Sunday, July 28, 2013

Big Data

The current trend towards increased connectivity has an interesting byproduct. Lots of data. Data which can enable you to predict better, data which can enable you to analyze better. 

There is a big movement to take advantage of this deluge of data. The is the Big Data movement.  I have been working lately on several Big Data technologies. These include Hadoop, Mapreduce, NoSQL etc. 

Why the new technologies? This is because existing technologies are not sufficient to handle the amount of data that we are faced with. These new technologies bring a multitude of open problems with them. So an interesting area going forward.

Will start posting more details about these concepts as well as how to get your hands dirty with this stuff.