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Kafka: What Is it?

Number One in Dataspace’s Data Science Series: What does it mean?   If nothing else, the data science industry is good at coming up with new, unique, confusing names and terms.  ZooKeeper, MapReduce, Hadoop, Pig, Storm, Mahout MongoDB…the list keeps growing and it’s totally understandable if you...

How Big Data Helps Detect Hacking

Cyberattacks have become increasingly damaging and visible in recent years, in part because of numerous, high-profile instances of hacking affecting everything from your personal files to global election outcomes.   And, in fact, hacking is no longer just about unauthorized access to, or loss of data. As...

facial recognition

Biometrics and Big Data: Facial Recognition

A key feature of big data is its lack of structure - we’re talking about the stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into excel columns or that is easily described on first glance using numbers or other descriptors.  This includes things such as images, satellite data...