Map of the Week: Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Big Data

In Hype Cycle for Big Data, 2012, Gartner states that Column-Store DBMS, Cloud Computing, In-Memory Database Management Systems will be the three most transformational technologies in the next five years.  Gartner goes on to predict that Complex Event Processing, Content Analytics, Context-Enriched Services, Hybrid Cloud Computing, Information Capabilities Framework and Telematics round out the technologies the research firm considers transformational.

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Tufte Visualizes Data

Edward Tufte’s day-long course on Data Visualization teaches that visualizing data allows audiences to interpret it at their own time and more quickly than through a simple verbal explanation.  Accompanying text further enhances the visuals, providing detailed explanation complimenting the image, like this infographic depicting the history of political parties: Continue reading Tufte Visualizes Data