Bequest Connecta’t a la Enginyeria per a joves

April 24th, 2014|

Spark Ecosystem

April 21st, 2014|

Spark: Big Data Analytics Beyond Hadoop

April 20th, 2014|

Drones: Google acquires a new startup

April 15th, 2014|

    Google acquired a maker of solar-powered drones, the start-up Titan Aerospace, a company that builds large drones that rely on solar power to stay in flight for years. As I read they can carry without problem equipment to carry out applications like mapping, tracking and communication.  It seems that Google will have Tital Aerospace work closely with  the project Loon, which uses high-altitude balloons to provide internet. I read at Gigaom that the drones can deliver internet at speeds up to 1 gigabit per second.  But the drones could also be a useful to Google Earth, because drones could generate images that are refreshed more frequently that images taken by sattelites , opening up new possibilities for Google Earth.  And anything else that we can not even imagine! His imagination is enormous, [...]

Hadoop distribution: Main Players-Actores principales

April 5th, 2014|

MAIN PLAYERS Apache Hadoop is the most popular framework used for processing large amounts of data in the Big Data arena. It is clear that Hadoop is here to stay. That is why I always suggest to my students that it is important to know how it works. For the courses I teach where we do not have lab sessions I produced this hands-on for a quick glimpse. If you are interested in learning more about Hadoop you can start with this hands-on that includes some bibliographic references. Some former students and friends who are already in the industry have asked me for a recommendation of some of the distributions available in the market. Each distribution is different and as a researcher I do not have an in-depth [...]