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Learn R – How to Get Started with GGPlot – Code Example

This article represents quick introduction to GGPlot along with key concepts and code examples using R programming language. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos.   Following are the key points described later in this article: Quick introduction to GGPlot Installation and loading of GGPlot GGPlot – Key Concepts   Quick Introduction to GGPlot ggplot is one of statistical package that facilitates the easy creation of different plots. One of the key concept related to ggplot is that ggplot is built up layer by layer. This means that one could start by initializing the ggplot using ggplot(data) …

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Big Data – Team to Hire for Big Data Practice

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This article represents thoughts on Big data team composition and different considerations to make in order to hire and build an effective Big Data team. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos. A Big data team would need to cover following two key areas for becoming an effective team ready to deliver on key Big Data initiatives. Data engineering Data science   Data Engineering Team You would want to build a team who plays key role in some of the following areas: Data processing (Hadoop Map/Reduce) Data storage (HDFS/HBase) Data coordination (Zookeeper) Data monitoring/management For above skills, …

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Big Data – Functional & Technology Architecture for Beginners

This article represents a view associating functional and technology elements of Big Data reference architecture. The objective of this article is to present a view relating key functional areas in Big Data with relevant technologies. The diagram and related description could be of use to Big Data beginners (developers, architects, business analysts etc) wanting to get a high-level view on functional and technology aspect of Big Data. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos. Following diagram represents the functional and technology landscape view of Big Data. The objective of the diagram below is following: Associate functional areas …

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Ok Glass, Show the Best Buy – Can that be the Killer Glassware?

Could this be the killer glassware app for Google Glass? Could this help boost the google glass adoption among consumers? Well, there has been smartphone applications using which one scans the Barcode of the product on the shelf and get the details about it. But, with google glass, it would be as easy as user looking at a product on the shelf and saying, “ok glass, show the best buy”. This would get him the most appropriate competitive products along with shop detail based on various factors some of which are listed below. Keep on reading… Let’s try and understand what might show up on google glass if someone says, …

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Google Glass & Big Data – Boon for Crime Control

A class of bloggers & writers have been writing about the google glass hurting the privacy. Thus, this may pose barrier to widespread acceptance of google glass device. However, google glass shall surely act as a boon to crime control and sooner than later, government will get on board for acceptance for glass device for police personnel.   Google Glass for Capturing Pictures from Crime Spot However, to think of one of the out-of-box benefits provided by google glass, which is “take a picture”, this may prove to be a boon to police department across the globe. Imagine police personnel start wearing a cool glass device. They could easily capture …

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Google Glass & Enterprise Adoption

With Google Glass Mirror API been published, all sorts of ideas have started floating around the internet. One such idea that I have been wondering upon is, how would enterprise adopt the Google glass. That means whether an enterprise would want to buy google glasses for its employees in the same way that some companies have been providing iPads to their employees in current scenario. There are multiple different reasons which may lead enterprise to adopt the google glass to certain class of employees to start with. Lets take a look at some of the scenarios. 1. Whiteboarding Pictures: As IT organizations have started moving to adoption of Agile SCRUM …

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Big Data is NOT Just about Hadoop Stack Implementation

That is something any one can with a decent technical skill and Java experience could do it. Big Data has lot to do with Data science. And, to stand out as a Big Data solution provider in the IT marketplace, one needs to have a team of Data scientist who work with technologist to implement Big data solution suggested by them. Thus, following is how the Big Data team may look like? Project/Delivery Manager Data Scientist Technical Architect (Hadoop) Technical team including team/tech lead, developers, testers etc Build/Configuration Engineer: This may be important owing to the Big Data typical cluster configurations requirement and the complexities surrounding it. What is a …

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Google Glass to Revolutionize Big Data

Google glass project, once in full swing and with full acceptance by consumers, will turn out to be a biggest source of data which could be treated best by applying big data technologies. Simply speaking, Big Data is data set having following characteristics: Volume Velocity Variety Veracity That said, Google Glass will add variety of data in greater volume at much greater velocity. Some of the existing big data technologies that can be thought to help great deal to store and process data acquired by Google Glass are following: Hadoop (HDFS & MapReduce) HBase for non-relational database to work with data stored with Hadoop Hive for business analytics Solr (Lucene) …

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