“didn’t shower today, avoiding all things SOPA sounding…#StopSOPA…”
Top-of-the-List Thinking from Edd and Alistair
“Today, advantage and innovation depend on filtering large amounts of information to create insight from data so plentiful and diverse it often looks like noise,” Edd says, framing a big announcement. “Offering the ability to cheaply analyze such big data, Apache Hadoop technology has already played a pivotal role in bringing big data analysis to industry, and it continues as a key foundation for the future IT landscape.”
O’Reilly Media and Cloudera announce that Hadoop World and the Strata Conference have merged. O’Reilly and Cloudera will co-present for the first time at Strata Conference in New York City, Oct. 23-25, 2012, combining two of the premier data science events into one program. The call for proposals for Strata Conference New York opens Feb. 28, 2012. We’ll be certain to keep you up on the details here. It’s fair to say we’re excited. . . .
Strata California 2012
Making Data Work
February 28 – March 1, 2012 | Santa Clara, CA
Tracks include: Data Science, Business & Industry, Visualization & Interface, Hadoop & Big Data, Policy & Privacy, and Domain Data.
Short Items of Massive Interest
Some 100 kind souls agreed to take a survey for us after our Dec. 7 Strata Online Conference. We asked them about various questions and probed their relationship with big data. The big take–away is that this couldn’t be a better moment to be a big data vendor. This is the time to be fighting for mindshare.
Data Privacy Day
Elephants in the Room!
Good news for innovation and research! Common Crawl is a free crawl of the web, and it’s now being hosted gratis along with the rest of Amazon’s public data sets. It also reinforces an important aspect of tomorrow’s data centers: as well as computing power, redundancy and the usual features, customers are going to look for proximity to key data sets. Access to the Twitter firehose or web crawl will be a key feature for cloud providers and data centers.
Be Here Now
The Final Bit
Want to keep an eye on the progress of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) now that the great Jan. 18 blackout protest is over? Drew Conway has created a handy chart that shows the cumulative daily reference to SOPA and PIPA by democrats and republicans in the U.S. Congress. Doesn’t look like they thought about it much in December.
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In this Issue:
- Hadoop World and Strata Unite
- Top-of-the-List Thinking from Edd and Alistair
- Strata California 2012
- Quick Bytes
- The Final Bit
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