“Big data techniques offer a way to analyze data pooled across many patients: their specific disease mutations, biological markers, the treatments, and outcomes — in order to identify unexpected ways that existing therapies can be applied and combined to create personalized treatments that dramatically improve the chances of survival.”
“Map-D uses multiple NVIDIA GPUs to interactively query and visualize big data in real-time. Map-D is an SQL-enabled column store that generates 70-400X speedups over other in-memory databases. This talk discusses the basic architecture of the system, the advantages and challenges of running queries on the GPU, and the implications of interactive and real-time big data analysis in the social sciences and beyond.”
Thanks to our friends at O’Reilly Media, we have been given one 2-day pass to give away for the upcoming Strata Conference on February 11-13, 2014 in Santa Clara. The rules are simple: Answer the question: “What Big Data super power would you want if you could only pick one.” Only enter the contest if […]
Heritage Provider Network (HPN) presented a $500,000 award to the winning team, POWERDOT, for the Heritage Health Prize competition powered by the Kaggle machine learning challenge platform. The competition ran from April 4, 2011 until April 4, 2013.
Facebook’s analytics team head, Ken Rudin, delivered a presentation at this week’s Strata Conference + Hadoop World: “Big Impact from Big Data.”