Articles about Big Data

What are the key roles within the Big Data universe?

When we ask what is Big Data and what are the roles associated with it, we find endless definitions that often confuse us instead of clarifying concepts. In this post we will not give a formal definition, but one that fits our point of view and ou...

From Lambda to Kappa: evolution of Big Data architectures

The emergence of the Internet, more than two decades ago, has transformed business models and, in recent years, data has gained special relevance for decision making with regards to the future of companies. In this line, for some years now, we hav...

Data Science: why do we think we’re so hip?

For some time now, the role of Data Scientist has emerged on the market, understood as the data guru, the expert in the new stream of Data Science… but where did this new position come from? Until they arrived, nobody analyzed data? Nobody took adv...

How will machines understand us in the future?

The concept of communication between humans and machines is a classic of science fiction, albeit a science fiction that seems to be almost within reach, with Siri, Alexa and other voice aides. But how did we get here? There is a branch of Artifici...

Artificial Intelligence in Big Data Spain 2017

Imagine that you are the product owner of an application with around one million users (or devices) generating some 20,000 events per second. You then need to calculate the total number of concurrent users. In real time... The challenges of Big Da...

Ebook ‘Big Data through 140 characters’

Perhaps one of the most disruptive technologies in the last 30 years, after the appearance of the Internet, has been Big Data and all the revolution it has caused around it influencing in practically any field. In the field of business, terms like...

Open data, or how data is changing the world

Open data, is a term that has been used a lot over the last few years, but what really is open data? What applications does it have, and who is working with it? (more…)...

Fly with your data using Apache Flink

Most of the information that is produced today is done so continuously (sensors, transactions, interactions, user activity...). Giving a fast answer for Big Data processing is becoming increasingly important. The most common way to analyse all thi...

Is the Internet of Things the Next Industrial Revolution?

The term Internet of Things was first coined by the military in the 1980s. Yet there can be no doubt that it was in the recent years that the use of the concept and its applications broadened dramatically, thanks to huge technological advances. T...

Big Data in the Cloud

Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Azure have become the main providers of Cloud technology today. Among the many different IaaS and PaaS solutions these providers offer, the components that offer specific solutions for the Big Data fi...

How can Big Data contribute to Medicine?

Preventing illnesses before they are diagnosed? Receiving real time monitoring of our illnesses without needing to go a doctor? Having within our reach a map of our health so that it can be analyzed by specialists? Every day all these things are clos...

Is Big Data an opportunity to spot outliers in a time-constrained world?

An outlier or black swan (Black swan theory, 2012) is a strange value, it is difficult to detect when is going to befall. The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that is a surprise (to the obs...

Key learnings from the Big Data Spain 2012 conference

Paradigma promoted the Big Data Spain conference that took place on Friday November 16th at the ETSIT-UPM in Madrid. I attended the conference along with other colleagues from Paradigma. These are the main things I learned from the conference. (mor...

Big Data is not the next Big Thing – It is Here and Now!

Big Data originally referred to data sets so large and heterogeneous that making any use of them was a technological challenge of colossal proportions. Big Data is now a term used in business and marketing to refer to the untapped value of informatio...