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A few interesting databases and R

SciDB is an open source database that organizes data in n-dimensional arrays. Interesting SciDB features include parallel processing, distributed storage, ACID transactions, and parallel time series and linear algebra operations. SciDB powers a number of big data projects including the NIH 1000 genomes browser. http://scidb.org.


Redis is an open source, fast networked key/value database that supports interesting structured values like hash tables, queues, sorted sets and more. Redis is incredibly versatile and popular. http://redis.io.


Dplyr extends the highly regarded split/apply/combine idea of plyr to data frames and related objects in external databases.


Bryan Lewis is the maintainer of the scidb and rredis packages, and is starting to work on integration between SciDB and dplyr. He'll show examples of all three projects. Bryan is a mathematician and chief data scientist for SciDB.

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  • George D

    Here are the links for the Meetup from my camera!

    http://youtu.be/H_haxqcAdj0

    http://youtu.be/Xm0wJghqAbM

    August 14, 2014

  • Mukul M.

    Very informative.

    June 13, 2014

  • Tim H.

    I uploaded the intro slides at http://files.meetup.com/3114872/CRUG_10_IntroToRAndCRUG.pdf

    Thanks to all who attended!

    May 22, 2014

  • Amos O.

    Very interesting and informative. Wish I could have stayed for the whole presentation.

    May 22, 2014

  • Amos O.

    I would love to see the presentation on May 21st, but I have other commitments. Any chance anyone's going to record this?

    May 9, 2014

    • George D

      If the speaker agrees, I can tape this as long as the battery in my camera holds up! (I didn't bring my charger to work today). We will see.

      May 21, 2014

    • Amos O.

      Thanks. I've decided I'll settle for half a loaf, and attend the beginning of tonight's talk. I hope noone minds that I'll have to leave around 7.

      May 21, 2014

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