Can Hadoop really change the world?
Big data has played a role in enterprise analytics for years, and now, thanks to the collaborative efforts of developers and dramatic innovation in Hadoop, the outcomes are driving global change in the civic arena. It’s an exciting time to be dealing with big data!
Now that the Big Data for Social Good Challenge submissions are closed, we are astounded by the innovative analytics and dramatic outcomes derived. So amazed, even, that we don’t want to solely rely on our judges, but also on all of you to take a peek and vote for the winner. After all, there’s some big money in this competition ($40,000 in prizes!), and we need input from experts around the globe who live and breathe Hadoop–based analytics.
For this challenge, submissions were open to any topic in the area of social good. Insights submitted include:
- Food Sherpa
- Los Angeles: Where are the Food Deserts?
- Brady Bunch
- CitiBike: Looking Back in a Year
- Is there a Relationship between Crime Rate and Socioeconomic Indicators (Poverty, Income, Education, etc.)?
- Juvo: Assisting Local Community Leaders Achieve their Social and Economic Development Goals.
- NYC Highways Analytics
- BitBang: How do Demographic Variables Affect House Prices and Crimes in London?
- A Visual Analysis of New York City 311 Calls
- Navigate Chicago, Explore Chicago - Know About your City.
- Oasis: Finding an Available Oasis in a Business Desert
- Watch Flu Spread: A Granular Visualization of Historic and Forecasted Influenza Exposure in the US
It’s clear that choosing will be hard, but the insight shared is just the starting point for further progress in social good. What should you look for when you go to vote? Assess the creative challenges, think about the level of innovation and consider deep analytics.
Take a look at all the submissions and vote today!
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