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5 Big Data stories to read this weekend


As we approach the weekend, probably take a break from the heavy technical stuff to read more about the buzz that Big Data has been generating along. Listed below are 5 hand-picked Big Data stories (in Om Malik way) that you would enjoy reading over the weekend…


Clearing Up Some Confusion on theHadoop Wars

Gives a fair perspective on the Cloudera and Hortonworks strategy on Hadoop – though the post paints more positive picture of Hortonworks and remains silent about MapR, another key player.

Who doesn’t love Hadoop?

Carrying a similar tone, this post puts a perspective on why Hadoop is still open source and even the likes of Microsoft joining this OSS ecosystem.

Cassandra @Twitter: An Interview with Ryan King


A short crisp discussion with Ryan King of Twitter on why Cassandra is ruling the roost in Tweet world.

10 Big Data Sites to Watch - By Gil Press | ForeignPolicy


A good list of 10 sites which are using Big Data for competitive advantage – though not with Hadoop and usual tools, but still good use cases to think over


Managing sewage like traffic thanks to data


And, a real life example of how Big Data could be used for basic amenities like managing sewage in city. Perfect example of smarter city as well a guiding example for Big Data usage.

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