- Introducing Apache Spark 2.0. Now generally available on Databricks.
Apache is a community of programmers that have developed Apache Hadoop, a major project for working with big data. And here's their new software, which intersects with the technologies of Deep learning and machine learning, that are particularly interesting.
- What Has Pokemon Got To Do With Big Data?
The mentioning of Pokémon today makes any news report a dozen times more popular. It’s funny to hear notions about how great it would be to analyze all your actions using big data – places you’ve been, how much time you spend eating, how you make decisions. Your entire life could be optimized into a game!
- Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
The latest technology used to fight cancer. An important social thing, and then it’s also very personal, because the company's founder himself is battling cancer. This gave him the opportunity to study his own genes and to influence the course of his treatment.
- How Big Data Is Helping the NYPD Solve Crimes Faster?
About how big data is being used in criminal investigations, and the analysis of fires, earthquakes, the weather, traffic and many other things.
- Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines.
Robots in this research imitate natural creatures – caterpillars, spiders, lizards, etc. The concept is simple – instead of reinventing the wheel, to use already-existing mechanisms of evolution and exploring them.
- Is U.S. power grid vulnerable to cyber attack?
There’s some good news and some bad news. The issue of providing security to the United State’s electronic network is being raised. As it turns out, there are many 70’s power plants and outdated technologies that help protect from potential harm.
- The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Kudu™ as a Top-Level Project.
Latest news from Apache. It seems to me that if a specialist works with bigdata, it’s very important for him to keep track of the updates that happen with the leading trendsetter.
- Microsoft Goes Biotech on Big Data.
Microsoft acquired a company, which decodes DNA and now equips it with its own developments (in particular, bigdata). Perhaps we are witnessing the start of a new technology.
- More data scientists prefer R: survey.
The R language has become the most popular in the scientific community. Now it’s even being used in psychology!
- Melania Trump and the Anti-Plagiarism Algorithm.
Last, but not least – after a mishap that occurred recently with the Trump family, their speeches are now being checked for plagiarism with the help of bigdata algorithm.
Which of today's news topics did you enjoy the most?