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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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The Cost of Downtime

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A week ago I attended a customer briefing here at the Singapore Executive Briefing Center (EBC). One of my colleagues gave an overview on business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR). His presentation included a number that I posted on Twitter. David Manconi asked for supporting evidence of my claim so I thought I would post it here.

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