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The Best of the Week (Mar. 14): Big Data Zone

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The Best of the Week (Mar. 14): 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 (Mar. 14 to Mar. 20). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. How Algorithms Rule the World

In a brainstorming meeting, the author asked his colleagues what he thought would be an easy question: What successful applications use artificial intelligence and machine learning? While he personally didn't know of many, he figured that collectively they'd be able to rattle off a dozen or so answers.

2. Why The Internet of Things Scares Me

For every person building Internet things who cares and knows about security I know many more that don't. I've lost count at the number of people who say no one will try to really hack their stuff so they don't need to do much for security.

3. Getting Started with Avro: Part 2

In the previous post we used avro-tools commands to serialize and deserialize data. In this post we post we will use Avro Java API for achieving the same. We will use same sample data and schema from our previous post.

4. How to Build Hadoop Applications with the Kite SDK

In the talk below, Hadoop expert Tom White discusses best practices for writing applications that run on Hadoop and introduces Cloudera's open-source Kite SDK (a renamed version of the Cloudera Development Kit).

5. Can MapReduce Solve Planning Problems?

Can we solve a planning or optimization problem by dividing the problem into pieces, solve each piece separately and then merge the pieces together? What's the quality of such a solution?

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