Paco Nathan reviews an example data analysis application written in Cascalog used for a recommender system based on City of Palo Alto Open Data.
Avi Bryant discusses how the laws of group theory provide a useful codification of the practical lessons of building efficient distributed and real-time aggregation systems.
Ken Collier discusses Agile Analytics, a combination of sophisticated analytics techniques, lean learning principles, agile delivery methods, and "big data" technologies.
Michael Hausenblas introduces Apache Drill, a distributed system for interactive analysis of large-scale datasets, including its architecture and typical use cases.
Rebecca Parsons reviews some of the changes in how data is used and analyzed, including new technology approaches, looking at how data is used to track election violence, movement of people after a natural disaster, and attempts to predict famine and other humanitarian crises before they happen.
Karim Chine introduces Elastic-R, demonstrating some of its applications in bioinformatics and finance.
Andrew Clegg overviews methods and provides use cases for performing data sets operations like membership testing, distinct counts, and nearest-neighbour finding more efficiently.
Rebecca Parsons proposes taking a different look at data, using different approaches and tools, then looks at some of the ways social data is used these days.
Dmitriy Ryaboy shares some of the lessons learned scaling Twitter’s analytics infrastructure: Data loves a schema, Make data sources discoverable, and Make costs visible.
Cliff Click discusses RAIN, H2O, JMM, Parallel Computation, Fork/Joins in the context of performing big data analysis on tons of commodity hardware.
Richard Tibbetts presents a three-tier architecture for real-time data staging analysis, storing the results and delivering them to clients as a service accessible through a variety of interfaces.
Kumar Palaniapan and Scott Fleming present how NetApp deals with big data using Hadoop, HBase, Flume, and Solr, collecting and analyzing TBs of log data with Think Big Analytics.