The drive toward industry openness continues at full speed, and Apache Spark is expected to become one of the centerpieces of the big data industry fabric. As a closely aligned technology with Apache Hadoop, it stands to benefit from broad adoption of core open data platform technologies.
IBM developer challenges foster collaboration that can have a worldwide impact. Developers bringing together the power of open data, Hadoop and analytics can solve huge world problems, like the current Ebola crisis.
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Open sourcing of all climate data would give humanity a continuously updated baseline environmental intelligence metric that could be used to track deterioration or improvements in key areas (air, water, pollution, soil) over time.
Anybody can be Nostradamus, and I don't mean that in a good way. Just like that medieval French mystic, you or I could easily spend our lives spinning grandiose, alluring and unverifiable visions of the future. If you swirl in just the right amount of symbolic apocalyptic hokum, you can never be
There is a wealth of data in healthcare, but right now the potential to extract valuable insights is mired by the endemic challenges with data integration, patient privacy and culture. The urgent need to improve the health and wellness of our population, and to reduce healthcare costs, will fuel
The recent death of folk music legend Pete Seeger brought to mind his beautiful song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" which he co-wrote with Joe Hickerson. Based in part on traditional Russian folk songs, the song's inspirational power derives from the circular simplicity of its imagery. It