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The Best of the Week (June 20): Big Data Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone (June 13 to June 20). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. 75% of Businesses Yet to Reach Production with Big Data

“Analytics 2014,” Lavastorm’s second annual survey on analytic usage, trends, and future initiatives found that 75% of businesses have yet to successfully use Big Data and analytics to make impactful decisions, despite a majority of them having increased investment in analytics services.

2. Google I/O: Dumping MapReduce

At its developer conference on Wednesday, however, Google followed a burgeoning trend in dumping MapReduce in favor of what they're calling Google Cloud Dataflow.

3. Conjecture: Scalable Machine Learning in Hadoop with Scalding

When it comes to predictive modeling and machine learning, the most obvious product of engineering work that is seen client-side are those tailored ads: they scour your internet behavior and feed you content based on your preferences.

4. Review: Clojure for Machine Learning (Ch 1-3)

Pack Publishing has asked me to review their new book, Clojure for Machine Learning (4/2014) by Akhil Wali. Interested both in Clojure and M.L., I have taken the challenge and want to share my impressions from the first chapters.

5. Chicago Moves Forward with Big Data Sensors

A series of sensors will be installed on light poles in a downtown Chicago district later this summer. According to the Chicago Tribune, the data-collection sensors will measure air quality, light intensity, sound volume, heat, precipitation, and wind, in addition to wireless devices of passing crowds.

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