State of Data Last Week – Dec 11

#Analysis – $3M prize to ‘develop a breakthrough algorithm’ using patient data ‘to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations’.

#Architecture – How much storage do I need for my data? ROT (Rule of thumb) is 8-10x Raw data for OLTP; 2-4x Raw Data for Analytics

#Big Data – 70 online databases that define our planet – this editor especially loves Reality Mining from the list

#DBMS – Oracle 11g Interactive reference (from Oracle) – good download for quick access to stuff without Googling

#Learning – Stanford CS book on ‘Mining of Massive Data Sets’ (PDF) is truly exceptional.

#visualization – World searched things in 2010 – mostly for Justin Bieber, chatroulette, iPad and FIFA world cup. ‘Swine Flu’ and ‘Slumdog’ both are down.

(Preview) The genius Hans Rosling will do a one-hour special on ‘Joy of Stats’ in BBC.



About Nilendu Misra
I love to learn, create and coach. Things that I do well are - Communicating ideas - verbally or through words and diagrams; Problem Solving - Logical or Abstract; Very Large Scale Systems; think about 'Frighteningly Simple' approach first. Things that I intend to do better are - Establishing Stringent Process; Exchanging Tough Feedback; Keeping up with my reading or To-Do list to be able to completely relax.

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