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Interactive Graphics: Japan Radiation, Singapore Traffic and Major League Baseball

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This week EMC sponsored a worldwide event to humanize big data. I wrote about the event’s smart phone app last week. The Singapore event was run Tuesday at Red Dot Design Museum. I led press and analyst discussions on big data using interactive graphics created for the event. We have released these graphics to the public and you may enjoy playing with them.

The three figures below were generated by EMC data scientists using data from a couple of sources. In one case Twitter provided EMC access to the Twitter “firehose” for nine days: we collected every tweet in the world. We stored in a Greenplum database one billion tweets. Tableau Software contributed their expertise to turn the data into these interactive charts that you can explore.

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Human Face of Big Data

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There is a free, country-wide early earthquake warning system in Japan using the accelerometers in networked laptops throughout the country.  Using this system, trains and factories in Japan were stopped one minute before last year’s earthquake.  There are city blocks in New York city that generate so many criminals that the state spends a million dollars a year on each block to deal with the criminals that came from it.  What if $1,000,000 was spent on those neighborhoods before they created criminals instead of after the criminal acts?

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