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Get the latest Big Data news, insights and updates from the Packt Hub. We’ll help you get to grips with NoSQL databases like MongoDB. With the vast quantities of Data currently stored by businesses, it’s becoming increasingly important to manage it in logical and secure ways. Therefore, the Hub provides news and insights around technologies like Hadoop and AWS to help keep you up to date.

Facebook and Arm join Yocto Project as platinum members

Facebook tweet explains ‘server config change’ for 14-hour outage on all its platforms

Facebook has said a "server configuration change" was to blame for an 14-hour outage of its services, which took down the Facebook social media...
Mark Zuckerberg publishes post outlining plans to tackle election interference

Facebook under criminal investigations for data sharing deals: NYT report

Investigations into Facebook's data handling keep piling up. Yesterday, The New York Times reported about the federal prosecutors being in the midst of a...
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Facebook family of apps hits 14 hours outage, longest in its history

The biggest interruption ever suffered by Facebook goes beyond 14 hours at a stretch. Twitter was flooded with tweets about Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp...
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Hadoop 3.2.0 released with support for node attributes in YARN, Hadoop submarine and more

The team at Apache Hadoop released Apache Hadoop 3.2.0, an open source software platform for distributed storage and for processing of large data sets....
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Open Government Data Act makes non-sensitive public data publicly available in open and machine...

On Monday, the U.S President, Donald Trump signed the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking (FEBP) Act, which includes the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN)...
Tech trends that might die in 2019

4 things in tech that might die in 2019

If you’re in and around the tech industry, you’ve probably noticed that hype is an everyday reality. People spend a lot of time talking...
Key data science trends for 2019

Quantum computing, edge analytics, and meta learning: key trends in data science and big...

When historians study contemporary notions of data in the early 21st century, 2018 might well be a landmark year. In many ways this was...
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How Facebook uses HyperLogLog in Presto to speed up cardinality estimation

Yesterday, Facebook shared how they use HyperLogLog (HLL) in Presto to do computational intensive operations like estimating distinct values within a huge dataset. With...
Twitter

Twitter adopts Apache Kafka as their Pub/Sub System

Yesterday, Twitter shared that they are migrating to Apache Kafka from an in-house Pub/Sub system, EventBus which is built on top of Apache DistributedLog....
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3 announcements about Amazon S3 from re:Invent 2018: Intelligent-Tiering, Object Lock, and Batch Operations

On day 1 of re:Invent 2018, Amazon announced three additions to its Simple Storage Service (S3): Intelligent-Tiering, Object Lock, and Batch Operations. S3 Intelligent Tiering is...

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Google and Facebook allegedly pressured and “arm-wrestled” EU expert group to...

Yesterday Open Democracy reported on how Investigate Europe has revealed, that the EU’s instruments against disinformation remained largely ineffective. A day before the European...

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