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Big Data Now: Current Perspectives from O'Reilly Radar

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  247 ratings  ·  11 reviews

This collection represents the full spectrum of data-related content we’ve published on O’Reilly Radar over the last year. Mike Loukides kicked things off in June 2010 with “What is data science?” and from there we’ve pursued the various threads and themes that naturally emerged. Now, roughly a year later, we can look back over all we’ve covered and identify a number of co

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Published (first published August 1st 2011)
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Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
As much as I like reading about technical stuff, this book was unsatisfying.

Admittedly, this book is a bit out of date now. And everyone is very earnest, and clearly thinking hard in this book. But this is roughly how each essay felt:

Person talks about how data science is important in [CHOSEN TOPIC]. Then, how [OBVIOUS PROBLEM A] is surprisingly related to [OBVIOUS PROBLEM B] and so after some thought, is something that deserved more attention and [NEW STARTUP] is specializing in [MONETIZING THE
Richard Magahiz
Aug 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: data scientists
Series of short form essays and interviews circa 2010, still relevant. Most of the links still work at the current time, which is worth something. It is a mix of big picture and details of implementations which may no longer be current, discussed at a level where one does not need to be an insider to understand the gist of the subjects. It served as a useful guide to the architecture behind the largest fixtures in the Big Data space though of course it leaves out the ones who have only made a na ...more
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
This, although a bit dated, is a really good primer into the terminology, challenges and excitement of "big data". It's available as a free PDF download. There are a lot of adverts in amongst the text, and they're all for a conference that has already been and gone. Whilst annoying, it was a free download, so I don't feel I can really complain. I now subscribe to a filtered O'Reilly Radar feed looking for big data related articles to continue my learning
Interesting series of interviews and essays about what big data holds in store for people. It was bit fragmented, and some essays were really jargony, but perhaps the state of big data itself: no one is quite sure whats going on. In some sense though, it's a perfect way to understand what is going on in this rapidly evolving concept.
Aleksander Shtuk
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book contains tons of interesting information, interviews, opinions,questions about big data and companies and people already involved in development. For some people this is a dated information, but for me it was very informative.
CT Ray
Nov 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: tech
A mixed bag of essays on Big Data. Some of the technical ones were interesting and I learned new things. Some of the case studies and interviews with people in the Big Data product area were less interesting.
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Pretty straight forward and simple to read if you want to have a general idea and intriduction about Big Data
May 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read_2012, computing
Read the first 1/3 if you don't already know the jargon.
Aug 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
An interesting collection of topics and interviews. My favorite was a reminder how useful some UNIX commandline tools still are. I learned a couple of new ones, to go along with my old favorites.
Mms Mamdouh Al Shamy
a collection of articles which talk about diverse topics about Big Data from definitions, concepts, elements, difficulties, current startup examples and thoughts about the future of Big Data
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