Data
Hadoop Summit 2016
You may have recently read Tom’s recap of Strata and Hadoop World, San Jose which is the key conference hosted by our partners Cloudera. The equivalent event hosted by the other big player in the Hadoop Distribution space, Hortonworks, is Hadoop Summit, and this year we were fortunate enough that the location for Hadoop Summit Europe was…
Considering #Sprint16
Sprint 16 was the annual GDS celebration of its activities last year and a glimpse of what the upcoming year will be. There were plenty of celebratory tweets trending during the day as #sprint16 of the announcements, demos and speeches. I wanted to take a little more time to reflect on the day and sift…
Our Urban Data Hackathon
Bright and early on Saturday 27th June saw Kainos’s Big Data & Analytics team land at Belfast City Hall armed with post-its, sharpies and a multitude of interesting data sets. After months of planning, Northern Ireland’s first pure-play data hackathon was born – the Urban Data Hack was underway! Making Belfast Better The Urban Data Hack…