State of Data #119

Top Read


Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide To Transforming The Business of Government” – Report (pdf) is filled with some key insights –

  • While Big Data is transformative, the journey towards becoming Big Data “capable” will be iterative and cyclical, versus revolutionary
  • Big Data is often characterized by three factors: volume, velocity, and variety
  • Scalable analytics using software frameworks can be combined with storage designs that support massive growth for cost-effectiveness and reliability


How ‘correlation does not imply causation’ became an almost irritating meme


Big Data

Life of Data at Facebook

Data Science

What do Real-life Hadoop workloads look like?



Not sure if indexes will be used or how it will be used? You can always write such a small program to check for different execution paths



There are two types of data visuals– (a) Story Visualizations and (b) Answer Visualizations.


SQL Injection in 60 Seconds



‘Information is Beautiful’ 2012 Award Winning Visualizations




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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