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Big Data - Link Roundup - September 4, 2014

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Big Data - Link Roundup - September 4, 2014

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Big Data in the News – Recent Articles on Real-World Applications of Big Data Analysis

Turning the Tables - An article on how Big Data can help data analysts predict voting patterns of politicians and the outcomes of legislative votes.

Game, Set, Big Data: Technology Makes Mark on U.S. Open - Big Data is also being used in sports to analyze various aspects of athletes’ performances – in this case, how Big Data was used to determine information about the playing styles of US Open competitors.

The Modern Classroom: Students, Teachers and Data-Driven Education - This article examines the ways in which Big Data analysis could be useful in updating and improving the education system.

Big Data Opinions – Thoughts on New and Different Ways to Look at Big Data

Why the Three Vs May not Help your Big Data Initiative - A short interview with Ventana Research’s vice president and research director Tony Cosentino on why the three V’s may not be the future of thinking about Big Data.

Why Data Scientists Want More Than Hadoop - An article that outlines some of the shortcomings of Hadoop and explains why data scientists need more powerful tools for the analysis of Big Data.

Big Data in the Mainstream [Webinar] - This article examines different ways of thinking about Big Data when it comes to the mainstream user, and includes a link to a 24-minute webinar on the subject.

Big Data Analysis Tools – Tools For Starting Big Data Analysis

Hadoop 101: An Explanation of the Hadoop Ecosystem - A recent article written as a brief introduction to the Hadoop ecosystem and its relation to Big Data analysis.

An introduction to Apache Hadoop for big data - And a more in-depth introduction to Hadoop, including information on YARN.

Data Mining the Criminal Mind: Big Data and Law Enforcement - Some basic information on how Big Data analysis can be used by law enforcement officials to anticipate and prevent crime.

Miscellaneous

R programming language gaining ground on traditional statistics packages - An overview of a study that shows the rising popularity of the R language as used in academic data analysis, compared to “traditional statistics packages such as SPSS, SAS and MATLAB”

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