How do you safe guard your data?

How do you safe guard your data?

One of the streams that has my interest at Strata + Hadoop in Singapore this week is around safe guarding data in Big Data technologies.  When I say safe guarding, I mean securing it, curating it, and sharing it properly. Initially, Big Data technologies were developed for democratic and liberal use of data in specific use cases where there was open and unfettered access, manipulation and...

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On the way to San Jose...to count sheep?

I hope that everyone had a great Easter break and enjoyed the long weekend down here in NZ. I myself went bush with my family to celebrate my sister-in-law’s birthday at her partner’s family’s farm just north of Whitianga in a place called Waitaia Bay (google maps it). So, without devices and WiFi, I communed with the natural beauty of the bay and emptied my head of the upcoming conference. Or so...

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On the way to San Jose...to the data hoarders’ conference?

The universe is still preparing me for Strata+Hadoop World in San Jose next week.Channel hopping on TV last night I chanced upon a programme about hoarders and another about pigmy minke whales from the grandfather of wildlife documentaries, David Attenborough.In “Hoarding, buried alive!”, I listened to a woman speak about her fetish for collecting eagles, the apparent gateway drug that led to her...

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On the road to San Jose to make big data work

BLOG fans - drop me a message if you have a particular item of interest that you want me to bring back with me from StrataWorld.As I roll into the last two weeks before I depart for StrataWorld in San Jose (a massive Hadoop conference), the universe around me is reflecting my anticipation for the knowledge that I’m about to absorb there. For example, as I lumbered over the peak of the Harbour...

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