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Andrei Macsin's Blog – February 2015 Archive (2)

What Big Data means at LinkedIn?

Guest blog post by Michel Bruley

LinkedIn was founded in 2003, is currently revenue 243 million and employs 1797 people. This is not what we call a large company. However, LinkedIn has 175 million members in 200 countries including 50% outside the U.S., two new members join the network every second, and analysts said that all "executive" of the Global 500 are members. Under these conditions,…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on February 11, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Big data versus smart data, what is your choice? Do you think smart data will eventually win?

Guest Blog post by Jean-Paul Rasson

Much of the explosion of big data has been driven by increased efficiency in sever performance, memory cost, distributed architecture improvements (cloud, and truly parallel databases, e.g. noSQL) and essentially, by how much it costs to process a terabyte of data, both in terms of memory and bandwidth resources.

However, most of the very big data is very sparse, from an…

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Added by Andrei Macsin on February 3, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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