Mar
28

Programming Trends to Watch: Logic and Probabilistic Programming

Posted on March 28, 2013 by Dean Wampler

I’ve made the argument (PDF) that Functional Programming (FP) is the best way to approach data problems. Why? Because our work with data is essentially Mathematics and FP is inspired by the same, so it emphasizes the abstractions that are most appropriate for data analysis. Object-oriented Programming, on the other hand, doesn’t promote the same useful abstractions, which is…

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Mar
25

Op-Ed: Cracks in the Oracle Empire

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Ron Bodkin

Will March 2013 be the turning point where Big Data begins to noticeably eat away at the database establishment? In “Cracks in the Oracle Empire,” Wall Street Journal writer Steve Rosenbush reported Oracle Corporation executives blaming the sales force for “a disappointing quarter.” In fact, this is Oracle’s third miss in the last eight quarters,…

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Feb
22

How Hackings Against the NYT, Twitter, and the Federal Reserve Might Have Been Prevented with Big Data

Posted on February 22, 2013 by Rick Farnell

Earlier this year, Twitter admitted they lost personal information on 250,000 or so users to hackers. Other companies, including the New York Times and the Federal Reserve, reported hackers had been inside their systems. Companies of all sizes, and the network security community, battle constantly against advanced, persistent threats. It’s time to fight back on…

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