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APIs in Government

Posted by Gray Brooks  on  Apr 29, 2013

Gray Brooks discusses the efforts around creating APIs for accessing the vast amounts of data administered by the US Government.

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Introducing the BBC's Linked Data Platform and APIs

Posted by David Rogers  on  Apr 29, 2013

David Rogers outlines how a highly-scalable RDF and SPARQL-based API was delivered, how a graph of highly-connected data can be managed effectively across a large organization, and their plans to open up access to the BBC's data from Bitesize learning resources, to the Radio 4 archive.

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Clojure, Functional Programming and Data at uSwitch.com

Posted by Paul Ingles  on  Mar 04, 2013

Paul Ingles explains how Clojure’s approach to immutable data has helped uSwitch to treat everything as data and build many tools that operate on the same data without contention.

The Evolving Panorama of Data

Posted by Rebecca Parsons  on  Jan 17, 2013 1

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.

Scaling Scalability: Evolving Twitter Analytics

Posted by Dmitriy Ryaboy  on  Jan 13, 2013

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.

Petabyte Scale Data at Facebook

Posted by Dhruba Borthakur  on  Dec 17, 2012 3

Dhruba Borthakur discusses the different types of data used by Facebook and how they are stored, including graph data, semi-OLTP data, immutable data for pictures, and Hadoop/Hive for analytics.

Data Structures: The Code That Isn't There

Posted by Scott Vokes  on  Nov 23, 2012 3

Scott Vokes presents several less known data structures and their advantages: skiplists, difference lists, rolling hashes, and jumpropes.

Eventually-Consistent Data Structures

Posted by Sean Cribbs  on  Nov 10, 2012

Sean Cribbs discusses Convergent Replicated Data Types, data structures that tolerate eventual consistency.

Sweden's Next Top Data Model

Posted by Ian Plosker  on  Oct 10, 2012

Ian Plosker explains why a data model needs to follow the query patterns when using a NoSQL storage solution.

The Database as a Value

Posted by Rich Hickey  on  Sep 04, 2012

Rich Hickey discusses the complexity introduced by a database into a system, and a way to deal with it by using Datomic. He also discusses immutability, epochal time, and persistent data structures.

Thinking in Data

Posted by Stuart Sierra  on  Aug 30, 2012 7

Stuart Sierra discusses using a data-oriented programming approach in order to create programs that are easier to write and test. The session is accompanied with Clojure code samples.

Panel: How Banks Are Managing Their Data

Posted by Frank Tarsillo , John Davies, Jon Vernon and Ari Zilka  on  Aug 16, 2012

Frank Tarsillo , John Davies, Jon Vernon and Ari Zilka (moderator) discuss the technologies and architectures used these days to manage large amounts of sensitive data in top financial institutions.

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