AgilData Stream Newsletter 2.19.16

February 19, 2016

HELLO FROM THE AGILDATA STREAM, OUR FORTNIGHTLY ROUNDUP OF THE BIG DATA NEWS THAT MATTERS TO YOU.


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BEHIND THE SCENES OF DBSHARDS MYSQL DATABASE SHARDING: PART 2

There is so much more than just highly scalable software that goes into operating a web or phone application. Get inside scoop about maintenance, monitoring, streaming data, scaling out, and operational continuity.   READ MORE

 

AGILDATA SPONSORS RUST MEETUP WITH CLOUDERA PRESENTING NEW KUDU DATABASE

Hadoop Next Gen: Using Cloudera Kudu and Mozilla Rust to Crunch Big Data!
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OPEN SOURCE JAVA PROJECTS: APACHE PHOENIX

Apache Phoenix is a relatively new open source Java project that provides a JDBC driver and SQL access to Hadoop’s NoSQL database: HBase. Created as an internal project at Salesforce, it is now a top-level Apache project. Get a full introduction here.  READ MORE

 

THE ART OF SAYING NO

A framework to keep crap out of products. Great products have one thing in common: A product leader that says “no” to most ideas. It is that focus — that relentless pursuit of mission — that achieves the impossible: products that touch millions of lives. But in reality, saying “no” is hard. Very hard. READ MORE

 

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THE HUNT FOR THE ALGORITHMS THAT DRIVE LIFE ON EARTH

To the computer scientist Leslie Valiant, “machine learning” is redundant. In his opinion, a toddler fumbling with a rubber ball and a deep-learning network classifying cat photos are both learning; calling the latter system a “machine” is a distinction without a difference. READ MORE

 

HOW DENVER’S TECH SCENE SEES ITSELF

On any given evening in Denver, there are usually more tech start-up events than you would know what to do with. But it wasn’t always this way. What four characteristics of this city stand out, and what sectors do they connect?
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WE’RE GOING TO USE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH TO SNOOP ON YOU, SAYS US SPY BOSS

The Internet of Things is a godsend for the US intelligence services, according to Director of National Intelligence and professional splitter-of-hairs James Clapper. It wasn’t just the internet of things that Clapper is worried/excited about…  READ MORE

 

SO YOU WANT TO ABOLISH TIME ZONES

Take a look at some of the changes that arise from this, through a simple case study: making an international phone call to a relative. READ MORE

 

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