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Get started with Hadoop: From evaluation to your first production cluster

Get started with Hadoop: From evaluation to your first production cluster

Best practices for evaluating Hadoop and setting up an initial cluster (updated March 2012)

Focusing on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and MapReduce, this in-depth piece — updated March 2012 — offers tips for organizations that are looking to evaluate Hadoop and deploy an initial cluster.

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Strata Week: Data Without Borders

Strata Week: Data Without Borders

Work on data projects that matter, data journalism, and a social graph of the Marvel universe.

This week's big data news includes a call for Data Without Borders, data journalism catches the Knight Foundation's attention, IBM's new big data appliance, and a social graph built around the Marvel universe.

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Strata Week: Hadoop competition heats up

Strata Week: Hadoop competition heats up

Vendors jockey for Hadoop positioning, Facebook visualizes PHP modules, Shaq's stats

Competition among Hadoop vendors heats up, Facebook visualizes its PHP code modules, and a Many Eyes tool visualizes the stats from Shaquille O'Neal's basketball career.

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Strata Week: Data tools, data weapons, data stories

Strata Week: Data tools, data weapons, data stories

Another AVOS acquisition, the political power of data, and data's storytelling prowess.

In the latest Strata Week: An AVOS acquisition hints at what's to come, a ranking tool reveals data's intimidation factor, and a look at how scientific papers might evolve.

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Data hand tools

Data hand tools

A data task illustrates the importance of simple and flexible tools.

While we have an extraordinary wealth of power data tools at our disposal, we'll be the
poorer if we forget the basics. Here's an example of how simple data tools can be put to use.

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Google Public Data Explorer goes public

Google Public Data Explorer goes public

A new tool from Google makes it easier for anyone to visualize data.

Making data visualizations just got a bit easier as Google has added Public Data Explorer to its suite of free data tools.

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“Copy, paste, map”

“Copy, paste, map”

The FCC and FortiusOne launch IssueMap.org, a citizen-generated mapping tool.

IssueMap.org, a new project from the FCC and FortiusOne, aims to convert open data into knowledge and insight.

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4 free data tools for journalists (and snoops)

A look at free services that reveal traffic data, server details and popularity.

You no longer have to be a technical specialist to find exciting and surprising data. In this excerpt from Pete Warden's ebook, "Where are the bodies buried on the web? Big data for journalists," Pete looks at four services that reveal underlying information about web pages and domains.

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