Top Big Data Web Sites

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Top Ten x300by Jelani Harper

Steve Bennett of Data Science Central recently wrote: “The Naked analyst Episode 8 looks at the best sites to learn about the world of Big Data. Here are my top 6 sites. They range from the easily digestible to the totally immersable and possibly overwhelming.

  1. Dataversity ( daily updates of the latest Big Data News, Articles, & Education – not too overwhelming with 1 or 2 items each day.
  2. Planet big data ( is an aggregator of blogs about big data, Hadoop, and related topics. In terms of volume of news, it is a step up from Dataversity with up to half a dozen items daily.
  3. SmartData Collective ( a commercially run and moderated business community for business intelligence, predictive analytics, and data professional bloggers.”

Bennett continued with:

  1. BigData Startups ( is a European site that is making an effort to track the ‘market buzz’ – especially emerging companies. Hundreds of companies are profiles so it can be a bit overwhelming for those new to Big Data.
  2. Data Science Central ( is a good online resource for big data practitioners and quality is maintained by content being actively moderated. This saves it from being overwhelmed by marketing crap.
  3. R bloggers ( is more for practitioner Analysts and may be overwhelming for those new to Big Data – but it is a fantastic resource for anyone using the R language to do real stuff. And besides, a list of Big Data sites just has to include one covering the R community because it is such an important open source movement.”

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