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What Happened?
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What Happened?

As forecasters attempt to understand exactly what happened in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the data itself may hold vital clues.

What It's Like to Win the Turing Award
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What It's Like to Win the Turing Award

Michael Stonebraker is an adjunct professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and recipient...

Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite
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Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite

It is past time to reunite the big data, cloud, and high-performance computing communities. Each can each learn much from the other.

Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure
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Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure

The longitudinal value of research data often accrues to disciplines other than those where it was created. We need a new model that judiciously balances investment...

The Frontier of Small Data
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The Frontier of Small Data

 A quick view of Deborah Estrin's small data work.

Are Data Miners Ready to Hang Up the Hard Hat and Put on a Lab Coat?
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Are Data Miners Ready to Hang Up the Hard Hat and Put on a Lab Coat?

We will find out this week at the annual ACM SIGKDD on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conference in Chicago.

What Does 'Big Data' Mean (Part 4)?
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What Does 'Big Data' Mean (Part 4)?

The "big variety" use case is examined, in this fourth post in a series on big data.

What Does 'Big Data' Mean? (Part 3)
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What Does 'Big Data' Mean? (Part 3)

The "big velocity" use case is examined in this third post in a series on big data.

Exciting 'Big Data' Medical Applications
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Exciting 'Big Data' Medical Applications

A quick look at two exciting medical applications of big data analysis.

HPC, Big Data and the Peloponnesian War
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HPC, Big Data and the Peloponnesian War

We need a concord and strategic research investment plan that recognizes the shared importance of HPC and big data. Both warrant investments in basic research,...

What Does 'Big Data' Mean? (Part 2)
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What Does 'Big Data' Mean? (Part 2)

In this second post on big data, I continue with a discussion of the use case of big volume-big analytics. 

What Does 'Big Data' Mean?
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What Does 'Big Data' Mean?

It is interesting to note that a substantial subset of the computer science community has redefined their research agenda to fit under the marketing banner of "Big...

Data Mining Product Reviews
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Data Mining Product Reviews

When it comes to big data, one of the greatest things we can do as computer scientists creating products is to distill all the information down to what is important...

Data Mining the Web Via Crawling
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Data Mining the Web Via Crawling

This post focuses on the data collection via crawling the web, by covering some of the challenges around collecting and discovering new content via a web crawler...

My Scientific Big Data Are Lonely
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My Scientific Big Data Are Lonely

Although there are daunting technical challenges posed by big data in science and engineering, the social and economic challenges are just as difficult, though...

Possible Hadoop Trajectories
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Possible Hadoop Trajectories

Hadoop has spread rapidly in the last few years as a platform for parallel computation in Java, but we believe a lot of improvement will be required for serious...

Research Data Sustainability and Access
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Research Data Sustainability and Access

The dramatic growth of research data, the collaborative nature of international research, expectations for economic returns, and disciplinary differences all make...

New SQL: An Alternative to NoSQL and Old SQL for New OLTP Apps
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New SQL: An Alternative to NoSQL and Old SQL for New OLTP Apps

New SQL should be considered as an alternative to NoSQL or Old SQL for New OLTP applications. If New OLTP is as big a market as I foresee, we will see many more...

Research Directions for Machine Learning and Algorithms
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Research Directions for Machine Learning and Algorithms

An in-depth discussion of near-term research directions for machine learning and algorithms.

Information Privacy: Changing Norms and Expectations
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Information Privacy: Changing Norms and Expectations

That picture of you at a family reunion, squinting into the sun, can rarely be delimited by a physical location once it is placed on the web. Instead, information...
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