State of Data -#54

#analysis – Data Takes its Rightful Place as a Platform” — Accenture Technology Vision 2011400 hypotheses based on input from scientists, architects and engineers’ — mentions “data” 178 times (Full PDF)



#architecture – Detailed insight into Amazon Web Services infrastructure (pdf) – from James Hamilton, VP/Distinguished Engr., AWS –

#big_data –
Data Scientist Summit 2011 videos are now available (requires registration) – notables – ‘Art and Science of Storytelling’; ‘Stories Beyond the Last click’ (last click before purchase gets paid and it’s often wrong)

#conference – Last call! Hadoop Summit 2011, June 29 at Santa Clara Convention Center

#DBMS – Expensive! Did you know that ‘Oracle maintenance costs a 22% of annual license priceand itgoes up to 27% after two years’?


#learning –
How a polymath helped build ‘n-grams viewer to chart the frequency of phrases across a corpus of 500 billion words’ (‘chide’ is the fastest changing verb ever)


#visualization –
David McCandless visualizes vanishing fish stocks – shocking depletion in last 100 years.



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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