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.
Vaclav Petricek digs some of the romantic interactions nuggets hidden in eHarmony's large collection of human relationships.
Michael Kopp explains how to run performance code at scale with Hadoop and how to analyze and optimize Hadoop jobs.
Nathan Marz shares lessons learned building Storm, an open-source, distributed, real-time computation system.
Eli Collins overviews how to build new applications with Hadoop and how to integrate Hadoop with existing applications, providing an update on the state of Hadoop ecosystem, frameworks and APIs.
Dean Wampler supports using Functional Programming and its core operations to process large amounts of data, explaining why Java’s dominance in Hadoop is harming Big Data’s progress.
Francine Bennett keynotes on using big data in the cloud.
Claudia Perlich keynotes on M6D’s approach to Big Data, using data granularity to build predictive models used for user targeting, bid optimization and fraud detection.
Jeni Tennison explains how to evaluate an organization's data assets as potential sources of open data, and how to deal with the thorny issues of derived and personal data.
Gray Brooks discusses the efforts around creating APIs for accessing the vast amounts of data administered by the US Government.
Paul Buhler, Steve Hamby, Johan Kumps, Art Ligthart, Markus Zirn, and Clemens Utschig discuss the relationships between Big Data and established Semantic Web technologies.
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