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The Major Roadblocks Facing the Smart City

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In this special guest feature, Cristian Borcear of NJIT reflects on the evolution of technology and public policy in support of so-called “smart cities. ” Cristian Borcea is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of the Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Data Analytics Today: Customizing Products, Services to Match Customer Preference

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In this special guest feature, Joe DeCosmo of Enova International reflects on how the business world relies heavily on technology to determine customer preferences as a means to deliver personalized service. Joe DeCosmo is chief analytics officer at Enova International, a global financial resource service for under-served consumers.

Interview: Spencer Greenberg, Chairman, Rebellion Research

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In the interview below, Rebellion Research’s Chairman Spencer Greenberg discusses how he feels his company is well-positioned for bringing machine learning and AI based asset management to investors.

INTERVIEW: Steve Ehrlich, SVP, Space-Time Insight

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Space-Time Insight offers situational intelligence applications to help you make faster, more-informed decisions, using real-time visual analytics software to provide actionable insight into big data.

The Prescribed Value of Data Over Time

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In this special guest feature, Shahbaz Ali of Tarmin takes a look at the commoditization of data and how aggregated data has evolved to the extent of being so crucial and proprietary that its value is unparalleled and irreplaceable to the organization.

The Analytics Frontier of the Hadoop Eco-System

Ted Wilkie

“The Hadoop MapReduce framework grew out of an effort to make it easy to express and parallelize simple computations that were routinely performed at Google. It wasn’t long before libraries, like Apache Mahout, were developed to enable matrix factorization, clustering, regression, and other more complex analyses on Hadoop. Now, many of these libraries and their workloads are migrating to Apache Spark because it supports a wider class of applications than MapReduce and is more appropriate for iterative algorithms, interactive processing, and streaming applications.”

Why The Strata + Hadoop World Conference Matters

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In this special guest feature, Sundeep Sanghavi, explains why attending the upcoming Strata + Hadoop World Conference is important – Oct. 15-17, 2014 in NYC. Sundeep Sanghavi is the CEO and Co-Founder of DataRPM.

Predicting the Big Data Landscape

In this special guest feature, Al Nugent, co-author of the guide “Big Data for Dummies,” looks back at 2014 and how big data has progressed and also offers some predictions for how the technology might evolve.

Interview: Replacing HDFS with Lustre for Maximum Performance

Gabriele Paciucci

“When organizations operate both Lustre and Apache Hadoop within a shared HPC infrastructure, there is a compelling use case for using Lustre as the file system for Hadoop analytics, as well as HPC storage. Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre includes an Intel-developed adapter which allows users to run MapReduce applications directly on Lustre. This optimizes the performance of MapReduce operations while delivering faster, more scalable, and easier to manage storage.”

Dirk Slama Keynote on The Internet of Things

Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations

“The vision for the Internet of Things is very powerful – a world in which assets, devices, machines, and cloud-based applications seamlessly interoperate, enabling new business models and services; with big data analytics as a foundation to support intelligent decision making in this connected world. As with every vision, the question is how to make it happen. This presentation provides key success factors for IoT, as well as a detailed overview of concrete IoT uses cases in the areas of automotive and transport, manufacturing and supply chain, as well as energy. Finally, a framework for IoT implementation is presented, which helps making your IoT projects a success.”