19 October 2014

How to pick a company for internship.

05 May 2014

Go ahead, compete with Google Search

07 March 2014

WSDM 2014: Interesting papers

A week ago I had a great pleasure to attend a few sessions of WSDM 2014 conference in New York. The acronym is Web Search and Data Mining, but the name of the conference is usually pronounced as "wisdom". Given interest in domain-specific (vertical) semantic search engines, there are several papers that caught my attention.

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06 March 2014

10 January 2014

Software in 2014

Tim Bray in Software in 2014 makes many statements about the software in 2013 and concludes with a sad prediction of the sorry state of client-side software for 2014.

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30 December 2013

Big Data Distributed Systems in 2014. Data processing.

By now Hadoop has become the key element of almost every data-driven distributed system that can live with batch processing. Systems that cannot accept batching typically use Storm which has emerged as the leading framework for realtime processing of streaming data. The project to watch is Spark which is on the path to become the unified data-processing framework and it is set to grow fast this year.

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30 December 2013

Big Data Distributed Systems in 2014. Usability and productivity

The tools and platforms for data-driven distributed systems are still far too difficult to use even for very experienced software engineers. Because of this, the progress of adoption is much slower than the real-world need would dictate. There are huge numbers of projects that don't get to use the right tools for their needs simply because their owners find it too difficult to understand.

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30 December 2013

30 December 2013

Big Data Distibuted Systems in 2014. Infrastructure.

In 2013 and prior, the concept of public IaaS has been well established by AWS EC2 and adjacent AWS technologies - a utility-based service that provides access to elastic compute resources. What followed are several adaptations of these core concepts to the private cloud. In 2014 we should see some changes to the status quo.

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30 December 2013

Most important technologies in 2014. Big Data Distributed Systems

End of the year is a great time for reflection, for looking forward to the next year. In technology space it's become a fun tradition to make predictions about the upcoming year. To make predictions more meaningful, it's interesting to ask a broader question. What technology will be the most important in the future?

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