The Ear of the Cow

When I was sitting at #EMCWORLD listening to Cows moo during Jeremy’s ETD Keynote, I began to think about all of the data cows really do generate (among other things). During a recent visit to Australia, I got a chance to visit a friend and colleagues’ ranch/farm where … READ MORE

Ryan Peterson June 5th, 2015

Strata & Hadoop World 2014 Recap

Preventing terrorist attacks, feeding the hungry, capturing bad guys, and enabling cubic splined segmented continuous polynomial non-linear regression models. I promise to try and explain the last one later in this blog. This week was Strata + Hadoop World, a fast-growing convention and exposition directly pointed at Statisticians, … READ MORE

Ryan Peterson October 21st, 2014

An interview with Innovator, Hugh Williams

I recently got a chance to sit down with Hugh Williams, the SVP of R&D for Pivotal. Hugh was previously at eBay and Microsoft and comes with an impressive background with respect to Big Data technologies that includes industry patents and numerous publications.  Here is a transcript of … READ MORE

Ryan Peterson October 6th, 2014

An Interview with Doug Cutting, the Founder of Hadoop

I recently got a chance to catch up with Doug Cutting, the founder of Hadoop, Nutch, Lucene, and various other open-source technologies.  Doug is currently the Chief Architect for Cloudera, the current leader in the Hadoop marketplace.  He has been spending his time supporting the growth of Big … READ MORE

Ryan Peterson April 29th, 2014
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