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Big Data, Fast Data and The Art of Visualisation

  • Jul 9, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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After a bit of a break we have two exciting talks lined up.  EMC is proudly sponsoring the event.  Hope you can make it for some mid-winter pizza, beer and a journey into the world of fast big data and visualisations!

Big Data - Fast Data with Pivotal: Mark Burnard (EMC)

In April this year, EMC and VMware launched a joint venture company called Pivotal, combining "big data" and "fast data" technologies with PaaS. Shortly thereafter, GE invested $105M into Pivotal. What were they thinking? Mark Burnard, who has presented to us before on the subject of Big Data, will introduce some "big data, fast data" use cases and explain the thinking behind the launch of Pivotal. With analysts predicting this market to grow to $20B by 2017, this is a space we want to understand.

The Art of Visualisation: Lachlan McCalman (NICTA)

From finding hot rock deposits for power generation to monitoring the environment, NICTA has been working on a number of data fusion projects to solve big problems for Australia using Big Data Analytics. Lachlan will demonstrate some of the visualisations they have produced as a product of the analytics and describe some of the tools and techniques he uses to transform data into beautiful renderings.

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  • Mark B.

    Hi everyone: One of the technologies I referred to was the "Pivotal Hadoop" distribution - a free eval version of this is now available for download by anyone who's interested. The link is here. Thanks!!
    http://gopivotal.com/pivotal-products/pivotal-data-fabric/pivotal-hd

    July 22, 2013

  • Rami M.

    Hi All, Mark Burnard's presentation on Pivotal has now been uploaded to the files area: http://files.meetup.com/2995032/Pivotal%20and%20big%2C%20fast%20data.pdf

    I will have Lachlan's presentation uploaded soon. I have also added additional collateral on Pivotal to the files area: http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Analytics/files/

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those interested in Big Data Services, there will be a workshop in North Ryde on 17th July for community, free of charge, please register here https://big-data-services.eventbrite.com.au/

    1 · July 11, 2013

    • Mark B.

      Bummer I'm overseas next week but this would have been fantastic to go to.

      July 11, 2013

  • Tom O.

    Burnard was entertaining but could have been a bit more technical on his stuff and field, eg on what does work, what does not, and what are problems without solutions. McCalman, nicely balanced preso. Important field (data fusion) and domain (visualisation and geophys).

    July 10, 2013

    • Rami M.

      Tom - I am afraid you are asking about scalable analytics applications and/or algorithms - these applications/algorithms are quite distinct from the high performance data platform like Pivotal provides. We do have talks on this from time to time. For example I spoke on Mahout in one of the early meetups, and we can schedule another one soon. However, it may be good to have you talk on the use cases that you need to solve (i.e. the problems you have - as opposed to the solutions). Would you, or anyone else, be interested in a 15min talk on this? That would be a great motivation and segway for future talks on the tools and techniques that can be applied to solve these problems.

      1 · July 10, 2013

    • Mark B.

      Hi Tom, Rami, if you have a look at http://madlib.net/­ you will find a treasure-trove of advanced algorithms that are designed to run on MPP platforms, all open source. Most are written in R, from memory. There is also a bunch of whitepapers and theses and a wiki etc. MADlib grew out of an idea generated by this paper which was presented at VLDB2009: http://db.cs.berkeley...­

      1 · July 11, 2013

  • Antonio de P.

    Really enjoyed the talks. McCallum's preso was great.

    July 10, 2013

  • Ananda Raj P.

    Great meetup and really liked the presentations.

    July 10, 2013

  • Ben J. B.

    Thanks!

    July 9, 2013

  • Diane C.

    Great to meet everyone. Such a great turnout! If anyone is interested in getting more info on the Data Scientist role on the Gold Coast then drop me an email at [masked]

    Thanks,
    Diane

    July 9, 2013

  • Rami M.

    Two great talks! Great to see everyone back for what was our biggest meetup in 2013!

    July 9, 2013

  • Amos M.

    First meet up ... Won't be the last. Cold night ...warm crowd...great presentations ...more to think about ...more to do

    July 9, 2013

  • Matt N.

    Thanks Rami and Ben for a great meetup!

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Be going to ThinkActChange related to Homeless. I am also passionate about making social change. Thanks for leting me attend. Hope to see you next time! :)

    July 9, 2013

  • Jagsir

    last minute cancellation.

    Hoping someone else might be able to make it in.

    July 9, 2013

  • Graham L.

    Sorry - looks like I'll be stuck in work. hope you can fill the spot!

    Cheers

    G

    July 9, 2013

  • Saradhi M.

    Sorry for the late update.

    July 9, 2013

  • Ross

    been called away at short notice

    July 9, 2013

  • Artur E.

    Sorry guys, i still have not recovered from being sick so i will have to miss tomorrows meetup. All the best.

    July 8, 2013

  • Ivan V.

    I also need to pull out unfortunately as have been hit by the flu. Look forward to next month.
    Cheers
    Ivan

    July 8, 2013

  • Stuart H.

    Hey Rami. Unfortunately I have to babysit on Tuesday night so am gonna miss the event. Have updated my RSVP. We should catch up soon! Stu

    July 8, 2013

  • Rami M.

    If anyone is thinking that they may not be able to make it on the night please update your RSVP to a "no", as we have heaps of people on the waiting list!

    July 6, 2013

  • Charlie H.

    July 4, 2013

  • Daniel G.

    Apologies, didn't realise my earlier remark came through as a comment instead of an avatar description.

    That said, this is apt: http://www.diffen.com/difference/Data_vs_Information

    June 26, 2013

  • Enrique S.

    Hi guys, I just finished my master's degree on I.T., I focused my master's in BI, Data Mining, Data Warehouse and analytics. I'm a big fan of data visualisation. I want to learn more about big data data and I'm looking for an unpaid internship (I don't care about the money but I want to get into this field!!! :D)

    June 26, 2013

  • Daniel G.

    I actually 'do' stuff with data.

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Kevin K.

    Hi I am an IT consultant, and I would like to learn more about big data related technologies and trends.

    June 25, 2013

    • Rami M.

      Great - well come along and have a chat with some of the regulars ... between the members of the group I am sure you will find it very useful!

      June 25, 2013

  • Gaurav N.

    very interesting topics

    June 25, 2013

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