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The Best of the Week (June 6): Big Data Zone

06.15.2014
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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:

1. Social Physics and the Human Face of Big Data

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.

2. Building a Simple RESTful API with Spark

This post is about the Java micro web framework named Spark and not about the data processing engine Apache Spark.

3. The Idea of Big Data Doesn't Live Up to the Hype

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.

4.The Alchemy of Fast Data

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.

5. The Hidden Biases of Big Data

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.

Published at DZone with permission of its author, Whitney Baker.

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