Posts Tagged Twitter

Wikibon’s Big Data Research Agenda: Technology, Ecosystem and Application

Screen Shot 2014-01-02 at 1.51.45 PMI’ve already laid out my predictions for Big Data in 2014, but I also wanted to let the Wikibon community know how my colleagues and I plan to cover Big Data in the year ahead. We’ve organized our research agenda into three major buckets.

Technology. Clearly the technologies and products that collectively make up Big Data – including Hadoop, NoSQL data stores, analytic databases, data visualization tools and more – are maturing at a rapid pace (much faster, for example, than relational databases did in the 1980s.) Big Data is also applicable across industries,  meaning these technologies are inevitably and increasingly intersecting with adjacent technology movements, namely the cloud, mobile computing and social media. As we have for the last several years, Wikibon will devote significant coverage to these developments with an eye on putting technology innovations in context for enterprise Big Data practitioners (both technology practitioners and line-of-business practitioners.)

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Inside The Data Center Technology Powering Six Top Social Media Sites

If you are even a semi-regular user of Twitter you no doubt have encountered the Fail Whale at some point. With 300,000 new accounts created every day and 600 tweets per second (or TPS in Twitter parlance), the need for robust and optimized infrastructure is critical for Twitter. Thus, it is no surprise that the company is building its own data center later this year.

That news had the Wikibon community thinking:

What other types of data center technology are powering today’s high profile social media websites?

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Twitter, Google and Asimov

Can Entropy be Reversed?

Can Entropy be Reversed?

Isaac Asimov, one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time, wrote a short story entitled “The Last Question” in 1956. It begins:

The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when humanity first stepped into the light. The question came about as a result of a five dollar bet over highballs, and it happened this way …

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80+ Storage Professionals to Follow on Twitter

Data storage is one technology passion we share at Wikibon. In honor of the Masters of Storage, we thought we would expand on their list of Storage Users on Twitter with our own, highlighting analysts, bloggers and many of the talented professionals in and around the storage industry.

We’re trying to not only highlight influential users but the most active data storage professionals using Twitter as well. If we’ve missed anyone, please let us know via the comments below.

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