

The Hype cycle seems to get ever compressed -from bigdata solutions to information overload? Interesting perpective article by Randy Rieland.

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Decision Management Technologies Report

Decision Management Technologies Report | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Decision Management Solutions, have a great report on Decision Management Systems (DMS) and Predicitive Analytics. The report covers Business Rules Management Systems, Predictive Analytic Workbenches and Optimization technologies and also touches on simulations. And how these different systems can be used  either as stand alone solutions or as part of a larger DMS to make better decisions. Worth reading...

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AI-D: Artificial Intelligence for Development

AI-D: Artificial Intelligence for Development | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

The underpinning concept that lead to Complex Insight is  Data Driven Development - how we can use data that is either intrinsic to or generated by a complex system, to identify patterns,  define models, gain insight and drive solutions that can help people improve their lives. AI-D  - Artificial Intelligence for Development was created by Nathan Eagle and Eric Horvitz who  pioneered the field of Data Driven Development through their work with identifying problems and potential solutions using mobile phone data from developing countries.  Get involved. Learn more...

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Big Data, Global Development, and Complex Systems

This is an old presentation by Nathan Eagle, Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute from May 5, 2010.  Petabytes of data about human movements, transactions, and communication patterns are continuously generated and may hold important insghts into global development.

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Pentaho Introduces New Interactive Visualization and Expanded Big Data Analytics | BigData News | Bigdata Analytics Platform

Pentaho Introduces New Interactive Visualization and Expanded Big Data Analytics | BigData News | Bigdata Analytics Platform | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
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Visualization of the Week: The living city - O'Reilly Radar

Visualization of the Week: The living city - O'Reilly Radar | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

We blogged about this last month - created by Interactive Things in Zurich for the City of Geneva and shown at the 2012 Lift conference, this week's O'Reilly radar's visualization of the week illustrates the digital traces left by people in geneva when they use  their mobile phones. Its awesome. Click on the image for the video..

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ClearStory making BigData Analytics accessible

ClearStory making BigData Analytics accessible | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

ClearStory’s front-end makes it possible for these corporate analysts — who lack the technical training of so-called data scientists who work in their IT departments — to get direct access to the data. Learn more...

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The Big Deal About Big Data

The Big Deal About Big Data | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Avoid the hype and get a solid basic understanding behind Big data in this brief article from business week.


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Making a Business Intelligence Case for Columnar Databases - Enterprise Apps Today

Wayne Kernochan of Infostructure Associates says columnar databases are making a comeback and for good reason. Wayne's article in ITBusinessEdge gives a great overview of why columnar databases are again attracting attention. Read more...

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Big data answers for your industry and your role

Big data answers for your industry and your role | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Great set  of links to articles on big data by industry including banking, retail, health care, telco, CIO's and IT, analysts, executives, marketing etc.

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CNN transcript collection, 2000-2012

CNN transcript collection, 2000-2012 | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Interesting corpus for news and information analysis and machine learning - 13 years of CNN transcripts available for download! Let the data mining begin! - 


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BigML - Machine Learning Made Easy

BigML - Machine Learning Made Easy | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

BigML is an Interesting start up doing machine learning and analytics in the cloud.  They have some great examples of machine learning and analytics in their model gallery. Certainly one to watch. Learn more...

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Sean Gourley — insights in complex systems

Sean Gourley's ted talk illustrates how through analysis of data we can gain insight into the underpinning organisation of highly complex systems - in this case War in Iraq.  His Startup - Quid.com is certainly worth a look at as his research site - http://mathematicsofwar.com/ - read the Nature paper - its important!

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Google BigQuery — Google Developers

Google BigQuery — Google Developers | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Google’s BigQuery application has launched into general availability with an aim to help businesses crunch “big data” sets easier and cheaper than ever. Learn more...

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Data.gov

Data.gov | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it
The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the executive branch of the federal government.
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How Big Data and Analytics will inform daily business decisions

How Big Data and Analytics will inform daily business decisions | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Nice video on - how large data sets and applied analytics will soon be driving daily business decisions, Dennis Berman reports on the News Hub. Photo: AP.

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Data visualisation DIY: our top tools

Data visualisation DIY: our top tools | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Just starting out in visualising your data? Looking for something simple to use? Good quick guide to available tools from Simon Rogers and co at the Guardian

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