Over time, I continued to get excited by new aspects of data. The last few years had exposed me to social and big data. Big data was especially intellectually challenging for me. Previously I had learned to look at data from a statistician’s point of view, and new types of data had “only” asked for new mathematical methods. It wasn’t simple, but at least I had been trained for that, and there was also a wealth of resources to tap into. Big data, on the other hand, was about system-level innovations and new ways of programming. I wasn’t trained for it, and more importantly, I wasn’t alone. Knowledge about handling big data in practice was somewhat of a bla...
Share this highlighthttp://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/hadoop-in-action/2791032/