Featured Blog Posts – August 2012 Archive (5)

Big Data Vendor Landscape

Big Data Vendor Landscape

Companies, products, and technologies included in the Big Data Landscape:



Added by Michael Walker on August 30, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Percolator, Dremel and Pregel: Alternatives to Hadoop

Posted on behalf of Michael Walker.

Percolator, Dremel and Pregel: Alternatives to Hadoop

Hadoop (MapReduce where code is turned into map and reduce jobs, and Hadoop runs the jobs) is great at crunching data yet inefficient for analyzing data because…


Added by Vincent Granville on August 17, 2012 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

11 Core Big Data Workload Design Patterns

As big data use cases proliferate in telecom, health care, government, Web 2.0, retail etc there is a need to create a library of big data workload patterns. . We have created a big data workload design pattern to help map out common solution constructs. There are 11 distinct workloads showcased which have common patterns across many business use cases.

  1. Synchronous streaming real time event sense and respond workload
  2. Ingestion of High velocity…

Added by derick.jose on August 13, 2012 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Social recommendation websites potential mob target

Recently Yelp was hit with a class action lawsuit for defamatory and fake bad restaurant reviews. Although the lawsuit was dismissed, the plaintiffs claimed that Yelp would post bad reviews of businesses not purchasing $500/month advertising on Yelp. Much of the discussion was…


Added by Vincent Granville on August 12, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Seven tricky sentences for NLP and text mining algorithms

Actually, these are 7 types of language patterns that are difficult to analyse with automated algorithms:

  1. "A land of milk and honey" becomes "A land of Milken Honey" (algorithm trained on Wall Street Journal from the 1980's where Michael Milken was mentioned much more than milk)…

Added by Mirko Krivanek on August 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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