Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone (May 30 to June 6). Here they are, in order of popularity:
Alex Pentland is a prominent computer scientist and big data guru who runs the Human Dynamics Lab at MIT; he recently released a new book, Social Physics, that talks a lot about data-driven society – whether that data is Big or not.
This post is about the Java micro web framework named Spark and not about the data processing engine Apache Spark.
An article in Scientific American posits that Big Data isn't yet all it's cracked up to be – and that claims of a revolutionary new way of interacting with the world around us are overblown.
Building a Corporate Data Architecture that thrives in the face of smart data fast and is able to get the most from deep analytics requires a new architectural approach.
Big Data is the thing to talk about. It has a relatively low barrier to entry for discussion and represents an incredible opportunity for a diverse array of people – data scientists, businessmen, teachers, journalists and more – to benefit from the lessons it can provide.