Reunion Tour: The Return of Music as Big Data

In our never-ending quest for apps that utilize data in interesting ways, a common theme is music. One such app that caught our eye recently is Roadtrip Mixtape. This web app combines Google Maps destinations with Spotify tracks to create a playlist based on the artists whose hometowns you travel th... [More]

Music as Big Data

In his recent white paper, Ignore HDInsight at Your Own Peril, Syncfusion Vice President Daniel Jebaraj discusses the role big data will play in an organization’s decision-making. The paper points out that in days past the lion’s share of an organization’s data describing its customers and end users... [More]

Live from Strata 2013

Overall, we had a great day yesterday at the Strata + Hadoop World conference. I saw a lot of cool data processing involving the Hadoop platform. I was also impressed to see how the Hadoop ecosystem has expanded substantially over the past year. One speaker mentioned that he thought the show had dou... [More]