Tag Archive for data sets

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Tajo v0.9


by Angela Guess A new article out of the Apache Software Foundation has announced “the availability of Apache™ Tajo™ v0.9, the advanced Open Source data warehousing system in Apache Hadoop™. ‘With Apache Tajo v0.9, our goal of bringing traditional SQL performance to massive data is a step closer,’ said Hyunsik Choi, Vice President of Apache…

Data.gov Turns Five

Nextgov reports, “When government technology leaders first described a public repository for government data sets more than five years ago, the vision wasn’t totally clear.”

Google and Big Data Aren’t the Same Thing

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “Another year, another report about how inaccurate the Google Flu Trends predictions turned out to be for the previous year. And more warnings about the dangers of relying on Google, and therefore “big data” and algorithms, for important stuff. Repeat after me: Google is not a proxy for big…

Can Big Data Really Predict the Future?


by Angela Guess Carlos Castillo of Aljazeera recently wrote, “Telling good predictions apart from bad predictions is a very difficult matter. In 2010 Paul the Octopus rose to fame by predicting the outcome of many matches during the FIFA World Cup. The octopus chose the box of food with the “correct” flag with 100 percent success rate…

NOAA Looking for Companies to Help Make Their Big Data Public


by Angela Guess Julian Hattem of The Hill reports, “The Commerce Department wants to unleash the power of ‘big data,’ but it’s looking for the public’s help. On Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a formal request asking for private companies to help make its immense amounts of data on the air, oceans…

Twitter Introduces Data Grants

Last week, Raffi Krikorian of Twitter announced that Twitter is “introducing a pilot project we’re calling Twitter Data Grants, through which we’ll give a handful of research institutions access to our public and historical data.”

New York City Set to Open Up All Its Data by 2018

GovTech reports, “New York City IT leaders, including Chief Information and Innovation Officer Rahul N. Merchant, Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot and Open Platform Officer Michael Flowers, announced on Monday, Sept. 23, that they were releasing dozens of ‘high-value’ data sets on a revamped open data portal.”